PUNK MAGAZINE: THE INFAMOUS ZINE OF NEW YORK PUNK

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PUNK MAGAZINE COVERS

Infamous for its outrageous yet witty humour, and for leading the rock ‘n’ roll comic style of fanzine, PUNK was a one-of-a-kind publication that broke the conventions of what a zine was at the time. Originally created in 1975 by the trio, John Holstrom, Ged Dunn and Legs McNeil, PUNK would publish just 15 issues… Read more »

MEET JAY MITRA: THE MANCHESTER-BASED PUNK POET

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Jay Mitra is a punk poet, artist, and music journalist of multifarious influence in the Northern creative scene. Their work blends wit and compassion with punk and defiance, to produce whimsical and intimate performance poetry. Their writing is made immersive by their slam performances, conveying a fresh tone and attitude with each reading. We invited… Read more »

FISH EYES AND FLAMINGOS: ALMA ROSAZ’S WORLD OF DISTORTION

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Self-portrait of photographer Alma Rosaz wearing Underground creepers. A toy doll sits on her shoe, lodged in between two cherries

Alma’s world is one of colour, motion, eccentricity, and fun. Drawing on themes such as gender performance, identity, and escapism, the London-based photographer blends multiple photography and production techniques to create larger than life works that feel like the modern-day love child of pop art and surrealism. Tell us a bit about yourself – where… Read more »

SAIAKUNANA: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN LONDON

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SAIAKUNANA JAPANESE ARTIST

All photography by Jessie-Rose SaiakuNana is a Japanese contemporary artist, currently based in London. She has been holding solo exhibitions in Tokyo since 2015, and in 2018, she was awarded the TARO Award at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art. In 2021, SaiakuNana opened a gallery in Shoreditch exhibiting her original artworks. Situated… Read more »

EVER HEARD OF… ROWLAND S. HOWARD?

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Rowland Howard, guitarist of The Birthday Party

The latest in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at the tragic yet influential post-punk guitarist Rowland S. Howard. The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about the “Queen of Punk” Edwige Belmore can be read here Born on the 24th of October 1959, Rowland S… Read more »