New Music

30 seconds interview: Critics

London trio Critics mesh epic synths with smashing drums and neat guitars to create their self-proclaimed ‘dirt-pop’ sound. Don't miss their debut single, out now...

Featured artist: Vula Viel

Vula Viel is the brainchild of Bex Burch, a classically trained percussionist whose music buzzes off the bell patterns of Ghanaian beatmakers. Don't miss her blissful balafons and rhythmic bedlam...

30 seconds interview: Hawk

Hawk are a multinational four-piece bringing grunge-filled goodness via London, Ireland and Berlin. Now out on tour, don't miss their melodic riffs and stereoscopic choruses live and direct...

30 seconds interview: Shelter Point

Shelter Point hint to the sounds of Boards of Canada and Mount Kimbie but make a tactile, moving electronica all their own - we get to grips with them in our 30 seconds…

Featured artist: Shaking Chains

Shaking Chains are a new Manc four-piece whose street-wise spoken word and lean guitar spikes are a musical shot in the arm for fans of austere rock ‘n’ roll...

30 seconds interview: Wayde

New Essex four-piece Wayde are sardonic indie specialists with an appetite for crashing grunge and enveloping shoegaze. Meet them!

30 seconds interview: Kemi Ade

Croydon’s queen of neo-soul Kemi Ade is making waves with her alternative, woozy seductive take on the sound. Look out for her forthcoming O.W.Nesty EP…

Featured artist: Rude Kid

UK grime producer and Kiss Radio host Rude Kid will be flying the flag for the sound this week at SXSW thanks to PRS Foundation backing. We get to know the architect of grime's future...

30 seconds interview: Matadors

Matadors is the monikor of a solo Mancunian noisenik who’s keen on keeping his profile low and our expectations high. Don't miss his debut glam/psych release for RIP Records...

30 seconds interview: Carolynne

From Nashville to Yorkshire and back again, Carolynne is a country artist on the brink of big things in 2017 with new music in the form of her Coming Back To Me EP…