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Featured artist: King Krule

King Krule is the alter ego of Archy Marshall, the teenage singer songwriter gifted with a deep baritone which sounds far older and world weary than his years. After 12 months of recording and sporadic gigging, this gifted young chap is on the brink of releasing his much anticipated debut album, 6 Feet Beneath the Moon. It sees release on his 19th birthday and is the perfect showcase for his ambitious, dub inflicted, quintessentially British sound…

Interview: Katy B

UK funky firebrand explains why neo-soul artist Gil Scott has struck a chord & reveals the first single she ever bought

NME Awards: Florence & Noel triumph

Florence and the Machine and Noel Gallagher were the big winners at the NME Awards last night; Florence Welch took home two gongs while Gallagher was named God-like Genius.

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.

Review – Glastonbury East Dance Tent

There's more to Glastonbury than the Pyramid stage, John Peel stage, and, er, the Other stage. PRS for Music set list collector Tony Lawrence spent a lot of the weekend hanging around the East Dance Tent and jotted down a few observations that he would like to share...

The 56th Ivor Novello Awards nominations

UK rapper and singer Plan B and rock band Everything, Everything (pictured) lead the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards, the British Academy of Songwriters and Composers revealed this morning. Both are up for two awards each - Plan B is nominated in the PRS for Music Most Performed Work section for She Said and is pitted against Everything Everything in the Album Award category. Everything Everything are also nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically with MY KZ, UR BF.