Week 17 2018

Playlist: Positive Vibration

The UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican heritage returns this June for a weekend of legendary acts and selectors. Here, founder Rory Taylor picks his favourite tracks from some of the artists on the bill...

Interview: Shatner’s Bassoon

Named after an impossibly funny sketch in nineties cult comedy Brass Eye, it’s fitting Shatner’s Bassoon are a barrel of oddness, inventiveness and wit. Delve in, you won't regret it...

30 seconds interview: Mali Hayes

Manchester's Mali Hayes whips up hip-hop, alt R&B and jazz into a forward-thinking new soul sound, which is like little else out there. Get to know before her Great Escape gig!

Interview: Daughter

'We really didn’t know if we had the ability to do it - we just jumped off the cliff:' Daughter on their 2018 Ivor Novello Award-nominated videogame score for Life Is Strange...

Interview: Elderbrook

'The experiece taught me you don’t need to inject a whole lot of cash into a song to become a success, which is a great place to be': Elderbrook on his Ivor Novello Award-nominated track Cola...

Interview: P Money

'I'm really good at storytelling. I pay attention to detail so when I tell a story, I go pretty deep' - the grime MC on his candid approach plus staying independent...

Featured artist: PLYA

Just three singles in and with stacks of praise already, PLYA (pronounced 'playa', the Spanish for beach) are going places with their dark and dreamy electronic pop...