• 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.

  • Do It!

    I was in the Russian Bar on Kingsland Road ONE recent chilly January night for some after hours drinking. As the mist gathered down outside, I became acquainted with a young Polish girl who told me tales of a new type of music called crunkczar coming from her homeland.

  • Who Goes There?

    Sian Alice Group are a cute gang of friends from all over Britain who naturally gravitated to London because it's a safe haven for weirdos.

  • Dawn Of A New Supergroup

    The word "supergroup" is both a little a gay and a lot overused. Anytime Carl Barat picks up a guitar and jumps onstage with David Coulthard-head guy from Razorlight down the Old Shaggy Tin Pot, it only serves to sully the legitimate use of the word.

  • Records

    We don’t usually review R&B records in these glorious pages, unless it’s R. Kelly or T-Pain of course. But what’s great about The-Dream is that he’s R. Kelly mixed with T-Pain.

  • Electric Independence

    There’s rarely anything positive to say about the Daily Mail or the Mail on Sunday, but it wasn’t the toughest decision in the world to buy a copy of the paper the other weekend when it offered a free copy of Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene album on CD