Three girl rhumba: Boygenius

What: Three of the best new female singer-songwriters get it together Where: USA Why: If you made a list of the best new female artists from North A(...)

Snail Mail: turning teen dreams into reality

What: 18-year-old singer-songwriter and “guitar prodigy” Lindsey Jordan  Where: Baltimore Why: Having just left school, Lindsey Jordan’s future p(...)

Karma mechanic: Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest

Who: Car Seat Headrest What: Indie wunderkind Where: Virginia, US Why: It’s a long time since Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted at an indie-rock concert.(...)

In one sly joke from the sitcom Community, a young woman attempts to narrow down her older boyfriend’s age: “Thirty-something, I’m assuming. He has a (...)

Julien Baker plays Whelan’s, Dublin on November 9th  

Who: Julien Baker What: 21 year-old songwriter signed to Matador Records Where: Memphis Why: Eschewing the established country style of her Tennessee (...)

They released their first two records on prestigious indie label Matador Records, but this über-serious Brighton trio have taken the independent route(...)

Born to be Vile

Game-changers can come along at the most unexpected junctures. For Kurt Vile it was some time around 2011, when his fourth solo album (...)

Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington:  met at Brown University

Some collaborations are born equal and some have equality thrust upon them. In the case of Darkside, most folks with an interest in electronic music w(...)

It’s often a worrying sign when the liner notes on an album give a long list of collaborators, particularly when it’s a band with the repute of Que(...)

Kurt Vile released three solo albums before breaking through in 2011 with Smoke Ring for My Halo (...)