Dan Stubbs

Poppy and AMA at NME’s Ghouls To The Front: Halloween fever dream meets situationist prank meets techno rave amazingness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTpBA-ncjR8 Poppy, round the back of the Shack Last night, American pop-rock provocateur, YouTube-subverting anti-vlogger and sometime cult leader Poppy popped over to the UK for...

‘Satanic Panic’ review: gory pizza ‘n’ paganism comedy-horror is devilishly good fun

Horror-comedy. Two words which, in isolation, are perfectly enticing. Together, they can be truly terrifying in all the wrong ways, particularly if you’re one...

Coldplay’s new songs ‘Orphans’ and ‘Arabesque’ – reviewed: Jazzier! Classic rock-ier! Fun-er!

Coldplay are back with two new tracks! All the way from 1919, if the posters (above), quaint local newspaper classifieds and arch, typewritten notes...

How Netflix’s divisive new movie ‘Wounds’ borrows from the Japanese school of horror 

People who don’t particularly like horror movies often find their predictability frustrating. Any given slasher film has, essentially, the same plot, albeit with a...

‘Living With Yourself’ proves that the Jordan Peele effect is in full force – here’s how the ‘Us’ director has ushered in a new...

Great sitcoms tend to revolve around the premise of people being trapped in a situation. Think: The Inbetweeners, trapped in the purgatory between high...

Alan Moore’s legacy is taking over TV – but the missing element is the mage of the Midlands himself

You wouldn’t know it from the credits, but many of 2019’s biggest telly properties owe a huge debt to a man who might rightly...

We went to Rock In Rio, the music festival where mega-gig meets Disneyland meets religious cult

To sum up Rock In Rio in one word, it would have to be this: big. Or maybe even this: BIG.  The gigantic festival, which...

The Big Read – The 1975: “I feel more like I’m in a punk band than ever before”

This weekend, THE 1975 will fulfil a lifelong ambition and headline Reading & Leeds festivals for the first time, and to mark the occasion, the musical changelings have released a searing, politically-charged punk track named 'People'. With the gears of 2020 album 'Notes On A Conditional Form' already turning, frontman MATTY HEALY tells Dan Stubbs about the band's aims to save the world, freak out the squares and tear Reading & Leeds a new one. All he needs to do in the meantime is resist the urge to perform his Dubai gig with the words 'GOD LOVES FAGS' scrawled on his chest. What could possibly go wrong?

Sziget 2019 – relive the magical Budapest fest with these stunning pictures

The bridge to freedom Sziget takes place on a beautiful, wooded island in the middle of the Danube river, accessed by this rickety (and very...

Sziget 2019: Florence + The Machine dedicate ‘You Got The Love’ to Hungary’s LGBTQ community in utterly joyful headline set

At the end of a blistering, 36-degree day at Budapest’s Sziget festival, Florence + The Machine floated in like a summer breeze to perform...
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