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King Robbo RIP

UK graffiti legend King Robbo died today, he’d been in a coma since 2011. From his official website: It’s with very great sadness that we have to announce that Robbo passed away this morning – 31 July 2014, due to health complications. Peace and respect …

Gilbert & George – No Surrender

Gilbert & George are doing the damn thing at White Cube at the moment, I’ve got a big important new grownup day job so I’ve not had the chance to go see it, but last night I watched a 2007 BBC show where Alan Yentob …

Test Pressing Is Selling Things!

My pal Paul has been doing Test Pressing for years. I don’t know what ‘balearic beats’ are, so I’ve never fully understood what’s going on over there, but I understand that it’s turned into a pretty big deal, and it couldn’t have happened to a …

OGz – Top Boy 2 (Blacks, Little Dee & P Money)

Are we supposed to pretend we’re too sophisticated for hype grime tracks with a big hook and a decent video budget? I don’t think that’s fair on us. Watch out for Little Dee’s verse, he’s the most fun out of everyone on this, and everyone …

Palmistry – Protector SE5

Camberwell’s Palmistry is doing a soft lad’s take on genre not renowned for being particularly soft lad-friendly. He’s the Drake of dancehall, right? Am I the first to say that? Have a go on Protector SE5 below and if you want to be a real team player, …

The Chapman Brothers In Hastings

Help bring the Chapman Brothers to Jerwood Gallery, a beachside art gallery in the artists’ hometown of Hastings. C’maan, it’ll be fun! The exhibition they want to put on will present a new, previously unseen body of work by the Brothers and will feature works …

Stormzy – Not That Deep

Not That Deep is off Stormzy’s new EP, ‘The Dreamer’s Disease’, and was produced by The Heavytrackerz, who are the folks behind German Whip, no less. Listen out for the part where he talks about beating someone up in JD Sports, it’s a pretty great …

Martin Parr’s Signs Of The Times

Signs of the Times, a five-part series first broadcast on BBC2 in 1992, was subtitled ‘a portrait of a nation’s taste’, and took tours of 50 very different British homes with commentary from the people who made them. Nick Barker, the director of Signs of …

Electric Wizard – I Am Nothing

New jams outta Dorset. Their new album Time to Die will be out September 30th via Spinefarm. What else is there to say? Get doomed. (There’s been a lot of songs up on BH recently, they’re easy to post and we’re all busy with other …

Gnarwolves – Smoking Kills

Every single Gnarwolves video so far has made me want to move to Brighton. I’m not sure my negative attitude would sit well with the upbeat, wholesome folks down there for long though. Look at ‘em go! Pop-punking so hard it brings a tear to …

Jethro Coldwell’s ‘Perspectives’

UK skateboard company Landscape has recently added Stoke lad Jethro Coldwell to their team. Here’s his first spot in their new series, ‘Perspectives’, which aims to give a new angle on skaters and capture their individual styles. It’s better than ‘cherry’ anyway. Watch Jed tear …

Pints – Holstenz

The best band in Britain made a video. “I DON’T PAY RENT AND I DON’T PAY BILLS BECAUSE I SPENT ALL MY MONEY ON THE HOLSTEN PILLS. I DON’T DO THE DISHES OR DO THE WASHING UP BECAUSE I SPENT ALL DAY GETTING PISSED DOWN …

Guidance – Turning Tides & Soul Force

@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 …

Blood Orange ft. Skepta – High Street

@finspo Dev Hynes has hit onto something excellent with Blood Orange. Mining the early 80′s as an influence is a dangerous game, often encumbered with a contrived irony or naive fondness; however, Hynes appears in his element combining ostentatious style with emotional resonance, plus simply …

British Folk Art At The Tate

This opens on the Thursday at the Tate Britain. Don’t sleep on it! Tate Britain’s new exhibition introduces the extraordinary and surprising works of some of Britain’s unsung artists. Steeped in tradition and often created by self-taught artists and artisans, the often humble but always …

Sievehead

@finspo As much as my fingers itch to tag Sievehead under ‘Punk & Hardcore’, it’d be a disservice to hem the group into anything too specific, but their lineup is drawn from old hands Fast Point and Dry Heaves. Think Mission of Burma’s nervous jangles, …

Ninjafest 2014

@finspo Longstanding London all-dayer Ninjafest has just revealed this year’s lineup. As in the past, a host of veteran and new blood U.K., U.S. and European hardcore groups feature, from the likes of Ninebar and Prowler to Renounced and World Eater. Register your interest/thoughts/unrealistic band …

Dignan Porch – Forever Unobscured

It won’t last forever, but for now let’s all enjoy VHS music videos while they still conjure up the sensation of unnerving other-ness that we first felt when we watched a fourth generation bootleg of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre in our friend’s older brother’s bedroom …