Founded in 2017 by principals Mark Smyth and Sigrún Sumarliðadóttir, Studio Bua. The London-based studio has to date realised a number of ambitious and concept-driven projects, including the renovation of an Icelandic farmhouse and cultural centre.
The Darkness have been banging out rock anthems since the noughties, but bassist Frankie Poullain would rather discuss religious art and vintage sportswear than Brit awards with Veronica Simpson.
French indie-pop duo The Penelopes, aka Axel Basquiat and Vincent T, fled Paris in 2012 because they felt their 1980s UK-inspired pop was too niche for French audiences. Axel Basquiat interview by Veronica Simpson