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Yard Act: The Overload review | Alexis Petridis's Album of the Week
Waspish portraits of the country’s worst people – from alpha-male business men to middle-class foodies – are punchily delivered by this excitingly undeveloped Leeds quartet

Alexis Petridis

20, Jan, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Stolen gear, medieval cosplay and a disastrous set: the Drones’ Gareth Liddiard on the worst gig of his life
The UK fails to roll out the red carpet when the Aussie rockers tour there in 2007

Gareth Liddiard as told to Andrew Stafford

10, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Top 10 books about musical subcultures | Kelefa Sanneh
From a study of hip-hop written a decade before it existed to the lethal story of black metal, a critic chooses writers documenting single-minded scenes with obsessive passion

Kelefa Sanneh

05, Jan, 2022 @12:10 PM

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Special Interest: the DIY noise-poppers calling for reparations
The New Orleans band, ‘all actively practising homosexuals’, evoke the chaos of today in their whirl of punk, techno and melody – and resist the commodification of queerness

Luke Turner

31, Dec, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Thomas ‘Mensi’ Mensforth obituary
Charismatic, outspoken frontman of the punk band Angelic Upstarts, pioneers of raw and raucous Oi music

Peter Mason

16, Dec, 2021 @11:47 AM

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Willow: Lately I Feel Everything review – a talent that eclipses the showbiz backstory
The 21-year-old’s fourth album is a near-perfect collision of pop-punk, emo, alternative rock and metal nu and old

Rachel Aroesti

16, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Willow review – youngest of the all-star Smiths comes into her own
With her angsty, powerful vocals, the daughter of Will and Jada achieves her final form as an alt-rock star

Kemi Alemoru

10, Dec, 2021 @4:53 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 7: Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg
With their debut album, the British garage rock band articulated the restless whirring of modern brains in funny, profoundly poetic songs

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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60s psych-rockers the Electric Prunes: ‘We couldn’t sit around stoned!’
Discovered in an LA garage, the band rode a psychedelic wave into Easy Rider and a trippy Latin mass – even if they didn’t actually take acid. As a box set revives the music, their lead singer looks back

Garth Cartwright

08, Dec, 2021 @4:08 PM

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40 years of Japanese rockers Shonen Knife: ‘Nirvana looked wild – I was so scared!’
With songs about jellybeans and feline transformations, the Osaka band brought joy and fun to a serious punk-rock scene. After decades of cult hits, frontwoman Naoko Yamano explains why she wants to end up the world’s oldest rock star

Daniel Robson

03, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer who got to the heart of subcultures
Janette Beckman has spent four decades documenting underground movements from London’s punks and the birth of hip-hop to LA gangs and illegal girls’ fight clubs. How does she win her subjects’ trust?

Amy Fleming

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Merkel’s punk pick for leaving ceremony raises eyebrows
Outgoing German chancellor’s choice of soundtrack for military tattoo hints at uncharted hinterland

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Nov, 2021 @1:33 PM

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