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Wayward Rap Tees

Wayward Gallery have done some rap themed tees, you can buy them here, and look at them here, too: Enjoy some footage from the recent ‘Locals Only’ half art show half skate comp that happened there, right here:

Wot Do U Call It? A 2003 Grime Documentary

Oof. A 10 minute late night Channel 4 doc about grime from 2003, they’d barely decided on a name for the genre when this was made. In fact, deciding on a name takes up the first half of this. Featuring all the best ones: Wiley, …

Guidance’s Path Of Grace Is Out!

@finspo Prolific musicians often let their side projects fall by the wayside, to mixed reception. I think we’d all like to hear some new The Wernt or Down, but it’s probably for the best that The Last Shadow Puppets and Marmaduke Duke are consigned to …

Stance’s Locals Only Big Wave Comp

Come to this tomorrow, it’s at the Wayward Gallery and my dayjob deskmate/heterolifepartner Paddy Pellow is presenting it with a megaphone. I reckon even if you don’t skateboard it’ll be a fun day out.

BNTL Is Back And So Is Their Commenting System

Britain’s finest style/culture site has had a revamp and is ready to face the slings and arrows of unpleasant commenters yet again. Today they reminded us of when they did a zine called ‘Anon’ featuring some of their finest ever anonymous comment moments. Good stuff. …

Big Narstie Keeps It Real Re: Grime

I could listen to him talk about anything all day long. Instead of “you feel me?” he says “you smell me?”, for instance. Also he makes a load of fun points about the state of grime, but really that’s by the by.

The Flex Made A Trailer For Their 7inch!

The Flex have a new record ‘Don’t Bother With The Outside World’ coming out on Lockin’ Out Records this spring. They made a super fun trailer for their ep, and it’s got no hardcore music in it. NWOBHC is the best!

HOW TO ENJOY THE SUPER BOWL IN THE UK: 2015 EDITION

Cool! Since I wrote last year’s Guide To Watching The Super Bowl In The UK™, American Football has prospered in Britain. The sport became the tenth most popular in the country (move over Speedway), Ray Rice cemented himself as a household name and even our …

Video Evidence Of Just Jam At The Barbican

Here’s a full playlist of full sets from Just Jam’s big bash at the Barbican not long ago, complete with fun visuals. Flick through a few numbers from Novelist + Mumdance, Drippin, General levy, D Double E & Sticky, Maboku, Alexis Taylor & Brian DeGraw, …

Novelist x Mumdance – 1 sec

Novelist turned 18 this week. He’s fucking great isn’t he? This taken from the 1 Sec EP, which is out right now on XL Recordings. V exciting!

UKHC In The 80s

As spotted on CVLT NATION, the UK section of a Facebook page awkwardly titled HARDCORE OLDSCHOOL EUROPE is a joy to behold. For fans of Anti-Sect, Amebix, Disorder, Rudimentary Peni, D.I.R.T., Icons of Filth, Dirge, Instigators, GBH, Discharge, Subhumans, Broken Bones etc etc. Here’s a …

Fantastic Ted: Theo Cottle’s Photography

Theo Cottle takes photos of music and clubs for a living, but he’s got a sideline in lurid photos of nazis, junkies, fights, blood, drink and crime. His brilliantly named Fantastic Ted Tumblr makes for compelling viewing. Head over there after you’ve had a look …

Damian Le Bas: 100% Outsider

During the Le Bas family’s artist’s residency in York (which I featured over at the magazine I do for a dayjob back in October), the folks at Stretch, an arts charity that engages marginalised groups through art and cultural interventions and who are particularly interested in the notion …

The Truth Of Revolution, Brother

The Truth of Revolution, Brother is certainly worth a look. it’s billed as an exploration of punk philosophy, and the culmination of 18 months spent interviewing some of the most important figures in the movement. They spoke to 30 big names, including Jello Biafra, Penny Rimbaud, Ian …

Plastic People’s Last Night

Plastic People has closed its doors after 8 solid years of fun. Here’s Floating Points & Four Tet’s set from the closing night. Over the past 8 years or so we have had, along with Theo Parrish, the honour of playing the monthly residencies at a …

Sleaford Mods – Retweeted

Perhaps it’s only in a climate where our cultural arbiters appear evermore confused, where celebrities try to set policy and politicians seek out headlines, where our contrasting differences are facetiously explained away as competing opinions, where progression occurs as the latest nostalgic revival, where few …

Sleazenation: 55 Covers 1996 – 2003

Started as a London university club night and fanzine (see the flyer above), Sleazenation went on to become a professional publication which conveyed a then-fresh ironic attitude and sense of style. This is emblematic in a September 2001 cover with the headline ‘Now even more …

Crown Court – 3 Stretch

More fun from Crown Court, from an EP coming up on Rebellion Records, it’s a blast. They’re pumping this stuff out at quite a pace, I don’t think their first EP is even out yet. I reviewed that in Vice this month, behold: I’m really …