Rock/indie

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...

Playlist: Muncie Girls

Our latest playlist is curated by Muncie Girls' Lande Hekt. Given the band's deep love of skittish riffs and piercing polemics, her picks are bang on the money...

In session: Graceland

M faves Graceland are a brand new band harnessing the vim and vigour of post-punk and grunge for their scuffed-up sounds. See them live in action at our recent showcase...

Video interview: Dream Wife

We catch up with sugar-rush scuzz trio Dream Wife for the first in our Road to SXSW series to learn what the girls have planned for the planet's biggest showcase. Texas watch out!

In session: Pictish Trail

Psych-loving, Eigg-dwelling far-out entertainer Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) has way more up his glittery sleeves than witty anecdotes and beautiful melodies. Don't miss him live in action...

Interview: Duke Garwood

‘Unless rock stars make music that is doing some good in the world then it’s an absurd and preposterous thing to be:' bluesy raconteur and switched-on thinker Duke Garwood on songcraft in 2017...

30 seconds interview: Dead Pretties

Caustic guitar-wielders Dead Pretties riff on the obsolescence of pop culture, drawing inspiration from its gritty underbelly. Their upcoming debut single, Social Experiment, doesn't disappoint...

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...