James Knight

  • Literary

    We’ve been getting regular visits in print from everybody’s favourite radical-thinking former bodybuilder, ultimate fighter, bouncer, singer and all-round loveable loony tune since he wrote the Vice Guide to Getting Beaten Up for us way back when for...

  • Noodle Doodles

    In 2005, the pretty famous Glaswegian artist David Shrigley released Worried Noodles (The Empty Sleeve)—a 12-inch record sleeve with no record inside, just a booklet of doodles and lyrics. The doodles were things like a man with a giant bottom...

  • Drenched In Acid

    Holy Fuck is made up of lots of different people but most of the work is done by a couple called Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh. They never practice, hardly ever shave and wear hoodies that smell of wet dogs

  • 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...

  • Wankfest Overload

    Guitar solos are ruling. No matter how much some old guy in the pub dribbling into his bitter at closing time goes on about how important three-chords and '76 and blah and blah and blah, solos are still a massively important part of guitar rock. That's...

  • Oh My Fucking God

    When I’m sitting all alone in my room and I’ve got bored of beating off I dream of this perfect band that mixes the rawness of The Germs and The Wipers, the couldn’t-give-a-shit anger of Black Flag and Reagan Youth but sort of with the dancey bits of...

  • Necro Overload

    While the rest of Northern Europe churns out frostbitten avatars of doom continuously, the UK fires blanks when it comes to Black Metal bands. The only exception to this rule is Anaal Nathrakh, a Birmingham based duo whose terrifying studio project has...

  • Comme Des Power Electronics

    Luke Younger and Steve Warwick met six years ago at a Trans Am show in London where a shared a love of hardcore and harsh power electronics led to them moving around the country performing together in various weirdly-named outfits but eventually...

  • Things To See In Europe That Aren’t Boring Or Expensive

    At some point in your three years of minimal activity and maximum sloth you will want to explore the wider world. This will be an urge stronger in those who didn’t spend a year dicking about in Guatemala after their A-levels. For all those who want to...

  • How To Become A World Famous Photographer

    Have you noticed how everyone is a photographer these days? Boring, isn’t it? Thanks a lot, digital technology, for convincing millions of idiots that they’re the next Wolfgang Tillmans or Terry Richardson. In reality, a tiny percentage of