Harry Sword

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The Guide to Getting into Electric Wizard

Gaze into the depths of the Dorset stoner doom titans' hazy catalogue, and marvel at what awaits as you descend into the Crypt of the Wizard.
Harry Sword
3.21.18
Interviews

Jaguar Is Keeping the Spirit of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Alive

Guitarist Gary Peppard tells us all about Bristol band's wild early days, the joy of playing fast, and their new vinyl reissue of 'Power Games.'
Harry Sword
8.4.17
Easter

Pagans, Lost Sailors, and Grieving Widows: The Weird History of Hot Cross Buns

The fruity, butter-smothered buns are as essential to Easter eating as Creme Eggs and overcooked lamb, but their origins span way beyond the religious festival.
Harry Sword
4.15.17
christmas

Italy Celebrates Christmas by Eating a Shit-Tonne of Delicious Seafood

The Feast of the Seven Fishes is a centuries-old tradition that originated in Southern Italy. Expect stuffed lobster tails, baked eel, crabs, fresh oysters, tuna carpaccio, and calamari.
Harry Sword
12.16.16
Booze

A Brief History of Drunken British Sailors

Until July 31, 1970, bracingly strong overproof rum was a vital part of the fabric of the British Navy—rationed, used as a currency, and a veritable way of life.
Harry Sword
8.19.16
Stuff

A Conversation with the 'Neo Naturists' – the Artists Who Celebrate the Naked Body By Getting Naked

The art collective are the subject of a new retrospective, so we got in touch with two founding members to talk about streaking down the King's Road, drunk students and the 1980s club scene.
Harry Sword
8.16.16
Photo

A Look at Alasdair McLellan's New Book About Palace Skateboards

The photographer spent seven years documenting the Palace Wayward Boys Choir and just put all his photos into a book, 'The Palace'.
Harry Sword
7.21.16
Stuff

Essex Has a Much More Radical History Than You'd Think

Talking to Crass's Penny Rimbaud and the curator of the year-long "Radical Essex" exhibition about the county's history of political agitation and utopian living experiments.
Harry Sword
6.1.16
Music

Retracing the Roots of British Sound System Culture

We spoke to reggae historian John Masouri ahead of a new photo exhibition looking back at ska, dub, calypso and dancehall sound systems in the UK.
Harry Sword
1.4.16
Photo

Exploring the History of Italy's Experimental 'Radical Discos'

In the late-1960s, radical Italian architects way ahead of their time built conceptual clubs that catered to the emerging counterculture movement in the country. But a decade after the movement started, it faded into obscurity.
Harry Sword
12.29.15
Stuff

Visionary Director Alex Cox on Joe Strummer, Punk and Getting 'Blacklisted' By Hollywood

We spoke to the director of <i>Repo Man</i> and <i>Sid and Nancy</i> about his career and the new film he's crowdfunding.
Harry Sword
12.8.15
Stuff

Yakuza, Pills and Rave: An Interview with One of Britain's Most Notorious Drug Smugglers

Speaking to Howard Marks about the buzz of trafficking, his dalliance in Ibiza's ecstasy trade and coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis.
Harry Sword
10.19.15
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