Actor Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù on the terrifying demons in his new Netflix film, and the responsibility he had to amplify the voices of refugees.
August 2001: They’ve been banged up, shot at, knifed, adored, ripped off, sampled and mobbed. There’s 30 of them and the youngest is eight. They’ve brought mob rule to the charts and rebuilt pop for the 21st century. This is So Solid Crew: get UR streets on to the future sound of young Britain.
Black History Month: It's September 1999. He is Napoleon in Pumas. In LA, he brokers peace for Biggie and Tupac. In London, he buys champagne for 700 friends. In Paris, he parties with George Lucas. And back in New York, there are the Spanish and rock markets to conquer… Has Puff Daddy come to save hip-hop, or to bury it?
Syd Minsky-Sargeant is on a teenage mission from Todmorden: to make hometown music that reaches up and out of the Calder Valley – and it’s electrifying the UK indie scene.
The Saint Maud actress is about to hit the big time in a billion-dollar TV reboot of Lord of the Rings.
The superfly spy leads from the front in Tehran, an addictive Israeli TV thriller series.
If ever there’s a time to call up Chuck D, it’s in this burning trash can of a moment. The leader of legendary rap group Public Enemy is as politically and socially conscious as ever on the eve of their 15th studio album, What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?.
Christopher Nolan’s long-awaited blockbuster is finally in cinemas. We speak to his leading man about preventing a future apocalypse now, the importance of a Travis Scott soundtrack and why co-star R-Patz will make a great Batman (it’s all in the chin, apparently).
Shuggie Bain is a Glasgow-set tale of crumbling families, ruinous addiction and blossoming sexuality. It’s also the Booker-longlisted best book of the summer. Its author, New York-based Scotsman Douglas Stuart, explains his hard road to publication, both on and off-the-page.
Songs and ideas pour out of the prolific Yorkshire musician. No wonder FKA twigs, Jockstrap and Young Turks can’t get enough of him. Now, at last, he’s sharing them with us, too.
Jarvis Cocker has been a frankly towering figure in British music for almost 30 years, and not just ’cause he’s tall. Now the one-time Pulp man is back with new band Jarv Is… and a brilliant debut album – one whose lyrics are eerily of the moment. All together now: “This is one nation under a roof…”
Rock Against Racism was the pioneering UK organisation that used music to take on the fascists of the National Front in the face of violence and establishment cowardice. A new documentary tells its story.
With new album The Prettiest Curse, the effervescent Madrid band gift us a much-needed indie-rock holiday. They had no choice: “We’re Spaniards – we love the summer and we love the heat.”
The 1975 collaborator and prolific Dirty Hit artist beams in with lockdown love on a new single with beabadoobee and Jay Som.
The Mercury-winning band's guitarist spent his down time post-tour volunteering at a north London food bank. Now he’s releasing an album of folk instrumentals to raise money and awareness. We speak to him, and to centre manager Abi Odujoko, about the scourge of food poverty – and how it’s immeasurably worse now.
From the man who brought us Money Heist and the people who made The Crown comes an Ibiza-set thriller – a Netflix series involving a party snake, a white peacock, a dead DJ, big tunes and, of course, drugs. Hoover up White Lines for the Med-for-it holiday you won’t be getting this year.
With brilliant new album A Hero’s Death, the quickfire follow-up to 2019 breakthrough Dogrel, the Irish band refuse to rest on their laurels, lockdown or no lockdown.
Mike Skinner shows us round his lovely front room, and round his first new album in almost a decade: None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive. Where’s he been? “All artists are really quite away with the fairies,” he explains. “which is a good thing.”
As the founder of XL – the British record label that brought us The Prodigy, Dizzee Rascal, Adele, The White Stripes, Tyler, The Creator and more – releases his new multi-artist album under the name Everything Is Recorded and publishes his memoir, we take you on a wild ride through 30 years of groundbreaking music.
With a Glastonbury-shaped hole in our summer, The Face team reminisce on the best sets from the last 50 years.
Disney+ launched this week. But before we get stuck into Bambi, we got stuck into the hugely hyped Star Wars spin-off. Did it deliver? Is the Emperor a Sith?