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Q&A: Mina Tindle
Q&A: Mina Tindle

10 November 2014

French singer-songwriter Mina Tindle released her debut album, ‘Taranta’, back in 2012. In October this year, she followed it up with her second...

Playlist: Mazes
Playlist: Mazes

27 February 2013

Formed in 2009, Mazes signed to FatCat Records and released their debut album 'A Thousand Heys' in 2011. For their second album, 'Ores...

Q&A: Marnie Stern
Q&A: Marnie Stern

20 February 2013

Marnie Stern's distinct sound, mixing highly technical guitar playing with lo-fi indie rock, reached many people's ears for the first time with the...

Q&A: Mono
Q&A: Mono

27 November 2012

Formed in Tokyo in 1999 by guitarist Takaakira Goto, instrumental rock band Mono released their debut album 'Under The Pipal Tree' in 2001. Although...

Playlist: Man Like Me
Playlist: Man Like Me

16 August 2012

Back in April, Mike Skinner announced that he was reviving his record label, The Beats (which he shuttered back in 2007), ostensibly so...

Playlist: Minus The Bear
Playlist: Minus The Bear

2 August 2012

Formed in 2001, Seattle indie-rock quintet Minus The Bear released their debut album, 'Highly Refined Pirates', the following year, memorable as much for...

Playlist: My Tiger My Timing
Playlist: My Tiger My Timing

5 July 2012

Following a run of single releases, My Tiger My Timing finally release their debut album, 'Celeste', via Snakes & Ladders this week. Spanning...

Playlist: Marina And The Diamonds
Playlist: Marina And The Diamonds

5 April 2012

Singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, the Marina in Marina And The Diamonds (The Diamonds being her fans, rather than a backing band), released her debut...

Playlist: Mirrors
Playlist: Mirrors

29 July 2011

Mirrors claim to take inspiration from a wide range of people, from American physicist Richard Feynman to footballer Lionel Messi. This results in...

Playlist: Martin Rushent Tribute
Playlist: Martin Rushent Tribute

11 June 2011

For this week's playlist, we're taking a look back through the career of record producer Martin Rushent, who died last weekend, aged 63. Having...

Playlist: Mogwai
Playlist: Mogwai

11 February 2011

Formed in 1995, Mogwai are arguably the biggest and most influential band in the post-rock genre. Their debut album, 'Young Team', was released...

Q&A: MEN
Q&A: MEN

9 February 2011

MEN was founded in 2007 by JD Samson and Johanna Fateman, one-time members of radical fem-punk band Le Tigre. With the duo writing...

Playlist: Marnie Stern
Playlist: Marnie Stern

4 February 2011

Number nine in our Artists Of 2010 list, we've been big fans of Marnie Stern since her debut album, 'In Advance Of The...

Q&A: The Memory Band
Q&A: The Memory Band

26 January 2011

Formed in 2003 by Stephen Cracknell, folk-collective The Memory Band, whose revolving line-up has included Simon Lord from Black Ghosts and Hot Chip’s...

Q&A: Mike Posner
Q&A: Mike Posner

3 November 2010

Having made a name for himself with a series of mixtapes while he was still at university, picking up fans including Kanye West...

Q&A: Mt Desolation
Q&A: Mt Desolation

9 September 2010

Mt Desolation are an alternative country band formed by Keane's Tim Rice-Oxley and the band's live bassist Jesse Quin. With the help...

Q&A: Mark Chadwick
Q&A: Mark Chadwick

3 September 2010

Mark Chadwick formed The Levellers in 1988, after future bandmate Jeremy Cunningham tried to sell him his bass guitar in a Brighton pub....

Playlist: MJ Hibbett
Playlist: MJ Hibbett

8 August 2010

MJ Hibbett and his backing band The Validators released their debut album 'Say It With Words' in 2000. Four years later,...

Q&A: Matthew And The Atlas
Q&A: Matthew And The Atlas

15 July 2010

Hailing from the small town of Aldershot, Matthew & The Atlas are an alternative folk band led by Matthew Hegarty. Drawing inspiration from...

