Features

Playlist: Erol Alkan

The Phantasy Sound label founder and electronic music-maker lets us in on the songs that have shaped him, from the first record he ever bought to the track he wishes he'd written...

Interview: Freya Waley Cohen

'The concert experience isn’t just about what you hear' - the composer and artistic director of roaming performance artwork, Permutations, lets us in on her love for unusual venue spaces...

Interview: Tim Williams, Psappha

Psappha artistic director Tim Williams on what's in store for the ensemble's new season and why contemporary classical music is in such rude health...

Interview: Rina Mushonga

‘Like Paul Simon in a sweaty African dancehall club’, Rina Mushonga's sound buzzes with buoyant melodies, shifting synths and Afropop beats. Get the inside track on her new LP...

Interview: Shiva Feshareki

The experimental composer, NTS radio DJ and turntablist lets us in on her 'hyper-physical' live composing techniques and what's in store for her Spitalfields Festival 2018 residency...

Interview: October Drift

'Playing live is what we live for, so whenever we get an opportunity, the only option is to give it everything' - October Drift on their formidable live shows plus why they initially stayed away from social media...

Interview: Gazelle Twin

‘I developed Gazelle Twin in response to feeling jaded and frustrated by the music industry': electronic ace Elizabeth Bernholz on the thinking behind her oblique alter ego...

Interview: She Drew The Gun

'I like to critique the systems we live in, but to write with hope that liberation struggles can be won' - the Scouse psych-pop quartet's frontwoman lets us in on the story behind the band's sophomore record...

Interview: Ishmael Ensemble

Ishmael Ensemble have found fans in everyone from electro icon Caribou to Detroit techno legend Carl Craig. Here, mastermind Pete Cunningham chats about their 7" trilogy inspired by Bristol.