Ever heard of…..ZAPPLE RECORDS?

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The next instalment in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at Zapple Records, a short-lived label division which championed spoken word and experimental avant-garde sounds. (The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about German post-punk, girl-group Malaria! can be read here) Type ‘Zapple Records’ into a… Read more »

Top 8 GOTH VENUES: The U.K.’s past and present most iconic goth clubs and venues

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Photo of revellers at The Banshee

Home to the original gothic novelists Horace Walpole, Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker and later gothic rock spawning from punk in the late 1970s (for more info about goth check out our article on the story of the subculture here) the UK inevitably gave rise to a number of iconic Gothcentric venues . Here are… Read more »

Experiments in Sisterhood: The audio-visual universe of WATERBABY

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Waterbaby band photo

The Kilpatrick sisters are as enchantingly ethereal as their namesake sprite suggests, yet an ethos of hard graft lies beneath their imagery of rippling projections and flowing locks. Ever resourceful and ever inventive, the duo behind Waterbaby have been experimenting with electronic music and Fassbinder-inspired film since their 2016 self-released debut album ‘Pink Noise.’ From… Read more »

Bootlicking GROUP THERAPY’s 54-track-long Charity Compilation

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Group Therapy cover art

Bootlickers by name, Bootlickers by nature: Underground’s new radio show is all about applauding and advocating creativity; exciting, emerging and experimental. Established as a reaction to the pandemic’s crippling effects on health and creativity, Group Therapy sought to unite an incredible array of artists, giving space to musical endeavours (which rarely see the light of… Read more »

Post-Punk quartet LEGSS are back with a nihilistic new video for ‘Doomswayers’

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Legss band photo

South London-based Legss are back with a new video for the title track off their second EP Doomswayers. Legss have established their unique edge with their ability to seamlessly blend dark post-punk and art-rock together with spoken-word. Filmed by Rory Edmonds and Mollie Gallagher, directed by Luke Kulukundis and Legss (who also edited the video… Read more »

Ever Heard Of… MALARIA!

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The next instalment in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at Malaria!, an all-female post-punk band borne from the divisions of West Berlin. Footage of Malaria! is sparse, yet the Super 8 film accompanying their song “Your Turn to Run” provides an accurate depiction of the group… Read more »

LUCIA & THE BEST BOYS’ strength in vulnerability

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From solo performer to band of Best Boys, Lucia and co have come a long way since the 2017 EP ‘Best Boy.’ Their latest visualisation of single ‘Forever Forget’ (directed by Rianne White) is testament to this metamorphosis; an other-worldly depiction of lyrical vulnerability, Lucia is bejewelled in a realm of inky black science-fiction amongst… Read more »