Savages

Interview: Kite Base

'The wonders of digital technology - you can jam over the airwaves!' Kite Base discuss writing songs over the ether...

Featured artist: Kite Base

Savages' Ayse Hassan has teamed up with Kendra Frost to explore the outer edges of electronic-led post-punk, using tight bass guitar angles, vocal loops and field recordings to expand their sonic shapes in all directions. Well worth checking...

30 seconds interview: A Dead Forest Index

This androgynous pair certainly have friends in cool places: they've just become the latest signing to Jehnny Beth's (Savages) hip label Pop Noire and have an ace new EP on the way...

30 seconds interview: Dark Bells

With 2013 shaping up to be a particularly good vintage for garage-rock, Dark Bells are sure to go down as one of the corkers that set the bar high. In May the trio unleashed Wildflower, their psychedelic ear worm of a debut single, which saw Tenneil, Ash and Simon unashamedly throwing Kevin Shields guitar shapes and layering Lush-like vocals onto four minutes of perfect C86 pop. With second single Want due soon we caught up with them to find out more...

Interview: PINS

Post-punk quartet PINS have spent the past 18 months sharpening their sound and chipping away at the live circuit, riding a swelling wave of media hype in the process. We caught up with them ahead of the release of their hotly anticipated debut album to learn more.

Playlist: End of the Road Festival

Welcome to our latest M playlist. Following last weekend’s Notting Hill Carnival playlists, we bring you a new selection this time focusing on the End of the Road Festival. The event is all about beautiful scenery married to some of the best folk, Americana and indie acts out there and is the perfect way to almost cap off your festival season (Bestival and Festival Number 6 are still to come). Dive in and check out tracks from Warpaint, The Walkmen, Belle & Sebastian and Savages…

Featured Artist: PINS

Manchester fiery four piece PINS make a post punk-esque racket as sharp sounding as their name. Faith, Anna, Lois, Sophie are the girls in the gang who've spent the last 12 months working hard on playing live and honing their ice-cool sound. They’ve released a string of sold-out cassette EPs, opened for US indie darlings Best Coast and Savages and have just confirmed the release of their debut album Girls Like Us on Bella Union for September.