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Emma Gritt is a freelance music journalist. Hiding behind the fake-but-real-sounding moniker of Kara Simsek, she is the author of So You Think You're A Hipster, and also contributes to Red Bull, Dazed Digital, Juke Magazine, Notion Magazine, KISS FM, and cult zine FUN.

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Minehead revisited: The return of Bloc. Weekend, Music

Minehead revisited: The return of Bloc. Weekend

After a four year hiatus, Bloc. Weekend returned to Butlins Minehead… and about time, too.

By | Music | Thursday, 2 April 2015 at 5:26 pm

How Marcel Dettmann thought up his compilation, Film

How Marcel Dettmann thought up his compilation

The German techno legend reveals the thinking behind his label’s new release, the snappily titled MDR Compilation.

By | Film | Tuesday, 24 March 2015 at 8:53 am

Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti on Profondo Rosso reaching the big 4-0

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece. But for Claudio Simonetti, the brains behind the film’s iconic soundtrack, it feels like it was just yesterday him and his bandmates were given just ten days to magic something up using just their guitars and harpsichord.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 16 February 2015 at 4:52 pm

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja, Music

Inside the mind of Ghostly International’s Lord Raja

Ghostly International’s Lord Raja shares his five favourite tracks – including one by Prince which is near-impossible to find…

By | Music | Friday, 6 February 2015 at 12:15 pm

Jape’s Seance of Light, Music

Jape’s Seance of Light

Swedish band Jape called upon Dubliners Dave Rudden and Dave Tyan to give the video for their new track, Seance of Light, a psychedelic kick.

By | Music | Thursday, 22 January 2015 at 8:33 am

Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall’s pick of the pop heroines, Music

Tonight Alive’s Jenna McDougall’s pick of the pop heroines

Tonight Alive frontwoman Jenna McDougall shares her favourite women rockers, and explains why what they stand for strikes a chord with her.

By | Music | Wednesday, 14 January 2015 at 3:36 pm

Ric Blackshaw tells us Scrawl about his street art enterprise, Arts

Ric Blackshaw tells us Scrawl about his street art enterprise

Ric Blackshaw runs the Scrawl Collective, an agency that hires out the services of a group of street artists to big brands and anyone who wants only the finest in professional art from the streets.

By | Arts | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 at 11:01 pm

DJ Pied Piper: ‘People still ask me if I really really like it’, Music

DJ Pied Piper: ‘People still ask me if I really really like it’

Garage Nation’s Boiler Room special a few months ago totally blew my mind. I fell asleep streaming it, and when I woke up it was still going. Straight away I was on Twitter, saying how impressed I was that they’d been on for eight hours straight and everyone in the club was still looking fresh [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 23 November 2014 at 7:50 pm

Jim Bob and Fruitbat reveal what stopped Carter USM, Music

Jim Bob and Fruitbat reveal what stopped Carter USM

Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine has been stopped… but why now? Jim Bob and Fruit Bat reveal all ahead of their farewell show in Brixton this weekend.

By | Music | Thursday, 20 November 2014 at 9:05 am

Check out Al Dobson Jr’s happy hour, Arts

Check out Al Dobson Jr’s happy hour

London DJ collective Brand New Wayo kick off a new guestmix series with an hour of music from Bristol’s Al Dobson Jr.

By | Arts, Music | Monday, 17 November 2014 at 2:29 pm

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