The New British Jazz Messengers

Nubya Garcia has had a fantastic year, with a performance at the Proms, a Mercury Prize nomination, and critical praise for her first album, Source. More significantly, the saxophonist is one of a number of young Black British jazz performers who are introducing new audiences to the genre and acting as role models for future […]

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Ed Sheeran: Award Shows Are Full of Anger and Hate

Ed Sheeran has called award shows "horrible," admitting that he often leaves them "feeling sad." He told Audacy's The Julia Show after his performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on September 12: "The room is filled with resentment and hatred towards everyone else, and it's quite an uncomfortable atmosphere." It's simply […]

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Collapsed Sunbeams by Arlo Parks Wins Mercury Prize 2021

Arlo Parks' first album Collapsed in Sunbeams has received the Mercury Prize for 2021, which is given to the best British music of the year. “We chose an artist with a singular voice who uses lyrics of remarkable beauty to confront complex themes of mental health and sexuality, and connects deeply with her generation as […]

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