• Do It!

    UK urban music is in the best state it's been in for a decade. Ten-year-old girls are throwing their Bratz dolls out the window and breakdancing in their wheelie shoes when a bassline tune comes on daytime radio.

  • Records

    Who’d have thought 20 years ago that the music present-day goths would be into would sound exactly like someone making fun of the music that goths were into 20 years ago?

  • Climb Every Mountain

    Ryan McPhun is an American living in New Zealand. He moved there five years ago and as you can imagine, his accent is a bit strange.

  • Shitgazers United

    Psychedelic Horseshit coined the turn "shitgaze," formed on a whim at a party and made up their name on the spot because it was the first thing that sprang to mind.

  • Locked Off

    People still try to make out that grime is based in three highrise blocks in Bow, when in reality other parts of London, particularly north, are home to a lot of the more productive MCs such as Chipmunk, Skepta, JME, Scorcher etc.

  • Giant Haystacks

    If your band has a stupid name, you need to be able to justify it. So many bands just don't give a shit anymore.

  • Documented Mind- Wandering

    Tickley Feather is the nom de plume of a 29-year-old woman named Annie Sachs. She lives with her four-year-old son, Aiden, out in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. When she has some time off from doing motherly stuff, she writes and sings these bewitching, primitive songs.

  • Under The Fuzz

    The internet has made everything too easy. Remember when you used to have to send a cheque off to some PO Box just to get hold of a zine and in the back of it you'd see a list of records by a bunch of bands you knew nothing about?

  • Raw China

    These death metal maestros make the four horsemen of the apocalypse sound like My Little Pony.

  • Electric Independence

    For the second month in a row we're over in New York, in a manner of speaking, talking to a couple of guys who've made an incredible record that perhaps a few hundred people might think about buying.

  • VICE Music Specials

    Fucked Up @ Zoobizarre, Montreal

    “Year of the Pig”

  • Practice Space

    Mike Bones

    Staying in for the evening with New York’s best guitarist.

  • Soft Focus

    Bobby Gillespie

    Ian chats with Bobby Gillespie about psychic dessication and stuff. In this edition of Soft Focus, Ian talks to Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream . Bobby details his musical pedigree, from Altered Images hanger-on, to replacement-bassist for the Wake, to standing …

  • Traumatic Youth

    Remember in cartoons how they'd always have the band that was basically a composite of whatever the thousand-year-old animators had heard about rock n roll? The Carbonas are basically the human, good version of Jabberjaw, the Bugaloos, et al.