Bread and Circuses: Grizzly Bear return from the wilderness

Crack speaks exclusively to the American four-piece about campaigning for Bernie and falling back in love with their own band

Dave’s Got a Plan

South London rapper Dave has proven himself as one of the country’s most compelling new voices. Duncan Harrison profiles a gifted artist on the rise.

Music / Opinion / Feature / 28.07.17

The Futures of Music: Metaphors, Robots and Questioning AI

Recently, Spotify announced it was hiring an AI music specialist. Should we be concerned or is it time we ran an update on the man vs. machine narrative?

Music / Opinion / Feature / 27.07.17

When did music journalism stop wielding the axe?

In a destabilised music industry, negative criticism is in a decline. But journalists must resist the suppression of honest reviews, argues The Quietus‘ Luke Turner

The Audacious Revival of Royal Trux

The notorious avant-garde rockers have reformed to considerable fanfare, and Tom Watson finds them in an appropriately hostile mood

Afropunk: The Face of Resistance

Afropunk is a platform for conversation that raises important questions. Here, we ask artists and festival-goers about identity, empowerment and struggle

How engineer Russell Elevado found the vintage sound of Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun

Russell Elevado walks us through the analogue equipment used to capture Badu’s sound during a famed era of creativity at Electric Lady Studios

A conversation with Willo Perron, the mind behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 campaign

The creative director sits down with Crack to talk Jay-Z’s 4:44 artwork and the visuals for the forthcoming tour

Chester Bennington obit

Chester Bennington’s vulnerability resonated with a generation

In light of the Linkin Park frontman’s tragic passing, Gabriel Szatan remembers a man who meant so much to so many