How Letter Writing Became an Unexpected Mental Health Aid
More people have realised how taking pen to paper can force you to consider the nuances, logic and depth of your thoughts.
The Rave Gap: How Club Culture Still Struggles with Ageism
Club culture in general is becoming more inclusive, but continues to fall short when it comes to welcoming older clubbers and DJs – especially those who are women.
I Was in Cleopatra, One of the UK’s First Black 90s Girl Groups
It's been 20 years since the three Mancunian sisters gave black girls pop role models. Cleo Higgins looks back on her experience of fame at a young age.
The Princess Diana Funeral Reenactment Was as Odd as It Sounds
The People's Princess got The People's Funeral.
These Artists Are Battling the Dilution of Caribbean Sound System Culture
GAIKA's 'SYSTEM' exhibit in London and the New York-set film 'Más Fuerte' show how gentrification could change Carnival if we're not careful.
How to Build an Indian Food Empire in Four Years
In 2014, Nisha Katona quit her job as a barrister to focus on cooking. Today she has five restaurants, three cookbooks, and a 29,000-strong Twitter following.
It Shouldn't Be This Hard to Stage Black Music in Manchester
Meet the producers and promoters getting creative about the city's history of pushing grime and hip-hop to the margins.
Pickle Brine Is Why the Polish Don’t Get Hangovers
“It’s the same as having a cup of tea in Britain. But what makes it good for a hangover is the sourness. It kills the horrible aftertaste of any alcoholic mix and gives you an energetic kick.”
The 2017 Music Issue
Why People Shut Up When Obongjayar Opens His Mouth
Off the back of his outstanding sophomore EP 'Bassey', we sat down with the London-based Nigerian artist to see what he's getting up to next.
Objectively Correct Lists
A Brief Timeline of Magic in Music
From Welsh witches to ambient incantations via David Bowie's goblin leggings.
fuck london week
A Look Inside Blackpool’s Burgeoning Grime Scene
It might have more of a reputation for ballroom and donkey rides, but it's the direct and defiant sound of grime that is now thriving in lower class neighborhoods of the Lancashire borough.
Meet the Next Generation of Female Record Label Bosses
We spoke to Nightwave, Madam X, and Timanti about how they're taking on a male dominated industry at its own game.