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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 …

The Jockey Slut Timeline

Written by co-founder John Burgess and published on their website a decade ago, here’s his potted history of that storied mag from its 1993 conception to 2002, a couple of years before it ceased to exist. 1993 The first Chemical Brothers interview ever! Andrew Weatherall …

The Fairy Tale Of East London

This blog’s favourite drunk punx PINTS have gone n dun a Christmas cover song and nailed it out the park, which is a mixed metaphor. I’ve been jizzing over this band since February and I still haven’t got it together to see them live – I …

Steve Donahue Tattooing At The COD Launch

Fun guy, naughty tattoo artist and QUALITY LAD, our pal Steve Donahue is tattooing British-themed flash at the launch party for COD, a publication billed as “a body of work, a collection of documentaries, exploring British culture in a modern day society and challenging contemporary …

Dean Blunt – Lush

Whether he’s leaking tunes before they officially drop or letting off creative steam, Dean Blunt’s YouTube is always worth a scan. Just recently he’s put out this short video for Lush, the introductory track from his new album Black Metal. Fittingly for a Rough Trade release, …

Benga Makes A Grime Beat On Playstation Music 2000

In 2003, someone on Radio 1 asked a 17 year old Benga to make an 8 bar grime loop in his bedroom using a Playstation One and Music 2000. “…but whatever you do, just don’t tell Radiohead!”

Visible Girls: London’s Lost Female Subcultures

Back in 1980/81, Anita Corbin shot photos of women’s subcultures and women within subcultures across London, including rudegirls, rockabillies, mods, skinheads, as well as “less defined” groups including soul, rasta, punks and futurists, and those “in and around the women’s liberation movement.” Her photographs were …

The Rave Years With Keith Flint & Richard Russell

This went live in August, but hardly anyone’s seen it, and it’s a great little back’n’forth! Keith looks like he had a terrible accident at a Maharishi outlet store, but he seems like a pretty relaxed, unpretentious guy – and a top tier anecdotalist at …