Josh Baines

Editor, THUMP UK

Cookbooks

The Cookbook That Taught Me Life Is Worth Celebrating

An alphabetically ordered anthology stretching from anchovies to veal, Simon Hopkinson’s ‘Roast Chicken and Other Stories’ was the first book that made me want to cook.
Josh Baines
2.4.19
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
Festival Tips

A Festival Guide for People Who Hate Festivals But Love Their Friends

By someone who also can't really stand festivals yet goes to them anyway. I know, it's complicated – as you'll see.
Josh Baines
7.3.18
Books

‘Heartburn’ Is Still the Best Book About Food and Breakups

Thirty-five years on from its publication, Nora Ephron’s semi-autobiographical novel is an all-too-human declaration of gustatory independence.
Josh Baines
6.28.18
My Favourite Soundtrack

The 'Chungking Express' Soundtrack Makes Repetition Beautiful

By hearing the same songs over and over, we enter a daydream: one expertly detailed with the nuanced pains and pleasures of life.
Josh Baines
6.22.18
Remembering Things

Bok Bok and Other DJs Look Back on 10 Years of Night Slugs Bangers

As the label imprint turns ten, we asked a few key players and producers to tell us about the records that have made NS what it is.
Josh Baines
6.19.18
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
brunch

I Went to a UK Garage-Themed Brunch So Maybe This Is the End for British Nightlife

“Get your gun fingers ready for the launch of the rowdiest brunch this side of the Watford Gap.”
Josh Baines
2.21.18
Interview

40 Years On, Ryuichi Sakamoto is Still Searching for Parts Unknown

In conversation with one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st century.
Josh Baines
2.16.18
Features

A Walk Around a Nightlife Graveyard with Benin City

How the multigenre group turned the sound of London's changing club scene into an effervescent album.
Josh Baines
2.12.18
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