INTERVIEW: Tom Walker

Tom Walker has always been mad for music, teaching himself to play guitar, drums, bass and piano before going on to study song writing at the London College of Contemporary Music – and all that hard work has paid off. He’s currently touring the UK, set to take on a European mini-tour and he’s got […]

INTRODUCING… IZZY BIZU

She’s newly crowned as BBC Music’s Introducing Artist of the Year, supported Sam Smith and Rudimental on tour and even had her track used as the theme tune for BBC Sport’s Euro 2016 coverage – to say it’s all going on for the über talented Izzy Bizu is a bit of an understatement. The 22-year-old White Tiger songstress […]

The Big Interview: We chat to singer Nina Nesbitt

We caught up with Scottish star Nina Nesbit (who’s just signed a new record deal with Cooked Vinyl) to talk new music, growing up and writing songs for her fans. isn't weird that when we're kids we are told to make believe and when we're adults we are told to get real? — Nina Nesbitt […]

Louise Pentland tells us what she really thinks about Trump

Tomorrow will draw a close to what seems like the longest elections ever. That’s right, after months of leaked emails, pantsuits and dodgy fake tans,  one of the two blondes (that’s either Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton) will finally be named President of the United States. At least that’s the plan. Donald Trump said he […]

Interview: Meet Billie Marten

  In music,  the phrase “up and coming” gets used around a lot. And while critics are keen to label Billie Marten as folk music’s newest rising star, at 17, Billie is something of a music veteran. She was discovered,  almost accidentally, on Youtube after her mum used the site to share videos of her […]

Olivia Purvis: What it takes to be a blogging superstar

Who doesn’t have a blog these days? But what takes you from a keyboard warrior to an international blogging superstar? Olivia Purvis of What Olivia Did knows exactly what it takes – and she is hear to share her blogging secrets with us. 22 year old Olivia is mates with Emma Gannon and Samantha Maria, has 120k […]

Billy Boyd champions Scotland’s working class kids to get into the arts

Billy Boyd starred as Pippin the Hobbit in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, but getting into the arts wasn’t easy for this working class boy from Cranhill. Here’s his advice for young Scots wanting to break into the arts. As a kid living in Cranhill and going to school in Ruchazie, two rival […]

Interview: Billie Marten

Yorkshire singer-songwriter Billie Marten has had a whirlwind couple of years after an overwhelmingly positive response to YouTube videos for her grandparents landed her in the musical spotlight. Her soft and haunting voice coupled with acoustic guitar skills and piano backing has sent shivers of excitement down the spines of music fans around the country. […]

Interview: Lonely the Brave

Over the past couple of years, Cambridge boys Lonely the Brave have catapulted to international success, bringing teen rock fans and and ex naughties emos together with their surging big stage anthems.  In a musical landscape craving their sound, the band’s brutally honest lyrics, addictive melodies and epic hooks have had us rushing to festival stages all […]