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 […]

Interview: Prose

This week Source spoke to the three members of Prose, a dynamic hip hop acoustic trio hailing from the mean streets of Stretford, Manchester. It’s rap but not as you know it. With heartfelt and eloquent bars spoken over an acoustic backdrop courtesy of Dave Stone and Lee Royle, the sound of Prose blends the emotional […]

Interview : Jaymi from Union J

The lovely Jaymi from Union J took time out of his day yesterday to have a chat with Source about life, sexuality and old school R&B… Jaymi! What are you up to today? I’ve been having a nice little relaxed day. It’s good to have a day off and get your washing done and go […]

The Twitter Q&A: HomeTown

They’re the hot new six-piece boy band tipped for the top – but how did Ireland’s HomeTown, managed by pop supremo Louis Walsh, cope when you guys sent in some questions for them on Twitter to @SourceMag? Two thirds of the band – Brendan, Dayl, Josh and Dean – took time out from life on […]

Rachel Sermanni: Tied To The Moon

Scottish folk singer-songwriter Rachel Sermanni has grown in musical recognition since performing at Celtic Connections in 2011, followed by her debut album Under Mountains in 2012. Rachel, 23, has toured across the world in the past four years and has shared the stage with the likes of Rumer, Mumford and Sons and Elvis Costello. We caught up […]

Carrie Hope Fletcher

Juggling her book release, performing in Les Misérables in the West End and making YouTube videos for half a million fans, Carrie Hope Fletcher (little sister of Tom from McFly) is probably one of the busiest 22-year-olds out there. Carrie took some time out of her busy schedule to talk about her brilliant career so far Congratulations on your […]

Eve Muirhead: Calling the shot

It’s not every day that you get to speak with a medal-winning Olympian, so we were pretty pumped to have a chat with Eve Muirhead, a Scottish sports star who has excelled in the curling world. We asked her a bit about why she got into the sport, if it’s moving away from its “old person’s game” […]