• We Want War

    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.

  • Brix Smith

    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.

  • And You Don’t Stop (shopping)

    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 most music currently out t…

  • Artful Meanderings

    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 a whole, live, hamster.

  • Dicksplosion!

    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 tale.

  • Records

    Lil Wayne’s last LP was not very good, yet it received universal praise. That’s OK.

  • Shipshape And Bristol Fashion

    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 and fashion of that cultu…

  • Pissing In The Wind

    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 whatever it is this week).

  • Swindie Neverland

    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 are Cold-Wave Jailbait

    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.

  • The Lounge Lizard King

    Of all the absurd figures Germany’s pop music scene has ever produced—and there are loads—Christian Anders is without a doubt the most ridiculous.

  • Records

    I cannot believe this is what normal music sounds like. Some French guy who’s friends with a celebrity hermaphrodite singing fake dancehall songs through an Auto-Tune over.

  • Photos From When Music Was Good

    For the past 30 years, Swiss photographer Hannes Schmid has been sitting on what may be the preeminent photo archive of just about every rock musician who mattered from the late 70s to the mid-80s.

  • Goo In Your Hand!

    This just in! Ben Rayner went to the My Bloody Valentine ATP in December and made a zine out of what he saw. He also partied with an obscure Canadian group called Fucked Up.