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Tastemaker tips for 2017

We asked some of the UK’s leading musical minds to tell us who they think is going to succeed in 2017. Stay ahead of the curve and have a tug into selections including Rhain, Dave and Metrik...

Playlist: ISLAND

Welcome to our latest playlist, this time by independent rockers ISLAND. You can whet appetites ahead of their new EP in February 2017 with this selection…

Sound Effect: Luke Haines

Songwriter and acerbic wit Luke Haines was the musical force behind The Auteurs and Black Box Recorder before becoming a solo artist. Here he picks the songs that have soundtracked his life...

Playlist: Lulu James

Welcome to our new playlist, compiled by 21st century soul star Lulu James. Listen to her selections ranging from Solange to Ladysmith Black Mambazo…

PREMIERE: Peluché – Muchachito

Peluché – our latest 30 seconds interview – are a genre-bending trio adding a welcome burst of tropicana to London’s nightlife. Tune into an exclusive of new track Muchachito...

Playlist: Opera North

Welcome to this week’s playlist, selected by Opera North programmer Jo Nockels. Expect an eclectic selection ranging from Anna Meredith to Aruna Sairam.

Playlist: Jonjo Jury

Welcome to our latest playlist, put together by ace DJ and man about town Jonjo Jury. Get your ears around it…

Playlist: Take Note

Welcome to the latest playlist by Bianca Mayhew, founder behind the upcoming Take Note conference. Dig into her electronic selections…

Sound Effect: Hifi Sean

DJ and producer Hifi Sean has been traversing the wonky worlds of electronics, indie and out-there pop since the late eighties. Here, he talks us through the songs that have soundtracked his life...

Interview: Eliza Carthy

Folk star Eliza Carthy let us in on her PRS for Music Foundation commission for the upcoming New Music Biennial 2017…