The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

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 Stormzy is one of the early favourites on this year’s Mercury Music Prize shortlist. Photograph: Ignacio Brotons/EPA

Ed Sheeran will face off with friend and collaborator Stormzy in the battle for this year’s Mercury Prize. Sheeran’s record-breaking third album Divi(...)

Dara Kilkenny of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin: “It’s important to be creative and an artist, but you also need to eat and have a roof over your head.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The inner-city community of the Liberties’ in Dublin 8 has been sharing its streets, shops and flats with art students ever since NCAD set up in Th(...)

Rudimental’s debut album, Home, was the sound of now – the 2013 variety. The question for their second album is if the London collective a(...)

Singer Lianne La Havas: “I absolutely love doing what I do, but if you forget you love it, then it can be a very miserable job.” Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/GettyImages

Not for the first time has Londoner Lianne La Havas stepped up to the start line and wondered will she finish the race, let alone pip everyone else(...)

Aqualung: 10 Futures

Matt Hales upped sticks and moved to California after his fifth album in 2010, vowing never to make another Aqualung record. Having spent the (...)