The culinary delights of Black Deer Festival

A celebration of Americana culture, as well as a packed line-up of outstanding names from the world of country music, Black Deer Festival boasts a tantalising menu of food and drink. Alongside the BBQ and whisky, there are options for diverse diets and adventurous eaters. Returning to Kent’s Eridge Park…

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On the Rise: Flowerovlove

As flowerovlove, 16-year-old South London born Joyce Cisse makes music driven by hazy nostalgia as much as an unwavering self-belief. Joyce Cisse meets the lens with a sleepy, feline gaze and blinks slowly, like a cat laying in a chink of sunlight on a Sunday afternoon. It could be contentment…

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Kathryn Joseph puts the weight and pain of abuse under scrutiny on her quietly fearsome new record. She tells Alan Pedder how she turned her rage into a source of comfort.

Once a discouraged, subterranean thing, women’s anger has finally gone mainstream after centuries of censorship. It’s been a beautiful, painful, and inspiring thing to witness. ​ With her third album, for you who are the wronged, Kathryn Joseph lets the rage she carries flow through the heart of its coded…

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On the Rise: Umru

Growing up creatively in public helped Charli-XCX collaborating, PC Music producer umru to became a key figure in the sound of future pop - and now he's contemplating what comes next. Comfort noise: the soft crackling you hear on the phone that settles in the silences between. It’s a blanket…

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With her third album Emotional Eternal ushering in a more peaceful, uplifting era, Melody Prochet takes Alan Pedder on an introspective trip through the songs that brought her here. 

There’s a line from the first Melody’s Echo Chamber album where French psych-pop voyageuse Melody Prochet confesses “in the calm I find my truth”. Ten years on, that same principle bears some pretty heavenly fruit with Emotional Eternal, a more grounded and complete record than what has come before. Only…

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On the Rise: Daisy Brain

The brainchild of East London-based songwriter and producer Will Tse, Daisy Brain is injecting a throwback to grunge with new life and an imaginative slant. If you’re looking for Daisy Brain, follow the incoming tide of fans spilling from Chalk Farm Station: a flood of rainbow-coloured box-dye, scuffed Converse with…

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On the Rise: Sofiane Pamart

Sofiane Pamart might be erasing the walls between hip hop culture and classical music but his true focus is connection and transformation. Three years ago, 31-year old Lille-born virtuoso Sofiane Pamart released his first album Planet, with each track bearing the name of a city that inspired it. The record…

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On the Rise: NoSo

Partisan-signed musician and producer Abby Hwong makes music as NoSo that mirrors their search for a sense of self Morning light floods through the windows of an empty dollhouse as the American flag flutters on calm, conditioned air. Abby Hwong wakes up, shrugs on a floral two-piece suit over their…

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As we start to adjust to life in the absence of pandemic restrictions, Jasleen Dhindsa looks at some of the challenges faced by artists living with the added weight of autoimmune conditions – and what can be done to help them.

As a home for those that don’t fit in, the music industry is an industry that prides itself on being different - embracing individuals with personal struggles, promoting diversity and inclusion every step of the way, and even capitalising on it during the process. Despite this almost pathological need for…

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