Still from Dear Esther gameplay, courtesy The Chinese Room

“I kind of like the idea of being an outsider…” The Big Interview: Jessica Curry


She writes scores for PlayStation and the poet laureate, studied English Literature at university, and has brought gaming to the theatre with electrifying results: BAFTA-winning composer and Dear Esther creator Jessica Curry speaks to...

Sick Scenes. by Los Campesinos!, detail, courtesy the artists

Analogue’s Refusal To Die: Celebrating Record Store Day (All Year Round)


Ever think you could be listening to more new music? Recommending albums by Parquet Courts, Soundwalk Collective, Los Campesinos!, Pissed Jeans and RAYS, Mike Pinington revels in his New Year’s resolution to buy more vinyl… It has occurred...

Big Narstie; image courtesy the artist

“F*ck the music industry. Things need to be changed in life…” The Big Interview: Big Narstie


Brixton-born grime artist Big Narstie shares his philosophies with Toby Hood: on Scouse behaviour, racism in the music business, and how his experiences have helped him to become an agony aunt… It’s a balmy, early...

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...