A Traveling Teen has Died During Elrow's 16-Hour Party in Barcelona

A Traveling Teen Has Died During Elrow’s 16-Hour Party In Barcelona The summer season is upon us, which means that everyone is taking full advantage the warmest season the year. Whether you choose to frolic at festivals, spend your days at the beach, or gather your friends and family for a BBQ, the hot temperatures is one that most look […]

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The Smiths announce deluxe reissue of The Queen is Dead

The reissue will feature the band’s first take ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ The Smiths have announced a deluxe reissue their landmark 1986 album The Queen is Dead. Out October 20, the double-disc edition will include the first take album highlight ‘There is a Light That Never Goes Out’, which you can listen to Spotify below. It will also feature a previously […]

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George A. Romero, Night of the Living Dead director, has died aged 77

RIP to the zombie horror master . George A. Romero, the influential US filmmaker who created the Living Dead movie franchise, has died aged 77. In a statement to the LA Times, Romero’s longtime producing partner Peter Grunwald said the director died in his sleep on Sunday (July 16) after a “brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer.” Night the Living […]

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Modern life is a psychedelic hell on Shabazz Palaces' Quazarz albums

Sup Pop rap group Shabazz Palaces follow up their 2014 album Lese Majesty with not one, but two new albums, Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. The Jealous Machines. Miles Bowe orbits their psychedelic-rap planet to see how this double release measures up. Since their 2011 debut Black Up, Shabazz Palaces have been masters their own dimension. […]

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Alan Vega IT review: The final sermon from Brooklyn's late 'Screamin' Jesus'

Suicide frontman Alan Vega died in his sleep last July at age 78 and IT, his last solo effort (which is being touted as “his masterpiece and final statement”), has been released into the world. April Clare Welsh breaks down the master destruction’s final grisly transmission. Alan Vega didn’t dodge flying axes or slice his face with safety pins on stage as part the US proto-punk innovators Suicide […]

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Exclusive: Kirk Frost Finally OKs DNA Test For Alleged Secret Son!

Kirk Frost Will Head To Court Over Allegations That He Impregnated Stripper “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s” Kirk Frost is finally facing the music over claims he secretly fathered a baby boy with former stripper Jasmine Washington. Some seven months after Washington sued Frost for paternity and child support for baby Kannon Mekhi Washington, the married father five has agreed […]

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Time to Process: Sampha on his debut album and what comes next

Earlier this year, XL artist Sampha released Process, a mesmerizing debut solo album that arrived five long years after the Londoner first burst to fame (not to mention onto the radars the likes Drake and Kanye West). Ahead his performance at London’s Lovebox Festival this weekend, the Solange collaborator tells Al Horner why he’s glad he slow-burned to success – and whether his next […]

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Glastonbury accused of exploiting European workers on zero hours contracts

The Somerset festival has faced criticism for allegedly firing as many as 700 workers. Glastonbury Festival has been accused exploiting hundreds European workers on zero hours contracts. According to The Independent, organizers employed hundreds people from across the continent to work as litter pickers. The workers  – who had travelled from countries including Czech Republic and Poland – are said to […]

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Belly Squad are London's sound of the summer and they're ready for world domination

FACT Rated is our series digging into the sounds and stories the most vital breaking artists around right now. Next, Will Pritchard meets Belly Squad, whose blend dancehall, Afrobeats and grime with ‘Banana’ landed them London’s song the summer in 2015. Rather than ride the hype, the London trio have carefully planned their next move and fresh f a showing […]

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