Punk

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Big quiffs, zombies and dead crows: the wild world of psychobilly
The turbocharged twist on rockabilly enraptured 80s punks and rock’n’rollers – and alienated plenty more – with its food fights, ferocious club nights and phantasmagoria

Michael Hann

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘There are no rules now’: how gen Z reinvented pop punk
Twenty years ago, it was made by juvenile men in shorts. Now, from Meet Me @ the Altar to Olivia Rodrigo, diverse young women have reclaimed the genre – and made it the sound of the summer

Hannah Ewens

23, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Sex Pistols in legal battle over music licensing for new Danny Boyle series
Steve Jones and Paul Cook are suing John Lydon, who has refused to give permission for Pistol to use the band’s music

Laura Snapes

16, Jul, 2021 @11:54 AM

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Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About Idles review – fan-friendly portrait of punk’s anti-ironists
The polarising Bristol band are followed from their 2009 inception onwards in Mark Archer’s documentary, which honours their earnestness and energy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Jul, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Datblygu’s David R Edwards: a brave, brilliant interrogator of Welsh culture
The frontman, who has died aged 56, was beloved of John Peel, Super Furry Animals and a generation of indie fans for his unsparing but humane songcraft

Elis James

24, Jun, 2021 @10:01 AM

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Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus diagnosed with cancer
Singer and bassist says diagnosis ‘sucks and I’m scared’, and he is having chemotherapy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Jun, 2021 @9:09 AM

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Sigue Sigue Sputnik at a Newcastle B&B: Homer Sykes’ best photograph
‘The landlady was shocked to see them – and their hair’

Interview by Tim Jonze

16, Jun, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Black Midi review – punk-jazz power is a recipe for success
The London rockers pack a punch with a thunderous recital of their new album. Shame about the sound…

Kitty Empire

05, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Alice Skye, Isabella Manfredi, Ziggy Ramo ft Paul Kelly: Australia’s best new music for June
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here

Nathan Jolly and Guardian Australia

02, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Disney’s Cruella stitches punk’s overlooked female designers into the fabric
Disney should be the antichrist to true punk aficionados, but Cruella tips the hat to the forgotten DIY fashionistas who made the movement so visible

Danny Leigh

27, May, 2021 @12:43 PM

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The Linda Lindas on their viral song Racist, Sexist Boy: ‘It’s good to let the anger out and scream’
The young band reflects on their newfound fame after a clip of their performance at the Los Angeles public library exploded online

Sam Levin in Los Angeles

24, May, 2021 @1:17 PM

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Live at Worthy Farm: follow along with Glastonbury’s livestreamed festival
With a lineup including Coldplay, Michael Kiwanuka, Haim and Wolf Alice, Glastonbury’s livestreamed show is the next best thing to being there. Follow along here as it airs online

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, May, 2021 @6:57 PM

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