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M meets… Paul Child Band part one

Paul Child Band might on the surface appear to be a folk/pop ensemble, but their diverse influences actually produce an eclectic fusion of funk, rock, jazz and gypsy folk topped off with Paul's unique vocal stylings.

M meets… Alphabet Backwards

Consisting of James, Josh, Steph, Paul and Bob Tom, the five-piece band's infectious sound is a catchy, hook-laden joyous affair.

M meets… Ursa Minor (Little Bear)

Ursa Minor (Little Bear) are are Little Bear, Yoshee, Alex and Evee, alongside various collaborators. The band create pop music heavily influenced by the golden age of house - artists such as Fingers Inc, Ten City, Inner City and Billy Ray Martin.

M meets… The Cut Outs

The Cut Outs were founded by British born Stevie from Newcastle and Jess from Melbourne in Australia. Having transplanted themselves to London, the pair met - bizarrely - at an audition for Kylie's backing band.

M meets… fiN

M chatted recently with Luke and Jonny from fiN in their lair at CATO Studios in Wandsworth.

fiN perform The Artisan

fiN are a south-west London band consisting of Luke Joyce on lead vocals, Johnny Garner – guitar, Kerry Lambert on bass and drummer Simon Harding. Watch fiN perform a special version of The Artisan at CATO Studios in Wandsworth here.

M meets… Alice Walker

Alice talks to M about the challenges of getting a band off the ground, finding musical inspiration in her rural surroundings, open wounds and, er, pigs.

M meets… The Special Ks

The Special Ks are a five-piece band from Brighton. The guys' current sound could best be described as electro-pop performed live using glitchy keys, guitar lines, 90s House riffs and some very interesting lyrical inspiration.

M meets… Airship

M spoke to Airship before their gig at The Old Blue Last in Hoxton. Watch the band perform a special version of their song Kids and talk to M about writing the songs on Stuck In This Ocean.