Five Women Who Are Going to Own Parklife 2017
Manchester's Parklife festival is no stranger to big names, but even they may have outdone themselves this year. What other inner-city festival could ...more
Ones to Watch at Dot to Dot 2017
I've noticed that whenever Bristol is mentioned during an interview with an international act, the artists slightly lose their shit. A wild-eyed glee...more
Top 10 Songs to Help You Sleep
These days - or nights, I suppose - I spend more time listening to music while I'm asleep than I do in waking hours. I can't recall exactly when it be...more
Interview: escaping together with Nite Jewel
At the height of last summer - that woozy July that ushered in May's tenure, heat that withered the pound like grapes on a vine - the Guardian publi...more
Perfume Genius and the redemptive spirit of No Shape
In the music video for “Slip Away”, the first single taken from the new Perfume Genius album, Mike Hadreas runs through a slideshow of soft-focu...more
Mew provide glitter and brass on the uneven Visuals
In every adjacent universe, of course, Mew are global superstars, illuminating the planet’s stadiums and amphitheatres with starry-eyed space rock l...more
Diet Cig bottle power pop lightning on Swear I’m Good At This
Did it occur to you to stop for a moment and think about what all this might be doing to the kids? Do you even know where you left them? Like a beleag...more
Pure Comedy and the infuriating charm of Father John Misty
You don’t need me to tell you this, but I’ll say it anyway: Father John Misty is kind of a dick. He fancies himself a loveable provocateur on Pure...more
San Fermin step out of the shadows on Belong
For a man of such rare talents, Ellis Ludwig-Leone must have spent a few sleepless nights wondering how to stand out from his peers. After studying co...more
British Sea Power return to glory with Let the Dancers Inherit the Party
Say what you like about British Sea Power, you can’t fault their industry. Since their last studio album, 2013’s lukewarm Machineries of Joy, the ...more