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Three extraordinary albums, recently reissued, mark a key turning point in Coltrane’s journey away from jazz and the music industry. Except Alice Coltrane never exactly moved on from anything, she just kept growing.
We talked to Lias, Nathan and Róisín about rave culture, class war and the amazing new Fat Whites album.
There was a period in the mid 80s when estates and the working classes were getting something like their due in mainstream culture.
New year’s resolution for cocky shitty white men: sit down and be quiet. New year’s resolution for everyone else: do what you like.
Their new album Powerhouse is a celebration of family, of queerness, and of “radical vulnerability”. Here Planningtorock, aka Jam Rostron, traces the path from 90s Bolton to Berlin and back again
From the DHSS chants of Wham Rap! to the Aids-aware and shame-free joy of I Want Your Sex, George Michael taught us a few things about how politics and pleasure intersect.
In the countryside a few miles west of Cambridge, Wysing Arts Centre throws an annual one-day festival for about 500 people. This year’s is curated by Moor Mother, Paul Purgas and Donna Lynas, who have invited a network of musicians, dancers and visual artists to focus their emotional, political, spiritual and mystical powers.
Fat White Family began in south London, most famously the Queen's Head on Stockwell Road, where they lived and practised and played their early gigs. Now they're one of the greatest bands in the UK, headlining 300 yards down the road at the Brixton Academy. So why does it matter, exactly, that they can't afford to live in Brixton anymore?