There’s something about heavy metal and South America. As a continent constantly destabilised by war, foreign intervention and profiteering it has proven a fertile breeding ground for expressions of extreme rebellion and solidarity, expressed at confronting volumes and beats per minute, with a demo and zine scene as prolific and fecund as any rainforest floor. […]Read More Under a Pale Grey Sky – An interview with Max Cavalera.
The Scottish city of East Kilbride was designated as the nation’s first post-war ‘New Town’ in 1947. The redevelopment plan was designated to provide ‘elements of culture, sport and heritage for residents so as to create a sense of belonging and place’. It is unlikely that the authors of this manifesto could have predicted the […]Read More Damaged Joy – An Interview with Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain
Forty years is a long time. Forty times around the sun. Ideas and movements rise and fall, technology transforms us, culture squirms and dances on, splintering and reforming yogic and mercurial as the world becomes scarcely recognisable in the interim. For an album to linger in the public consciousness for such a span it needs […]Read More Extracting Wasps from Stings in Flight -An(other) interview with David J Haskins.
Botched and all sewn up. From American Forces Radio to trailer park tears. The scent of Luther lingering. Vermouth on the rocks. Six inches forward five inches back. The new Berlin Wall baby. Whether you like it or not. Hedwig. From the haunted and scented drag revue of its origins via Broadway and the silver […]Read More A Transmission on the Midnight Radio- An interview with John Cameron Mitchell