Pop

Sound Effect: Fifi Rong

Fifi Rong takes her musical cues from R&B, classic pop, out-there electronics and her Chinese heritage. On our recent Soho Radio show, we asked her to pick the songs that have soundtracked her life...

In print: M63

UK Americana // Julian Cope // Publishing in 2017 // Marika Hackman // Fiona Bevan // Rag 'n' Bone Man // Nigel Elderton // Fifi Rong // Let's Eat Grandma // Mike Heron

30 seconds interview: Playing House

New trio Playing House are in thrall to the art-pop experiments of Talking Heads, crafting their own 21st century take on David Byrne’s accessible/weird/accessible sonic sandwich...

Featured artist: The Magic Gang

Beaming indie-pop four-piece The Magic Gang are conjuring up some fine sonic sorcery for 2017. Tune into their first single of the year to fall under their spell...

Featured artist: Cosima

Island Records-signed Cosima is a brave new pop talent serving up bold R&B flavours with extra heartache. Don't miss her brand new track To Build a House...

Featured artist: Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County is confessional pop auteur Alex O'Connor. His quirky, perky sound carries emotional wallop and pure hooks in equal measure, pushing him to the top of every A&R's wishlist...

Interview: Melissa James

London talent Melissa James chats about her evolution from open mic performer to bonefide songwriter, and reveals what's in store for her upcoming performance of Sing4Sane charity single Live Again...

Interview: The Moonlandingz

The Moonlandingz were once a fictional outfit but are now making music in the real world. Featuring members of the Fat White Family and the ERC, they claim to have made the first great LP of 2017…

Divine Madness

We get gregarious Madness frontman Suggs on the blower to learn how, after almost 40 years in the game, the band are still residents in the house of fun…

Guy Fletcher: Man of Music

Songwriter and music industry leader Guy Fletcher OBE is hanging up his hat as PRS Chairman after six successful years in the role. Jim Ottewill meets the copyright evangelist to learn of his past, present, and look to the future…