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Picture This – The Shamen

Twenty-five years after its release, Mr C digs out this snap and recalls how The Shamen came up with the chart-topping banger Ebeneezer Goode...

Interview: FEMME

'Chart music is generally lacking for me at the moment': Laura Bettinson, one third of Ultraista and soloist FEMME, gives us her take on pop production and songwriting in 2017...

In print: M65

The Pop Issue // Cosima // Kaleida // TUSKS // FEMME // Raphaella // Anatomy of a Pop Song // Charts // Song Doctors // Hue & Cry // The Shamen // C Cane // Phil Taggart

Interview: Cosima

'As women, we don't always get to put our version of womanhood into the world': meet Cosima, the pop outsider turned major label contender who's shaking things up from the inside...

Sound Effect – Phil Taggart

BBC Radio 1 spinner Phil Taggart lets us in on the songs that have shaped him, from The Clash's cover of Junior Murvin’s Police and Thieves to A Tribe Called Quest's Buggin' Out...

Interview: Raphaella

'It feels like nothing’s too weird for UK pop right now': writer/producer/performer Raphaella gives us her take on the 21st century studio dynamic...

Interview: Kaleida

'This is our own voice, nobody has interfered with it': the switched-on synth-pop duo on making their debut LP and navigating the music industry for the first time...