Big Joanie are taking up space

The London band talk representation and blazing your own path in punk

Rising, Santi

Rising: Santi wants us to feel

The Nigeria-based artist talks indie influences and capturing a mood


Talking Heads’ Speaking In Tongues consolidated their position as an era-defining act of alternative America

36 years on, we delve into the impact the NYC band’s fifth studio album had on their career arc

JPEGMAFIA interview

Time is ticking for JPEGMAFIA

We meet the politically provocative rapper who wants to make an impact

Tierra Whack: Planet Whack

With a 15-minute album, the Philadelphia MC showed the world what she can do. We meet with her in London to trace her stratospheric rise

Nilüfer Yanya’s partnership with her sister Molly Daniel drives her visuals and inspires activism

Creating visuals for upcoming shows with the multi-talented siblings

Agony Aunt, Dear Marie

Dear Marie: Advice for the jaded raver

The Montreal producer steps up as the new Agony Aunt of Crack Magazine

In photos: Our adventures on the road

To celebrate our 100th issue, we’ve compiled a visual diary of our favourite backstage and behind-the-scenes moments

The oral history of Crack Magazine

From a bedroom in Bristol to our 100th issue, staff members past and present reflect on the luck, grind and chaos that got us here

Little Simz & Novelist © Daniel Regan

Little Simz in conversation with Novelist: Call the shots

For our 100th issue, we united three sets of former Crack Magazine cover stars. Here, Little Simz and Novelist touch base on what it means to be self-made

20 years on, Moby’s Play feels out of place in today’s contemporary pop discourse

Chal Ravens reappraises the greatest selling electronica album and finds it falls short

Holly Herndon Proto

Designer Michael Oswell on creating the artwork for Holly Herndon’s Proto album

We catch up with the art director to discuss the collaborative process, AI in design and what’s next for him

Nina Kraviz in conversation with James Murphy: Same same but different

For our 100th issue, we united three sets of former Crack Magazine cover stars for in-depth conversations – here, Nina Kraviz and James Murphy meet in New York

Jehnny Beth in conversation with Joe Talbot: Grit, pain, love

For our 100th issue, we united three sets of former Crack Magazine cover stars for in-depth conversations – first up, IDLES Joe Talbot and Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Hardcore Soul, Gabber Eleganza

Gabber Eleganza’s new book Hardcore Soul joins the dots between northern soul and hardcore

We catch up with Alberto Guerrini as he gears up to launch his Never Sleep label with a book and mixtape

Meet the photographers behind our Crack100 exhibition

Featuring Art Directors Michelle Helena Janssen and Ade Udoma, Joshua Gordon, Charlotte Rutherford, Clementine Schneidermann, Vitali Gelwich and more