Rock/indie

The Clash – Sound System

The Clash have released Sound System this month, so Russell Iliffe looks back on The Clash's rich, eventful discography

30 seconds interview: Golden Suits

The songs of Golden Suits are oddly familiar. It’s something to do with the way he threads classic pop with bare-all folk yarns and rustic beats. Then the penny drops: Golden Suits, aka Fred Nicolaus, is one half of Department of Eagles alongside Daniel Rossen. We spend 30 seconds with Fred - a self-confessed 'less-attractive alternative to Mumford & Sons' - to find out why he used to be addicted to sampling Salman Rushdie.

IN SESSION: DEAFKID PART 2

Deafkid have a sound that reaches into every corner of alt-pop, from indie to electronica, evoking comparisons to alt-J and Django Django. The duo, one Englishman and one Frenchman, are seasoned professional musicians, having worked on Ghostpoet's debut album Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam . Here, they show off their skills at a live session exclusively for M at Tileyard Studios.

Line-ups announced for Cassette Day in-stores

Indie-pop duo The Proper Ornaments, Welsh singer songwriter Bright Light Bright Light and folk sisters Cannon Street will play in-store gigs this weekend to celebrate the inaugural Cassette Store Day.

Top 10 Green Man moments

M reports on the highlights from this year’s Green Man festival, with help from PRS for Music’s field team.

30 seconds interview: Islet

Rhythmic alt-pop quartet Islet definitely sound like they’re having fun making music. With the same maximum-impact approach as Neon Indian or Toro Y Moi, their music is layered, harmonic and very easy to dance to. New album Released by the Movement, sees the band mine their more experimental seam, with a looser approach to songwriting and form. It was recorded with Stephen Black, aka Sweet Baboo. We caught up with them to hear more about their musical merry-making…