Because the World Cup might be about the summer, getting to watch four football games in a day and endless, grinding, inevitable disappointment. But it is also really about ridiculous pop songs.
"Faking. Not a good look."
I don't care how much a song slaps, bops or bangs, it's gotta have a plan. Jamming is a directionless anti-plan and, also, it's really really boring.
In mid-January, a former pop star sold their Brit Award trophy on eBay for £66,100. That in itself gives us a lot to talk...
Founder of Grrrl Zine Fair, Lu Williams discusses scraping by and staying DIY.
Say No To Nostalgia: Pop Needs To Up Its Game.
The bands that captured our youth are reminding us we’re getting old, in this month's Penny...
Alcohol, the ticket queue and sass ramifications, all part of Jamal Guthrie's Penny...
As we hit our 50th issue, our editor reflects on survival, 3am deadlines and ignoring the things you can't control.
Our very own Deputy Editor demands that musicians everywhere stop sucking and simply play the hits.
While lack of mental healthcare is a grim reality, Emily Reynolds details the small things we can do to support those around us
"A lightning rod for dickheads", Kate Solomon discusses buying her first guitar
Danny Wright looks back on Blur's Beetlebum 20 years later
In the wake of Trump, Brexit, and the flaming ball of awful that was 2016, Andy Hannah pens a powerful call to arms
Jamz Supernova talks #BlackGirlMagic in this month's superb Penny
Rob Booth talks about how vital a place like fabric is to London in a Penny... we wish we didn't have to commission
Rachel Grace Almeida delves into America's backwards gun laws in this month's Penny
A roaring tribute to Camden: so much more than nostalgia. Or poppers and salvia
Michelle Kambasha talks music industry diversity in a very *fire emoji* Penny
Future Of The Left's Andrew Falkous on the brutal realities of touring
Things we've learnt from running a magazine for 3 years.