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 »

London-based artist Ray Noir discusses Marilyn Manson and his crowd-funded album

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Ray Noir

Ray Noir (Photo Credit: Simon Martner) Influenced by the likes of Marilyn Manson, The Prodigy and Peaches, London-based artist Ray Noir has created his own industrial-electronic-metal musical universe and attracting crowds from across the UK, Europe, Scandinavia and Japan. Recently released his two latest singles ‘Double Trouble’ and ‘All Alone’, Ray Noir has confirmed with… Read more »

From the Underground Book Collection: The Roxy Our Story – The Club That Forged Punk in 100 Nights of Madness Mayhem and Misfortune

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The Roxy Our Story: The Club That Forged Punk In 100 Nights Of Madness Mayhem And Misfortune “It’s a rarely detailed account, proper eyewitness gold” – Kris Needs Underground is known for its associations with punk culture, often championing the venues which brought the genre to the masses. We have discussed Manchester’s The Hacienda before,… 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 »

Ten Songs with Social Messages: These Emerging Bands Are Making a Statement

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Ten Songs with Social Message to Listen (Lucia & The Best Boys, Photo Credit: Cameron Brisbane) Throughout the ages, musicians have taken it upon themselves to discuss the wider issues surrounding them. From the politically-charged ‘God Save The Queen’ by the Sex Pistols, to Micheal Jackson’s soulful plea for nature in ‘Earth Song’, and his… Read more »

The Modern Mullet – A New Era

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modern mullet

It has made a comeback. Yes, we’re talking about the mullet. Controversial and divisive; business in the front and party in the back kind of hairstyle. Rocked by 21st century pop stars, the modern mullet has made big wave and signals the beginning of a new era. Known for causing disruption yet revolutionising centuries one… Read more »

Feminist Punk Icons that Set the Stage for Female Empowerment in the Rock ‘n’ Roll world

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Feminist Punk Icons: Patti Smith (Photo Credit: Judy Linn) Hallmarked by a combination of punk rock and a desire to do things by their own admission, these feminist punk icons have changed the game. From the original trailblazer Patti Smith to up-and-coming noisemakers The Red Stains, their legacy remains the same – an intention to… Read more »