Gorillaz wow as they kick off All Points East 2022
Serena heads to All Points East in Victoria Park, with Gorillaz headlining the first day. Other highlights include Remi Wolf, Self Esteem, IDLES and Nia Archives.
A big pink ball, a giant step forward: IDLES Ultra Mono
“Like Kathleen Hanna with bear claws grabbing Trump by the p*ssy” – an insight into the latest release from British rock band IDLES
Post-‘post-punk revival’: Should post-punk still be the main bastion of alternative music?
Alternative music culture seriously needs to reconsider putting all its eggs in the post-punk basket, says writer Sam Dynes
Preview: Truck Festival
Winona Newman gives us the run-down of one of the UK’s strongest festival lineup’s this year in Oxfordshire’s Truck Festival.
Preview: Greenman Festival 2019
Editor Olivia White previews one of 2019’s strongest UK lineup’s, Greenman Festival. This folk-rock festival sees the likes of Father John Misty, Sharon Van Etten and IDLES.
Live Review: Idles
From the dingy walls of Gorilla to the bouncing floor of the O2 Ritz- Idles conquer Manchester’s music scene, all the way to the Albert Hall in less than two years
Record Reappraisal: Brutalism by IDLES
This week’s record reappraisal offers a rather impassioned nod towards one of the industry’s most humble and thrilling acts, Idles, as their debut album Brutalism reaches its 2nd birthday
Live Review: Heavy Lungs
Olivia White catches hotly tipped Heavy Lungs at Manchester’s sold-out Castle Hotel declaring them ones to watch after their success with punk favourites IDLES
Hot Right Now: Kate Tempest
Tempest stretches the boundaries of spoken word, writing and rap. Her work is a brutally honest depiction and she’s only getting better at telling it.
IDLES at the O2 Ritz
IDLES are without a doubt, the most important band of the current music industry writes Editor Olivia White
Live Review: Idles at FOPP
With barely two weeks since the release of their critically acclaimed second album Joy As An Act Of Resistance, Bristol-based five-piece IDLES descend upon the basement of Manchester record store Fopp to a crowd of avid fans for an hour of sweat-laden carnage
Album Review: Idles – Joy as an Act of Resistance
Frenetic, essential and virtuous are the three words that capture both Idles and their second monumental album Joy as an Act Of Resistance
Festival Review: Live At Leeds 2018
Olivia White gives us the run-down of Live At Leeds’ four best performances
Top seven acts at Live at Leeds this year
Make sure you get your money and soul’s worth at Live at Leeds