Music

What hyperpop did next

After 2023, PC Music will stop releasing new music, while cutting-edge artists at the forefront of the sound are switching up their style. Does hyperpop have a life beyond the label that birthed it?

Nate Brazier wants to rewrite the pop formula

100%: With three EPs and a few viral TikTok tracks under his belt, the 20-year-old is cooking up a distorted, breakbeat-influenced flavour of R&B. We asked him all about Lorde, Mexican food and the perils of indecision.

Podcast: Fans behaving badly

Doja Cat is beefing with her own stans and no star is safe from being pelted with random objects during their live performances. Is this the year that music fandom fandom got out of control?

Say Zen

The angry Irish girl – the Sinéad of the savage crop and mouth to match – is a thing of the past. At 22, Sinéad is discovering the joys of marriage, motherhood and, not least, mysticism. You can hear this in the softer, more spiritual songs written for her new LP. It is, says Sinéad, like being visited by the Holy Ghost…

We need to talk about Fred… Again

Frederick John Philip Gibson hasn’t exactly built his career from the ground up, but his tunes are huge, he has a mega fanbase and he's just been nominated for the Mercury Prize. So, Clive Martin asks, is it really fair to paint him as the enemy of dance music?

Sexyy Red doesn’t get the controversy

The St. Louisian rapper laughs at critics and her own jokes. With the viral success of Pound Town and a raucous appearance at the BET Awards, she's bringing "raw shit" back into the rap game.

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