Punk

Is Blending in the New Black?

Julie Hurst | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Hurst

"To be irreplaceable, one must always be different", said Coco Chanel. But with the current vogue for 'reality dressing' being played out on the streets and down the catwalks, it seems that it's 'indifference' which is the order of the day.

Back in the Street

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

I speak to Barry Johnson from gutsy punk rockers Joyce Manor on the band's inspirations and aspirations.

Introducing: Seán McGowan

Clara Cullen | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Things are on the up for singer-songwriter Seán McGowan. He will shortly be signing a record deal and his new single Come Unstuck features Frank Turner on backing vocals. Things have never been better for the Southampton local.

A Little List: Rare Book Trade Thoughts in Gilbert-and-Sullivan Mode

Johan Kugelberg | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Johan Kugelberg

I am getting ready to travel to Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. As a faculty member I teach a summer course there each year. Preparing for this course I end up pondering rare books, antiquarian book dealing, and how libraries deal with the history and artifacts of the second half of the 20th century.

Here: My Futile Desire to Summarize and Introduce the Situationists

Johan Kugelberg | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Johan Kugelberg

What Malcolm and Vivienne (and maybe Bernie) did was utilize the strengths and methods of the situationists to flog their sublime clobber. By mistake or osmosis, that resulted in the get up and get on with it cultural espresso of seventies punk continuing to trickle down, to inspire to wake some up and make some dream.

Introducing: The Smith Street Band

Clara Cullen | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

I met lead singer Wil Wagner and drummer Chris Cowburn before their set outside The Fighting Cocks in Kingston. It's a mainstay on the punk circuit, a dingy pub and basement live room that's taken its fair share of beatings.

Straight Outta Scranton

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

When, Pensylvania punk quartet, The Menzingers get called a bar band you don't find yourself questioning it. There anthemic and rootsy on classic punk rockis the perfect accompaniment to a Saturday with your friends and several hundred pints.

Being Jean Paul Gaultier

Iain R Webb | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Iain R Webb

At the opening reception for the The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaulter: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, the designer related how he and his team had been working on the exhibition for over a year. It shows.

Punk Rocker Undergoes Virtually Unrecognisable Transformation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Snog, Marry, Avoid - the BBC3 TV show that pretty much throws a make-up wipe and a brush at people who dress to extremes have outdone themselves. ...

R.I.P Front Magazine

Tom Ward | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

I first read Front Magazine in 2007. I was on a train coming back from Paris after a holiday with my girlfriend's family. I spent the entire journey covering my mouth in case my girlfriend's mum heard me laughing and asked what I was reading.

Are Ninjabis the New Punk-Rockers?

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

t's interesting to see the rise in male and female journalists indulging in burka cosplay as part of investigative journalism, which brings a new meaning to the term undercover journalism. At the risk of being accused of paralipsis, I don't want to enter the currently framed niqab debates fully - one key reason being that I believe males should tread carefully when commenting on female issues. But I do want to use the niqab to open up discussions that consider a wider phenomenon, which is driving the quest for cultural authenticity.

Fashion Isn't Rubbish: The New London Scene That Is Going Green

Paul Drury | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Drury

There's a new trend in London's fashion scene, and it's going green. Has re-using, re-cycling and customising clothes ever been cooler?

Elvis Costello: Making the First-Ever Documentary Portrait

Mark Kidel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Kidel

Less Than Zero was written and performed by an unknown with the unlikely name of Elvis Costello. That someone should have the chutzpah to steal the name of the King of rock'n'roll seemed preposterous: Elvis Presley was still alive at the time. This, I told myself, had better be good! And it was just that.

The Spirit of Lou Reed is Very Much Alive

Will Black | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Black

When I was a teenager the only Lou Reed song I heard on the radio was Walk on the Wild Side. Even pirate stations, which I would listen to in the early hours of the morning, only seemed to play that song - which is odd when you consider the fact that not all Lou Reed songs mention blow jobs and amphetamine abuse.

Jessica Elgot

INTERVIEW: Pussy Riot's Katya Samutsevich

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK

Freedom is only the first battle for Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich. The Russian punk pioneer, radical artist and gay rights campaigner is t...

ON... Never Mind the Bo***cks - We Were Punks.

Martin Treanor | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Martin Treanor

Hundreds of bands, doing their own thing on small, backstreet labels, because the big record executives wouldn't give them the time of day... well not yet anyway, not until the quids started rolling in.

Pussy Riot: Not Sponsored by Nike or Coca-Cola

Neil Durkin | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

I was at a gig in south London last week when, so to speak, my day job popped up. One minute I was "chillaxing" (as I believe the kids and the prime minister like to say) to some genial indie rock, the next ... I'm listening to a longish poem about Russian authoritarianism.

Punk Fashion - The Met Museum Costume Institute Exhibition 2013

Christine Babington Smith | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Style
Christine Babington Smith

The exhibition itself examines punk's impact on high fashion from the movement's birth in the 1970s through to its continuing influence today. Original punk garments will be juxtaposed with recent fashion to illustrate how haute couture and ready-to-wear have borrowed punk's visual symbols...

Vogue Paris May 2013 Cover Revealed

Vogue.fr | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Style
Vogue.fr

An eclectic issue full of contrasts is set to hit newsstands worldwide next week, featuring everything from the intoxication of punk fever and a look inside the world of rocker Richard Hell, to an exclusive interview with Julianne Moore and the couture elegance of the Cannes Film festival.

Pretty Pastels With an Edge

Ashleigh Houlton | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ashleigh Houlton

It's that time of year again (although the weather would certainly disagree); with spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, candy colours are back! Flicking through the glossy pages of this month's Vogue, I can't help but be drawn to the ice blues, gentle lilacs, soft pinks, mint greens and lemon yellows.

The Feminist Music Revolution: From Babes in Toyland to Beyonce

Carl Packman | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carl Packman

Riot grrrl spurred on an angry generation of female musicians to take up arms, as well as guitars, and fight back against the patriarchy, both in the record label boardrooms and across society in general.

Daringly Different Wedding Dresses

Kate Thompson | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Thompson

We are all one of a kind, and we want our wedding to be different and memorable in its own right, to reflect our own personal style. Why then is the ubiquitous ivory, strapless bridal gown still the choice for most brides today?

Pussy Riot's 2012 Overture: A Year on From the Cathedral Stunt

Neil Durkin | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

A year later it all seems quite surreal. Did it really happen? Did the authorities seek the arrest of the Pussy Riot women and actually put three of them on trial charged with the serious offence of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", a crime carrying a possible seven-year jail sentence? And were they really jailed? Sadly, of course, the answer is a triple yes.

Christopher Lee Sauvé Brings Anna Wintour To Your Sofa

Sarah McGiven | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah McGiven

Inspired by street style and his idol, Andy Warhol, Sauvé's irreverent, tongue-in-cheek designs poke affectionate fun at pop culture and the fashion hierarchy, most notably Anna Wintour and US Vogue.

Christopher Lee Sauvé Brings Anna Wintour to Your Sofa

Sarah McGiven | Posted 01.04.2013 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

Inspired by street style and his idol, Andy Warhol, Sauvé's irreverent, tongue-in-cheek designs poke affectionate fun at pop culture and the fashion hierarchy, most notably Anna Wintour and US Vogue.