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Articles by: Sam Ford

by 26 Nov 2019

Interview: The General Election with Swim Deep, Squid, Matt Maltese and Holly Whitaker

2019’s festive cheer will be soured with televised debate and family unrest during what could be the most important election of our times. This time around, we speak to Swim Deep (Birmingham/London), Squid (Brighton/London), Photographer, Holly Whitaker (London) and Matt Maltese (London).

by 25 Nov 2019

Interview: The General Election with Shame, Slow Dance, Sports Team and Hotel Lux

With the manifesto’s launched, British politics is in a frantic state. On December 12th, the public will decide who governs the country for the next five years (if lucky), and in a series of interviews with bands, creatives and artists,…

by 20 Nov 2019

Interview: The General Election with Fat White Family, Goat Girl, The Magic Gang and Drug Store Romeos

An election? In December? But where will we find the time to buy presents? In a series of interviews, beginning with this one, we asked around the countries leading new bands, creatives and alternative artists to get a feel for how important the vote is to them, how they’ll be voting and why.

by 18 Oct 2019

Who Are You?: Meet Powerplant

Somewhere between the full length interviews in our print mag, you’ll find a section called ‘Who Are You?’. It’s our place to introduce brand new bands who we feel should be on your radar. They’re currently playing tiny rooms but…

by 12 Sep 2019

Interview: We catch up with Sad Club Records

Way back when, we had a chat with the folks at Rough Trade Records and their one piece of advice for someone looking to create a label was “Don’t do it to try and make money”. A damning statement but…

by 20 Mar 2019

Interview: The Sports Team Community are more than a whatsapp group

Sports Team are an ambitious bunch. The six piece from London have played solidly for the last 18 months and have become one of the UK’s most exciting live bands. Frontman, Alex Rice and co will headline the Electric Ballroom…

by 12 Dec 2018

Watch: Chest Pains release video for ‘Cut The Resistance’

Chest Pains having been knocking about since 2017, and were born out of the same DIY scene that has brought us Mush, Treeboy & Arc and Drahla. The band were ready made for this time, this climate and these young…

by 14 Nov 2018

Listen: Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. sign to Partisan and release single ‘Too Real’

Fontaines D.C. have signed to Partisan Records, the Brooklyn label responsible for the rapid rise of Bristol’s, IDLES as well as worldwide favourites Dilly Dally, Cigarettes After Sex, Tender and more. Signing is a big deal for the band and…

by 26 Sep 2018

RIP Dale Barclay. A true original

Today is a sad one, we’ve found out that Dale Barclay has died. The frontman of the incredible, Amazing Snakeheads, part time member of the Fat White Family and more recently And Yet It Moves, has effected the underground community…