Features

Why vinyl matters

Pop culture writer Jennifer Otter Bickerdike on how vinyl has shaped modern music and what's in store for a format enjoying a spectacular comeback...

Interview: Jason Ellis, Positiva

Dance label Positiva has presided over a mammoth 67 Top 10 hits over the last quarter century. Here, the imnprint's long-standing A&R director Jason Ellis lets us in on his secrets...

Interview: Pam Sheyne

‘Get savvy and educate yourself on the business side of songwriting:’ multi-platinum-selling songwriter, vocal producer, singer and mentor Pam Sheyne offers her invaluable advice and insight...

Interview: Jay Richardson

‘I’ve written some crazy music and not everybody has taken it seriously, but it’s so important not to be put off by that': the classical composer spills the beans on his journey so far...

Interview: Kadeem Tyrell

South Londoner Kadeem Tyrell is flying the flag for a new wave of British R&B, with gospel, East Coast hip-hop and nineties soul all shaping his smooth sound. Get the skinny...

Interview: LIINES

'Few of our songs reach the two-and-a-half minute mark, but it’s still a physically exhausting experience!' energetic trio LIINES give us the skinny on their debut LP...

Interview: Black Honey

'When you love what you do so much, it’s really easy to fight for it' - Black Honey's creative force Izzy B Phillips on her unwavering vision plus what's in store for the band's long-awaited debut...

Interview: Adam Stafford

Adam Stafford's ace new LP, Fire Behind the Curtain, reflects art-rock, ambient, drone, vocal experiments and electronica through a classical lens. We get the inside track...

Interview: Phaedra

'As audiences for classical music grow older and smaller, it’s vital that new generations of listeners are created' - Phaedra violinist Peter Granell on how experimental ensembles are keeping the genre alive...