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.

M meets… Picture Book

Picture Book are brothers Dario Darnell and Lorne Ashley, born in New York and raised in Manchester. Dario and Lorne's father is the legendary August Darnell, whose musical creations include Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

January Blues with The Toy Hearts

JANUARY BLUES: The Toy Hearts are a blues-tinged Americana band who's sound is steeped in the soul of the deep south. Drawing on influences from the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi Delta, the father and daughter trio have won plaudits across Europe and the US for their raw live performances and intricate adaptations of the traditional bluegrass sound.

M meets… Ash King

Ash King is a singer and songwriter from London who has become a household name in India, working with some of that country's top music composers.