Thomas Smith

Budjerah on working with Ed Sheeran: “I was shocked to be picked by him – and that he said my name right!”

On his first ever global tour, Budjerah talks his recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran and hitting the road with Vance Joy

Kavinsky – ‘Reborn’ review: reclusive French producer gets back behind the wheel

The electro don's first album in nine years offers new avenues to explore

Arcade Fire’s new single ‘The Lightning I, II’ finds the band at their ambitious best

The Canadians' first official single in five years is nothing short of masterful

Griff & Sigrid at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: pop perfection from the dynamic duo

The pair debuted their sizzling collaboration 'Head On Fire' live for the first time

Dora Jar – ‘Comfortably In Pain’ EP review: the year’s best EP so far

The New York-based artist's new collection fuses alt-rock and pop for a distinctly unique and thrilling listen

Yard Act – ‘The Overload’ review: a wonderfully wacky debut

Fire up the Rover! The Leeds band's debut is a wild ride through their Yorkshire upbringing, and the curly characters they've met along the way

VLURE – ‘Euphoria’ EP: industrial bangers get to the dark heart of Glasgow’s club scene

The Glasgow band have spent the pandemic pining for emotional releases on the dancefloor, and their debut EP takes them one step closer

Bonobo – ‘Fragments’ review: veteran dance don offers a richly rewarding start to the year

Simon Green’s most engaging record in a decade is soothing, energetic and just right for now

Sam Fender – ‘Seventeen Going Under’ review: a portrait of the artist as a young man

Lockdown forced the Geordie hero to reckon with the impact of his formative years and the ties that bind

‘McCartney 3, 2, 1’ review: a gimmick-free deep dive into The Beatles’ oeuvre

With the help of super-producer Rick Rubin, Macca finds new ways to interpret his back catalogue
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