Posts by Isaac Muk

“Dark, tonal and undulating”: How PJ Harvey’s London Tide score was brought to life onstage

Reflecting on their collaboration on the Dickens stage adaptation, ‘London Tide’, Musical Director Ian Ross discusses PJ Harvey’s tenacity, integrity and uncompromising musical vision.

Legendary Japanese techno albums by Ken Ishii and Susumo Yokota to be reissued this year

‘Reference To Difference’ and ‘Acid Mt. Fuji’ will be re-released on vinyl on 6 September via Musicmine to celebrate 30 years since their original release.

Lunchmeat Festival announces Machinedrum, object blue, Pinch and more for 15th edition

Taking place 23-29 September in Prague, the festival features its typical heavy focus on audiovisual production.

Listen to Black Rave Culture’s playlist made to bring people together

Black Rave Culture was born out of a desire to spread the influence of Black dance music. The trio, made up of Amal, James Bangura and Nativesun, are mainstays in their home city of Washington D.C.’s underground.

Forever rebelling: Terre Thaemlitz in conversation with Oren Ambarchi

Ahead of their performances at the Monheim Triennale festival, we invited the two avant garde musicians to find common ground within their disparate practices.

RIP Wire: The Leeds club’s closure leaves a rich legacy and a huge void

Having just thrown its final party in the Call Lane basement, the UK has lost one of its best and most historic nighttime venues. With changing party habits among young people and less money in their pockets, where does it leave regional clubbing in the UK?

Speakers Corner Quartet curate a playlist from their extended family of friends and collaborators

Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know. Having…

Le Guess Who? festival announces Arooj Aftab, Crystallmess and Mabe Fratti as guest curators for 2024 edition

Taking place in Utrecht from November 7 until November 10, the first wave of the…

Arthur Kozlovski’s resurfaced photos are a vibrant window into New York City’s LGBTQ+ party underground

After a founder of mutual aid platform Community Bread passed away last year, his mother found rolls of undeveloped film, filled with glorious pictures of the city’s queer community.

Glastonbury’s Block9 reveals line-up for 2024 edition

Festival favourites Genosys, IICON and NYC Downlow return, while the area has also announced a…

Portishead’s Beth Gibbons releases debut solo album, ‘Lives Outgrown’

The deeply personal 10-track LP features music recorded over the course of a decade, with…

Reflecting on Steve Albini’s titanic musical legacy, in records

The iconic American producer, engineer and performer has passed away aged 61. Yesterday (May 8),…

Detroit music icon Rick ‘The Godson’ Wilhite launches fundraiser following neuropathy diagnosis

Money will cover the 3 Chairs member’s “medical expenses to day-to-day responsibilities”, having cancelled all…

FKA twigs to star in new horror film The Carpenter’s Son alongside Nicolas Cage

The British artist appeared in front of the US Senate last week arguing for the…

In Photos: In The Round Festival

Over the second half of April, The Roundhouse invited the likes of Tirzah, Joe Armon-Jones…

TraTraTrax announce new sublabel Ambie-Tón, focusing on ambient

The first release will be a six-tracker from Ezmeralda, set for release on May 7….

Meltdown adds Emeli Sandé, Norman Jay MBE, SIPHO and more to 2024 programme

Curated by Chaka Khan, the 29th edition of the festival has expanded to fill two…

New exhibition Beyond the Bassline celebrates 500 years of Black British music history

On view now at the British Library, Beyond the Bassline uses photography, immersive soundscapes, and…

Manufacturing moments and making it all worth it: why did so many artists rely on surprise guests at Coachella?

As more and more artists reach for surprise cameo appearances to generate talking points, what…

Who is The Caretaker? The avant-garde experimentalist who soundtracked Lana Del Rey’s surreal Coachella outro

The singer closed her Coachella set to It’s just a burning memory by The Caretaker…

New initiative sees “NATURE” listed officially as an artist on Spotify

For Sounds Right, the likes of Mø, Cosmo Sheldrake, AURORA and David Bowie x Brian…

Leeds nightclub Wire announces permanent closure after 18 years

The final party will take place on June 1, with the venue citing “immense pressure”…

Fontaines D.C. announce fourth album ROMANCE, share new single

The project is set for release on August 23 via XL, with the Irish quintet…

In Photos: Flowdan headlines our Issue 154 launch party

Issue 154 cover star Flowdan brought the heat to The George Tavern in London’s east…

Setting the pace for summer: GALA Festival 2023 through five standout shows

Peckham Rye Park, London 26 May