Image copyright Charlie Cummings She is still just 18 years-old but London newcomer Arlo Parks’ debut track Cola, released at the end of 2018, fizzed with original confessional lyrics mixed with a smooth funky groove and a dash of jazz for good measure. Its heady delights were such that in April Lily Allen made the…

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Tyler, The Creator was banned from entering the UK in 2015 A US rapper said a “rowdy” crowd forced him to cancel his first UK show since a ban on entering the country was lifted. Tyler, The Creator announced the gig in Peckham, south-east London, a few hours after…

Image copyright Ellie Smith They are a world away from UK grime – musically speaking – but self-proclaimed ‘black feminist sistah punk’ band Big Joanie are standing with Stormzy. That’s after the grime star cancelled a festival headline appearance in Austria late on last week, claiming members of his team had been racially profiled. In…