Events / 13.03.18

Abra, Kelela and Yaeji announced for new London festival All Points East

The 10-day event will take over Victoria Park from 25 May to 3 June

News / 03.08.17

Abra releases new track Deja U with Da$H

The RnB auteur has shared a new song featuring the New Jersey rapper

News / 27.07.17

Abra announces limited edition Rose vinyl

The vinyl will land on 6 October via Ninja Tune

We Love Green brings its organic charm to Paris

Heatwaves, Champagne and Solange at the 2017 edition of the eco-friendly festival

News / 16.06.17

Abra announces special edition ROSE vinyl

In honour of the album’s two year anniversary

Aphex Twin in The Barn © Andrew Whitton

Parties and politics at Field Day 2017

For the last ten years, Field Day has asserted its place among London’s booming festival calendar, but my, how it’s grown

Events / 13.04.17

Abra, Konstantin, Giegling’s Ateq and more announced for Lowlands Festival 2017

The Dutch festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year

Charli XCX
News / 10.03.17

Charli XCX drops Number 1 Angel mixtape

Featuring Uffie, MØ and former Crack cover star Abra

EPs Of The Year 2016

The 10 best EPs of the last 12 months, according to Crack Magazine

In GIFs: Simple Things 2016

Experience Simple Things in a gallery of eight-frame glory featuring ABRA, Kano, Throwing Shade, Teklife and Charlotte Church

News / 30.08.16

Dizzee Rascal to perform Boy In Da Corner in full

Red Bull Music Academy will be bringing his Mercury Prize-winning debut to a secret London…

6 New Videos You Need To See

Death Grips’ broken shoe, Jamie xx’s surreal dystopian nightmare and several Gucci Manes appear in this week’s roundup of notable new music videos

News / 20.06.16

Stream Boiler Room’s documentary about Awful Records

Boiler Room have shared an in-depth documentary about Atlanta creative collective Awful Records. Directed by…

Tyler Mitchell: Analogue Exposure

Tyler Mitchell is the 20-year-old photographer behind our June cover with RnB auteur Abra. Read our Q+A with the rising star now

Festivals / 09.06.16

Abra Surprise Set at Crack Magazine Launch Party

For our Issue 65 launch party, we teamed up with American Apparel to host a surprise show with our cover star on the 7th floor of Shoreditch’s ACE Hotel

In GIFs: Abra
at Ace Hotel

We hosted our incredible cover star Abra at London’s Ace Hotel in association with our…

Wishes Granted

As a core member of tight-knit Atlanta collective Awful Records, Abra’s private kingdom of soft focus future pop left audiences spellbound. As she gazes toward the next step of her career, Alex Russell tells the story of the Darkwave Duchess preparing to take her throne

News / 10.05.16

Abra shares minute-long new song Come 4 Me with lucid new video

The Awful Records artist has dropped a surprise new jam alongside some hypnotising visuals A prominent member…

Events / 05.04.16

Outlook announce full lineup details for 2016

Croatia’s biggest bass-led festival is back for a ninth year. Outlook festival have revealed full…

News / 08.03.16

Father announces new album I’m A Piece of Shit

The Awful Records leader plots his first full length of 2016 Atlanta rapper/producer Father has…

Events / 12.01.16

Crack to present Abra’s Berlin show

The Awful Records singer will perform live in the Berghain complex Atlanta-based “darkwave duchess” Abra…

Awful Records:
DIY rap vampires

From the dark shadows of Atlanta’s music scene, Awful Records cautiously shuffle towards the limelight, Crack’s Davy Reed peers into the label’s murky world

Playlists / 09.10.15

October 2015 Playlist

Choosing the right music at any social gathering can be nerve-wracking. As your quivering hands…

Playlists / 01.07.15

July 2015 Playlist

Compiled on the hottest July day in the UK since the records began