Noel Gallagher Confessions

The Oasis man shares his innermost thoughts.  Noel Gallagher, you might have noticed over the 20 years or so he’s been at the summit British guitar music, doesn’t mince his words. Oasis may be behind him, but he remains as potent a pop culture force as ever – in part for his acerbic commentary on… Read More »

On Utopia, Björk lets some light in again after the emotional violence of Vulnicura

Björk has talked new album Utopia as being an airy, light riposte to the bleak sorrow her last release, Vulnicura. But even in her and collaborator Arca’s new, flute and harp-heavy eden, fears and doubts follow the Icelandic icon like the serpent, writes Emily Mackay. “Hope has never been as important,” Björk said last week. “Just to close your… Read More »

Björk's constellation in the clouds

Her new album Utopia imagines a better world, while our own plunges into darkness. Why? Because nihilism is not going to save the planet, a fired-up Björk tells Al Horner in a conversation also spanning nights in New York with the Wu-Tang Clan, self-care canal walks in London, a near-collaboration with Jay Z and her… Read More »

David Toop on Björk, birdsong and being ripped off in The Road

Björk’s new album Utopia is threaded with samples recordings by English author and sonic experimenter David Toop. What’s his relationship with the Icelandic icon’s work, how did his 1980 album Hekura – one  Björk’s favorites – come to be, and what’s his own vision utopia? Daniel Montesinos-Donaghy finds out. David Toop had an odd experiencing watching the… Read More »

Gandhi Ali – Trap Blues

Gandhi Ali is an up and coming artist from the DMV that has been making waves in the indie music scene on the East Coast for some time. Deriving inspiration from legends rap, Ali has released Trap Blues the four track mixtape with no features over industry beats. On Trap Blues, Ali’s first single “Icy”… Read More »