the great escape

In session: Samantha Whates

Samantha Whates’ fragile folk and homespun alt-pop is centred round introspective reverie and an unusual ear for melody. Watch her perform brand new song Dark Waters on Brighton beach...

30 seconds interview: Kelvin Jones

Stevenage singer songwriter Kelvin Jones became a YouTube sensation after posting his Call You Home track online last year. Expect a debut LP to drop later this year.

In session: Jay Prince

Jay Prince is not your typical east London rapper. With a chilled outlook and a loose flow, he’s bridging the Atlantic and bringing back some of the best bits of the late eighties sunshine rap heyday.