On Heaven or Las Vegas, Cocteau Twins became the band they had always threatened to be

The moment that Cocteau Twins achieved immortality, Heaven or Las Vegas’ immaculate majesty remains untouchable

Biig Piig has curated a playlist of nostalgic tracks

The Irish musician guides us through the tunes she’s been listening to lately

Auntie Flo and Rathisa: On collaboration and the significance of South Asian festivals

Sarathy Korwar and Brian D’Souza connect over a video call before their debut live performance together at Dialled In, a London festival celebrating South Asian creativity

20 Questions: Yung Baby Tate

Talking pet peeves, clubs and unsolicited dick pics with the 25-year-old rapper, singer and producer

In photos: Field Day 2021

Our gallery of images from the London festival, featuring Floorplan, Yung Singh, TSHA, The Blessed Madonna and more

The Click: Matthew Herbert

In his own words, Matthew Herbert recalls a sampling experiment that spurred on an existential epiphany about our interconnectedness

Notting Hill Carnival: 10 photographers recount their stories of the parade

Photographers such as Vivek Vadoliya, Babycakes Romero and Dolapo Olasimbo select their favourite images, captured at London’s Carnival

Rising: Grove

The Bristol-based artist talks representation, dancefloor connections and being courageous

Director Rudá Santos meticulously executes music video narratives

Go behind the scenes on Ross From Friends’ video for ‘The Daisy’, created via our Three Minutes incubator project

“Radical shift”: Examining music industry transparency, ownership and the role of record labels in 2021

As labels and music businesses vow to rectify historical practices, and more artists are striking out on their own, we examine a pivot towards a fairer, more transparent and artist-driven industry

Meditations on… jungle

The authors behind stream-of-consciousness novel Junglist examine rave culture’s potential to find hope amidst an ailing state

The musical ideas on Fishmans’ final album, 宇宙 日本 世田谷 (Uchū Nippon Setagaya), feel more relevant than ever

The cult Japanese group, beloved of Ryuichi Sakamoto, continue to beguile two decades after their split. Uchū Nippon Setagaya reveals why

Meditations on… the transformative power of representation in punk

Hanif Abdurraqib commemorates the New York band that held a mirror up to those longing to see themselves reflected on stage

Listen to a club-ready playlist from DJ Lag

Featuring Rudeboyz, Sinjin Hawke, Gina Jeanz and more

Director ZMARAKS searches for mayhem in the mundane

Breaking down the dreamlike chaos of MISOGI’s new video, created through our Three Minutes incubator

Queercore

Meditations on… queercore

In the 80s and 90s, queercore provided a community for those disillusioned with punk and the gay mainstream alike. Daisy Jones celebrates a genre and subculture that was proudly unapologetic