Music

Why have a quarter of The Great Escape’s line up pulled out?
Activism

Why have a quarter of The Great Escape’s line up pulled out?

At least 126 acts have withdrawn from the Brighton festival in protest at the inclusion of Barclays as a sponsor because of the bank's alleged links with atrocities in Gaza, Ben Smoke explains.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Teezee is using his platform to take African voices global
Music

Teezee is using his platform to take African voices global

The Nigerian musician, producer and label owner has built a reputation for being a mouthpiece for nonconformists.

Written by: Kemi Alemoru

How one of the UK’s most acclaimed MCs is moving into new genres
Huck80

How one of the UK’s most acclaimed MCs is moving into new genres

As his coming-of-age LP ‘ReBourne’ is released, it’s clear Blanco is unafraid to push his music in directions no one expects.

Written by: Isaac Muk

The sign language interpreter changing the way we listen to music
Huck80

The sign language interpreter changing the way we listen to music

Amber Galloway doesn’t just do sign language to music – she uses American Sign Language (ASL) and her body, face and vibes to channel the live experience and energy to deaf and hard-of-hearing fans.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Inside the secret club night bringing the party to Pakistan
Spaces Between the Beats

Inside the secret club night bringing the party to Pakistan

Meet the party pioneers making space for diverse dance floors in a city with no record shops, night clubs or club culture.

Written by: Daniel Dylan Wray

Enter Shikari, Kneecap and more on why musicians are calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza
Activism

Enter Shikari, Kneecap and more on why musicians are calling for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza

Over 1200 musicians, performers and artists have signed an open letter, organised by Jeremy Corbyn’s Peace and Justice Project.

Written by: Ben Smoke

Daddy Issues: Larry June
Culture

Daddy Issues: Larry June

The San Franscican rapper talks homelessness, hustling and healing in the latest edition of our column on fatherhood and masculinity.

Written by: Robert Kazandjian

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene
Huck Presents

An intimate portrait of East London’s underground music scene

Short film The Rest Is Noise explores how to stand out and be heard in the capital’s ever-changing musical landscape.

Written by: Alex King

Inside the immersive, fairytale world of BLACKPINK’s Born Pink World Tour
Music

Inside the immersive, fairytale world of BLACKPINK’s Born Pink World Tour

An exclusive interview with the K-pop megastars’ creative director on bringing a show like no other to almost 2 million fans.

Written by: Isaac Muk

Unruly portraits of punks at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival 2023
Punk

Unruly portraits of punks at Blackpool’s Rebellion Festival 2023

Photographer Spencer Murphy explores punk’s enduring role in British culture and why we need its rebellious ethos more than ever right now.

Written by: Alex King

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