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Interview: Ghetts

‘I think the substance is outweighing the general feeling of just turning up.’ Says 2019 Ivor Novello Award nominee Ghetts.

Interview: Scalping

'Seeing Giant Swan was one of the first times we’d seen dance music performed with the energy of a live band, and it was revolutionary.' Says Scalping's Alex Hill.

Playlist: AVA Festival

This week's playlist comes courtesy of Sarah MacBriar founder of electronic music event AVA Festival, which takes place in Belfast 31 May to 1 June.

Interview: Paula Temple

‘I’d reached a point where I didn’t really care about other people’s opinions. My passion for techno music had no gender.’ Says techno trailblazer Paula Temple. But then the Lancashire-born DJ and producer has never really played to expectations.…

Interview: Phildel

‘It’s really important that we move beyond equating the value of women to just the way they look. I always feel like there’s a real lack of women in certain areas of the music industry, like engineering, mixing, and producing.’ Says singer-songwriter Phildel.

Playlist: Modern Nature

‘Nature is our take on that propulsive rhythm of A Sailor’s Life-era Fairport Convention but Supernature is something else entirely.’ Says Modern Nature’s Jack Cooper. Jack is formerly of Ultimate Painting and Mazes, and the other members of the band have equally impressive lineages.…

Interview: Mara Simpson

‘I think musicians have immense power, one that’s too easily forgotten or beaten down. We have an opportunity to make people feel something.’ Says singer-songwriter Mara Simpson.

Interview: Tom Speight

'Talent is one thing, but passion and drive is just as important,' says singer-songwriter Tom Speight.