Clive Martin

Writer

Articles by Clive Martin

  • Big Night Out

    RIP Indie

    Clive gets his old Libertines jacket out of the closet and heads to Shoreditch, indie's new London home, and discovers that the scene isn’t quite as he remembered it.

  • Reasons London Is the Worst Place Ever

    London is a city that exists permanently at the end of its rope. It's the last metropolis in a sinking country on a starving continent, an island within an island oozing out into the Home Counties like an unstoppable concrete oil spill.

  • These Cool Christians Want to Convert You with Aztec Print and Hip-Hop Mixtapes

    Kids and God don't get along. I think they used to, back in the day, when priests scared the love of God into them with big fiery paintings, birch rods, and punitive fondles. Now, a new organization called Alpha Course is trying to change all that and figures acting hip is the be…

  • Big Night Out - The Drunken Student Disco

    Clive ventures deep into the university experience. Setting out on the ultimate night out with the Cardiff University rugby team, he must endure the pre-lash, the dirty pint, the Jägerbomb, and the banter. Can he win their acceptance, or will he forever be a "shit-lad"?

  • Big Night Out

    The Drunken Student Disco

    Setting out on the ultimate night out with the Cardiff University rugby team, Clive must endure the pre-lash, the dirty pint, the Jägerbomb, and the banter. Can he win their acceptance, or will he forever be a "shit-lad"?

  • Big Night Out

    The Drum 'n' Bass Night

    Clive Martin travels to Reading, in Berkshire, England, to breathe in the Lynx Africa body spray at a drum 'n' bass night. The scene has been a rave gateway for generations of British youth and it's still refusing to die.

  • Big Night Out

    Psytrance Rave in a Forest

    After coming across a forest rave deep in the English countryside, Clive Martin finds himself amongst swinging dreadlocks, "poi artists," evil clowns, inexplicably posh Made in Chelsea extras, and a scrotum-headed demon.

  • Big Night Out

    The Gabber Night

    In the first episode of Big Night Out, Clive Martin heads north to Glasgow in search of the dark heart of the UK Gabber scene. To do this he must endure 200 BPM tunes, scores of shirtless men punching the ceiling, hockey mask wearing hardcore fiends, and a man with a rathe…

  • I'll Always Love You, Tony Soprano

    James Gandolfini, American actor and American icon, has died at age 51. Before him, TV acting seemed to be more about doing a passable, consistent job. His Tony Soprano character, on the other hand, seemed like someone I knew. Not somebody I liked or would want to spend time with…

  • The Soul of UK Garage, Photographed by Ewen Spencer

    It's clear that we didn't appreciate UK garage enough. One man who was definitely there, however, is photographer Ewen Spencer. His latest project concerns the lauded, but still somewhat undocumented, world of UKG, and comes in the form of a new book, 'Brandy & Coke.'