Playlist: In the Round

The live music calendar kicks off in January with the fifth edition of In the Round at London’s Roundhouse.

Interview: Ghetts

East London MC and artist Ghetts on the thinking behind Black Rose, his Ivor Novello Award-nominated track with Kojey Radical which helped spark discussion about how society treats black women...

Interview: Kojey Radical

‘I’ve always paid attention to songwriting and I’ve always wanted to contribute really great music. I think it always starts with the pen,’ says Best Contemporary Song nominee Kojey Radical.

Playlist: Ivor Novello Awards 2019

As the 64th Ivor Novello Awards ceremony looms, we take a closer look at this year’s nominees and find an exciting crop of songwriting talent in the running.

Interview: Ghetts

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

2019 Ivors nominations revealed

Ghetts, Arctic Monkeys, Idles and Jorja Smith are among the composers, artists and songwriters shortlisted for the 2019 Ivor Novello Awards.

Interview: Little Simz

The UK's hardest working emcee/producer lets us in on the health of independent music in 2017 and how album number three is shaping up...

Interview: JME

'I've always seen music, not heard it': BBK lynchpin, vegan and pro-Corbyn grime ace JME gives us a rare interview...

Featured artist: Rude Kid

UK grime producer and Kiss Radio host Rude Kid will be flying the flag for the sound this week at SXSW thanks to PRS Foundation backing. We get to know the architect of grime's future...

Interview: Scorcher

MC and producer Scorcher is one of the UK grime’s originators - we meet him to find out how he’s still setting the scene ablaze after a decade in the game…