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Jason Williamson’s Grammar Wanker

Perhaps the chief factor in the recent success of Nottingham’s Sleaford Mods has been the graphic, wry lyrics of frontman Jason Williamson. His view of contemporary Britain – banal jobs with incompetent bosses, put-upon populace roaming decaying streets – is hardly original; yet it’s Williamson’s …

IYDES – Maalen

Here’s the new one from our ol’ pal Lixo‘s label GETME!. IYDES is a resident at London clubnight/radio show Tropical Waste, and makes a kind of semi-brutalist club music that kicks around a sort of Muslimgauze sound in its quieter moments. Check it arrrrrt:

You’re Already Dead

This text—laying out where Crass saw punk, politics, and the world—was handed out free, as a small pamphlet by members of Crass at their gigs in 1984 (the last year of the band’s existence). If at times we (CRASS) seem to have disappeared, it is …

Arms Race’s Gotta Get Out 7″

Ah, so in the tags for this on Bandcamp they’re calling it NWOBHC, it’s good to know that there’s a name for all this great, non-USA-influenced fun hardcore stuff. Has that been a thing for ages? I don’t know, I’m 31 years old, which is …

The Pitch

The Pitch from Hilow Films on Vimeo. Tim Wright has been living homeless in Highbury for 10 years. In The Pitch, by some folks called Hilow Films, Tim keeps fighting to preserve his humanity on the streets of London and we get to find out …

A Bank Holiday Shirt, Again

It’s back, due to popular demand (about 40 emails in total, a load of FB messages, a bunch of DMs on Twitter)! We weren’t going to do any more of these, but there’s been a healthy amount of hassling, and proceeds are gonna go towards some new …

Sweetie Irie, Tippa Irie & General Levy

UK dancehall originals Sweetie Irie, Tippa Irie & General Levy appeared on Seani B’s Thursday night Dancehall show last week, it was a blast, as you can see above.

How Mid-2000′s Stragglers Will Fall Apart

First it was the Klaxons, then it was Crystal Castles and now it’s Hadouken! who’ve called it a day. In quick succession, we’ve seen groups ascend the heights of popularity only to see diminishing returns, whether it was banning glow sticks at shows, embracing witch …

Style Brokers Is Live

Back in January, Strike Pictures were after a few quid to make a documentary about the genesis of The Duffer Of St George. Named for the title of a Richard Lyne story called The Duffer of St George’s in The Champion Book for Boys, the brand started …

Iron Maiden Are Reissuing The Classics

Veteran rockers seem to be going through a rough patch at the minute. Blame death anxiety or the decline in ‘real music’, but recently we’ve witnessed: AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd’s scuffles with the law, U2′s Larry Mullen shadowed by a golf club wielding trespasser and the …

Prowler On Culture Clash

@bigbadprowler @finspo If you have Twitter and you’re not following Prowler, you’re fucking up. Sure, there are some storming accounts out there (these spring to mind) and a few decent threads, but in terms of pure, undiluted jokes, Prowler are the best. From airing their …

Tattoo Fun At Wayward On Friday

This Friday at Wayward Gallery (Wayward Tattoos soon come!) Steve Donahue and Louis Slater will be doing Halloween themed tattoos. Things kick off at 12pm and go on till late. As is tradition with tattoo shops on Halloween, it’s all done on a first come basis. Roll up, roll up. …

Fin’s Download Fun #9: The Bug & Soundmurderer, 2003

@finspo Recorded shortly after Kevin Martin dropped Pressure and Todd Osborn unleashed his three-part Wired For Sound mix, we get both producers at their aggro best. Featuring their par-in-course breakcore and jungle over pulsating tempos – with enough gabba segues to give Rotterdam a semi …

Zerx: More Hate Than Fear 2014 & Night On My Mind

@finspo This time last year we checked out a short documentary called More Hate Than Fear. The film, directed and produced by Molly Manning-Walker, covers the graffiti painter Zerx as he reflects on his art and life, interacts with members of the community and returns …

Reely and Truly, A Film By Tyrone Lebon

It’s finally upon us. In Reely and Truly, West London photography institution Tyrone Lebon places himself at the centre of the film as a curious observer, questioning the nature of photography and hanging out with the great and the good of contemporary photography. Shot on …

Salford Lads Club Versus The Smiths

@finspo From Manchester Evening News, Tuesday 2nd August, 1988… Stay away from us, club tells pop pests ‘Angry youth leaders have complained bitterly about being linked with controversial Manchester pop band The Smiths. Salford Lads’ Club was used as a background for photographs on a …

Lixo’s First Release!

My ol’ pal Alex Hislop has gone and made some music – it’s downbeat and understated, just like it’s creator, who’s a right grump. Go give him a boost on XLR8R, and check his NTS show here.

D Double E – Lovely Jubbly

A bit of fun from everyone’s fave, D Double. He’s rhyming about Murray Mints but it’s all about collecting money from a debtor. That said, he could rhyme about anything and it’d still sound a bit eerie and unhinged, he’s got the most menacing voice …