Matthew Stone is an artist who was a founder of the south London !WOWOW! collective and has exhibited his work internationally. These New Puritans are so loved by Planet Fashion that Hedi Slimane got them to soundtrack his 2007 Dior Homme show.
In the 1980s, Brix Smith was best known as a guitarist in The Fall, and as the wife of its frontman Mark E. Smith, whom she divorced. Brix was one of very few women in British indie at a time when it was still any good.
After just one album, KillaQueenz are already a rarity in Aussie hip hop. They don't suck. In fact, Kween G (aka. Gladys) and Belizian Bombshell (aka. Desiree) offer a fresh mix of old-school rhymes and dance-hall infused beats that kick the shit out of m…
Jane Badler is easily best known for her role as Diana in the 80s sci-fi series, V, where she played a villainous alien lizard posing on earth as a friendly, stunning-looking human. The specific scene she's best remembered for is one in which she swallows…
In 1983, three boys from Lindsfield, New Jersey, named Anthony Bazzo, Joey Roach, and Chris "Lil'Chris" Thames formed the postpunk band Fuck Me in My Condo. Their path to success included huge crests and valleys, but thankfully they all lived to tell the
Bristol today is synonymous with drum and bass and dubstep, but back in the mid-1980s it was the UK's hip-hop heartland. Against a backdrop of Thatcherism and high unemployment, the city's youth developed a taste for US rap and got heavily into the music
Once upon a time, English punk meant violence, passion, political engagement and an old-fashioned approach to personal hygiene. It did not mean the guy from the Automatic, his iPhone app tie-in deal and the Krazy Tent Tour sponsored by Monster (or whateve…
Sarah and her little brother Jake were over 30 years old when they decided to leave London and sunny San Francisco to move to Stockholm and start a band. Contrary to all reason, this bold arrangement proved successful.
Void Vision is a minimal-synth duo based in binary orbit with semi-latus rectums at Philly and NYC. They just played this week's Wierd party and believe you me, they totally gothed the roof off that sucker.
Between them, the four members of Shrinebuilder have served in Sleep, OM, Neurosis, the Melvins, the Obsessed, Spirit Caravan, and the Hidden Hand. Oh, and Saint Vitus. If you're not familiar with these names then you could be reading the wrong magazine.
Every so often, Scandinavia produces a group who seem to exist in a world of their own, but whose music welcomes you in like an old friend. Röyksopp had that quality, so too, rather more sadistically, do The Knife.
The Twerps write lazy, meandering tunes that feel like swinging in a shady hammock while the rest of your party plays backyard cricket-think the Go Betweens if they were informed less by romantic poetry and more by the plots of Pixar animations.
As you grind your way through one end-of-year music supplement banging on about Animal Collective and Girls after another, your eyes go oblong and there's a sense of intense, giddying deja vu. Haven't we seen it all before?