We’re pretty excited about the new issue of Last Hours, which is coming out on September 25th. So excited in fact that we thought we should give you some early details…
Over its tender years the Tate has embraced a number of installations ranging from tall, spindly spiders, Rachel Whiteread’s sugar cubes and a ’sun’, reflected above in a mirrored ceiling, prompting visitors to lie down and wave their arms and legs about. These are all installations which feature as part of the Unilever series. Quite what a major multinational brand has got to do with sponsoring art shows is beyond me but I guess that’s all fairly irrelevant. Nevertheless it’s always interesting to see what will be there next….
If something slightly weird was happening in the 1990s then Mark Pilkington was probably there. Amongst a small handful of other assorted eccentrics Mark was involved in the Crop Circle making scene which fascinated our British press and still continues to do so with awe inspiring patterns and a tight sense of secrecy as to [...]
Sleater-Kinney are Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss and to my mind they are legends of the indie rock scene. Sleater-Kinney have been in existence for over a decade now and in that time some of them have become mothers and divorcees.
Q and Not U are part of the intelligentsia of punk rock. I had the chance to chat at length, and using particularly long words, with the band, about DIY, touring and their politics when they played the Camden Underworld in July.
Silent Front are truly phenomenal, punching out beautiful songs based around staccato beats, passion and a raging guitar. Influences range from the obvious likes of Fugazi to the more esoteric. This interview was done at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town, London during the summer of 2004.
Strike Anywhere are one of those odd bands who are intensely political without trying desperately to force weightless polemics down your throat. Their music is about their world and their life, they talk about it without granting it undue brevity, whilst at the same time refusing to co-opt it’s power.
Pretty Girls Make Graves interview at Bayswater shopping centre London. Andrea, Jay and Eric. Interview done early 2004.
RN: I guess it must be something like your fourth time in the UK in the past year. I don’t know how many times you’ve been over here but it seems like a lot.
A: I think this [...]
Surely no introduction is necessary for the Gossip. Awesome post-Riot Grrrl goodness out of the backwaters of Arkansaw with bass-lines to melt you legs, and lyrics to melt your heart!
RN: You’ve been around as a band for a while now. How’s it going? What have discovered and what lessons have you learnt along the way?
I know from experience that zines are quite often put a very long way below bands or record labels in terms of importance within the “scene”. Strangely though it’s the world of zines where there are almost as many girls actively involved as there are boys. It’s certainly far more equal than the number of [...]