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Interview: Jamie Isaac

'If I sat down to write a song, I wouldn’t be able to do it,' Jamie Isaac on how he got round to making his hazy, ballad-heavy debut LP...

Playlist: Tramlines Festival

Sheffield’s biggest annual shindig Tramlines returns next week with its heftiest line-up yet. Kate Hewett, the festival's head of programming, shares her pick of the line-up for our latest playlist...

Interview: Bossy Love

Amandah Wilkinson and John Baillie Jr are the musical masterminds behind Bossy Love, a Glasgow based pop-funk/lowdown-R&B double act. We learn more about their wayward new sound...

Featured artist: Bo Rocha

Bo Rocha is a new venture from former Mt.Wolf vocalist Kate Sproule, which tests the lines between dark electronics, alt-R&B and power-pop. One of 2016's biggest finds so far...

Interview: MiC Lowry

‘It’s important that we stay in Liverpool for as long as possible and make sure the music always comes from the city’ - young R&B act MiC Lowry on their Merseyside roots…

30 seconds interview: Kit Rice

BRIT school songwriter Kit Rice is one of the leading soul and UK garage vocalists and now arriving as a solo artist with his new Living Life EP…

Playlist: El Dorado Festival

Welcome to this week’s playlist, curated by boutique festival El Dorado. The event will see a mix of ace hip hop and future funk with Craig David and Kano on the bill...

30 seconds interview: Adian Coker

South London rapper Adian Coker has been getting hype in underground circles with his 21st century take on hip hop. We spend 30 seconds with him…