THE SPRITE STUFF
Pixies' prehistory - as the band who helped invent grunge and set rock music onto unforeseen paths - is a matter of record. But they're still very much a going concern, with their third album in five years released next month. Black Francis reveals the secret of the band's continued success... and the role of the zodiac. Elf'n'efficiency: JR Moores
“The intention was to play music that was shorn of all the things that usually make music sound popular and appealing, and to channel a certain tone of negativity that was present in early punk,”
Following Killdren's banishment from Glastonbury, The Quietus exposes the extent of unsavoury #content at this year's festival... and beyond
The UK is a particularly suitable breeding ground for the morose style of post-metal...
JR Moores travels to South Shields to meet the prolific underground guitarist and witness an immolation for inspiration
Forty years after he first started recording as Merzbow, Masami Akita’s music is no easier to categorize. Though his creations are perennially pigeonholed as noise music, anti-music, and even über-music, the sheer magnitude of his output will always present an obstacle to easy classification...
JR Moores uses his crystal ball to predict what the rest of this year has in store for us all, and checks out the latest psych-rock offerings
JR Moores surveys the latest happenings in psychedelia from Acid Mothers Temple to… Elton John
20 years after the release of Americana, JR Moores revisits the work of the punk band that liked to punch downwards
While seeking transitory mental liberation through the latest psych-rock releases, JR Moores struggles to keep his clothes on for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs