As pop-punk trailblazers Paramore return, complete with a new romance within the line-up, is the curse of “bandcest” a thing of the past? Or are those just, ah, rumours? A writer with personal experience reports.
In Episode Three of Face-to-Face, the mother-daughter duo chat about family unity, nostalgia and the Buffalo collective.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Kelela, Thaiboy Digital, Ayra Starr and New York.
The South Londoner blends bhangra, UKG and drill. Having generated a buzz among the South Asian underground, Saperra's tracks have been going off at Berghain and Glastonbury.
Rated by The Face: a playlist featuring Liv.e, Central Cee, Rainy Miller and The 1975.
Following a chaotic adolescence, Blacko struck gold with his hybrid style of hiplife and drill. In his interview with THE FACE, the 20-year-old talks about repressed emotions, working with Burna Boy and taking immense pride in his debut album.
Rave Report: The London collective raises a finger to the stale atmosphere of commercial clubs.
London Film Festival: The Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and LCD Soundsystem bare all in a brilliant documentary about the early Noughties scene.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Kam-Bu, Black Sherif, Joyce Wrice and Finn Foxell.
Chal Ravens’ column collects the best sets that have dropped in recent weeks.
London Film Festival: techno gets the definitive documentary it deserves, in a brilliant portrait of the genre’s Black pioneers.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Yune Pinkú, Bree Runway and Björk.
To help amplify the feminist movement in response to the killing of Mahsa Amini, stations such as Radio Alhara and NTS are streaming sets by Iranian women and non-binary artists.
From recording tracks on her iPhone to supporting Denzel Curry, this 19-year-old has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.
Meet the NTS radio hosts behind the “best show in the galaxy”.
A newly-published paper, Berghain: Space, Affect and Sexual Disorientation, examines how nightlife can shape our sexualities. Simon Doherty speaks to its researcher to find out more.
The UK music industry is at risk of collapsing. And looking back at previous eras, counterculture may be more dependent on our government than we’d like to admit.
The band’s frontman Graham Sayle talks class tension, mental health struggles and nepotism in the UK music scene.
The high-energy collective loves raw production and lo-fi aesthetics, and they’re part of a wider network across London and Manchester.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Stormzy, GloRilla, Isabella Lovestory and Black Sherif.
KLVDR talks about the rapper’s epic, six months in the making music video that celebrates the best of Black British talent.
Having just released his razor-sharp new EP, Where Dreams Go to Die, we asked the 27-year-old about Boris Johnson’s shit haircut, stand-up comedy and why he’d never be caught dead eating a London kebab.
Rated by THE FACE: a playlist featuring Wizkid, Dexter, Bladee, Bandokay and Shanti Celeste.
In Episode One of Face-to-Face, the duo discuss mental health, social media, the toxic side of the music industry.