This month’s theme is imaginary friends. Though, as you’ll see, some of the imaginary creatures in the stories I’ve chosen are perhaps not as friendly as they first seem. And some of them may or may not be all that imaginary…
PICTURE BOOK OF THE MONTH: The Something
Rebecca Cobb is something of a rising star [...]
CB Editions has been having quite a time of it in the media spotlight recently, with a Goldmsiths Prize shortlisting for Will Eaves’s ‘exploded novel’ The Absent Therapist, and now a shortlisting for the Guardian First Book Award for May-Lan Tan’s excellent debut collection of stories, Things to Make and Break.
As you can see, there [...]
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.
Hailing from Deeside in North Wales, FALLS specialise in a unique amalgamation of crackpot musical ideas and invention. Citing their influences as “all of the things,” FALLS’s sound is a tricky beast to pin down, but if you were to take the wild chaotic live show of Baby Godzilla, the freaky spindly guitar lines of [...]
aytek, AKA Joseph Keevil, doesn’t do things by halves. As well as being involved in house and techno for well over a decade, he’s a family man who juggles being a father with refining his craft and performing regularly across the UK and Europe.
London DJ collective Brand New Wayo kick off a new guestmix series with an hour of music from Bristol’s Al Dobson Jr.
Sweden’s latest prize EDM export reveals how he went from being a humble bedroom producer to passing Kanye West in the corridors of Def Jam Records.
“A trip to Canada raised a few questions – like why doesn’t Rick James get given more kudos from the residents of his second home? And who actually invented ice wine… and more importantly, who likes drinking it?”
When I think of books by Iain Sinclair, I think not just of the plump, respectable lead title hardbacks from Granta and Hamish Hamilton that have been coming with happy regularity the last decade and a half, and neither of the well-thumbed Vintage paperbacks that I first read him in, but also of the strange [...]
As one third of Apollonia Dan Ghenacia is currently embarking on a world tour of epic proportions, hitting almost every continent on the planet over the coming months to support the release of the trio’s brand new album ‘Tour à Tour’. Dan is also one of the key protagonists of Paris’ hugely influential house scene, [...]
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