Tim and Aaron run The House Clearance House Party, the UK’s only free vinyl club night. The concept is simple: they only play 7’’ vinyl singles, and after each one […]
In August 1972, the iconic soul and R&B label Stax hosted an unprecedented, star-filled day of music to commemorate the 1965 Watts riot. Piers Barber looks back at an event which sought to […]
Amidst all the commotion over the announcement of a slightly pricier iPhone and an essentially useless new smartwatch, last week also witnessed the quiet passing of one of music’s greatest ever […]
Emo is one of music’s most derided and ridiculed sub cultures. Almost everyone involved has hastily attempted to erase it’s legacy – clothes have been burnt, CDs binned, MySpace photos deleted. Still, for […]
Following the release of two cutting-edge productions by two of music’s biggest stars, Devon Bianchi asks whether we are entering a new era in the history of the music video. This week […]
The shortlist for the Mercury Prize 2013 has been announced. Here, our writers make their case for who they think should take home this year’s award. Spoiler: no Rudimental.
Imperfect and confused, the Mercury Prize is in need of a clearer mission aim. But it still serves an important purpose, writes Piers Barber.
We continue our countdown of the top 10 albums of 2011 with the final instalment which charts the top 5. Buster Stonham and Anna Feintuck take you through to that […]
We count down our top 10 albums of 2011 in two instalments, today it’s numbers 10 – 6. Words by Buster Stonham and Anna Feintuck.
Piers Barber meets Murs and attempts to identify the source behind the endless ambition of one of the West Coast’s most important rappers.