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Interview: Farm Hand

'I don’t know what came over me! It was supposed to be cold and arty': Shape Records head honch Mark Daman Thomas (aka Farm Hand) on goofing around for his ace new LP and vid...

Featured artist: Farm Hand

Real life Farm Hand, Mark Daman Thomas, relocated from Cardiff to the country to percolate his pastoral psychedelia. Good job! It's a heady brew and it's landing soon via his very own Shape Records...

Featured artist: Flamingods

Outlandish carnival quintet Flamingods make music as flamboyant as their namesake – bringing a flash of colour and humid integrity to the capital’s music scene.

Playlist: Norwich Sound + Vision

Norwich Sound + Vision has taken over the city's art spaces and venues, bringing panel sessions, keynote speeches and scores of performances. For this week’s playlist we asked Andy Ellis, PRS for Music's education and outreach co-ordinator, to tell us the acts he was most looking forward to catching. Before he set off he revealed his top picks including Ghostpoet, NO CEREMONY///, Sullivan & Gold, Curxes, Foxes, Islet, Sivu and many more...

30 seconds interview: Islet

Rhythmic alt-pop quartet Islet definitely sound like they’re having fun making music. With the same maximum-impact approach as Neon Indian or Toro Y Moi, their music is layered, harmonic and very easy to dance to. New album Released by the Movement, sees the band mine their more experimental seam, with a looser approach to songwriting and form. It was recorded with Stephen Black, aka Sweet Baboo. We caught up with them to hear more about their musical merry-making…