Contributor Jenn Five

Sugar, We're Goin' Down: Sunflower Bean

Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down: Sunflower Bean

On third album ‘Headful of Sugar’, Sunflower Bean are railing against the expectations of the capitalist world and digging further into their own dynamic than ever before.

May 10, 2022 3:00pm

In The Name Of Love: Walt Disco

In The Name Of Love: Walt Disco

Walt Disco’s message of inclusivity has spread from the underground venues of Glasgow to the dusty streets of Texas, and with debut ‘Unlearning’ they’re opening their arms to let the whole world in.

April 4, 2022 1:37pm

Class of 2021: Tate McRae

Class of 2021: Tate McRae

Already breaking into the charts with her slick confessional bangers, Tate McRae may have been in the game since she was 13, but she’s only just getting started.

December 10, 2020 12:35pm

Streets Ahead: Mike Skinner

Streets Ahead: Mike Skinner

When Mike Skinner reunited The Streets, he could’ve cashed his cheque and quit. Instead, he’s got a mixtape, album and film on the way. We meet the certified legend who’s still pushing things forward.

May 8, 2020 1:00pm

On Trend: Lynks Afrikka

On Trend: Lynks Afrikka

Taking anxiety to the club and proving that most things are best served with a side of humour, Lynks Afrikka is putting on a party, and everyone’s invited.

April 15, 2020 4:51pm

Close-Knit Compadres: Pottery

Close-Knit Compadres: Pottery

Cooking hot dogs in the shower. Writing love letters to drum kits. Finding enlightenment in puddles. Welcome to Bobby’s Motel, and meet its fantastic, frenzied rock’n’roll residents, Pottery.

April 8, 2020 11:36am

Albums of 2020: Shame

Albums of 2020: Shame

Crash-landing into indie’s premier league with ‘Songs of Praise’, Shame have been on a round-the-world trip of gigs ever since. Knuckling down for its follow up, get ready to join the whirlwind again.

February 19, 2020 1:00pm

The Great 2019 Debate

The Great 2019 Debate

Jack from Mystery Jets, Will Joseph Cook, Sports Team’s Alex Rice and Self Esteem dissect the goings on of the last 12 months.

December 30, 2019 10:00am

Class of 2020: Working Men's Club

Class of 2020: Working Men’s Club

Less than 12 months since their debut single, and two members down (but far from out), singer Syd Minsky-Sargeant is out to dismantle the industry, one banger at a time.

December 19, 2019 1:39pm

Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

Class of 2020: Nasty Cherry

The girl band brainchild of Charli XCX, Nasty Cherry have been given all the tools and a massive platform to set them up for success. Now, they just have to come good on the potential.

December 18, 2019 9:35am

Class of 2020: Do Nothing

Class of 2020: Do Nothing

Straight outta Nottingham with a wiry line in danceable post-punk, Do Nothing are bringing humour, personality and big tunes to the table.

December 17, 2019 8:37pm

Class of 2020: Arlo Parks

Class of 2020: Arlo Parks

Still in her teens, Londoner Arlo Parks is creating a lyrically-focused, sonically-complex body of work that’s wise beyond her years. Don’t trust us? Ask her increasing army of famous fans.

December 16, 2019 3:07pm

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Class of 2020: Walt Disco

Theatrical and aesthetically-minded, Walt Disco aren’t just thinking about making brilliantly weird pop music - they’re concentrating on the whole expressive package.

December 12, 2019 6:31pm

Class of 2020: girl in red

Class of 2020: girl in red

A queer icon in the making, a forward-thinking eco champion and possessor of a 400k-strong army of online fans, Marie Ulven is the modern pop star 2020 is calling out for.

December 11, 2019 3:15pm

Happy Endings: Blaenavon

Happy Endings: Blaenavon

It’s been a long and bumpy road towards ‘Everything That Makes You Happy’ for Blaenavon’s Ben Gregory but with the LP’s recent release he’s showing that something positive can come from struggle.

November 1, 2019 1:13pm