Josh Baines

Editor, THUMP UK

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 centuries.
Josh Baines
2.18.18
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
PROFILES

Here Lies Lawrence, The Best Pop Star the World Never Really Knew

The frontman of Felt, Denim, and Go-Kart Mozart has said he's always been obsessed with being famous. Despite making some of indie rock's most influential records, he might never be, but that's ok too.
Josh Baines
2.9.18
Remembering Things

How to Disappear Completely: When Musicians Retire For Good

Looking back on Mark Hollis, Talk Talk, and fading into reclusive nothingness.
Josh Baines
2.2.18
Interviews

A Chat with the ‘Hey Arnold!’ Composer Who Folded Jazz into 90s Childhoods

How 66-year-old Jim Lang went from touring with the Pointer Sisters to soundtracking the Nickelodeon show about "football head."
Josh Baines
1.9.18
Fashion

How the Suit Stopped Being Essential

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

Wham's “Last Christmas” is the Only Truly Great Christmas Song

Powered by a sense of loss, the track centers on the feeling that's at the heart of Christmas.
Josh Baines
12.21.17
VICE UK Is 15

Mash-Ups, Bad Haircuts, the New Rock Revolution: 2002 Was a Load of Shit

Let's be honest, the year was a dismal one for music in the UK—propagated by marketing execs who had discovered cocaine and Hoxton.
Josh Baines
11.28.17
Premieres

Yamaneko's 'Spa Commissions' Offers Some Much Needed Peace

The British electronic producer's fragile ambient compositions are an ode to relaxing spaces and video game soundtracks.
Josh Baines
11.17.17
Interviews

Shane Richie Made a Country Album and Doesn't Care If You Hate It

As long as you listen to the damn thing first.
Josh Baines
11.16.17
Features

Horror in the Hills: When Rural Life Meets Acid-Tinged Folk Music

From Richard Dawson's bellowed workers' songs to Shirley Collins' delicate folk, there's a story told beyond ruddy-faced farmer stereotypes.
Josh Baines
11.6.17
Mixes

Make Your Life Infinitely Better with this Mix from Two of Balearic's Finest DJs

It turns out that nothing is better than five and a half incredible hours of Phil Mison and Moonboots. Except maybe pints.
Josh Baines
7.5.17
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