Unrepentant Nostalgia: Smashing, And Other Night-time Tales...

Graham Bendel | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Graham Bendel

Photograph: Martin Green Sitting on my rocking chair, sucking dolefully on a Werthers Original, I sometimes wonder why policemen and clubbers look s...

From Punk Rock Fashion to Activist: An Evening With Vivienne Westwood

Afton McKeith | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Afton McKeith

I'm a normal teenager, but I do go to star-studded events. On Friday night, I attended a wonderful evening with the world-renowned punk/rock fashion designer, Vivienne Westwood, with my mum Gillian McKeith and my sister Skylar. This evening left quite an impression on me.

From Fear to Fury - Feminism and Rock'n' Roll

Ros Cairney | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Ros Cairney

We formed deux furieuses in 2013 because we were angry on a personal level, on a career level and on a wider political level. We decided to self finance and release an album of songs about the things in the world which really angered us as we were not hearing this from other musicians at the time and the music itself did not seem enough anymore.

Seán McGowan - Meet the Southampton Lad Ready to Take on The Establishment

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Seán McGowan-Millbrook Road In recent years many articles have bemoaned the death of political music in the UK. Clearly they're not looking very har...

How Many Postmen Do You Know Who Supported the Sex Pistols in '76?

Graham Bendel | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Graham Bendel

Vic Godard was the frontman for the Subway Sect... Their music was worlds apart from the 'Chuck Berry chords' of the Pistols or the rock star swaggering of The Clash and they were soon to be the influence to many famous bands we know and love today: the Jesus and Mary Chain, Belle and Sebastian, Orange Juice & Edwyn Collins, The Pop Group; even Pete Doherty, I believe, is a fan.

Punk's Not Dead! (It's Just Been Crudely Absorbed Into the Machinery of Capitalism)

Chris Townsend | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Chris Townsend

So. Artwork designed for the sleeves of Sex Pistols records 'Anarchy in the UK' and 'Never Mind the Bollocks' are now being featured on Virgin Money credit cards. The age-old cry of 'punk is dead!' has gone out across the internet...

iC1s and That London Thing

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A band like iC1s, who sit calmly within the vanguard of the London scene and are rated by the likes of Carl Barat and Alan McGee, possess a lot of the old, natural swagger.

Musings on Kim Fowley and Edgar Froese

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Nirenberg

These two artists couldn't be any more different, yet each had enormously prolific outputs that have influenced culture directly and indirectly. These two careers that cannot be summed up adequately in short order.

Bleach Blood: Against All Odds

Clara Cullen | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

What Bleach Blood is exactly is difficult to define. Dance punk? Electro-rock? Forget genres, they often make things unnecessarily confined, and Bleach Blood were never going to fit neatly into a box anyway.

This Ain't Nashville

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

Vancouver's Billy The Kid (real name Billy Pettinger) lies somewhere between the street tough song writing of Loretta Lynn and the raw Grrl power of Kathleen Hanna, and her latest effort, Horseshoes & Hand grenades, is the perfect synthesis of American roots and punk scene spirit.

Deadly Denim - The Darker Side of Firetrap

Mik Scarlet | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mik Scarlet

A story on fashion is not my usual Huffington fair, but I actually started my writing career working for an alternative fashion magazine called Sinzine and studied fashion at college back in my New Romantic youth.

Give Us Back Our Heroes: How the Digital Era Brought Us Too Close to Our Stars

Matthew Phillips | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Phillips

In an age when social media reigns supreme and our celebrities are subjected to having their nude, private photographs gleefully circulated online without their permission, it is important to be reminded that, once upon a time, some public figures were beyond the public's grasp. This separation allowed space for stories to emerge and idols to be born.

Exclusive Stream: Great Cynics-Lost & Found

Clara Cullen | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

Greats Cynics, purveyors of life affirming punk, are about to head out on tour with Joyce Manor and Cheap Girls. To celebrate this trip across the UK and Europe, they're releasing a tour tape with two new tracks. Released on Jen Long's label Kissability, you can listen to an exclusive stream of their track 'Lost & Found' below.

The Versatile Hugh Cornwell: 'Always Give People What You Want for Yourself'

Jason Holmes | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Of his new novel Arnold Drive, Hugh Cornwell says "it's like Being There meets Forrest Gump meets Father Ted. It's a Dickensian tale, a black comedy."

Is Blending in the New Black?

Julie Hurst | Posted 24.11.2014 | 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 25.10.2014 | 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 01.04.2015 | 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.