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We are the pigs: the people who pick up after you at festivals reveal their horror stories

Walking through an abandoned campsite after a music festival feels like wading through the beginning signs of an impending apocalypse; a puddle of tent...

The Beatles’ 50th anniversary remix of ‘The White Album’ – what we learned from Giles Martin’s revelatory playback session

“We had left Sgt. Pepper’s band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map." That's...

NME’s best songs of 2018 (so far!)

Words: Dan Stubbs, Tom Smith, El Hunt, Jordan Bassett, Hannah Mylrea, Andrew Trendell Well, well, well. 2018's been a humdinger so far, hasn't it? In literally...

The anthropology of heavy metal – meet the academic challenging the metalhead stereotype with actual hard research

The stereotype of the metalhead is one as old as heavy music itself. Brutish, beer-guzzling, bearded and overwhelmingly male, metal fans are seen to...

Petting zoos, abstinence and speed-friending: how university Freshers’ Weeks got woke

When you think of typical student pastimes, your thoughts may turn to sambuca shots, alcopops that look like window cleaner, bad dancing, worse hangovers...

Tash Sultana – the Australian newcomer who sold out O2 Academy Brixton THREE times

Tash Sultana is a big deal. Like, a really big deal. Just last weekend, the Australian multi-instrumentalist played three sold-out shows at London's Brixton...

Get ready – the first tickets for Glastonbury 2019 go on sale this week

Glastonbury have announced when tickets will be going on sale for the 2019 edition of the festival. Get ready to camp out online this week. After...

“You need an intervention”: Lana Del Rey hits out at Kanye West for Donald Trump support

Lana Del Rey has offered an impassioned response to Kanye West, after the rapper reiterated his support for Donald Trump. The 'Lust For Life' star...

Tickets to Metallica’s 2019 UK and European stadium tour are on sale now

Metallica have included details of a massive European tour - including shows in London and Manchester. Full dates and ticket details are below. The Metal...

The best debut albums of 2018… so far

From Novelist nodding towards the borough of Lewisham on his first full-length 'Novelist Guy', to Goat Girl and Shame spitting venom straight from south of the...
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