Broadcaster and proud Lancastrian Mary Anne Hobbs curates a celebration of avant-garde female musicians at Manchester International Festival.
Elliot Ryder looks at some of the solutions being offered by a movement towards the local as our appetite for global politics and activism fades.
Looking deep into the visual archaeology of club culture with cultural cartographers Dorothy and SEVENSTORE.
Festival headliner, and one of the hottest hip hop talents in the UK, Loyle Carner speaks to us about his new album
Live Editor Elliot Ryder explores the intricacies of society and the problem with bracketing ourselves
Exploring the structures of nuance with one of the most finely-tuned minds in British music today.
In March, Liverpool’s musicians and venues take centre stage as the city plays host to three days of live music for the 6 Music Festival
A discussion on space and place with the Liverpool-based artist
The duo return with another LP of biting social commentary that is so vital that it should be on the national curriculum.
Sheffield’s latest musical response to the UK’s woes is a trio of Northern Rail-baiting synth obsessives pumping out acidic nerd disco.
Rhythmic release from the heart of the Middle East. Meet Syria's foremost wedding singer.
Trance sybaritism in a shipping container – Evian Christ pilots a 50-person party through smoke and strobes that is both communal rave and personal hedonism.
Captured Tracks’ Americana raconteur on moving to Texas and finding her songwriting voice.
Live Editor Elliot Ryder ponders the long-lasting effects of 2008's giant footsteps
Searching for collective joy in the far-out left: Elliot Ryder pitches up at The World Transformed.
Conor O’Brien’s inventive folk-pop outfit deal with faith and in a typically disarming and confessional manner
Hidden from the Portland rainfall, Haley Heynderickx has quietly been tending to a delicate collection of folk songs