Despite moral panic and tabloid witch hunts, mainstream emo threw a mirror up to what has long been overlooked in society: that kids need help, and they should be taken seriously.
Talking music, myths, and heroin with the mastermind behind Teen Suicide and Ricky Eat Acid
Women usually exist in men’s songs as passive objects, which is to not exist at all. With Prince, they were addressed with awe and empathy.
An interview with Claire Boucher about her evolution, Art Angels, and how the media ruined Grimes.
Summer music festivals are basically the closest thing humans have to mating season. Penguins stand on the beach and fertilise eggs, humans go to a field in Surrey, take a shitload of drugs and then stand in a sea of bare thighs, topless girls and boys, and wait for nature to take its course. The […]
I met Katy Newcombe when we were both fifteen. We grew up in the same tiny, dead-end town in South Wales and broke into outdoor swimming pools for fun, both trying our hardest to look the most like Evan Rachel Wood in Thirteen. We shared cigarettes, some extremely questionable ex-boyfriends and a love of Duran […]
In 1995, there was Clueless; the high school, high fashion take on Jane Austen’s 1815 novel ‘Emma’, set in a social climate where plaid is essential and even gym class is colour co-ordinated. Then, two years later, there was Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, which is set in a social climate where any pattern […]