Contributor Mike Massaro

Young & Menacing: Fall Out Boy

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

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

Man, I feel like a woman: Marika Hackman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Class of 2017: Trudy and the Romance

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

Class of 2017: Pixx

Pixxture perfect

This self-professed “over-thinker” writes complex, imaginative pop that explores just how ridiculous human beings really are.

December 11, 2016 11:00am

Class of 2017: Abattoir Blues

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

Class of 2017: Dream Wife

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

Class of 2017: Loyle Carner

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

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

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

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