WEIRDO Zine Creator Naz Toorabally talks about South Asian Visibility

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Creator Naz Toorabally and contributors from the first issue of WEIRDO Zine (Photo Credit: Arhantika Rebello) While there is a lack of alternative South Asian visibility and acceptance across the mainstream media, South Asian people are also not widely represented in subcultures such as punk and goth. Created in response to this, WEIRDO Zine was… Read more »

Drug Store Romeos discuss their shimmery springtime dream pop and unconventional guilty pleasures

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Soaked in pure airy vocals and synth-laden grooves, Drug Store Romeos craft a blissfully layered sonic dreamscape that’s awash in beautiful pastels. Owing to its introspective minimalism, it is the kind of slow-dance music whose ethereal wave lazily calms your soul. In 2020, the London dream poppers have released two new lush singles – ‘Frame… Read more »

Punk Rock Cartoons’ David Worth on His Self-taught Artistic Journey and Being Featured in John Lydon’s Book

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Punk Rock Cartoons: The Prodigy – Firestarter Coming from Blackpool, England, illustrator David Worth (known as Punk Rock Cartoons) has been making a name for himself in the realm of punk and indie. A quirky wit and a passion for alternative music certainly gives David’s cartoon artwork vibrant soul and personality. Featuring a clean to… Read more »

The Seductive Sounds of Chaos: L.A. Witch share their love for the West Coast and their upcoming album Play with Fire

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Californian goth-grunge band L.A. Witch It’s overstuffed with churning guitars and garage noise; yet fuelled by an undercurrent of fuzzy bliss. We are talking about Los Angeles’ goth-grunge band L.A. Witch, who take us through the dark brooding tales of mischief and romance with their bewitching tunes. From vocalist Sade Sanchez’s sultry vocals to the… Read more »

A propulsive, synth-driven sonic exploration: Calva Louise on multi-media, graphic novels and their forthcoming EP POPURRÍ

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Calva Louise

Calva Louise (Photo Credit: Chris Driver) Deliciously snappy melodies with a loud bang, Calva Louise have introduced a heavy streak of blistering electro-pop-rock with their latest single ‘POP(urrí)’. Since their first EP Rhinoceros, the trio has established a pattern of high-octane anthems sung in half Spanish and half English, precisely combined to create a mildly… Read more »

Bands from Glasgow: Pop rock darlings and post punks that need to be on your radar

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Lucia & the Best Boys bands from Glasgow

Glasgow, the cultural hub of Scotland, the city where largely recognised bands such as Primal Scream and Simple Minds originated. From the theatrical-pop aesthetic of Walt Disco to Chvrches’ ingenious mix of synth-pop and indie, the Scottish city is home to a wide range of talent. Check out these bands from Glasgow  Lucia & The… Read more »

Rock’s Most Experimental Subgenre: A Brief History of Art Rock

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Art rock icon: Pink Floyd (Photo Credit: Vic Singh) Art rock has continued to be used as a buzz word for rock bands challenging conventional rock since the 1960s. It’s a loose subcategory of rock aspiring to elevate rock from entertainment to art often via unconventional structures, instruments and taking inspiration from genres far and… Read more »

Unapologetic and cheerfully obscene: PUSSYLIQUOR discuss female taboos and their ideal music festival line-up

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Pussyliquor (Xandru)

PUSSYLIQUOR (Photo Credit: Xandru Zahra) Known for crafting politically charged (and amusing) anthems, PUSSYLIQUOR’s music is a heartfelt nod to DIY punk and female empowerment. Their most recent release PUSSYLIQUOR. what of it. is a robust punk rock EP whose swagger and howling speak for itself. The first time you listen to its famed opener… Read more »