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Interview: Izzie Gibbs

‘This next track I’m about to drop, bro, we’re taking it there, over that threshold,’ teases rising star Izzie Gibb.

Interview: Joe Turner

'I was really excited to put my first song out but I had no idea it would get picked up by the people that it did': rising South London producer Joe Turner on how he won the love of the UK's leading tastemakers...

Interview: Ferris & Sylvester

‘Last year we were busking just down there and now we’re in an actual venue, so it’s going to be better than last year, whatever happens,’ beams Archie Sylvester of folk, blues duo Ferris & Sylvester.

Interview: Roberto David Rusconi

'What I fear most is the moment of the performance because I know soon after I will be very sad, and wander melancholic looking for something else to write and create:' award-winning composer Roberto David Rusconi on his creative process.

Interview: Big Zuu

We caught up with the affable emcee at The Great Escape the other day to chat collabs and songwriting camps, and hear why he’s running ‘in full gear’ right now…

Interview: Anon

‘I’d been holding it in for all this time, and I had a lot to say. That’s why I got back into music to help others who are going through the same shit as me,’ says rapper Anon.

Music and the mind

As Mental Health Awareness Week launches in the UK, Dr Claire Renfrew explains the impact of music on your psychological, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Interview: Orla Gartland

‘It’s almost like it unlocks part of your brain, and it makes you a more rounded writer. It’s a skill and you get better at it the longer you spend on it.’ Orla Gartland says of the advantages of collaboration. The 24-year-old Irish alt-pop artist knows a thing or two about collaboration having formed an unlikely partnership with K-pop sensations BTS.…

Interview: Erland Cooper

‘Nature’s not for everyone, but for me, it’s the one true reset. Taking that a step further, the sea is the thing that does it,’ says multi-instrumentalist and soother of troubled minds, Erland Cooper. Having cut his teeth on the indie circuit in The Magnetic North and Erland and the Carnival, he made his debut solo flight with the avian-themed Solan Goose in 2018.…