Josh Baines

Editor, THUMP UK

INSOMNIA

Why Particular Words Get Stuck in Our Heads When We Can't Sleep

Turns out there's a term for when you're lying awake at 3AM and your inner voice won't stop saying "Waitrose and Partners" over and over.
Josh Baines
1.29.19
Literature

Édouard Louis is Staging a Coup Against Literature

We caught up with the provocative French novelist before the release of his incendiary new book 'History of Violence'.
Josh Baines
6.15.18
Nightlife

The Five Stages of Your Clubbing Life

This who you were, who you are, and who you'll become.
Josh Baines
3.9.18
DJs

The Definitive List of the Worst DJ Names of All Time

From DJ Fanny to Inflatable Führer, here's the official worst of the worst when it comes to DJ monikers.
Josh Baines
3.2.18
Nightlife

This Cheesy, 1980s Promotional Video for a Northern Nightclub is UK Nightlife's Finest Hour

Halifax's Coliseum was the only club in the country that featured crocodiles and French cuisine.
Josh Baines
2.9.18
Fashion

How the Suit Lost Its Cultural Capital

With bosses wearing chinos and streetwear, we've seen the death of the suit as a sign of superiority.
Josh Baines
1.8.18
Nightlife

This Ecstasy Review Site is a Hotbed of Perfect Pinger-Related Prose

PillReports might just be the place to find the next Hunter S. Thompson.
Josh Baines
11.23.17
Nightlife

A Guide to Shitting in Nightclubs

It's an issue we all face, but now finally we have answers.
Josh Baines
11.16.17
Books

How London's Old Bookshops Stay Open

Between M&M's World and the Apple Store is a street full of shops selling dusty old tomes, all somehow managing to stay afloat.
Josh Baines
11.7.17
Call on Me

Hunting for the Cast of the Sexiest Music Video of All Time

The story behind the video for Eric Prydz' "Call on Me".
Josh Baines
11.5.17
Ink Spots

You've Been Thinking About Manchester All Wrong

'The Modernist' is a magazine that places the rainy city firmly at the vanguard of the 20th Century
Josh Baines
9.11.17
Features

'Kevin & Perry Go Large' is Absolutely Atrocious

We re-watched this absolute stinker so you didn't have to.
Josh Baines
7.20.17
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