From the ashes of a less than ideal Eurovision result, Mae Muller has emerged as a likely candidate for the crown of Britain’s next big pop girly. On her debut album ‘Sorry I’m Late’, she’s ready to stake her claim.
From a young indie troubadour unafraid to get political to a ‘70s maximalist maverick, Declan McKenna has always existed slightly to the left of his contemporaries. With his forthcoming third album, he’s shrugging off expectations and stripping things back.
From playing hitmaker to pop’s big names to throwing jungle-inspired club nights with Lil Yachty, James Blake’s new dancefloor-focused sixth album ‘Playing Robots Into Heaven’ is all about doing precisely what he wants.
For the past five years, a shadow has hung over Queens of the Stone Age and their indomitable frontman Josh Homme that, for a while, seemed like it might suck the band up for good. This is how the swashbuckling renegades of rock came back fighting.
Five years since their last album and over three since they uttered a peep to the world, Peace are back. Now stripped down to a duo - but with some truly mind-boggling plans up their sleeves - the Birmingham boys are stepping into a wild new dawn.
With sold-out tours and a Top Five debut album, Squid transcended the post-punk revival and became a unique powerhouse. On second album ‘O Monolith’, the irresistibly restless quintet are looking to the natural world to continue their evolution.