Posts by Kez Cochrane (@Kez_EVC )

Jenny Hval and Gazelle Twin on artistic identity and playing with performance conventions

Ahead of playing the forthcoming edition of Rewire Festival, the two experimental musicians discuss the conventions of performance, how they approach each of their projects and the shared connections in their work

Saint Precious curates a playlist of tracks that make her “feel empowered and cared for”

To celebrate the release of her debut EP ‘The Resonance’, Saint Precious has put together a playlist of “music that sweeps me off my feet and back again” featuring serpentwithfeet, Arca, Björk, Cleo Sol and more

Listen to a textural and experimental playlist from Nexcyia

Ahead of his debut album dropping next month, the London-based artist curates a playlist featuring Purelink, MIKE, Klein, James K and more

Sega Bodega teases new album, shares single Deer Teeth

The new single marks his first new music of 2024 and is taken from his forthcoming TBA album

American Football announced to headline Outbreak Fest

The influential emo band will play their self-titled debut in full to mark the record’s 25th anniversary

Deptford’s Matchstick Piehouse is fundraising to become a workers’ co-op

Following a dispute with the Deptford venue’s landlord, the grassroots music and arts space is hoping to secure its future by becoming a workers’ co-operative

Thy Slaughter on medieval fantasy, Soft Rock and PC Music

The PC Music duo – aka EASYFUN and A. G. Cook – discuss the fantasy lore of the project, a decade of PC Music and album collaborations with Charli XCX, SOPHIE, Alaska Reid and more

Big Dyke Energy launches Save Queer Raves grant

The new funding scheme will support LGBTQIA+ grassroots music events organisers across the UK

Thy Slaughter announce debut album, Soft Rock, and share SOPHIE co-written single, Lost Everything

The duo – comprised of A.G. Cook and EASYFUN – have announce details of their debut full-length, set for released on 1 December via PC Music

Unsound 2023: Standout moments from the Kraków avant-garde celebration

Various venues, Kraków, Poland 2 October

Hannah Diamond and Juliana Huxtable to feature in new exhibition, CUTE, at Somerset House

The new exhibition at the London gallery space is set to open on 25 January and run until 14 April 2023

Tara Clerkin Trio share fundraiser to open music pub venue in Bristol

Tara Clerkin and Sunny Paradisos – from Tara Clerkin Trio – are raising funds to secure the future of Bristol pub The Rhubarb Tavern, bringing it back as a pub, music venue and community hub

SCALPING announce name change to SCALER

The Bristol four-piece has also shared new single ‘Loam’, produced by Daniel Avery, and announced details of a UK headline tour this autumn

50 years of Lavender Country: the radical history of the first queer country album

Lavender Country released their eponymous debut album in 1973. 50 years on, the album stands as a landmark within queer history and country music

A-Z of dance music with Jockstrap

Ahead of their performance at Forwards Festival, Jockstrap run through the alphabet of dance music, featuring SOPHIE, Jamie xx, Beyoncé and more

Smerz on writing ASAP and producing for NewJeans

Kez Cochrane talks spontaneous studio sessions, trust and producing NewJeans bop ‘ASAP’ with Smerz, the Norwegian duo tapped for the K-pop girl group’s new EP ‘Get Up’


OUT.FEST confirms new names for 2023 edition

Twelve more artists have been added to the programme for the Portuguese festival, which takes place in Barreiro from 4-7 October

Listen to Bruce’s playlist of delicately emotive tracks

Bruce curates a playlist of tracks that inspired his new vocal pop era featuring Visible Cloaks, Memotone, Autechre and some of his own deep cuts

SHAPE+ announces roster of artists for 2023/2024

The next edition of the innovative music and audiovisual art programme runs from 15 July until 14 July 2024

Music To Come launches with event at IKLECTIK this weekend

Music To Come is a new cooperative platform working with a variety of sound artists and musicians from Bristol and further afield

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Rainy Miller, Bendik Giske and Jana Rush to play London’s ICA

The London Institute of Contemporary Arts has announced its programme for June through to December

Pickle Darling curates a playlist of album openers

Featuring tracks by bedbug, Katie Dey, Maxine Funke, Tiny Ruins and more

Samuel Organ curates an ethereal folk soundscape

Featuring tracks by Lankum, Rachika Nayar, Puma Blue, Florist, Astrid Sonne and more

Weekender Festival announces details of its debut edition

The new event – organised by the team behind Meakusma festival and ArsVitha – comes to St Vith, Belgium from 25-27 August

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SHAPE+ shares programme for Mutant Radio showcase

SHAPE+ and Tbisili’s Mutant Radio are teaming up for a collaborative showcase taking place on 23 and 24 June

Watch a 14-year-old King Krule audition to play at Glastonbury Festival

King Krule’s new album ‘Space Heavy’ is due out on 9 June via XL Recordings

Crystallmess curates a playlist ranging from high-energy heaters to introspective cuts

Featuring tracks from Badsista, RP Boo, Nkisi, Coby Sey, Iceboy Violet and more

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Evian Christ, Slikback and Zoë Mc Pherson confirmed for Lunchmeat Festival 2023

The electronic music and digital arts festival returns to Prague from 25 to 30 September

Nukuluk curate an eclectic playlist of tracks that have inspired them

Featuring aya, Tricky, Richard Dawson, Wu-Lu, Nilufer Yanya and more

Experiments in the art of living: Don and Moki Cherry’s Organic Music

Ahead of Terraforma 2023, festival co-founder Ruggero Pietromarchi speaks with Blank Forms’ Lawrence Kumpf and Naima Karlsson about Don and Moki’s work and their Organic Music