• Practice Space

    Demon's Claws

    Rootsy rock ’n’ roll from a bunch of Montreal “liars and scumbags.”

  • Doomsday Metal

    Let's be honest-the Frenchies in the Black Legions never actually released anything worth listening to, quality wise-but they are more than equipped when it comes to super rotten demos recorded in cabins or in the basements of their middle-class parents' homes. Even though music

  • Music For The Honeys

    Surely, the worst thing a band faces upon completion of an album, is the inevitable onslaught of retarded questions from interviewers everywhere. It may be a necessary part of the process but in the end, having to explain why your album sounds the way it does or why you decided

  • Stoned Free

    Heard many free jazz albums lately that, I don't know, were recorded after, like, 1965? No? Well, me neither. Call me crazy but it's kind of nice to listen to some shackles-free music by someone who's not...dead. So aren't we lucky that Australian label Heathen Skulls has had the…

  • Do It!

    Logan Sama's grime show on Kiss FM is now getting almost more listeners in London on a Monday night than its closest two rivals, Radio 1 and Choice FM, put together

  • Salmonella City Blues

    Dan Deacon looks like if the singer from Hot Chip had been on an intensive Krispy Kreme diet for a month. But he's no slouch. In fact, we think he's one of the most exciting and plain funnest things happening in music right now. His records sound like the Three One G back catalog…

  • Records

    SWIZZ BEATS
    One Man Band Man

    When Swizzy first created Casio cacophonies for DMX, we thought he killed hip-hop. Years later, he's become the ultimate hip-hop Renaissance man

  • Made In Taiwan

    Things that are awesome about ChthoniC: They're the biggest metal band in Taiwan, they're the first Asian band to tour with Ozzfest, they just put out an elaborately packaged ten-year anniversary DVD called A Decade on the Throne (no pun intended, we think), they have tw…

  • Fucking Hippies

    Health play weird synth-pop with thundering heartbeat drums that kick the whole thing along so hard that you have to dance. They are part of the same LA DIY scene centred around The Smell that produced No Age and Mika Miko but these guys are closer to early Ex Models or the good

  • Practice Space

    These New Puritans

    Christian Dior’s bashful “house band” keep mum on the details.

  • VICE Meets

    Glen Matlock

    Sid Vicious’s forerunner.

  • Practice Space

    NX2

    Tel Aviv’s NX2 digest the last three decades of British music for Israeli consumption.

  • Spike Spends Saturday with...

    M.I.A.

    VBS’s creative director Spike Jonze spends Saturday in London with Sri Lanka’s most famous emigrant, M.I.A.

  • Practice Space

    O'Death

    Breaking the Americana mold with down-home city slickers in Queens.