PUNK POETS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SUBCULTURAL BARD

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Patti Smith performing in black and white

Words by Jess Ralph Poetry. It’s a form of literature that usually conjures up thoughts of romanticised ramblings about the weather, twee victorian verses with rhyming couplets or lofty shakespearean sonnets. Punk. It’s a word of ambiguous, multifaceted meanings, yet similarly limited by its own stereotypes. In the popular imagination, punk’s meaning is simplistic, two-dimensional: angry teenagers… Read more »

EVER HEARD OF… EDWIGE BELMORE?

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Paris punk model, Edwige Belmore

The latest in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at the “Queen of Punk” herself, Edwige Belmore (The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about frontman of New York’s punk duo ‘Suicide’, Alan Vega can be read here) Born in Paris, the model, musician, and fashion… Read more »

TEN BANDS TO WATCH IN 2022

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Bands to watch in 2022 from the UK Alternative music scene

With the re-opening of live music venues, countless talented releases, and the emergence of many electrifying artists, 2021 was a good year for music. Whether it be rock, indie, or punk, the alternative music scene within the UK is always one that never lets down. Unfortunately, there is no space to fit the overwhelming amount… Read more »