Artist Picks: Ace, Skunk Anansie

They've released six albums. They've been a band (on and off) for 22 years. They've headlined Glastonbury's main stage - and next February they're coming back to Brixton Academy. They are sometimes-soulful, sometimes-militant, riff-laden rock band Skunk Anansie. In the run up to their own show, we asked guitarist Ace…

Artist Picks: YES

For the latest of our Artist Picks series, we asked YES's Geoff Downes to choose some upcoming shows and tours that he recommends. YES's own tour kicks off on April 27th, and sees the legendary classic rockers behind tracks like 'Owner of a Lonely Heart' and 'Starship Trooper' play two…

Artist Picks: Saxon

70s South Yorkshire rock legends Saxon are now into their second generation of influence, as acts that were influenced by them have grown to headliner status and in turn passed the baton down again. We spoke to singer Biff Byford about the rock tours coming up that he'd recommend. You…

Artist Picks: Bowling For Soup

Titans of pop-punk (and tongue in cheek cover versions) since they formed in Texas in 1994, Bowling for Soup are best known for their 2002 hit 'Girl All The Bad Guys Want'. Not only are they back in the UK in a week's time for the How About Another Round…

Artist Picks: Kitty, Daisy + Lewis

They've been wowing crowds with their 1920's tinged, instrument-swapping blues almost as long as Ents24's been around. They've supported everyone from Coldplay to Jools Holland. They count Dustin Hoffman and Ewan McGregor amongst their fans, spurn digital recording equipment and they're heading out on tour in January. They are Kitty,…