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.

Session: Cloud Boat part one

A periphery band in every sense of the word: Cloud Boat are located just inside London’s M25 boundary where they have been cutting their own musical path since 2011. With their debut album now a fortnight from release, we caught up with the pair to discover how their sound has evolved since their first slice of R&S woozy electronica two years ago.

In session: Brand New Heavies part 2

Brand New Heavies are back after a lengthy hiatus and for many they’re sounding better than ever. These acid jazz pioneers have Forward, their first album in six years due out very soon and are due to embark on a whole summer of touring. As a taster you can watch the band play an exclusive version of their big hit Dream on Dreamer for M…

In Session: Brand New Heavies part 1

Ealing’s finest the Brand New Heavies are celebrating almost 30 years together in 2013 with new album Forward. These acid jazz pioneers are heading back out on the road to mark the release and showcase their new material as well as their classic hits. Watch the group play an acoustic version of their new single Sunlight.

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.

In session: Cicero Buck

Cicero Buck are singer songwriters Kris and Joe Hughes. Watch the duo perform an acoustic version of No More I Love You, a song written by Joe and made famous by Annie Lennox…

In session: Darling BOY, part 2

Darling BOY is the latest incarnation of singer songwriter Alex Gold. He’s already won over the likes of Steve Lamacq and Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. Watch him perform Bless Your Bones exclusively for M…

In session: Darling BOY, part 1

Darling BOY is a punk who claims to write songs from the gut which he delivers from the heart. Watch Darling BOY perform an exclusive version of Air Conditioned Gypsy, the title track of his current EP, for M...

In Session: John Bramwell, I am Kloot, Part 3

I am Kloot’s John Bramwell performs M an exclusive version of b-side The Finest Things in our final acoustic session. Hear the band's frontman run through a song they have never played live…