The Hundred In the Hands

Paying homage to early hip hop, disco, ska and dub, post-punk and girl pop from the 1960s through the 1980s, this album is a rich mix, choreographed to perfection.

Born Ruffians

You already know Born Ruffians. The track Hummingbird from their previous album, Red, Yellow and Blue (2008) is instantly recognisable.

Close Out The Summer

August and September are when more intimate festival experiences come out to play. Here’s what it takes to put them together – and why they’re worth going to.

Born Ruffians

A rather energetic follow-up to Red, Yellow & Blue, Toronto’s Born Ruffians are even more on the pulse with this time.

Martha Tilston

Tilston is a master of evocative lyrics; a particular favourite on Lucy & the Wolves is the beautiful Lucy of the album’s title.

Allo Darlin’

Upbeat and sunny, Allo Darlin’s eponymous debut is warm and fuzzy. It’s happy music reminiscent to The Go-Betweens’ “striped sunlight sound”.


The new record from Alabama-born Dan Sartain encompasses vintage rock ’n roll and blues within his Southern tendencies.

Jane Weaver

Jane Weaver’s 5th LP is the first to be released on her own label, Bird Records, and is a more fully-realised concept album than her previous offerings.


Released on their own label, this is UNKLE’s fourth full-length album. It is a fantastic collection of joyful soundscapes, electronica, live drums, strings and percussion from The Heritage Orchestra.

Frightened Rabbit

Scotland and Indie rock bands go hand-in-hand. Hailing from this breeding-ground of talent is Frightened Rabbit.

Music Producers

Although singers often get all the credit, it’s the producer that does all the heavy lifting. Creating a great album or single takes hard work, and the producers have to play a lot of roles to make it happen.

The Daredevil Christopher Wright

The sound is rich in nostalgia, wrapped up tight with representational lyrics. It seems The Daredevil Christopher Wright are writing songs about all our experiences.


Here’s to Taking it Easy is filled with laidback folk melodies that move from the ebullient to the soulful, both joyful and emotive.

Ralfe Band

Together, Bunny and the Bull and the Original Soundtrack make com­plete sense. The film, from the director of The Mighty Boosh, is a road movie set entirely in a flat.


jj produce clear-cut songs that have a definitive vision resulting in a sense of calm and clarity. Because of their unique sound, it’s hard to draw comparisons.


Lyndon Morgan has several strings to his bow including being an award-winning poet, which shows in the lyrics, exploring love, loss, life and the poignancy of time.


Dan Snaith is Caribou, and his aim to create “dance music that sounds like it’s made out of water rather than metallic stuff” has been realised in Swim.

The Postmarks

Striking your eardrums from the word “go”, Memoirs at the End of the World is a cinematic multi-instrumental dream, but with three core band members, how much of this huge sound is a collaboration?

Can a Soundtrack Take a Band to the Top?

Whether it’s a single song from an album, or the creation of an entire score, film soundtracks can have a massive impact on the careers of those involved.

Kathryn Williams

Kathryn Williams’ eighth studio album, The Quickening, keeps experimental innocence alongside accomplishment. The record explores the “small, beautiful things about life, and quiet feelings.”