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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…

In session: John Bramwell, I Am Kloot, Part 1

John Bramwell is an extremely experienced old hand, and it shows. From his band's first album in 2001 he has teased out poetically lean lyrics, all tightly bound with deft guitar melodies and a trademark low key swagger...

Friday playlist: Time

This week we're pondering the passing of time. When will it be warmer outside? When do the clocks go back? When's teatime? Maybe it's time to take a break and listen to Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Haircut 100, Bill Withers, Moloko and more...

PJ Harvey becomes 2011 Mercury winner

PJ Harvey has just become the first artist in history to win two Mercury Music Prizes. Jools Holland announced that the Dorset singer-songwriter scooped the 2011 award for her album Let England Shake at a ceremony held in the Grosvenor House Hotel ballroom, London.

Who’ll win the 2011 Mercury Prize?

Welcome to M’s guide to predicting this year’s Mercury Prize winner. Read on, place your bets and take your seats for the 20th Mercury Prize ceremony, which takes place tonight from 6.45pm. Highlights will be aired on BBC2 at 10pm, and the winner announced at 10.15pm. The ceremony will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Featured Artist – A Genuine Freakshow

A Genuine Freakshow are this week's PRS for Music MySpace Featured Artist. Each week a artist or band are promoted on PRS for Music's MySpace page - highlighting the talent and diversity of its membership.