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Playlist: Mumford & Sons

10 July 2010

Since forming in December 2007, Mumford & Sons - vocalist and guitarist Marcus Mumford, banjo player 'Country' Winston Marshall, keyboard player Ben Lovett...

Q&A: Mondkopf
Q&A: Mondkopf

8 July 2010

Mondkopf is an electronic producer and remixer hailing from Toulouse, France. Taking inspiration from Brian Eno and Vangelis, his sound has been compared...

Q&A: Mike Doughty
Q&A: Mike Doughty

23 June 2010

Formerly the frontman of Soul Coughing, Mike Doughty began to pursue his solo career after the band split in 2000. His first solo...

Q&A: Matisyahu
Q&A: Matisyahu

22 June 2010

Hasidic Jewish rapper Matisyahu, aka Matthew Paul Miller, is known for blending traditional Jewish themes with reggae, rock and hip hop sounds. Since...

Q&A: Mr Fogg
Q&A: Mr Fogg

14 April 2010

Alternative pop musician Mr Fogg self-released his debut single 'Giving In' in 2005, gaining airplay from Radio 1, 6music and Xfm. He then...

Q&A: Motion City Soundtrack
Q&A: Motion City Soundtrack

30 March 2010

Starting out in 1997, Motion City Soundtrack are a pop-punk band from Minneapolis. With only two of the founding members remaining, the band...

Playlist: The Maccabees
Playlist: The Maccabees

13 February 2010

Currently winding their way around the country with The Big Pink, The Drums and Bombay Bicycle Club on the NME Awards tour, The...

Q&A: MV & EE
Q&A: MV & EE

29 January 2010

MV & EE, aka Matt Valentine and his partner Erika Elder, spend their time in the Vermont countryside making psychedelic blues music. Which...

Q&A: Malcolm Middleton
Q&A: Malcolm Middleton

21 January 2010

Malcolm Middleton is a Scottish musician, formerly one half of indie-folk duo Arab Strap. When they split in 2006, Malcolm began to focus...

Q&A: MaJiKer
Q&A: MaJiKer

9 November 2009

MaJiKer, aka Matthew Ker, is the British production talent behind Camille (the rather successful French popstress, not the former La Clique singer and...

Q&A: Meerkats
Q&A: Meerkats

5 November 2009

Currently living in Dubai, but hailing from the south of England, The Meerkats formed simply because lead singer Ben Jones was impressed by...

Q&A: Mirrors
Q&A: Mirrors

14 October 2009

Hailing from Brighton, Mirrors are a modern pop-noir four-piece. Taking inspiration from a whole range of people, from American physicist Richard Feynman to...

Q&A: Mothlite
Q&A: Mothlite

13 October 2009

Mothlite was brought into being by composer and multi-instrumentalist Daniel O'Sullivam, who also writes and performs with numerous other bands, including The Big...

Q&A: Maps
Q&A: Maps

9 September 2009

Maps, aka James Chapman, released his debut album, 'We Can Create', back in 2007. A mixture of epic electronics and quirky indie songwriting,...

Q&A: Mew
Q&A: Mew

18 August 2009

High ranking CMU favourites Mew, comprising frontman Jonas Bjerre, guitarist Bo Madsen, drummer Silas Graae, and bassist Johan Wohlert, formed in Denmark in...

Q&A: Miike Snow
Q&A: Miike Snow

12 August 2009

Formed in 2007, Miike Snow is made up of American singer-songwriter Andrew Wyatt and Swedish songwriting and production duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus...

Q&A: Marina And The Diamonds
Q&A: Marina And The Diamonds

5 August 2009

Solo artist Marina Diamandis is the Marina in Marina And The Diamonds. The Diamonds, she says, are her fans, rather than a backing...

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Q&A: Magistrates

29 July 2009

Magistrate's pop sound has been taking them places of late, gaining them a record deal with XL and support slots with the likes...

Q&A: The Monks
Q&A: The Monks

6 April 2009

Formed in 1964 by five American GIs stationed in Germany, The Monks differed from other bands of the time in many ways. In...

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