Features

Review – Tone Manual by Dave Hunter

Guitarists are as identifiable by their tone as much as they are by their choice of notes. Tone Manual by Dave Hunter is a comprehensive study of how to achieve different sounds through use of instruments, amplifiers, speakers, effects and other peripherals.

Sumudu interview

As well as her exclusive performance for M, Sumudu talks about how she got started in music, her influences and hopes for 2011.

Sumudu exclusive performance

She's been compared to Karen Carpenter, Eva Cassidy and Joni Mitchell, and has been earning rave reviews from the likes of multi-award winning composer Howard Goodall. Singer-songwriter Sumudu performs two songs from her album exclusively for M.

Sets perform Wind-Up Bird

Sets are Dominic Scott, Harry Pearce, Tim Worthington, Leila Grove and Jessica Watson. Based in Leeds, the five-piece band make stunningly individualistic music. Watch this fantastic performance of their song Wind-Up Bird, recorded at PRS for Music headquarters.

Tom Robinson – On My iPod

M could talk to Tom Robinson all day about any of his talents – songwriter, performer, activist, broadcaster – but we're delighted to have found out what the writer of songs such as 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Glad To Be Gay and War Baby is listening to.

Interview – Sets

In our exclusive interview the band talk about getting gigs, creating music and they reveal the story behind their song Canon.

Sets perform Canon

Sets are a baroque-pop/anti-folk five piece. The five members of the band all study in Leeds, where they formed Sets in 2008. Their music is characterised by multiple vocal parts and use of a variety of instruments. Sets line-up consists of singer Dominic Scott and multi-instrumentalists Harry Pearce, Jessica Watson, Leila Grove and Tim Worthington.

Review: The Best Of Led Zeppelin Vol. 2

The second in Wise Publications' critically acclaimed ‘Play Guitar With Led Zeppelin’ Series, this book examines 8 classic Led Zeppelin tracks in their entirety with complete guitar tablature, chord boxes and notation.

Hiatus part three

In the final part of M 's conversation with Hiatus, the electronic music creator tells us what he's listening to and which film he'd like to re-score. Hiatus' music draws on many facets: film soundtracks, nostalgia, bass music and the artist's Iranian heritage.

Hiatus part two

In part two of M's conversation with Hiatus, the producer and artist talks about rediscovering music on his travels to his father's country, Iran and a musical epiphany whilst driving in Kent.