Rock/indie

30 seconds interview: Dama Scout

Glaswegian/London three-piece Dama Scout are cooking up a flavoursome stew of smoky shoegaze and spicy post-punk with their latest release for RIP Records. Dig in!

30 seconds interview: Cheap Meat

London trio Cheap Meat love wrestling as much as they love riffs and are set to go off (in a good way) at The Great Escape this year. Meet them ahead of their Brighton trip…

30 seconds interview: Storm the Palace

‘Play on the offbeat for instant disco’: baroque pop quintet Storm the Palace share their biggest inspirations and best advice as they release their debut LP...

Playlist: Darren Hayman

Lovelorn lo-fi king Darren Hayman has been faithfully documenting Britain's 'thankful villages' for two years. On the eve of the release of his ace new parish-inspired LP, he curates our new playlist...

Featured artist: Girl Ray

Part primetime Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, part Veronica Falls, the first tasters of Girl Ray's vivid psychedelic pop have us chomping at the bit for more...

Playlist: AGP

AGP is the technicolour brainchild of Liverpool songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Gordon Parry. Here, he shares the tracks that are currently tickling his ears...

30 seconds interview: Weirds

Drawn to the edgier side of psych, Leeds four-piece Weirds temper their primal rock ‘n’ roll instincts with something stranger and darker, like The Melvins wigging out with Hookworms...

Interview: Jealous of the Birds

Northern Irish singer songwriter Naomi Hamilton (aka Jealous of the Birds) on her new music, upcoming live dates with Declan McKenna and her love of all the American indie greats…

Interview: Maximo Park

'I feel in some way responsible as an artist to reflect the world I live in': Maxïmo Park's Paul Smith on getting personal and political on their new album...