Glaswegian poet and musician Stephen Durkan draws on a wide range of influences, from experimental hip-hop to post-punk. His razor-sharp writing channels gritty realism and a sardonic approach to existential dread. Durkan’s debut EP The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Ourselves was released in February 2022 to widespread acclaim, including support from The Line of Best and BBC Radio 6. As one of Play EOTR’s 2022 winners, we couldn’t stay indifferent to his sound either. We can’t wait to see what he and his Acid Commune have in store for us.