Rock/indie

In session: Nadine Shah

The music of emerging talent Nadine Shah is steeped in melancholy and romance, echoing the murder ballads of Nick Cave or the brooding passion of PJ Harvey. Watch her phenomenal performance of forthcoming song Dreary Town for the Almost Famous showcase last week.

Playlist: Mt.Wolf

Mt. Wolf are the UK's most hotly tipped new acts as heard on their forthcoming Hypolight EP. Check out their exclusive playlist for M. Featuring James Blake, Jacques Greene and Santigold, it showcases their influences as well as the sound of their Wolf Club night in London...

30 seconds interview: Tokolosh

In South African mythology, a tokolosh is a mischievous evil spirit that can become invisible by swallowing a pebble - a fitting name for a band who mysteriously splice together electronic-pysch-folk-rock to create an other-worldly sound.

Review: KEITH RICHARDS – The UNAUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY

Keith Richards is a rock ‘n’ roll survivor, music legend and member of the band widely acclaimed as one of the greatest and most influential of all time. This updated biography by Victor Bockris is a fascinating and detailed look at the complex and hugely talented Rolling Stones songwriter and guitar hero.

SXSW interview: Eagulls

We talk to Leeds five-piece Eagulls before they hopped over to Texas. Their brutal punk beginnings in 2010 have since evolved to include full-on rock choruses and a live set that we hear has got the Americans all hot under the collar at South by South West this week...

Interview: Grass House

Grass House are a ragtag four-piece with music to match. Find out about their love of obscure Japanese artform Wabi-Sabi as they reveal what makes them tick.

30 Seconds Interview: XOVA

XOVA are an eclectic mashup of rock n' roll and reggae, comprised of seasoned performers and newcomers alike. The seven-piece count BBC 6Music's Tom Robinson among their dedicated fans.

Interview: Brother and Bones

We interview Brother and Bones, to find out more about the group's songwriting dynamic and where their influences come from.