Contributor Mike Massaro
“I want to do everything!” - Sigrid looks forward to her debut album
Tipped by basically everyone on the planet as one of 2018’s most exciting breakthrough stars, Sigrid’s striding into 2019 with a debut that should justify all the hype.
February 12, 2019 12:04pm
Young & Menacing: Fall Out Boy
Admitting that you’ve made a mistake is never an easy task; for Fall Out Boy and their seventh album ‘M A N I A’, it was just another hurdle to overcome.
February 14, 2018 10:30am
Class of 2018: Sigrid
Ever since the release of ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’, things haven’t slowed down for Sigrid Solbakk Raabe. It’s not looking likely anytime soon, either.
December 5, 2017 12:07pm
Don’t Look Down: Death From Above
Death From Above are back with their new album, and they’re pushing themselves further than ever before.
September 13, 2017 3:54pm
Man, I feel like a woman: Marika Hackman
Marika Hackman has thrown the ultimate curveball. On sardonic, electrifying form for ‘I’m Not Your Man’, she’s charged with a new confidence, and has one of the year’s best records up her sleeve.
June 2, 2017 3:50pm
After darkness comes the light: Royal Blood
With a twinkle in their eyes and the world in their hands, we find Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher ready to re-charter the good ship Royal Blood and sail their second album into the stratosphere.
June 2, 2017 12:00pm
In The Lions’ Den: Pumarosa
On their sprawling, ambitious debut ‘The Witch’, Pumarosa fight back against the brutal realities of day-to-day life in London and the demonisation of women.
May 18, 2017 3:02pm
Pier Pressure: Slaves
Slaves gear up for The Great Escape’s biggest party yet… down on Brighton Pier.
May 18, 2017 12:00pm
Get in Formation
Saxophones, cowbells, weird noises, and WhatsApp: Matt Ritson gives us the lowdown on Formation’s debut album ‘Look At The Powerful People’ - and the importance of real human connections.
March 23, 2017 11:53am
How to disappear completely: Creeper
There’s always been a mystery and majesty about Creeper, but when they vanished without a trace last year, they entered a whole new league.
March 20, 2017 4:26pm
Ray of Light: Girl Ray
From school rock clubs and canteen ladies to mature indie pop and a possible impending prog opus, get to know your new favourite gang.
February 15, 2017 3:29pm
Cooking up a storm: Will Joseph Cook
2017 is Will Joseph Cook’s chance to stamp his own agenda via smart, stupidly fun pop.
December 16, 2016 11:01am
Bringing doo-wop back, Trudy and the Romance
Explosive tracks, one legal wrangle and a heck of a lot of gigs: the doo-wop loving rockers look forward to a bumper 2017. Listen to their brand new cover of an Elvis classic on DIY first.
December 15, 2016 2:33pm
Move over 2016, GIRLI is ready to take over
“The world is so fucked right now,” GIRLI says plainly, “I feel like 2017 has to be better because 2016 has sucked balls.”
December 13, 2016 11:48am
This self-professed “over-thinker” writes complex, imaginative pop that explores just how ridiculous human beings really are.
December 11, 2016 11:00am
Shaking off the Abattoir Blues
This riotous Brighton bunch are swapping brawn for brains, and opening a dialogue on the darker corners of their psyche in the process.
December 10, 2016 1:00pm
Dream Wife are on an unstoppable wave
From getting banned from Matalan to letting rip on stage, Dream Wife are out to prove that sometimes darkness can be the brightest colour of all.
December 9, 2016 2:48pm
Nobody puts Loyle in the Carner
He’s not just one of the UK’s most talented rappers; there’s no-one out there with a voice as distinctly honest.
December 9, 2016 11:59am
Biffy Clyro: dot to dot
In 2016, the Scottish trio started down a new path with seventh album ‘Ellipsis’. So far, it’s clear it’s paying off.
November 23, 2016 3:30pm
Chvrches: Leave a Trace
A year after releasing a banger-packed second album ‘Every Open Eye,’ Chvrches are operating in a whole new dimension.
November 14, 2016 1:46pm