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Why Love Now review

Pissed Jeans

Why Love Now? Sub Pop

Sex and the Pity: Lydia Lunch meets Pissed Jeans

Pissed Jeans’ Matt Korvette and no-wave hero Lydia Lunch train their gunsights on dead rockstars, fragile masculinity and the horror show that is US politics

How KLF Communications Killed the Music Industry (the Easy Way)

Following the announcement that Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty are reviving their Justified Ancients of Mu Mu project, we trace the legacy of pop’s arch-provocateurs

Run The Jewels

Run The Jewels 3 Self-released

Death In Motion: Artists on the return of Speed Kills

Figures from the metal scene discuss the importance of Music For Nations’ iconic compilation series on the eve of it’s return after 25 years

In It For Life

Finnish doom, acid reflux and lightning speed thrash in a special bumper edition of our monthly metal roundup

DJ Earl:
Fuelling The Footwork

As part of Teklife’s new school and a force pushing forward creativity in the genre, DJ Earl flies the flag for footwork with pride

Satan music

The devil’s chord: A history of Satanism in popular music

“The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power…

The rhythm and spite of
Boy In Da Corner rekindled

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In It For Life

Welcome to Crack’s monthly round-up of extreme music Make no mistake, the fringes of music…


Arctic Thunder Peaceville

In 2016 Jean-Michel Jarre sounds as relevant as ever

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Human Energy Ninja Tune

In It For Life

Grindcore, black metal, death metal, power electronics – call it what you like – each month we round up the best extreme music we can find on the internet and feed it back to you

Show Me The Body:
Take It To The Streets

Increasing displays of police brutality, art spaces on the brink of extinction and the erosion of New York City’s creative essence fuel Show Me The Body’s undiluted hardcore. Tom Watson finds out how the band are rallying rebels

Extreme Sorcerer: The anarcho-punk beginnings of Björk

Tom Watson revisits the projects and releases of Björk formative years

Factory Floor

25 25 DFA Records

In It For Life

Each month we plunge into the depths and return with a fistful of metal, grindcore, noise, thrash, punk and whatever else did damage to our ears

Aphex Twin

Cheetah Warp


Landlord SN1 Records
Larry Heard

Larry Heard continues to
move upstream

Where others fade into the the footnotes, house music pioneer Larry Heard remains enduringly influential. Here he unpacks his legacy with Tom Watson

Hedge Maze

Kerb Hits Lobster Theremin

Melt! Festival remains a pulse-galloping pacesetter

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In It For Life

Each month we plunge into the depths and return with a fistful of metal, grindcore, noise, thrash, punk and whatever else did damage to our ears


Kern Vol. 3 Tresor Records

In It For Life

In It For Life is Crack’s monthly round-up of extreme music

Steve Gunn

Eyes On The Lines Matador

Many Miles Ahead: The Blissful Wanderings of
Steve Gunn

The Brooklyn songwriter tells Tom Watson how he’s unhinged himself from structure, allowing his drifting improvisation to inform his hypnotic folk

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington: The Sky’s the Limit

The esteemed saxophonist has become a central force in the LA jazz community. He tells Tom Watson about his three hour jazz epic and his musical symbiosis with the Black Lives Matter movement


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