Pop

Sound Effect – Bengi Unsal

For this week's playlist, Southbank Centre's senior programmer of contemporary Music Bengi Unsal lets us in on the songs that have soundtracked her life so far...

Interview: Lionel Richie

‘Put a helmet on and come on in here': pop legend Lionel Richie dishes out some top drawer advice for upcoming artists and songwriters...

Playlist: Light on the Shore

For our new playlist, Edinburgh International Festival's Jen White takes a trip through the event's new Light on the Shore strand to celebrate the highways, byways and back lanes of Scottish music...

Premiere: Raphaella – Good Life

Future-facing pop producer Raphaella is a musical force of nature, who's written hits with some of the biggest names in UK music. She gives us first dibs on her banging new track, Good Life...

30 seconds interview: JOYYA

Synth-poppers JOYYA are a well-oiled duo specialising in anthemic slices of shimmering electronics. We catch up with one half of the outfit - Ben Dancer - to learn what makes him tick...

Featured artist: Tallsaint

Tallsaint is Leeds newcomer Louisa Osborn, who deals in classy electronics with a shiny pop veneer. Debut single, I'm A Woman (After All) is a real slow-burner...

Featured artist: PLYA

Just three singles in and with stacks of praise already, PLYA (pronounced 'playa', the Spanish for beach) are going places with their dark and dreamy electronic pop...

Playlist: Shangela

The RuPaul's Drag Race superstar shares the songs that have soundtracked her life. Tune in here for pure pop extravaganza...