Pop

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...

Interview: XamVolo

Neo-soul newcomer XamVolo is a game-changing all-rounder who's getting serious props on both sides of the pond. Here, he opens up his musical mind and lets us have a peek inside...

Featured artist: Girlhood

London duo Girlhood rustle up super-chilled melodies and nostalgic beats that are indebted to the nineties neo-soul and hip-hop they love. Get involved - they're on the road soon...

Interview: John Foster

The designer and author of the definitive guide to album cover design in the 21st century discusses the role of artwork in the digital era...