LA garage/punk trio TEST have dropped their deubt LP  BRAIN IN / BRAIN OUT – a collection of gritty, hard-hitting tracks that seem to explode out of your headphones while you’re listening. They’ve been described as a combination of brit rock & 70s punk – somewhat reminiscent of The Hives or The Clash – or […]

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There’s not a lot you can add to what has already been written about Joy Division.  Especially when you have someone as verbose as Paul Morley as the go-to writer when it comes to their books and sleevenotes. However, True Faith, the new exhibition on Joy Division and New Order at Manchester Art Gallery, is […]

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We’re now halfway through the year.  How has it been for you?  It seems you can’t go online without being hit with the news of some disaster, some high profile celebrity death, or crass, divisive politics.  Post-millennium tension is nothing new… we’ve been sliding into meltdown for quite some time but we always have music to […]

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  I just got home from a documentary that made my head spin. It’s a movie about art, celebrity, identity, the nature of truth, credibility, and also about vicious moral outrage and righteous indignation. That indignation might have faded a touch since this story’s “big reveal”, but the two elderly women across the aisle from […]

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So how about that American presidential election? Yeah. Not the most benign conversation opener, that one. And while I know many people around the world are waiting for the cameras to come out of the shadows and tell us we’ve been punked, I’m just going to rip the band-aid off and say it out loud: […]

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Picture Steve Gullick Alison Moyet has a new album out and it is a beautifully paced and realised symphony of melancholia and optimism. Other demonstrates Moyet’s ability to continually reinvent herself. She has harnessed the contemporary while bringing elements of trip-hop and the symphonic electronics of the late nineties/early 2000’s into her ninth studio album. It is […]

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Starting from a feeling of discomfort, noise, and chaos, you’ll be able to also hear sensitivity and softness while listening to everything Autist (ex Aniaetleprogrammeur) want to tell you about in their new EP Misbehave. Mixing electropunk, dance music, psychedelic, chanson, and electronica in a unique way, topped up with sexy rebellious vocals, Autist succeeds […]

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Liam Ashcroft is JeanMichelNoir, a Liverpool-based award winning composer and electronic producer dealing in retro-infused synthwave and (John) Carpenter-esque horror soundtracks. Having emerged from the post-punk scene in Liverpool some 20 years ago his journey has taken him from the harsh glare and rage of guitar-oriented noise to weaving dark, pulsing spectral soundtracks that often […]

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The aesthetic Volkswagon Mexico’s latest brand advertisement is certainly not “random.” The vehicle manufacturer’s new ad places two respective Volkswagen models alongside each other in a style derivative ‘s cover art. The adjacent placement the models is reminiscent the helmets on the album, while also functioning as a tribute to Volkswagen’s recent partnership with Fender. […]

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The aesthetic Volkswagon Mexico’s latest brand advertisement is certainly not “random.” The vehicle manufacturer’s new ad places two respective Volkswagen models alongside each other in a style derivative ‘s cover art. The adjacent placement the models is reminiscent the helmets on the album, while also functioning as a tribute to Volkswagen’s recent partnership with Fender. […]

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The former frontwoman Crystal Castles, has released a graphic new statement further explaining her decision to leave the band in 2014. Glass notably departed from to pursue a solo career that year. The statement describes the prolonged sexual, physical, and psychological abuse allegedly inflicted by Crystal Castles’ co-founder, Ethan Kath, whose real name is Claudio […]

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Playboi Carti and Lil Uzi Vert could be in the process cooking up a collab, if a hint made on social media is any indicator. The hint came courtesy a Snapchat post Playboi Carti made over the weekend. The Snap featured a photo London punk band The Damned, and included the following caption: “Carti Uzi Tape […]

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Masked mayhem maker and electro punk pioneer Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo has ficially announced the release the ‘ long-awaited third studio album, The Great Electronic Swindle. The new record will feature a slew musical talent from outside the electronic music spectrum, ranging from Aussie rockers to Anders Friden In Flames to most recently, self-proclaimed EDM hater Perry […]

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Long before serving as the frontman dance-punk’s group the century, James Murphy was a DJ, falling into , really, by happy accident. But Murphy wasn’t just a DJ in the early 2000s. He was a force to be reckoned with. His eventual label DFA began merely as a party where Murphy entertained his friends by doing what […]

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This guy just pulled the rug right out from under the rest the Internet’s insatiable “memeisphere” with a hilarious new viral video series. Social media’s resident tablecloth-pulling expert (yes, that’s a thing), known as Wes P, has launched a sensational new trend scored by Daft Punk’s iconic “One More Time” in which he rips a table cloth […]

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Bastille Day, is one France’s most feted holidays and, to celebrate, POTUS Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron gathered together in the city lights to pay tribute unto its momentous achievements. The nation decidedly honored the glory and independence the nation by giving love unto one its grandest yields: . In an absolutely beautiful unplugged medley […]

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Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover has another RIAA plaque to hang on his wall. Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!” joins 2013’s Because the Internet as the second Gold-certified album in his discography. Because the Internet took over two years to reach that status, but “Awaken, My Love!” achieved the feat in six months. The Atlanta native’s latest LP hosts the platinum song “Redbone” […]

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Los Angeles, CA – The 2017 BET Awards kicked f in Los Angeles Sunday night (June 25) with R&B superstar Bruno Mars opening the festivities. Hosted by comedic actress Leslie Jones, who wiled out during her opening monologue, the awards ceremony was held at the Microst Theater and boasted performances from notable artists such as […]

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