The microgenre’s new wave is sweeping North America, one teenage bedroom at a time. THE FACE meets the artists in the post-geographical scene that contests its own name.
Featuring No Rome’s new supergroup, Darkoo’s heartbreak anthem and a Stormzy-assisted Ghanain drill remix.
Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, made one of the best albums of 2020. Now he’s let loose a bunch of producers – including A.G. Cook and Jenny Hval – on a reboot of every track. It’s out with the deliciously grimy art-rock and in with… what exactly?
Featuring a hard-hitting rap anthem from Kam-Bu, warm neo-soul by Greentea Peng and poignant trance courtesy of Smerz.
Featuring righteous ragga jungle, soothing ambient and sofa-bound soul sections.
Having gone public about her experience of domestic abuse, FKA twigs has returned with creative confidence. Here, the artist and activist speaks to her friend and I May Destroy You creator, Michaela Coel, about a new batch of music inspired by a wave of freedom.
The experimental Scandi duo have fused cottagecore, technolust and '00s rap for their new album Believer.
Aitch’s DJ guides us through the NQ roster on THE FACE’s cover.
The legendary Happy Mondays singer, 55, on Manchester, Madchester and digging the city’s new breed of talent (Andy Burnham included).
Set up by 24-year-old mogul Michael Adex – and fuelled by the success of chart-busting rapper Aitch – talent and entertainment company, NQ, embodies the same Mancunian spirit that’s been pulsing through the city since Factory Records.
The rapper’s arrest has provoked civil unrest across the country.
Featuring Teni’s vibrant style, Joeboy’s lovestruck lyricism and Yung L’s politically potent afro-dancehall.
The LA-via-London producer reveals how a depressive episode, like-minded musicians and an ominous tarot card inspired his EP, Like a Good Old Friend.
The Georgian musician shouts out the fashion designers, painters and producers in her network.
Headie One and Burna Boy go pop punk, Dua Lipa drops bonus bangers and slowthai gets vexed.
The Berlin-via-Toronto artist taps into the emotional palette of HBO's Industry, blending chill-out tunes with remixes of Madonna and Depeche Mode.
Watch Philly, premiering exclusively on THE FACE and teeing up the release of the London soul singer’s new seven-track EP. “I wanted to make sure there was some light coming in,” she says, “especially now.”
Once the R&B singer stopped caring about what people think, more success came knocking at the door.
Featuring Cardi B’s post-WAP banger, Joeboy’s heartfelt Afropop and the anxious energy of Black Country, New Road.
The LA-via-London creative has already made a name for herself in fashion and as a fine artist. Now, following Prince’s advice, her free-spirited music career is blossoming.
The 22-year-old is gathering millions of streams with every track he drops.
Listen to an MF Doom tribute plus ballroom, breaks and icy electro from the Twin Peaks town.