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Interview: Beans on Toast

'People are never gonna stop congregating, drinking, dancing and listening to music': Beans on Toast on the future of independent music and picking up an AIM Award for his pal, Frank Turner...

Playlist: Meat Free

Manchester's Meat Free gals tell us what they're spinning, ahead of their next big night on 6 October. Expect a proper mash-up of sounds, from Omar Souleyman to Tin Man, Sarin to L-R...

Interview: ShaoDow

'I eat, sleep it'. Razor-sharp rapper and entrepreneur ShaoDow on his Hardest Working Artist win at the AIM Awards, carving his own distinct path and remaining fiercely independent...

Playlist: This is Tmrw

Responsible for bringing some of the most exciting alternative bands to the second city since 2006, we got the Birmingham promoters to curate a tasty playlist for us from the All Years Leaving lineup...

Playlist: Fèmmme Fraîche

Michelle Manetti is behind Fèmmme Fraîche - a girls-galore, no-holds-barred bi-monthly clubnight of disco debauchery and all-out electronic warfare. This week, she curates our playlist...

Playlist: Green Man Rising 2017

This year's Green Man Rising line-up is the festival's biggest and best yet. Get close up with some of the emerging artists they've tipped for big things in this week's playlist...