Iggy Pop & Peaches. Kick It. 2005. Still from YouTube

“Get out of bed and confront life!” The Big Interview: Iggy Pop


The godfather of punk talks to Florian Obkircher and The Red Bulletin about how liberating it was to pose nude for Jeremy Deller’s life drawing class, conquering doubt, collaboration as the key to...

Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2015: Goat

“United in the shared pursuit of head-music”: Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia On Five Years Of Creativity


Ahead of next weekend’s “fucking out-there” celebration of “audio-futurists”, PZYK Fest organiser Christopher Torpey gives us an insight into five year’s of diverse creativity, and why he thinks that the fiesta has such an enduring appeal… VR: adventures...

Wysing Polyphonic 2016. All images courtesy Mike Cameron for Wysing Polyphonic

In Pictures: Wysing Polyphonic


With whistling, drone, choral ensembles, improv jazz and spoken word on the menu — plus no electronics to be seen – Wysing Art Centre’s annual art and music festival in Cambridge has built up a reputation...

Adam Green in Aladdin (2016)

“Aladdin, for me, is my first really great artwork” — The Big Interview: Adam Green


Mike Pinnington enjoys a contemplative conversation with US musician Adam Green about whether his new Aladdin film and concert tour is “ill-fated” or “great artwork”, jamming with Macaulay Culkin, and his “miserable” break up...

Image courtesy Keith Ainsworth for Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

Go For Broke, Liverpool Psych Fest


Joseph Viney samples the broad church of psych at Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia, and wonders whether expansion and relocation should be on the cards… With 2015 being its fourth year of existence, and...

Yaw Owusu -- Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF)

“When the city council gave me the role I believe they were making a statement”: LIMF’s Yaw Owusu


Music entrepreneur and Liverpool International Music Festival curator Yaw Owusu talks to Toby Hood about being the new kid on the block, linking Liverpool to South Africa, and his love for everything from Tupac and...

LIV-BCN (Barcelona): Marnie. All images courtesy Dani Cantó

“Two cities that relentlessly draw in and export talent”: LIV-BCN (Barcelona) — Reviewed


Alex Harrington enjoys Marnie, Univers and more at the first leg of this year’s LIV-BCN summer festival… A ship sliding along the horizon towards Barcelona and a ship on the Mersey heading for...

Iggy Pop (L) and Danny Fields (R) by Brigid Berlin

Danny Fields, Viv Albertine & Jane Weaver @ Liverpool Sound City 2015


Violence, death and dogged determination: Laura Robertson charts the meteoric rise and fall (and rise again) of three industry pioneers at this year’s Sound City conference… A welcome addition to Friday’s conference line-up saw an...

Dave Pichilingi and crowd, GIT Awards 2015, image courtesy Keith Ainsworth

GIT Awards 2015 — Reviewed


Worth shouting about: Joshua Potts finds a distinct lack of scepticism and a great deal of energy and invention at this year’s Merseyside music award… Many things stand out from Saturday’s gathering of...