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Featured artist: Vondelpark

It’s instantly obvious that Surrey trio Vondelpark have poured time and patience into their desolate soundscapes and haunting take on R&B, placing them at the top of the pack when it comes to the glut of post dubstep acts breaking through this year. Their meticulous debut album Seabed draws on influences as diverse as Arthur Russell, 50 Cent and Whitney Houston.

Friday playlist: Direction

Welcome to this week's Friday playlist. For this latest installment, we're mulling over the concept of direction. Whether that be north, south, left or right we're all hoping that this week's good weather point towards a sunny weekend and summer. Listen here to the likes of The Smiths, 4 Non Blondes, KC and The Sunshine Band and Dead or Alive among others...

Interview: Little Night Terrors

Leicester trio Little Night Terrors bear an uncanny resemblance to early era Duran Duran and take their inspiration from Hunter S Thompson books and the obsolete cassette tape format. Here they reveal the secret to their most raucous live shows and explain their favourite sounds.

Friday playlist: songs from adverts

We’ve compiled our favourite songs from adverts for this week’s playlist. Here, you’ll find some of the most iconic songs ever used, from Marvin Gaye's I Heard it Through the Grapevine to Blur's The Universal, and also hear the likes of Giorgio Moroder, Feist, The Knife, Free, This Mortal Coil and Goldfrapp.

30 Seconds interview: Moya

Singer-songwriter Moya may only be 21 but her soulful, vintage sound has already seen her compared to the likes of Emeli Sande and Bruno Mars. Her latest single A Little More Love has clocked up over half a million YouTube views. M caught up with her to find out what inspires her songs…