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Home by the sea (interview by David P Scott)

On the coast of the Firth of Clyde sits the Ayrshire town of Irvine. A New Town with a long history, Robert Burns lived there for a time, it’s the largest settlement in North Ayrshire

Adam Stafford

Walls come tumbling down (in conversation with Stuart McHugh)

Adam Stafford has come a long way. Not geographically, not really (the Falkirk-raised musician and filmmaker is now based in Glasgow’s west end) but in ‘artistic’ terms, his new solo album Imaginary Walls Collapse

Pirate Sons

Dead men tell tall tales (Q&A with Eton Mess)

A quickie with a Dirty Dirty Rascal; finding time to pin this man down is a killer


A healthy obsession (in conversation with Mark Pirie)

Vukovi sit in an empty Nice’n’Sleazy today, laughing, joking, and enjoying the current success surrounding the band.

The Joy Formidable

All the small things (Interview by Nina Glencross)

From featuring on Twilight soundtracks to touring with some of the biggest names in modern rock, this small but mighty Welsh trio are proving, gig by gig, that with a sound as huge as theirs, size doesn’t matter.

All about ME

Australia's genre-hopping sensations (interviewed by Nina Glencross)

Straight from the heart of Australia’s art and culture capital, Melbourne’s latest musical export ME take rock, pop, indie

Sound of the Underground

Why I’ll Miss Girls Aloud (Matt Shaw on the acceptable face of manufactured pop)

Last night saw the first of three nights on all-girl group Girls Aloud’s farewell tour after ten years at the top of pop music.

The Creeping Ivies

Shooting from the hip (in conversation with Andy Wood)

It’s been a heady few months for Dundee duo The Creeping Ivies …

Can you feel it…

when five become four? (Return of The Jacksons)

From October 1969 to September 1970, five callow youngsters managed to score four #1 hits on the U.S. chart, beginning with the immortal ‘I Want You Back’.

itm?’s Album of 2012

The Grand Gestures (The readers' choice)

The votes have been counted and, finally, we have the results of the itm? Readers’ Poll.