Rock/indie

Interview: ILL

‘If you are just making a bunch of happy love songs in today’s climate then you’ve kind of missed what music’s for. Or maybe you’re just having a nice time, I don’t know.’ So says Harri Shanahan of Manchester-based psych-punk agitators ILL.

Viagogo fails to overhaul business practices

The secondary ticketing website Viagogo has failed to meet the deadline of implementing substantial changes to its practices required by a court order served in November 2018, according to Fanfair Alliance.

Featured Artist: Black Midi

The elusive Croydon-based math-rock quartet have caused quite a stir via their intense live shows and a uniquely progressive take on guitar music. Dig into the studied, yet feral, world ahead of their debut UK tour...

Interview: Sybil Bell, Independent Venue Week

'Nobody would be playing festivals or arenas without the work that goes in to these new bands' - IVW founder, Sybil Bell, chats to us about the importance of grassroots venues ahead of this year's event...

Interview: White Lies

‘There are songs on this album which I would never have dreamed would be possible for us to write 10 years ago': White Lies on a decade in the game and what's in store for the new LP...

9 new acts for 2019: tastemakers tips

For our first playlist of 2019, we hand over the baton to some of the UK's best musical minds to learn who they'll be keeping their eyes and ears on this year...