Depeche Mode before they were Depeche Mode

After their 1986 album Black Celebration, new wave legends Depeche Mode fully committed to being the most gloriously gloomy band next to The Cure to appear on stadium stages. Earnest pleas for tolerance like “People are People” and playfully suggestive vamps like...
STUMM433

STUMM433

Daniel Miller on Mute Records and his latest most ambitious project STUMM433. In 1978 in London the young musician by the name Daniel Miller recorded two songs, “T.V.O.D.” and “Warm Leatherette” under the moniker The Normal. He knocked on the door of Rough Trade...

Two Scratchers, Beef Jerky, and a Power Ball

  A rapper doing jazz, a rocker doing rap, a trumpeter doing electric guitar. There are no rules in the musical realm of trumpeter-turned-rapper Pan Amsterdam. After a persona shrouded in mystery, he revealed his true identity with a fascinating debut album in...
Keith Flint: RIP The Orginal Firestarter

Keith Flint: RIP The Orginal Firestarter

By gleefully escalating the moral panic around British dance culture, Keith Flint, the Prodigy frontman showed that rave could be the true successor to rock’n’roll. With his punk aesthetic of piercings, spiked hair and intense stare, Flint became one of the UK’s most...

Internationalists

If you believe you have an equal share In the whole wide world and all it bears An’ that your share is no less or more than Your fellow sisters and brother man Then take this knowledge and with it insist Declare yourself – an internationalist! If you lay...