Rock/indie

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…

Session: Cloud Boat part two

Sam Rickett and Tom Clarke play Kowloon Bridge for us in the second instalment of an exclusive unplugged session filmed on the Thames beach by St Gabriel's Wharf. The duo are fine purveyors of shoegaze soul, drawing on influences as diverse as Bon Iver, James Blake and Four Tet to create their dreamy fusion of electronica and live instrumentation.

Playlist: Food and drink

Welcome to the latest Friday Playlist. The most recent series of Master Chef has just come to a conclusion so we’re taking comfort in a playlist devoted to food and drink. Whatever your flavour, there should be something to satisfy even the heartiest of musical appetites in this week's selections. Our tasty pick of aural treats features the likes of Snoop Dogg, Bloc Party and Silver Apples…

Model Society: live review

Indie four-piece Model Society have been making a name for themselves over the past twelve months, catching the attention of BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq. Their hugely energetic live act is also winning plaudits on the gig circuit, so Russell Iliffe decided to check them out for himself at their recent EP launch…