Posts by Sammy Jones (@sammyxjones )



Saint Cloud Merge Records
Rising Parallax ((( O )))

Rising: ((( O ))) is nourishing her soul

((( O ))) works alone from a solar-powered treehouse studio in the jungle. For this month’s Rising, she chats blissful R&B and a sustainable creative process.

Jinx Crumb


Jinx Crumb Records
Bikini Kill

Bikini Kill’s London show proves why riot grrrl resonates for a new generation

Brixton Academy 10 June
FKA twigs © Sergio Albert

Primavera Sound 2019: A refreshingly balanced line-up packs in the thrills

Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona 30 May
Aphex Twin, BIME Live 2018 © Tom Hagen

BIME Live 2018: Ambitious programming makes the Bilbao spectacle a highlight on the festival calendar

Bilbao Exhibition Centre, Spain 26 October
Snail Mail Lush

Snail Mail

Lush Matador Records

Angel Olsen

Phases Jagjaguwar

Tough Love: Sheer Mag

The band pour righteous progressive energy into their throwback sound. Sammy Jones finds lead singer Tina Halladay as furious and liberating as ever

Mitski: Tell Me About It

Mitski captures the millennial slog with crushing realness. In the wake of Trump’s election, Sammy Jones hears how she creates a hopeful world for her fans.

Hot Topic: The month in political music

Hot Topic dives into the most politically charged, pissed off music we could get our grubby hands on this month

Various Artists

Killed By Deathrock Vol. 2 Sacred Bones

Hot Topic

Hot Topic is Crack’s monthly roundup of politically charged music

Hocus Pocus

Sammy Jones discovers how Buffy the Vampire Slayer and a grizzly painting inspired the indie-pop duo’s new LP Babes Never Die

Danny Brown

Watch a couple get engaged at a Danny Brown show

And they say romance is dead? Nah. Danny Brown is currently travelling across the USA touring…

The Wytches

All Your Happy Life Heavenly Recordings

Liverpool Psych Fest

Baltic Triangle, Liverpool 23 September

Jenny Hval

Blood Bitch Sacred Bones

Hot Topic

It’s time for our monthly roundup of politically charged musical offerings from around the web. This month features Jenny Hval, M.I.A and more

Massive Attack to release event-only 12″ at forthcoming Clifton Downs show

The limited vinyl edition of Dear Friend, featuring James Massiah, will only be available at…


Convenience Mexican Summer

Reconsidering punk: how women are rewriting punk’s timeline

Female revolutionaries have long been excluded from the mainstream punk dialogue. How can we reconsider history and set the story straight?

Watch Blood Orange play Freetown Sound live in LA

The Welcome to Freetown tour kicks off with a live stream of the album in…

Frank Ocean unveils new album, Blond

The long-awaited follow-up to Channel Orange is now available to stream Frank Ocean’s much teased…

fabric to close this weekend following two drug-related deaths

“In order to understand how this has happened we have agreed with the police and…

Massive Attack

Additional support acts announced for Massive Attack Bristol show

A DJ line-up has also been announced for the Clifton Downs festival The full line-up for for…

Courtney Barnett appears on President Obama’s 2016 summer playlist

The Aussie garage rocker appears alongside Chance The Rapper, D’Angelo and more on a day to…

Get a text as soon as Frank Ocean’s album drops

Sign up to this new service to get news of Boys Don’t Cry as soon as…

God Damn‘s top 5 times people have said “God Damn”

Heavy rock duo God Damn chat us through their favourite pop culture moments that feature their “stupid name that stuck”

Powell announces debut LP Sport

The XL Recordings producer has unveiled a timely Olympics-themed video for new song Frankie, too XL…