Week 4 2018

Playlist: Emmavie

Harrow native Emmavie makes smooth, soulful electronic infused hip hop that has already got BBC Radio 1Xtra, Paper Magazine and Oprah Winfrey in a spin. She takes the reins for this week's playlist here.

Interview: Jono McCleery

The timeless soul man is back with an eclectic covers album that joins the dots between Billie Holiday, Scott Walker and Beyoncé.

Interview: LICE

LICE kingpin Alistair Shuttleworth on the excruciating xylophone-solo purgatory that shaped him and his enduring reverence for Scouse synthsmiths OMD...

Elton John announces farewell tour

After more than half a century on the road, the music icon has announced his three-year long Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour that will take in over 300 dates.

Mark E Smith RIP

It’s with a heavy heart we post the sad news of Mark E Smith’s passing – one of the UK’s last great musical mavericks.

30 seconds interview: Sports Team

This theatrical sextet are offering a glammed up, washed out antidote to cookie-cutter indie-rock. With a massive 2018 ahead, get to know them now before things get crazy...

Interview: Sink Ya Teeth

'Who doesn’t love to play air drums when a bongo or cowbell comes in?' the Norwich duo on what drives their metronomic funk and post-punk squiggles...

Interview: The Go! Team

'I think subconsciously I was imagining a trippy, fucked-up technicolour kinda community project with lots of brass' - Ian Parton on The Go! Team's kaleidoscopic new record...

Featured composer: Robin Haigh

The fast-rising composer is lining up for a huge 2018, with a coveted place on PRS for Music and Berkeley Ensemble's inaugural Accelerate programme already secured...