The untold story of the Lynchian video for the Spice GirlsViva Forever

Fan theories abound as to the meaning of Spice Girls’ strangest video. The video’s director, Steve Box, puts the speculation to rest

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Discwoman: Power In Numbers

Through infiltrating the industry and lifting up those around them, the Brooklyn-based collective are helping shift the scales for women in nightlife

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Mist:
Blow Off the Pain

The rising Birmingham rapper has turned around hardship and a stint in prison to live his dream. He tells us why you shouldn’t underestimate him or his city

Turning Points: Tricky

Tricky plots the coordinates of an extraordinary career, from Bristol sound system culture to Berlin, via a spell of MTV superstardom

Brutaż:
Warsaw’s radical party goes against the grain

The event collective is working hard to fight the trolls and invite weird nightlife into Poland. In Warsaw, Caroline Whitely sees its progressive drive in action

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds bring rapt silence and utter joy to Manchester Arena

Nick Cave touches down in Manchester as part of his first UK tour since ‘The Skeleton Tree’. Simon Jay Catling revels in the collective catharsis

The night’s been blessed: Why Wild Beasts mattered

Following the announcement of their split, Angus Harrison reflects on a band who always existed in their own lane

Field Maneuvers retains its welcoming charm

With a secret location and a capacity of 700, the independent electronic weekender is quietly building a legacy

Björk’s landmark album, Homogenic, is a pioneering fusion of the ancient and the futuristic

US music critic Sasha Geffen looks back on one of the Icelandic maverick’s brightest sparks of genius