Rock/indie

30 seconds interview: Hot Dreams

‘It’s about what you leave out’: Hot Dreams' Kai Fennel lets us in on the best piece of advice he’s ever been given and how his late cat Memo has become his muse…

Featured artist: Husky Loops

With an open mind for rhythm and influences spanning 70s Italian songwriters to grime, art-rockers Husky Loops are intent on making a genre-bending racket.

Interview: Hookworms

'We wanted the transition to electronic to sound natural' - MB from Hookworms on the Leeds psych lords' electrifying new record...

Playlist: The Hanging Stars

Cosmic country troubadours The Hanging Stars are back with their dazzling second album. To celebrate, lynchpin Richard Olsen reveals the songs that fuelled it...

30 seconds interview: Seazoo

Welsh wizards Seazoo have brewed up a delightfully poppy racket on their debut album, TRUNKS. Here, Ben chats first gigs, fave venues and more...

Playlist: Strummerville Foundation

The charity is bringing a blistering bill to Hastings this Independent Venue Week featuring Arrows of Love, Yowl and more. Tune in to the tracks currently on loop...

30 seconds interview: YOWL

'Bring your antiperspirants,' says chief YOWL Gabriel Byrde, as the Peckham five-piece line up for two killer Independent Venue Week gigs...

Interview: Graceland

Drummer Maxie Gedge chats musical inspirations, Norwich's LGBTQ scene and why Norfolk is 'a very strange and creative place'...

IVW 2018: venue focus

Three venues, three cities: leading local enterprises on what Independent Venue Week means to them...