Monaleo: meet Houston’s next great rap sensation

The Texas artist’s playful blend of audacious lyrics and ‘90s-referencing sounds has secured her place as part of a new generation of fearless women in rap

Anish Kumar: vivid club belters from one of UK dance music’s brightest new hopes

The North East producer has an underground hit under his belt, an exhilarating debut project ready to go and a slot supporting Four Tet – all while studying a six-year degree at Cambridge

Hear Tems’ cover of ‘No Woman No Cry’ from new ‘Wakanda Forever Prologue’ EP

The rendition first appeared in the film's recent trailer

NME Radio Roundup 25 July 2022: Steve Lacy, Channel Tres and Mabel

All the news bangers added to the NME Radio playlist

Skullcrusher: LA folk star with a sparkling gift for vivid, purposeful songwriting

On her debut album, Helen Ballentine sings exquisitely about the emotional impact of her childhood while searching for hopeful glimmers of respite

Maude Latour shares ethereal new track ‘Probabilities’ ahead of Lollapalooza debut

"I’ve been dreaming of playing a festival for my whole life" the rising alt-pop star tells NME

Flo Milli – ‘You Still Here, Ho?’ review: a promising, if not entirely polished, debut from the Alabama rapper

While it doesn’t always maintain its initial spark, Milli’s debut studio album still pays homage to the greats and showcases her skills

CVC – ‘Real To Reel’ EP review: retro rock anthems with groove to spare

On their debut EP, the south Wales band begin to carve out a sound that's as distinctive as their uber-retro style

Fireboy DML: “In years to come, my name will definitely be a part of Afrobeats history”

The Nigerian star further bridged the gap between Afrobeats and the world after his 2021 hit ‘Peru’ went global - now, with his new album ‘Playboy’, he’s hoping to embrace his inner “superstar”

PVA announce debut album ‘Blush’, share new single ‘Hero Man’

“It’s quite an anxious record sometimes that is relating to mental health issues and carries within it the anxiety of making an album”