Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA lived up to his Genius tag the last time he appeared on stage in Dublin. While many rappers turn to cosplay in Dubs jerseys while skulling pints of Guinness, GZA was boasting […]
As a somewhat lapsed metaller who still tries to keep up, I still get regular pangs of oul’ lad when I hear formative bands touring the classic albums I grew up with. In 2019, Oakland […]
Brontis’s new album opens with a track called ‘Sparse Audience’, which isn’t some resigned comment on the last year without live music, but there’s a story behind it. A big story too — it’s a […]
When The Slits formed in London in 1976 they couldn’t have been any more a-Typical of the punk scene at the time — which was a lot more reductive than the history books let on. […]
Christian Donaghey knows his way round a nihilistic album title. In the last few years as Autumns, he’s released Pissing Away My Youth, You’re Not an Artist, You’re a Dickhead, and Take Your Leather Gloves […]
Over the past three decades, New York ensemble Bang On a Can have made a name blurring the lines between minimalist composition, jazz and avant-garde rock. They have released and performed many of their own […]
Proto-punk icon Patti Smith is having a special celebration in the early hours of tonight/tomorrow morning. The New York singer-songwriter, poet, activist and all-round legend is marking “Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye: 50 Years of […]
Embracing disruption with Ziad Nawfal, the DJ and radio host soundtracking the Lebanese underground since the 1990s
Soundtrack to filing that month away…
When you put two drummers together from the extreme metal and drone composition ends of the spectrum, the dub music they come up with won’t be the chilled-out cosmic kind. Manslaughter 777 is a new […]
Angolan hip-hop duo IKOQWE “urge you to to learn how to love… skin is to be felt”.
Rua Sound co-founder Rob Flynn on the label’s explorations in jungle, drum & bass, grime, footwork and hip-hop
If you really fuckin hate the Tories, a self-satisfied Owen Jones column just won’t cut it. Have this eight-track petrol bomb of seditionist splatter grindcore instead.
It’s tough releasing a techno album right now, when there’s a distinct lack of sweaty basements and jacked-up sound rigs to test it out live — but Irish producer Will Kinsella aka Hybrasil hasn’t held […]
In any other January, most of us are hibernating for good reason — after a few weeks of indulgence and wallet trashing. We don’t have a choice this year, though, we’re all hibernating together, trying […]