Festival Preview: La Route Du Rock

Northern France’s outstanding La Route Du Rock returns with perhaps the best-curated line-up in mainland Europe this year.

Nils Frahm on SHEETS: “The more disposable, digital and virtual everything goes, the bigger the desire for something which lasts”

We talk to the well-known improviser about the process of transcribing his work to sheet music and the value of the physical in a digital age.


Best Fit gets an exclusive first interview with teenage production sensation XO.

The 10 Best Things We Saw At Lovebox

A festival of extremes, Jack Dutton looks back on the best things he saw at Lovebox Festival.

10 Things We Loved About Festival D’ete

We look back on the well kept secret that is Canada's Festival D’ete De Quebec.

In Stockholm with Seinabo Sey

Who does she think she is?! Seinabo Sey on finding her voice, making her debut album and why it's the Law of Jante, not the Law of The Jungle, that looms large.

LIZ: “You have to become a more fantastical version of yourself”

The relentlessly-upbeat Diplo-endorsed Californian dissects pop stardom with Best Fit's Maya Hambro.

Britt Daniel of Spoon: “This record is for playing loud in your car”

The Austin cult favourites' frontman talks the band's long lay-off, reinvigoration, and new influences, ahead of the long-awaited They Want My Soul.

Fránçois & the Atlas Mountains: “We’re not trying to be eccentric for the fun of being eccentric”

We talk the romance of the French language, the influence of African music & the UK government's approach to art with the French world-poppers.

Cloud Boat: “We wanted to be less introverted”

We talked tattoos, churches and the making of Model Of You with Sam Ricketts.

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