Music

Photos celebrating the unsung women of indie sleaze
Photography

Photos celebrating the unsung women of indie sleaze

Almost 20 years after the indie youthquake first struck, photographer Rebecca Thomas recalls documenting the women at the epicentre.

Written by: Emma Garland

Bongeziwe Mabandla is finding his voice
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Bongeziwe Mabandla is finding his voice

A new album, therapy, and a pandemic have given the South African singer a new lease of life.

Written by: Tseliso Monaheng

‘We’re learning by doing’: Inside the Faroe Islands’ new music boom
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‘We’re learning by doing’: Inside the Faroe Islands’ new music boom

Tórshavn’s music scene is attracting musicians from all over the world and reflecting cultural shifts at home as young Faroese artists make themselves heard.

Written by: Martin Guttridge-Hewitt

Meet Glitchers, the band playing punk where you’d least expect it
Music

Meet Glitchers, the band playing punk where you’d least expect it

Gigging everywhere from beaches in Cornwall to the streets of Westminster, the duo are confronting art under capitalism on a pay-what-you-can basis.

Written by: Emma Wilkes

‘Broke people make the best music!’ – how Deijuvhs is reclaiming London
Music

‘Broke people make the best music!’ – how Deijuvhs is reclaiming London

When he’s not supporting Limp Bizkit or going viral on TikTok, the genre-disrupting artist co-runs Hoodstock: the festival giving cultural capital back to young people.

Written by: Niloufar Haidari

The events collective bringing inner-city raves to Cornwall
Music

The events collective bringing inner-city raves to Cornwall

How a group of school friends battled everything from venue closures to a life-altering brain injury to give Falmouth nightlife a kick up the arse.

Written by: Aylah Marie

They Hate Change are shaking up hip-hop from Tampa Bay to Peckham
Music

They Hate Change are shaking up hip-hop from Tampa Bay to Peckham

Tracy Kawalik meets the Floridian duo connecting the dots between hyper-local music scenes in the US and UK to create a borderless, future-facing sound.

Written by: Tracy Kawalik

Notting Hill Carnival 2023: an oral history of all-female sound systems
Music

Notting Hill Carnival 2023: an oral history of all-female sound systems

As the event marks its 50th anniversary, we speak to some of the pioneering DJs still working to make carnival an empowering and inclusive space.

Written by: Robert Kazandjian

Striking portraits of Birmingham’s punks and goths
Photography

Striking portraits of Birmingham’s punks and goths

Exploring themes of identity, acceptance and individuality, Rizwan Ali’s ‘Punks & Goths’ project is an ode to the city’s countercultural past and present.

Written by: Isaac Muk

Inside the historic mixed-race club in the heart of apartheid-era Cape Town
Photography

Inside the historic mixed-race club in the heart of apartheid-era Cape Town

Popular with party-goers, activists and future leaders, The Base / Jazz Den was a place of joyful defiance during a period of heightened civil unrest in South Africa.

Written by: Miss Rosen

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