Last night marked the first of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions of 2010, with The Maccabees and The Rumble Strips playing to a packed-out studio at London’s prestigious Hospital Club.
The shortlists for the Brit Awards 2010 were unveiled at an event in London tonight.
Ellie Goulding recently won the Brits Critics' Choice award and topped the BBC Sound of 2010 poll. Elisa Bray explains why she justifies the hype that surrounds her
Since unexpectedly winning this year's Mercury prize, the rapper Speech Debelle has had to contend with high expectations, low album sales and the boos of Take That fans. And still, she says, this has been the easiest year of her life so far...
Rap artist's gritty take on urban life scoops prestigious award despite selling only 3,000 albums
The nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize have been announced, with joint favourites Florence and The Machine's 'Lungs' and Kasabian's third LP 'West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum' jostling with ten other entries to be named the album of the year.
Guess what? This week's next big thing could be the real deal
The BBC's annual poll to find the "Sound" of the forthcoming year has rapidly developed its own self-fulfilling critical mass, nowhere better illustrated than in the performance of Florence and the Machine's singles so far.
As Bruce Springsteen heads for Worthy Farm, Blur reunite and Doves aim for great heights, this year’s festival season offers the perfect recession antidote. Ben Walsh is our guide
Usually the support band has to make do with the chosen stage set-up of the headlining act, but in tonight's imaginatively concocted line up by the Teenage Cancer Trust, each of the three performers has almost equal stage time – and equally large and eccentric personas.
Too many toffs on this magic roundabout
Franz Ferdinand's third album has a strange new sound. The band tell Elisa Bray why the future is electronic