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Sister Ray: Canadian star reimagining traditional folk music for today

By paying tribute to their Métis background, this boundary-breaking artist is carving out a unique place in contemporary indie-folk

SPIDER is shaping alt-pop in her own delightfully surreal image

As she continues to craft a proudly eclectic world of sound, there is no limit to the Irish artist's ambition

HotWax could be Britain’s next great guitar band

The Hastings-via-Brighton trio's electric debut EP encapsulates their journey from DIY gigs to supporting The Strokes

Lambrini Girls: fiery Brighton punks demanding safe spaces for all

Recently heralded by Iggy Pop as his "favourite new band", the NME 100 graduates make unruly and seriously fun punk music

Nightbus: Manchester trio making eerie indie to soundtrack late night tales

The rising band discuss tapping into darkness and how "the political state" of the UK fuels their music

Nieve Ella is having her main pop girl moment

The 20-year-old discusses navigating music and grief simultaneously, and the vulnerability embedded into her brilliant debut EP

Babyfang: Brooklyn indie-punks finding joy in the midst of the apocalypse

The trio discuss what it means to make their fierce ambition a reality, and the sense of community that powers their profound debut album

Cowboyy: South Coast shredders penning a bold new chapter in UK guitar music

The four-piece discuss their love of "big stupid guitar solos" and winning new fans through their memorable live shows

Panic Shack: the wildest – and funniest – live band you’ll see all year

The Cardiff band’s current UK headline tour feels like a moment: lively, completely sold-out, and dotted with real, committed fans

Girl Scout are breaking beyond Sweden’s indie rock scene

Vocalist Emma Jansson discusses the band's winding path to discovering their lively sound, with detours into jazz and Burt Bacharach covers