One artist who's proven a dependable live act this summer is Santigold.
With impressive showings at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, Wireless and Reading festivals, she's continued her hectic touring schedule throughout Europe and across the US.
Digital Spy met up with the star ahead of her intimate performance in Ibiza for Sony Entertainment Network to find out how she's coping.
We're interviewing you in Ibiza, which is rather nice. Is this the hottest place you've been?
"This heat is ridiculous, but I've been to Vegas when it's even hotter than this."
Ouch. Are you a gambling woman then?
"Not at all. It's so stupid! I hate it. I did it once with $20 and I came away with $40 and then I stopped, of course. There was a small part of me that thought if I'd put $20,000 dollars in, I'd have won $40,000! I think I was right to stop there and then."
You're on a pretty gruelling tour schedule at the moment, aren't you?
"It sucks. My last UK show was at Hackney Weekend, and I was in a complete daze. I'd done three shows that day - with the one before in New York that same day. I was sick just before going on stage and we weren't allowed to do a sound check, so it was just a case of getting through it."
It's good to be busy though, right?
"Definitely! It certainly feels like I'm getting out there. The tours and festivals in Europe and the US have been going really well, but it's hard to gauge. You do all this touring but it doesn't seem to improve your record sales. You start wondering if you have fans, but then the shows keep getting bigger! It's confusing, but I guess it's the new way that music is now. I've discovered I have fans in places I've never even heard of."
Are you pleased with how Master of my Make-Believe is doing?
"I am. I try not to read reviews, but then I find myself reading one and thinking f**k this s**t! When I first put music out I would read everything, now if I start seeing negative things I ask for protection!"
Your current single 'The Keepers' has a weirdly amazing video. Can you explain?
"It's about taking responsibility for the state of the world and how we can't turn a blind eye because everything is falling apart. It's about the need to sit up and take responsibility for it."
And about radioactive fish.
"So the video is quite literal to the song! The fish is toxic because of nuclear power, the milk has hormones and antibiotics in it because cows aren't designed to be milked that much. There's oil in the water because of the spillages and a drive-by shooting because there's insane amounts of violence going on in the world. We act like it's all normal and are completely desensitised to it."
We like your blonde hair in it as well.
"Thanks! I liked that too - I love dressing up. I'm kind of thinking that I might start trying to do some acting. I really enjoy role play."
Are we talking film, television or theatre?
"I never like the theatre much. I'd probably be way more intro opera. I hate musicals, especially film musicals. I don't like the idea of breaking into song - especially when it's a song nobody likes and is ten minutes long. I suppose I'd do it if the music was generally all good - a bit like Rocky Horror. I'm fascinated by costumes and ornate jewellery, there's a lot of magic to it."
So you've not been recording any new music then?
"There's no time! Honestly, I haven't had a single moment. I was asked to write a song for a TV show and nothing would come into my head. Touring is exhausting and it's a different headspace. I need some calm and creative energy."
Do you suffer from creative blocks?
"I thought I did before I wrote this album, but it turns out I just need a bit of peace and quiet and then I can turn them out. I pick up inspiration from everywhere and it all manages to keep stored in my brain somewhere."
Is there anyone on the charts you're liking at the moment?
"Not really. I'm not liking any of the music that's doing well out there at the moment. That said, I love Chief Keef's 'I Don't Like' - it's my whole team's jam. I love it - it's so hater-ish."
That can't be the only song you like at the moment...
"I feel like good music comes and goes in waves. We're definitely on the cusp of some brilliant music - I can feel it."
Santigold played Es Vive as part of Sony Entertainment Network Ibiza. For more information visit sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/ibiza.
Watch Santigold performing 'Disparate Youth' live below: