Little Simz

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Parklife festival review – proof that Manchester is still mad fer it
A young crowd – who could make even twentysomethings feel fossilised – gleefully accepted their city’s rave mantle, losing it to Megan Thee Stallion, Bicep and more

Kemi Alemoru

13, Sep, 2021 @4:23 PM

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End of the Road 2021 review – phones firmly in pockets at life-affirming festival
From Little Simz to Richard Dawson, the indie stalwart’s 15th anniversary party provided a joyous slice of summer in a difficult year

Ammar Kalia

06, Sep, 2021 @10:43 AM

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Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert review – soul-baring brilliance
Wordsmith Simbiatu Ajikawo unleashes non-stop killer cuts on her extraordinary fourth album

Kitty Empire

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Little Simz: Sometimes I Might Be Introvert review – rich, vital rap
Intensely creative as she discusses race, womanhood and family – and with a cameo from Emma Corrin – Simz’s fourth album feels totally alive

Rachel Aroesti

02, Sep, 2021 @10:30 AM

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From Ghetts to Genesis, Nick Cave to Arlo Parks: autumn 2021’s essential music
From Fontaines DC to the Valkyrie, a techno Halloween to Little Simz, this is the unmissable music of the next few months

Alexis Petridis, Ammar Kalia and Andrew Clements

25, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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One to watch: Alewya
Arabic scales and nu-metal converge in this Saudi Arabia-born Londoner’s unique brand of dance-pop

Kate Hutchinson

14, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Sault: Nine review – a masterclass in anger and balm
The enigmatic collective’s fifth album in two years is another masterclass in confounding expectations

Kitty Empire

03, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Rapper Little Simz: ‘I don’t hold back – I feel super free’
She is as well known for her dizzying talent (Stormzy hailed her as a ‘legend’) as she is for her privacy. So, as Little Simz releases her fourth album, why is she finally opening up?

Simran Hans

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Stormzy dedicates video for song Superheroes to Chadwick Boseman
Promo ends with message: RIP Chadwick Boseman 1976-2020 ‘Forever a Superhero in our hearts’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

09, Sep, 2020 @4:28 PM

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Dave, Little Simz and Jamie Cullum win at 2020 Ivor Novello awards
Songwriting and composition awards herald politically conscious work including Dave’s Black, described as ‘important and eloquent’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Sarathy Korwar, Flying Lotus and FKA twigs among 2020 AIM awards winners
Independent Music awards for artists outside major label system also honour Moses Boyd, Arlo Parks, Yaeji and AJ Tracey

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Aug, 2020 @8:45 PM

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Charli XCX to Taylor Swift: 10 of the best albums made in lockdown
Anxiety, escapism and noise complaints from neighbours all feature in the work musicians have created while house-bound

Michael Cragg

07, Aug, 2020 @7:00 AM

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