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Fighting Talk: Miles Kane

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Fighting Talk: Miles Kane

It’s apt that Miles Kane has named his third album after a wrestling move; on ‘Coup De Grace’, the Scouser is back with a record that sees him fighting for his own glory.

July 30, 2018 4:27pm

Daydream Believers: Black Honey

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Daydream Believers: Black Honey

Coming four years and four EPs since they arrived on the scene in a haze of attention-grabbing mystique, is Black Honey’s debut album worth the wait? Well, we put them on the bloody cover didn’t we…

July 6, 2018 12:00pm

Full house: Sports Team

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Full house: Sports Team

Craving a side of theatricality with your indie gig? Some pizazz? Maybe a few sharks?! Welcome Sports Team: the flamboyant, hilarious answer to all your prayers.

June 26, 2018 10:55am

Lush Life: Snail Mail

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Lush Life: Snail Mail

Between releasing a critically-acclaimed EP and graduating high school, Lindsey Jordan has had a lot on her plate. Now, after releasing debut album ‘Lush’, she’s discovered a new sense of clarity.

June 11, 2018 3:52pm

Matt Maltese: A different kind of love song

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Matt Maltese: A different kind of love song

On debut LP ‘Bad Contestant’, London boy Matt Maltese is ripping up the modern singer songwriter rulebook and emerging with an album that tackles love and life in all its good, bad and ugly truth.

June 7, 2018 5:38pm

Inside Courtney’s Barnett

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Inside Courtney’s Barnett

Delving inside her own brain for second album ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’, the Melbourne musician has finally grown accustomed to her out-of-the-blue success and the glare of the spotlight.

May 14, 2018 12:17pm

Never say die: Chvrches

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Never say die: Chvrches

Moving Stateside for album three, opening their doors to collaborators for the first time, and ripping up their rulebook in the process, Chvrches’ voice is bolder than ever on ‘Love is Dead’.

March 30, 2018 11:58am

The Fantastic Mr George (Ezra)

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The Fantastic Mr George (Ezra)

Packing his bags and heading out on trip after trip to craft new album ‘Staying At Tamara’s’, George Ezra returns with a record overflowing with personality, providing the escapism we need right now.

March 26, 2018 2:00pm

Morris, dancing: Rae Morris

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Morris, dancing: Rae Morris

A blindingly bright album cover, a comeback single called ‘Reborn’ and a new palette of shiny, euphoric pop. It’s clear from the off that things are quite different for Rae Morris second time round.

February 2, 2018 12:38pm

Bad Witches: Dream Wife

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Bad Witches: Dream Wife

Throwing punk spit and pop nouse, feminist fire and playful humour into one marvellous melting pot, Dream Wife are the art project that transformed into so much more.

February 1, 2018 1:04pm

Class of 2018: Sälen

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Class of 2018: Sälen

Penning the filthiest pop songs going - and chasing a Christmas number one - these super-talented Londoners have huge ambitions.

December 14, 2017 3:52pm

Class of 2018: Superorganism

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Class of 2018: Superorganism

From secretive internet sensations to one of the most talked about new bands around, Superorganism’s hyper-modern approach to pop is propelling them further by the day.

December 13, 2017 2:38pm

Class of 2018: Ten Tonnes

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Class of 2018: Ten Tonnes

Moving out of home and writing with household names, Ethan Barnett continues to hit the ground running.

December 9, 2017 10:30am

Class of 2018: Our Girl

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Class of 2018: Our Girl

Never ones to let a busy schedule get in the way of their productive streak, 2018 is set to offer up many a moment of opportunity for this brilliant trio.

December 6, 2017 12:15pm

Class of 2018: Goat Girl

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Class of 2018: Goat Girl

Signed to Rough Trade before they’d released a single note into the world, Goat Girl are the whip-smart, politicised young Londoners breaking into the big time.

December 4, 2017 11:45am

Class of 2018: Pale Waves

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Class of 2018: Pale Waves

Penning glossy pop with a goth heart, Pale Waves are building on the success of their debut single, revealing their masterplan step by step. We dare you to try and get in their way.

December 1, 2017 11:59am