Cover Features

Youth in Revolt: Glass Animals

Youth in Revolt: Glass Animals

‘Dreamland’ could have been Dave Bayley’s existential crisis album. Instead, Glass Animals’ latest is an exercise in the power of positivity.

July 27, 2020 12:30pm

Death or Glory: Fontaines DC

Death or Glory: Fontaines DC

In-fighting. Self-doubt. An entire scrapped album recording. This is the story of ‘A Hero’s Death’, and how it helped piece Fontaines DC back together again.

July 6, 2020 4:00pm

Phoebe Bridgers: Conversations With Friends

Phoebe Bridgers: Conversations With Friends

With her smart, self-deprecating take on indie-folk, Phoebe Bridgers has become one of the world’s most in-demand singer-songwriters. Who knew that being professionally sad could make you so happy?

June 8, 2020 2:30pm

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

Biffy Clyro: Holding Out For A Change

Biffy Clyro: Holding Out For A Change

Born in reaction to conflicts both political and personal, ‘A Celebration of Endings’ may sound like it’s defined by the present day’s gloom; in fact, it’s more a guiding light towards the future.

April 3, 2020 4:00pm

Family Portrait: Rina Sawayama

Family Portrait: Rina Sawayama

Reaching in to examine her multi-cultural background, family history and queer identity, Rina Sawayama’s debut is a complicated, compassionate (yet catchy) portrait of an artist embracing herself.

February 28, 2020 12:00pm

Tame Impala: Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Tame Impala: Slow and Steady Wins The Race

Having beaten down the self-doubt that comes with following up a crossover hit, Kevin Parker returns with Tame Impala’s long-awaited fourth record ‘The Slow Rush’. Thank god for label deadlines…

January 31, 2020 12:00pm

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Class of 2020: Dry Cleaning

Having gone from a bunch of mates making weird noise in a cupboard to one of the most hotly-tipped new groups in the country, Dry Cleaning are exactly the band we all need right now.

December 6, 2019 12:00pm

Viva Forever: Metronomy

Viva Forever: Metronomy

Having beaten to the sound of their own drum for over a decade, on sixth album ‘Metronomy Forever’, Joe Mount and his idiosyncratic cohorts are back and proving that anything still goes.

September 6, 2019 12:59pm

Sleater-Kinney: Things Fall Apart

Sleater-Kinney: Things Fall Apart

We meet Sleater-Kinney as a trio and leave them as a duo. With their inner workings altered, but their most progressive work at their fingertips, we find a band stepping into an unexpected new dawn.

August 9, 2019 12:00pm

Marika Hackman: Sexual Healing

Marika Hackman: Sexual Healing

From difficult break-ups to unapologetic romps in the bedroom, ‘Any Human Friend’ finds Marika Hackman with her heart on her sleeve and her hand down her pants, digging deep into both love and sex.

July 12, 2019 12:30pm

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

Daddy issues: Vampire Weekend

With ‘Father of the Bride’, Vampire Weekend have returned from a six-year break refreshed, and more creatively dextrous than ever. As Ezra Koenig explains, it was a much-needed expansion.

June 7, 2019 12:00pm

Suspending the madness: Hayden Thorpe

Suspending the madness: Hayden Thorpe

On his debut solo album ‘Diviner’, the former Wild Beasts frontman finds spiritual freedom in surrendering yourself to the universe, and the power of carving out new beginnings.

April 12, 2019 12:05pm

Foals: Four horsemen of the apocalypse

Foals: Four horsemen of the apocalypse

Two albums. One year. Nothing left to prove. And yet here stand Foals, taking risks and blowing apart expectations with the most potent and pertinent material of their career.

March 1, 2019 12:05pm

Let There Be Light: Sundara Karma

Let There Be Light: Sundara Karma

Existentialism! Religion! David Bowie! On second album ‘Ulfilas’ Alphabet’, Sundara Karma are tackling the big subjects and painting them in their own unique, technicolour palette.

February 8, 2019 12:05pm

Shame, Shame, Shame: that's the name

Shame, Shame, Shame: that’s the name

After world tours, TV performances, umpteen festival triumphs and one of our albums of the year, we catch up with the South Londoners to toast the whirlwind 12 months that truly put them on the map.

November 9, 2018 12:05pm

Human after all: Robyn

Human after all: Robyn

After eight years away, Robyn is returning as one of pop’s modern icons with new album ‘Honey’, no longer content with running head first through heartbreak but searching for a deeper connection.

October 5, 2018 12:22pm

Dirty Dancing: Christine & The Queens

Dirty Dancing: Christine & The Queens

After a meteoric rise following the release of her debut album, Héloïse Letissier is back with its slick and sexy follow-up, and she’s out to prove one thing: nobody puts Chris in the corner.

September 7, 2018 12:00pm

No More Heroes: IDLES

No More Heroes: IDLES

Battling trauma and forging communities through championing vulnerability and exposing their imperfections, IDLES and their frontman Joe Talbot are offering an outstretched hand.

August 8, 2018 2:00pm

No More Heroes: Slaves

No More Heroes: Slaves

On third album ‘Acts of Fear and Love’, Kent duo Slaves are broadening their horizons, embracing their softer side and remaining as un-pigeonhole-able as ever.

August 6, 2018 2:00pm

Daydream Believers: Black Honey

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