John Bell


Hop Along // Interview

At the end of last year after finishing their sold-out performance at Oslo and a sweaty set supporting The Decembrists, John Bell met with Hop Along’s frontwoman and founder Frances Quinlan to chat about lyrics, wisdom, familial love and short-term joys.

Simple Things // Festival Review

Much like the accompanying artwork by Peruvian artist Jonathan Castro, Simple Things is a warping, future-facing prismatic beast. As always, both halves of Simple Things were impressively curated this year, but the daytime schedule was garbled in the best of ways.

Khruangbin // Live Review

We witnessed the spacey and sultry three-piece Khruangbin in Camden’s Roundhouse for their biggest UK headline show to date.

Citadel Festival 2018 // Review

Experience the highs and lows of this year's Citadel Festival and read about performances from Tame Impala, Kamaal Williams, Leon Bridges and more.

Boy Pablo // Live Review

A killer combination of catchy, dance-worthy riffs and millennial meme-humour...

The War On Drugs // Live Review

Huge, guitar-rock as it’s meant to be heard.

Phoenix // Live Review

Almost two decades in the game, Phoenix deserve every ounce of headline status.

Michael Winterbottom – On The Road // Interview

In 2015 filmmaker Michael Winterbottom followed North London rock band Wolf Alice as they toured their debut My Love Is Cool.

Julia Jacklin // Interview

At twenty-seven years old, Julia Jacklin is still figuring out her shit like the rest of us.

Soccer Mommy // Live Review

"I didn’t know there would be so many people in London who’d want to see me," laughs Nashville’s Sophie Allison...

Citadel // Festival Review

Citadel may have been their only UK festival of the year, but boy did Foals make it one of their best.

Washed Out // Interview

We met with Washed Out's Ernest Greene at a private screening of his new visual album in East London to catch up.

Angel Olsen // Live Review

Her voice judders like on record but in person it’s more visceral; it’s Olsen alone, but it’s her at her best.

C Duncan // Live Review

As Duncan and band open with ‘Like You Do’, there’s an immediate hypnotising trinity of sensations...

Tennis // Interview

Ahead of their show at Omeara next month, we speak to Tennis about how new record Yours Conditionally was a return to self-reliance.

Austra // Interview

Four years since the release of Olympia, January saw the return of Canadian outfit Austra’s brand of dark (and at times operatic) electronica with...

C Duncan // Interview

We gave the effortlessly friendly young artist a call to see where he’s at since the release of his second full-length The Midnight Sun.

Roosevelt // Interview

We caught up with Roosevelt's Marius Lauber ahead of his sold-out show at XOYO.

Klangstof // Interview

"I actually enjoy when I wake up and don’t even understand my own lyrics, because you can see new things in it every day."

In The Woods // Festival Review

Its quasi-secrecy and its refreshing take on festival billing make it one of the UK’s best


Woah Dad! - August 26th Swedish psych outfit Hashish, headed by Subliminal Sounds honcho Stefan Kéry, bring us their debut full-length A Product Of. If...

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