• Records

    Everybody’s walking around saying this album is great. They’re wrong. It’s better than Jigga’s last piece of crap, but it’s hardly reminiscent of Reasonable Doubt and The Blueprint.

  • Bees And Trees

    Baby Dee is a singer-songwriter-harpist-pianist with a voice like an angel who fell from heaven. She has played with Current 93 for a while now, and she just put out a solo record of strong and sad and pretty songs on the Drag City label.

  • Gully-sidal Tendencies

    Mavado is the best thing to have happened to dancehall in years. He has the premier new catchphrases ("Anywaaaaayeeeeeee" and "Gangster for liiiife"), if you look into his eyes you'd swear it was the devil looking back at you.

  • Do It!

    Since bassline isn’t coming to London anytime soon, when a film Easychord shot got accepted into the Sheffield Film Festival late last year, we decided to head up to South Yorkshire the weekend of the festival to check out a bassline rave first hand.

  • Yet More Fucking Hippies

    Ever had a hangover that you could describe as "beautiful"? They're not common.

  • Endless Harmoniacals

    Jazz can be scary. Unless you are some child prodigy in a Richard Powers novel, it's unlikely you will experience that much jazz in your quotidian existence.

  • Vice Fashion - Rock And Roll, Keep Playing For Me

    Photos by Jonnie Craig, Tara Darby, Gavin Watson, James Pearson-Howes, and Ben Rayner.

  • Electric Independence

    At the end of October last year, Bogdan Raczynski fell from a hotel window in Graz, Austria, and ended up in hospital with two broken heels. Heels-ouch.

  • Newsflash: Electro Still Sucks

    Although few history books will be using this as a reference, and many casual observers may not be aware of this, as far as some dance fans are concerned we have entered the post-Justice era.

  • Soft Focus

    Shaun Ryder

    Shaun Ryder investigates the mystery of American sobriety. In this edition of Soft Focus UK, Ian heads back to Manchester to talk with Shaun Ryder of the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. The two get an early start on addressing the big issues, like the difference between Amer…

  • Practice Space

    Live Fast Die

    GG Allin’s musical heirs make plans to bring down the internet.


  • Soft Focus

    Billy Childish

    Billy Childish on Nazis and the death of professionalism. In this edition of Soft Focus UK, Ian sits down with Billy Childish, easily the most prolific Western artist of the past century. He’s been in some ten or so bands, founded a school of poetry, founded a school

  • Practice Space

    No Age

    Getting awkward with Randy Randall and Dean Spunt in a woodshop/jam space.

  • Soft Focus

    Kevin Shields

    Kevin takes us through the technical minutia behind MBV’s crazy bendy dream-sound. In this edition of Soft Focus Ian sits down with the man behind My Bloody Valentine’s deafening and dreamy reimagining of guitar music who talks to us ab…