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2024: Year of the Grime renaissance

This year marks 20 years since an underground group of musicians created a sound in a small basement in North London. MCs Richard Cowie and Kane Robinson, AKA Wiley and…

The two sides of slowthai: TYRON

★★★ Bursting on the scene in 2019 with his debut album Nothing Great About Britain, slowthai proved that his high-energy combination of grime, heavy hip hop, and punk influences could…

Moses Boyd delivers exhilarating and poignant new party-jazz on ‘Dark Matter’

Five stars The 28-old producer-slash-drummer and avant-garde jazz pioneer Moses Boyd once described his mother as a ‘hipster’ before the word came into being; in an interview with Trench two…

Commander and Guide: Kano in Concert

12th October The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh The Liquid Rooms darken, anticipation builds, and Kano bounces on stage. No messing: “Welcome to the jungle”. He launches straight in with ‘Hail’, the…