The xx

The xx reveal new track

The blogosphere whipped itself up into a storm yesterday afternoon when The xx released a stream of new track Angels ahead of sophomore album Coexist.

The xx to play small gigs

The xx will play three intimate gigs in London - unveiling brand new songs - before a string of festival dates throughout Europe this Summer.

Pictures from the 56th Ivor Novello Awards

M magazine was at the 56th Ivor Novello Awards took place on 19 May at Grosvenor House in Mayfair. Photographer Mark Allan was on hand to capture the afternoon on camera. Watch our gallery to see who was there and who won the prizes.

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.