M meets… 808 State pt.2

In the second part of M's interview with 808 State's Graham Massey, he describes, amongst other things, taking his electronic productions into the live arena, keeping his 'DIY ethic' and collaborating with Björk.

Flame: a new song for the Olympics

Songwriter Andrew Kisumba has written a song for the Olympic Games that will receive its premiere at London's Royal Albert Hall for the National Orchestra for Youth Proms later this year.

I wrote that: Ever Fallen In Love, Buzzcocks

Have you ever fallen in love with someone you shouldn’t have? On the most romantic day of the year we publish our interview with Pete Shelley, writer of the Buzzcocks hit. He has a photographic memory about the creation of the song — well, the lyrics, at least.

M meets… Bleed Electric

Bleed Electric is the brainchild of music producer Chris ‘MUG5’ Maguire and originally created as an outlet for Maguire's eclectic musical tastes. Maguire was soon joined by rappers Dean ‘S-Tradamus’ Fortt aka Silk and Leon ‘Siege’ Hassan and the trio retreated into the studio to produce music that crossed and blended all musical genres.

Olympics song seeks school singers

Sixties songwriter, guitarist and sound engineer Robin Mayhew has written a song for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and is inviting school children to sing it at synchronised events around the country this summer.

M meets… Belleruche

Belleruche were formed in 2005 when Ricky Fabulous and Tim Goodwin (AKA DJ Modest) were joined by vocalist Kathrin deBoer.

M meets… Scams

M caught up with Leeds-based band Scams to find out about their debut album and what they've got planned for 2012...

M meets… The Fortunate

Home counties four-piece The Fortunate blend classic British indie and punk-pop, adding stadium flourishes and epic choruses along the way. M caught up with the band to find out more…

M meets… Ben Christo

Ben Christo is the lead guitarist with The Sisters Of Mercy, joining the band in 2006. Ben is also a member of Night By Night - a melodic heavy rock band with a contemporary twist. Ben took some time out to speak to M about working with The Sisters Of Mercy, how he began his music career and his own approach to writing songs.