pictish trail

Parklife: Keep the Boutique Fires Burning

The behemoth of the festival world, Glastonbury, returns this year but in its fallow year, smaller, alternative events attracted music lovers in their droves. Jim Ottewill dons his wellies and pitches up his tent to learn how the world of indie festivals is booming…

In Print: M71

Dido // Indie Festivals // Psych // Nainita Desai // The Stranglers // Paula Temple // Mara Simpson // Octavian // Black Midi // Housewives // Caterina Barbieri // Jenn Kirby // Lucy Schafer

In session: Pictish Trail

Psych-loving, Eigg-dwelling far-out entertainer Johnny Lynch (aka Pictish Trail) has way more up his glittery sleeves than witty anecdotes and beautiful melodies. Don't miss him live in action...

Featured artist: Manuela

Manuela are songwriter Manuela Gernedel and ex-Franz Ferdinand guitarist Nick McCarthy, who'll be airing their wares at the upcoming M and IVW showcase. Don't miss their nifty post-punk-disco...