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Bill Bernstein’s best photograph: joy and humanity in a homeless centre
‘It was clear that these two had each other in their lives, and that was pretty much it’

Interview by Daniel Dylan Wray

05, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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No Bounds festival review – Sheffield’s electro-industrial heart is still beating
From brass bands in the bus station to thunderous techno in a former gun-barrel factory, this wildly innovative festival perfectly welded past to present

Daniel Dylan Wray

18, Oct, 2021 @11:03 AM

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‘The cover is supposed to be provocative’: the daunting task of redesigning Nirvana’s Nevermind
With a lawsuit from the famous baby – now 30 years old – prompting the band to consider altering the artwork, five album artists give us their alternative takes on the grunge classic

Daniel Dylan Wray

07, Oct, 2021 @2:39 PM

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Time Trumpet: the savage cult comedy that ‘predicted’ the future
From a guilt-ridden Tony Blair to plastic surgery for kids, Armando Iannucci’s series deftly spoofed our love of nostalgic TV. 15 years on it’s still brilliant – and a true hidden gem

Daniel Dylan Wray

09, Sep, 2021 @9:00 AM

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‘We have a hostility to being boring’: Sparks, still flying in their 70s
Their Adam Driver musical sent Cannes into raptures and Edgar Wright has made an all-star documentary about them. The Mael brothers explain why they’ll always be hopelessly in love with pop

Daniel Dylan Wray

16, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Iggy Pop ascends to greatness: Tom Copi’s best photograph
‘Iggy dived off the stage into the crowd, where he was lifted up by fans and stood above them in triumph. Someone handed him a jar of peanut butter and he smeared it on his chest’

Interview by Daniel Dylan Wray

02, Jun, 2021 @1:56 PM

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‘It reeked of hope and ambition’: 30 years of riot grrrl label Kill Rock Stars
Born in the Pacific north-west scene that produced grunge – but often in opposition to it – Kill Rock Stars pushed women to the front of the stage, and also gave Elliott Smith a platform

Daniel Dylan Wray

23, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Fat White Family: ‘I can drop acid at 11am and cook a family dinner by 4pm’
Magic mushrooms and gigs in toilets – the creation of a new album for the raucous band is far from ordinary, as a new film shows

Daniel Dylan Wray

09, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Piercing feedback and pig noises: what's the most out-there album ever?
Defying tradition and bothering the mainstream, the likes of John Cage, Matthew Herbert, Laurie Anderson and Lou Reed battle it out for the best of the bizarre

Daniel Dylan Wray

01, Mar, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'It's been cathartic': how Blanck Mass made a travelogue album in lockdown
With touring halted, the electronic musician incorporated recordings from around the world, as well as memories of a late loved one, into a ‘sad and nostalgic’ new work

Daniel Dylan Wray

19, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'30% hate us, 50% don't care': Black Country, New Road, Britain's most divisive new band
Their debut album is getting the best reviews of the year so far, even inspiring a craft IPA with its lyrics. But this inventive seven-piece are already looking forward to what’s next

Daniel Dylan Wray

04, Feb, 2021 @4:00 PM

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