Why Scotland Has a Reputation for Making Potent, Political Pop
This summer, a major exhibition and the annual Edinburgh International Festival has said as much – but how much truth is there to that idea?
Golden Plains 2018, Reviewed by Teens
The teens! They love King Krule, and they absolutely detest The Avalanches.
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Primavera Kept the Magic of the Secret Show Alive
Done right, news of surprise sets catches like wildfire that can melt even the most cynical heart.
Mogwai Return with "Coolverine," Announce New Album ‘Every Country’s Sun’
The band's ninth LP is out September 1.
Alex Robert Ross
Minor Victories Are Not a Supergroup, Just a Great Band
Made up of members from Slowdive, Mogwai, and Editors, Minor Victories create rock that makes you feel as if you're starring in a vast, emotional epic. We talked to Slowdive's Rachel Cromwell.
Korean Experimental Post-Rock Trio Jambinai Makes New Music with an Old Soul
The Seoul quintet blends Korean traditional music with noise, experimental rock, metal and hardcore—and loves Black Sabbath.
No Cats Were Harmed in the Making of Minor Victories' Video for “Scattered Ashes (Song for Richard)”
This indie supergroup which includes members of Slowdive, Editors, and Mogwai, throw in someone from The Twilight Sad on this track too. Plus: cats with laser eyes.
Kim Taylor Bennett
Trip into a Dark Sci-Fi World in ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ [Premiere]
Filmmaker Craig Murray turns Ghost Against Ghost’s ethereal EP into a dark fantasy of fluid forms, fabric, and fantasia.
VICE vs Video games
Win a Record Player and Super-Rare Copy of the ‘Life Is Strange’ Soundtrack on Vinyl
Dontnod's acclaimed game features several fantastic songs, which you can own for yourself.
From Little Mix to Skepta, Musicians Unite In Opposition To Airstrikes In Syria
Unlike the general election, when there was a distinct lack of musicians making a stand, last night's debate seemed to unite the music world in opposition to British action in Syria.
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Max Richter's Been Given a Hellish Reworking by Scottish Post-Rock Gods Mogwai
You won't be sleeping with this one...
Rank Your Records
Rank Your Records: Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite Rates the Band's Eight Albums
The guitarist for the band that Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus once called “the best band of the 21st century" puts his own albums in order.