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Interview: Turtle

Turtle, aka Jon Cooper, is a Glaswegian songwriter and producer who managed to brighten a murky autumn with his intense debut EP Who Knows. We chatted to him on a long car journey south for his first ever London gig to find out about his musical past and present.

30 seconds interview: Turtle

Turtle, the latest project from Glaswegian singer songwriter Jon Cooper, neatly links the intensity of Radiohead with the production prowess of Jon Hopkins or James Blake. On his latest EP, Who Knows, his leftfield pop leanings come into focus against a backdrop of bulky beats and murky electronics - leaving a warm glow after each listen. We spent 30 seconds with the upcoming producer to learn why Jean Michel Jarre caught him off guard...

Playlist: Mercury Prize predictions

The 2013 Mercury Prize ceremony is almost upon us and we’ve been studying the bookies’ odds to decipher who will be victorious. But, as ever, the winning horse is just too tricky to call. Instead, we’ve put together a bumper playlist that celebrates all 12 of this year’s nominees plus each of winning album’s since Primal Scream’s Screamadelica took home the inaugural gong back in 1992. So tune in and help us celebrate the best of British...

Playlist: Autumn songs

Summer has officially ended and as we file away all those memories of sunshine and warmth, we're pleased at least that the transition to autumn has so far been gentle. To get us in the mood for walking among crispy leaves and frosty grass we've sought out our favourite songs about the changing seasons. You'll hear tracks by the late Amy Winehouse, Donovan, Roy Harper, Tunng, Beth Orton, Jon Hopkins, The Zombies, Zulu Winter and much more. So dig in, wrap up and settle into the season...