Sophie Williams

Alt-J tell us about working with Soulwax and Wet Leg at Mad Cool 2022

The London-based band chat to us about why they want Soulwax to remix one of their songs and their love of Wet Leg

Declan McKenna tells us about his new album and working with Sigrid at Glastonbury 2022

"We wrote a song from the perspective of a clown who is losing [their mind] at a group of children, and becomes super pissed by the end of the song"

‘Melodrama’ at five: how Lorde’s cinematic pop opus inspired a new generation of artists

The Kiwi artist's second album cemented her status as a flag-bearer for a wave of young, emotive pop songwriters

George Ezra – ‘Gold Rush Kid’ review: the posi-pop king’s most personal album so far

The Hertford singer-songwriter shows his talent at distilling complex situations into candid, affecting songs

Alfie Templeman – ‘Mellow Moon’ review: in the pursuit of pop perfection

The 19-year-old embraces a huge, colourful pop sound while navigating anxiety through these joyously unpredictable songs

Fontaines D.C. – ‘Skinty Fia’ review: generational band grapples with heritage

The five-piece ambitiously broaden their style, making for a breathtaking collection that’s like nothing they’ve ever done before

Omar Apollo – ‘Ivory’ review: silky songs dripping with serious drama

The Indiana-raised star's storytelling flair combines with emotionally rich alt-R&B, funk-pop and indie on his long-awaited debut album

Father John Misty – ‘Chloë and the Next 20th Century’ review: his imagination runs wild

Mr Tillman’s big band-style visions and bossa nova experiments (yes, really) come to life with thrilling effect

Miso Extra – ‘Great Taste’ EP review: rising star creates a world of her own

Personal stories and pulsing instrumentation unfold together as the English-Japanese artist explores her own creative universe
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