Elisa Bray

Elisa Bray is The Independent's Rock & Pop Editor

Skepta, Kano and the rise of grime

This year has seen grime clock up awards at the most prestigious UK music ceremonies and finally earn its own category on iTunes. Elisa Bray investigates the genre's coming of age

How to write a One Direction song

Hit writer for the likes of One Direction, Westlife and Nicki Minaj, Wayne Hector was honoured with the Ivor Novello for International Achievement today

How to be the headliner? Run your own festival

Both Madness and superstar producer Nile Rodgers are preparing to host new  summer events. It’s part of a trend for artists and their managements to take  the sure-fire route to the top of the bill

14 best organic baby gifts

When it comes to babies, organic is ideal for its softest cotton clothing, chemical free fabrics and the purest, natural toiletries. Here we present the best gifts to take care of babies’ sensitive skin.

13 best sleep aids for babies

Get little ones off to the land of nod with a bit of help. IndyBest finds comforters for tired infants (and new parents)

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