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Classic Chats: Dirty Projectors

FROM PRECISION TO PASSION: Critically-adored and technically incredible, Dave Longstreth’s project THE DIRTY PROJECTORS have often caused divisions in even the best friends for their beautiful, intellectual music. Thomas Hannan talks to the man whose work has been sung by Bjork and covered by Solange Knowles to find out about

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Grande Ambition: When We Met Ariana

From child star to music star is a story we’ve been hearing a lot about of late: here’s a star whose controversy is that she’s just fine with being an old-timey princess.

Words / Rob Copsey
Photography / Florian Renner
Illustration / Hattie Stewart
Styling / Brigitte Pilla
Make-up / …

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PN Icons: Alec Empire

The abrasive sound of Atari Teenage Riot makes people either shy away or want to hear more. But often, it’s the message of their lyrics, not the breakcore inspired drum sequences, distorted vocals or whirring punk guitars that cause the most discourse. Legendary Atari Teenage Riot frontman and Social Network

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Classic Chats: The 1975

I’m in Austin, Texas. As I sip my first coffee of the day with Matt Healy of The 1975, we’re both in a ruminative mood. “I love watching, as someone from England, people from America, because it’s like a movie,” he says. “It sounds like such a silly thing to …

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60s Soul Voices for Your New Year’s Vibe-off

Here is a fabulous playlist of 60s Soul Voices to get you through the new year. Enjoy, like, share, brothers.

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GQ’s Jazz Giants Portraits Prove You’re Not Cool

We mean what we say in that title: these boys flexing fits like you never bopped, son. The shame.

Ron Carter

Charles Lloyd

Wayne Shorter

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Roy Ayers

McCoy Turner

See the full list at GQ

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Wayne Coyne – Back in the Day

The Flaming Lips frontman is in expansive mood when he meets Alex Cull for an interview more like a session at a psychoanalyst – for both. Wayne Coyne seeks to explain what The Terror is: their latest album, yes, but much more.

“I’ve sung a lot about the power of …

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Tegan & Sara – Back in the Day

Before Lego songs and T-Swift co-signs, Tegan & Sara were just a well-loved but low-key folk pop band. Then Heartthrob came along and defined a new purist pop sound for years to come. At the very dawn of its explosion, we charted their moment. By Bronya Francis. 

Excuse me whilst …

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SOKO – Past Chats (Classic Dialogues)

Bronya Francis meets the very special SOKO, a singer songwriter who has taken a rather roundabout route to arrive at her brilliant debut album. From Notion 54.

As a teenager, I was obsessed with France and Indie music, and through those two very strong influences, I came across SoKo. Through …

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Actually Good Music Videos: Cascade by John Merizalde

Bloody hell, now this is a music video. The great documentarian John Merizalde has pushed the form to limits with a film about a unique Atlanta roller rink community, which just happens to sync beautifully with a song by SG Lewis. Cascade is his director’s cut, and what a beautiful …

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