Pop

30 seconds interview: Lisa Kwei

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lisa Kwei is no stranger to the DIY side of the music industry. She’s just self-released her debut album The Girl You Left Behind and has built a dedicated live audience through sheer hard graft.

Featured artist: Wonder Villains

Derry based Wonder Villains will steal your heart with their fervent anti-pop and youthful exuberance. Their trademark two-minute songs are exhilarating and refreshingly honest in their approach: synths and motorik drums collide with tight guitar riffs and soaring hooks to form a heady brew of credible pop nuggets. With their fourth single Blonde now available to stream, we caught up with the band to find out more...

Playlist: Him & Her

Welcome to our latest playlist. This week's theme is 'him and her' so we've compiled a stack of hits from our favourite male and female solo artists and picked off some great tunes from bands that reference lads and lasses. You'll find odes to long lost lovers, lamenting R&B divas, good-time disco and some starry-eyed pop classics. Tune in now...

Interview: Katy B

UK funky firebrand explains why neo-soul artist Gil Scott has struck a chord & reveals the first single she ever bought

Featured artist: Roxanne Emery

You may not be familiar with singer-songwriter Roxanne Emery’s name yet, but the chances are you’ve heard her music on the telly. Her songs have soundtracked primetime shows both sides of the Atlantic, including Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Awkward, Cougar Town and Hollyoaks. Now she's preparing for her debut album and a national tour. Find out more...

PLAYLIST: TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Welcome to this week's playlist. The M team are heading off in all directions for the Bank Holiday weekend and wanted some sounds to make those roadblocks, train and plane delays a little less arduous. So dive into our Travel & Transport playlist - it includes Catatonia, The Clash, Daft Punk, Metronomy, Vitalic and Jessie Ware...

30 Seconds Interview: Candy Says

Candy Says are Juju, Elisa, Ben and Mike, who make 'lo-fi chic pop' that has an affirmative feel good factor, reminiscent of early Slow Club and Regina Spektor. They liken themselves to both Velvet Underground and ABBA, and are adept at delivering infectious, alt-pop that has pricked the ears of BBC 6 Music's Lauren Laverne. We catch up with the quartet as they prepare for the latest leg of a jam-packed UK tour.

30 Seconds interview: The Red Lapels

Vintage rock and soul is the name of the musical game when it comes to labelling the sharp sound of The Red Lapels. This talented young quartet have been turning heads with their raucous gigs all over the UK’s capital. We find out how their music gives them hope of escaping the 9-5…