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Playlist: Alela Diane
Playlist: Alela Diane

30 July 2013

Alela Diane came to many people’s attention with her third album, ‘Alela Diane & Wild Divine’, which was released by Rough Trade in...

Q&A: Avicii
Q&A: Avicii

16 July 2013

Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, real name Tim Berling, began making music when he was eighteen. He quickly gained a strong online following,...

Playlist: Anna Von Hausswolff
Playlist: Anna Von Hausswolff

10 July 2013

Playing a sound she describes as 'funeral pop', notable for its heavy use of church organ, Swedish musician Anna Von Hausswolff released her...

Q&A: Austra
Q&A: Austra

25 June 2013

Led by vocalist and keyboard player Katie Stelmanis, Austra released their debut EP, 'Beat And The Pulse', in 2010, picking up rave reviews....

Playlist: Andrew Wyatt
Playlist: Andrew Wyatt

8 May 2013

Andrew Wyatt, one third of Sweden's Miike Snow, released his debut solo album, entitled 'Descender', this week. Featuring guest artists like ex-Interpol bass...

Playlist: Amateur Best
Playlist: Amateur Best

7 February 2013

Joe Flory, so the story goes, reached a point with his former project, Primary 1, where he felt he'd lost all interest in...

Playlist: Alt-J
Playlist: Alt-J

17 May 2012

Named after the Mac keyboard shortcut for the delta symbol (∆), Alt-J formed at Leeds University in 2007. The next few years were...

Q&A: Apparatjik
Q&A: Apparatjik

4 April 2012

Apparatjik was formed in 2008 by Coldplay's Guy Berryman, Mew's Jonas Bjerre, A-ha's Magne Furuholmen and songwriter Martin Terefe. Not that they'll tell...

Playlist: Archeo
Playlist: Archeo

27 October 2011

Born in Bombay, neo-pop soloist Archeo had a fairly international upbringing, living in Hong Kong and Nigeria before settling in London while still...

Q&A: Adam Ficek
Q&A: Adam Ficek

19 October 2011

You may know Adam Ficek best as the one time drummer with a modest little band called Babyshambles. Though many of you will...

Q&A: Africa Express Sound System
Q&A: Africa Express Sound System

9 August 2011

Launched by Damon Albarn in 2006 to bring musicians from the UK and US together with others from Mali, Africa Express has been...

Q&A: Atari Teenage Riot
Q&A: Atari Teenage Riot

14 June 2011

Formed in Berlin in 1992, digital hardcore outfit Atari Teenage Riot released provocative debut album 'Delete Yourself!' in response to the rise of...

Q&A: Aloe Blacc
Q&A: Aloe Blacc

5 May 2011

Former business strategy consultant turned dapper soul revivalist, California native Aloe Blacc had a part-time stint in a rap duo before releasing his...

Playlist: Asobi Seksu
Playlist: Asobi Seksu

16 April 2011

Formed in 2001 under the name Sportfuck, dream-pop duo Yuki Chikudate and James Hanna became Asobi Seksu (almost a Japanese translation of...

Q&A: ANR
Q&A: ANR

16 March 2011

Brian Robertson and Michael John Hancock formed ANR (a contraction of Awesome New Republic) in 2004, having met as students of the University...

Q&A: Akron/Family
Q&A: Akron/Family

8 March 2011

Mysterious alt-folk noodlers Akron/Family came together in 2002. Signing to Young God Records the following year, their eponymous debut followed in 2005. At...

Q&A: Årabrot
Q&A: Årabrot

19 October 2010

Brimming with the spirit of Melvins, Årabrot are a noise-rock trio from Norway. Their sound comprises Vidar Evensen's drums, shuddering underneath Stian Skagen's...

Playlist: Adam Freeland
Playlist: Adam Freeland

31 July 2010

Adam Freeland, producer, DJ and record label owner (he heads up the brilliant Marine Parade Records) has long been an innovator in the...

Q&A: Angus And Julia Stone
Q&A: Angus And Julia Stone

13 July 2010

Australian brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone began collaborating back in 2006 after both previously performing as solo artists. They released two EPs,...

Q&A: Aqualung
Q&A: Aqualung

1 July 2010

Singer songwriter Matt Hales may have been the lead singer of Britpop band Ruth, which later became The 45s, but it is under...

Q&A: The Antlers
Q&A: The Antlers

3 June 2010

The Antlers are an indie-rock band based in Brooklyn. They have their origins in a solo project from Peter Silberman, who initially recorded...

Q&A: Aiden Moffat
Q&A: Aiden Moffat

1 June 2010

Probably best known as one half of Arab Strap, the duo he formed with Malcolm Middleton in 1995 and which split in 2006,...

Playlist: Alphabeat
Playlist: Alphabeat

6 March 2010

Alphabeat shot to fame in 2008 with the release of their single 'Fascination', which reached number six in the charts. It was followed...

Q&A: Ardentjohn
Q&A: Ardentjohn

17 February 2010

Edinburgh-based Ardentjohn began back in 2005, following an unexpected reunion between two former primary school pugilists. Currently a six-piece, the band make music...

Q&A: Archangel
Q&A: Archangel

11 February 2010

Archangel is the brainchild of west Londoner Nick Webber, who is a true one man band, having spent a year and a half...

Q&A: Alan Pownall
Q&A: Alan Pownall

9 February 2010

Hailing from London, Alan Pownall is a 24 year old singer-songwriter who first tackled the guitar - having been given one by his...

Playlist: Ash
Playlist: Ash

30 January 2010

Formed in 1992, Ash have sold more than eight million albums worldwide. However, in 2007 the band revealed that 'Twilight Of The Innocents'...

Q&A: Anti-pop Consortium
Q&A: Anti-pop Consortium

27 November 2009

Alternative hip hop group Anti-pop Consortium formed way back in 1997 when Beans, High Priest, M Sayyid and producer Earl Blaize met at...

Q&A: Alec Empire
Q&A: Alec Empire

18 November 2009

The driving force behind the creation of Digital Hardcore Recordings and founder member of the band Atari Teenage Riot, Alec Empire is somewhat...

Q&A: Alberta Cross
Q&A: Alberta Cross

17 September 2009

Guitarist/vocalist Petter Ericson Stakee and bassist Terry Wolfers, aka Alberta Cross, made some modest waves with their folky acoustic EP, 'The Thief And...

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Q&A: Army Navy

28 July 2009

Born in the bedroom of Justin Kennedy, one time co-frontman of Pinwheel (Death Cab For Cutie and The Postal Service's Ben Gibbard being...

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Q&A: Al Green

23 July 2009

Legendary soul singer Al Green began his recording career in the late sixties, and by the seventies had cemented his place in musical...

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