Manchester’s R&B scene: Mali Hayes, Fliss & [ K S R ] – roundtable podcast

From L-R: Fliss (source soundcloud.com/flissmcr); [ K S R ] (source soundcloud.com/ksrmusic); and Mali Hayes (source malihayes.bandcamp.com)

Manchester’s music scene is always thriving, but the city’s R&B/neo-soul movement is having a special moment.

Mali Hayes, Fliss and [ K S R ] are just a few of the artists shaping the city’s sound and turning Manchester into a national capital for the genre.

For our latest roundtable podcast episode, we spoke to them about the scene, their music, their careers and much more!

Listen back to our conversation with some of the UK’s best new artists via the player below or Apple Podcasts!

A transcript is available here.


Our discussion featured…

Mali Hayes – with a powerful voice drawing on classic neo-soul, Mali has established herself as a star in Manchester, found performing at places like Band on the Wall to Reform Radio.

Instagram: @malihayes  Twitter: @malihayesmusic

Fliss – a growing presence in the city’s scene, Fliss’ distinct sound has put her firmly on the R&B map of the UK thanks to a stream of exceptional tracks over the past few years.

Instagram: @flissmcr  Twitter: @flissmcr

[ K S R ] – raised in Manchester, [ K S R ] has become the face of the city’s most exciting new scene and has worked with the likes of Children of Zeus and KinKai.

Instagram: @ksrmcr  Twitter: @ksr_mcr


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Check out the rest of our podcast series here.

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Manchester's R&B scene: Mali Hayes, Fliss & [ K S R ] - roundtable podcast