Rock/indie

Interview: Nadine Shah

Nadine Shah is a new artist who writes music steeped in both mood and melancholy. M quizzed her ahead of her recent Almost Famous gig on songwriting and giving Ed Sheeran career advice…

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...

30 seconds interview: Jimmy Livingstone

Americana singer-songwriter Jimmy Livingstone has been described as a modern day Glen Campbell crossed with Richard Hawley. His songs carry a folkloric quality that echo the music of America’s Deep South, while his plaintive lyrics reveal an affinity with the great outdoors and a love of nostalgia.

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.