Jul 15, 2016 By Steve Bays Web Exclusive

What's in a Name? is our recurring guest blog series where an artist writes about how they came up their band name. For this edition we hear from Steve Bays, frontman of Hot Hot HeatMore

Jul 06, 2016 By Olga Goreas Web Exclusive

False Starts is our continuing series where an artist writes about the bands they were in before their current band, the unknown early bands they got their start in before forming the current one. Olga Goreas of Canada's The Besnard Lakes wrote this installment.  More

Jul 01, 2016 By David Boulter Web Exclusive

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them.  More

Jun 29, 2016 By Dave Okumu Web Exclusive

Nocturnal Admittance is our series where an artist writes about their most vivid recurring dream or nightmare. For this Nocturnal Admittance, Dave Okumu of London-based trio The Invisible writes about being beckoned into water. The band (Okumu, Leo Taylor, and Tom Herbert) released their third album, Patience, earlier this month via Ninja Tune.  More

May 25, 2016 By Dan Lucas Web Exclusive

Primavera Sound may only have been going since 2001, but few would argue against it having earned a reputation for consistently delivering the most exciting line-ups of any festival the European side of the Atlantic. Tickets are always fervently sought out but this year's bill is so stellar that even the most embittered cynic would be impressed by a festival previously dubbed Europe's largest collection of hipsters. More

Apr 28, 2016 By Thao Nguyen Web Exclusive

When we asked Thao Nguyen of Thao & the Get Down Stay Down to take part in one of our recurring guest blog series, instead she decided to pen a more personal piece about the inspiration behind the band's new album, A Man Alive, which came out last month via Ribbon Music.  More

Apr 21, 2016 By Matt Conner Web Exclusive

I fell in love with Prince at the earliest possible age. As a child of the '80s, Prince was among the first artists who earned my attention, my devotion, and my money. More

Apr 06, 2016 By Matt Fink Web Exclusive

You could almost hear the groans across America. After a half-season's worth of preparation for the arrival of Negan, the villain whose entrance we were promised would change the trajectory of the show's storyline forever, we got...a cliffhanger.  More

Mar 28, 2016 By Tim Gane Web Exclusive

A song is a chance overlapping of countless variables in an artist's life. Anatomy of a Song is a place where those variables can be dissected and examined. In this edition, Tim Gane of Cavern of Anti-Matter discusses "Tardis Cymbals."  More