30 Seconds interview: Pedram

Iranian born, Sheffield raised producer Pedram’s love for electronica runs so deep you half expect him to be made up of wires and circuits. But his debut release on James Zabiela’s Born Electric Records has enough warmth and melody to show that he is in fact human after all. As a DJ and promoter in his adopted home town, he’s been a big noise for some time but Nina/Immaturity seals the deal on his reputation as a producer who’s got the potential to go far…

ERC unveil second LP with Maxine Peake

The Eccentronic Research Council (ERC) have announced details of their second album, Magpie Billy and the Egg that Yolked (A Study of the Northern Ape in Love).

Interview: 65daysofstatic

Sheffield’s math-rock heroes 65daysofstatic are one of the hardest working (and loudest) outfits out there. We quiz instrumentalist Paul Wolinski on their film score work and how they let their music do the talking…

Interview: Keith Noble

Keith Noble is father of Nicholas Noble, 100,000th member of PRS for Music and frontman of The Gentlemen. Keith was in early Pink Floyd incarnation, The Screaming Abdabs. We spoke to him about how he wrote their 60s hit Summer Song...

In session: The Gentlemen

Nicholas Noble and his band The Gentlemen were announced by PRS for Music as its 100,000th member earlier this week. We journeyed up to Sheffield to visit the band in their studio and hear about what it means to be a member of the collecting society as the organisation approaches its centenary in 2014. Watch the group perform an acoustic version of their single Lights of Tokyo from their forthcoming album, Departures