Contributor Ed Miles

Path To Peace: Sharon Van Etten

Path To Peace: Sharon Van Etten

Born of living through trauma and coming out the other side, ‘We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong’ finds Sharon Van Etten attempting to write her own coping mechanisms.

May 18, 2022 3:35pm

All In Good Time: Jamie T

All In Good Time: Jamie T

Jamie T’s career has been far from normal; long pauses, minimal social media presence, selective interviews. On the eve of ‘The Theory Of Whatever’, he’s hoping the music will do the talking for him.

May 6, 2022 3:00pm

The Big Splash: Wet Leg

The Big Splash: Wet Leg

Wet Leg’s instant classic debut album arrives next month to prove that you really can believe the hype. DIY finds the pair clinging onto each other through the whirlwind career trajectory of dreams.

March 7, 2022 5:00pm

Class of 2022: Lauran Hibberd

Class of 2022: Lauran Hibberd

Channelling Weezer-esque riffs and a large dose of self-aware humour, Lauran Hibberd is hopping on the party boat from hometown Isle of Wight into the big wide world.

December 22, 2021 10:44am

Class of 2022: CMAT

Class of 2022: CMAT

The ultimate culture vulture with a knack for creating the kind of witty, kitsch (and sometimes heartbreaking) pop songs that are impossible not to fall for, CMAT is warmly welcoming you to her world.

December 21, 2021 12:24pm

Class of 2022: Porij

Class of 2022: Porij

Making socially-aware dance music through a fresh lens, this Manchester quartet are crafting tunes for the head and the feet.

December 15, 2021 1:51pm

Class of 2022: Yard Act

Class of 2022: Yard Act

At the juncture between social observation, surrealism and stand-up sits the captivating yarns of Yard Act. With imminent debut album ‘The Overload’, they’re ready to unfurl the next chapter.

December 10, 2021 3:00pm

Young Believers: The Vaccines

Young Believers: The Vaccines

A decade into the game, The Vaccines are rallying together stronger than ever as they journey through the fictional terrains of Love City…

September 8, 2021 1:57pm

Self Esteem: Bow Down Bitches

Self Esteem: Bow Down Bitches

Rebecca Taylor has faced hurdles and taken left turns to get to where she is today. But on ‘Prioritise Pleasure’, the singer is channelling it all into a manifesto to live by.

July 9, 2021 2:00pm

The Eye Of The Storm: Royal Blood

The Eye Of The Storm: Royal Blood

On ‘Typhoons’, twice chart-topping rockers Royal Blood have filled their swaggering riffery with stories born of a time of huge personal change. “There’s no lines to read between,” explains Mike Kerr.

April 28, 2021 2:45pm

Phoenix from the Flames: slowthai

Phoenix from the Flames: slowthai

This time last year, slowthai’s name was in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Now, on second LP ‘TYRON’, we find an artist facing his demons but coming out fighting.

February 12, 2021 12:14pm

Ground Control: Shame

Ground Control: Shame

When the perma-party around their breakthrough debut stopped, Shame had to look inwards and work out their next steps. In ‘Drunk Tank Pink’, however, they’ve turned them into massive strides forward.

February 8, 2021 11:23am

Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

Girl To The Front: Pale Waves

On Pale Waves’ forthright second album, Heather Baron-Gracie is stepping up as the leader she’d always hinted she could be. ‘Who Am I?’ - the answer might be more complex than they first suggested.

February 5, 2021 3:00pm

Love Is All You Need: IDLES

Love Is All You Need: IDLES

With ‘Ultra Mono’, IDLES’ message of community & compassion is ready to reach its biggest audience yet. But at the centre of their politicised punk is a core rooted in more personal mantras than ever.

September 4, 2020 1:00pm