Category Archives: Music

Pop-Ups Shut, A$AP Barry the Plumber, and the Next Generation of Tyler

Some quick thoughts on a few things that have happened this week. Might try and make this a more regular thing in the absence of Ulysses-esque streetwear rambles. Who knows. Louis Vuitton Announces Cancellation of Future Supreme Collaboration Pop-Up Shops. … Continue reading

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With ‘Godfather’, Wiley is Celebrating the Legacy of Grime

A few months back I wrote a piece lamenting the lack of in-depth knowledge of Grime in the wake of its achieving mainstream popularity. There was an eagerness amongst mainstream music journos to spread the word to their audiences, but … Continue reading

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2016 sucked and I’m going to tell you why

Another year gone by, and if there was ever a time to feel cynical about the state of things, December 2016 is certainly it. To parrot the same tired phrase as everybody else, this has been a really shit one. … Continue reading

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George Carlin’s First Posthumous Release & the Dark Side of Being Funny

In an episode of his Comedy Vehicle TV series, Stewart Lee pokes fun at preconceived notions of the stand-up comedy as a job that involves courage, describing stand-up comedians as braver in many ways than a fireman or somebody fighting … Continue reading

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15 years — Thoughts on Jane Doe by Converge

Like a lot of teenagers, I went through an angry phase. It manifests itself in different ways for everyone, I’m sure, but music was a really big thing for me. As I’ve mentioned before, it started with the whole nu-metal … Continue reading

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Hello, Assholes – Loving Daughters, the Most Unlovable Band in the World

I grew up in a family that loved comedy. Name any comedy programme from the 1990s and I can guarantee we used to watch it in my house. From Simpsons at 6pm every day to The Fast Show, Smack the … Continue reading

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The Importance of ‘Clarity’ by Jimmy Eat World

The story of how I first came across new music as a kid is probably the same as it is for a lot of people around my age. My house didn’t have Sky TV so whenever I was around a … Continue reading

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Craig McCaffrey

Following up from my post a few weeks back about Kranky Records’ reissuing Stars of the Lids’ two most seminal albums on vinyl, I was fortunate enough to be woken by my postman delivering my copies this morning and it … Continue reading

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Stars of the Lid — Vinyl Reissues

Taking a slightly different route away from the usual menswear and London life pieces to draw your attention to something else. I first discovered Stars of the Lid when I was about 15 on some Pitchfork “Best Albums of 2007” … Continue reading

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Goodhood presents Good Vibes 37 – Traxsuit

On another note entirely, the folks over at Goodhood stay coming correct on the cultural front with another instalment of their Good Vibes mix series, this time coming courtesy of Leeds-based artist-director-savant Traxsuit. Having had the pleasure of seeing him … Continue reading

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