Features

Parklife: Keep the Boutique Fires Burning

The behemoth of the festival world, Glastonbury, returns this year but in its fallow year, smaller, alternative events attracted music lovers in their droves. Jim Ottewill dons his wellies and pitches up his tent to learn how the world of indie festivals is booming…

Psych: The Rest Is Noise

Bekki Bemrose dives deep underground into a scene that to-all-intents-and-purposes seems to be thriving, despite largely subverting perceived wisdoms regarding the industry in 2019…

In Print: M71

Dido // Indie Festivals // Psych // Nainita Desai // The Stranglers // Paula Temple // Mara Simpson // Octavian // Black Midi // Housewives // Caterina Barbieri // Jenn Kirby // Lucy Schafer

Interview: Nainita Desai

'You never stop learning about music. The moment you stagnate musically, for is a very dangerous thing. Your creative growth is very important,' says award-winning media composer Nainita Desai.

Dido: Ever The Optimist

Twenty years after Dido’s debut became one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history, the singer-songwriter returns with her fifth record. She chats to Rhian Jones about two decades in the business…

Interview: [ K S R ]

‘I feel like every song that I’ve written comes from a really sensitive place, so I hope everyone embraces it and takes in the message,’ says Manchester-based soul singer [K S R].

Interview: The Stranglers

Originally known as the Guilford Stranglers, the punk-provocateurs responsible for hit’s like Golden Brown and No More Heroes, remain synonymous with the Surrey town.

Interview: Housewives

‘Technology has certainly opened up loads for us. By using this computer software, you can effectively use any instrument you could imagine, instead of just sitting down with a guitar, which gets pretty boring pretty quickly,’ says Housewives’ David Moran.

Interview: William the Conqueror

'I think we just poured that sense of disillusionment into the way we played.  I certainly felt like for the longest time that we were trying to prove something to people,' says William the Conqueror's Ruarri Joseph.