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Record Store Day

Daniel Dylan Wray on independent record shops

"The great success of RSD was igniting a conversation in people’s lives about why record shops were important..."

Record Store Day 2018

Releases of note from this year's event

A rundown of some of the choicest records up for grabs this year.

The Beatles

Yellow Submarine

Restored in 4K for the 50th Anniversary of its release

Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller

Jazz On The Corner

Acid Jazz founder and actor mark release of compilation with BBC 6 Music radio show

The Penderyn Music Book Prize

The UK-based book prize for music titles

Billy Bragg Chris Difford & Cosey Fanni Tutti among shortlisted authors

Baxter Dury

New video and tour dates

Roger Sargent directed video and gigs with Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Miles Kane

Announces UK tour dates

String of dates includes two nights at Moth Club, London

Roger Daltrey

'As Long As I Have You'

A new soulful album with contributions from Pete Townsend and Mick Talbot

Surfer Rosa

The Pixies' Breakthrough album hits 30

We take a look at the groundbreaking 1988 LP


Jarvis Cocker announces intimate tour

The Pulp frontman will perform two night 'rave in a cave'

This Year's Model

Elvis Costello's sophmore album at 40

We take a look at Elvis Costello & The Attractions' acclaimed 1978 LP

Subculture Uncovered

J.T. Soar, Nottingham

Former fruit & veg warehouse / DIY orientated music venue & studio

Going Deaf For A Living

The Story Of A Music Fan

Steve Lamacq tours the UK with his one man show

Subculture Weekender: Hamburg

The best hang-outs in the North German port

From sites of The Beatles famous residencies to the Rote Flora and Hamburger Schule

Songs To End An All Nighter

Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists

From 'Goodnight Ladies' to 'Coming Down'

Pete Mckee

New exhibition ‘This Class Works’

Artist announces new exhibition in Sheffield

London Intl Ska Festival 2018

Independent festival returns for 31st year

Bands, DJs and fans from all over the world celebrate ska incredible evolution

Subculture Unsung: Stiff Records

The pioneering UK label formed in 1976

The label that gave the world Elvis Costello, The Damned & Ian Dury

Subculture Lost & Found: Manchester

Manchester's lost past & newly found hangouts

From The Haçienda to Sound Control via the Twisted Wheel

Girl Fight Records

Slaves launch their own label

Slaves announce the launch of their label with it's first release from debut signing Lady Bird.

Subculture Uncovered

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

One of the venues taking part in Independent Venue Week - we celebrate the unique club

100 Club Stories

Stories wanted for 75th anniversary of 100 Club

Fred Perry x Ditto collaborate in celebration of the UK’s most beloved live music venue

Graham Coxon

End Of The F***ing World

The Blur guitarist's debut soundtrack score to accompany the C4/Netflix TV Series.

This Was Our Scene

By photographer Gregory Nolan

Images from the venue floors, stages, and after parties of London's '00s indie music scene.

This Feeling Big In 2018

A series of shows celebrating new music

A playlist of the best new bands, as chosen by our friends at This Feeling.


SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Tues 23rd January

'...one of the most thrilling, intoxicating, ludicrously entertaining British guitar records in an age.'

Subculture Weekender: Oslo

The best music hang-outs in Norway's capital

We take a trip to some of the places that give Oslo its unique vibe

British New Wave 2018

20 bands to soundtrack your life

Our 2018 round-up displays the thriving diversity of emerging British talent.

Subculture Sound 2017

This Year's Best Music Releases - Part One

Part One of Two. The music releases we feel were the soundtrack to 2017.

Subculture Sound 2017

This Year's Best Music Releases - Part Two

Part Two of Two. The music releases we feel were the soundtrack to 2017.

Alternative Xmas

Alternative anthems for the festive season

For when the novelty of Noddy Holder proclaiming it's Christmas starts to wear off.


SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Tues 12th December

Music, fashion and art collide - the most thrilling and vital new band in years

Subculture Uncovered

The Windmill, Brixton

"100% at the forefront of finding amazing bands..."

Songs That Define Teenage Years

Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists

Selected by the likes of Don Letts, Gary Crowley, Carl Barât and Mark E. Smith

Doc'n Roll Film Festival 2017

Music Documentary Festival returns for 4th Year

Some of the films appearing this year

Subculture Unsung: DJ Colin Curtis

50 Years: From Northern Soul To House Music

Josh Ray on the career of the British DJ and his contribution to dance culture

Songs That Bring People Together

Top tracks picked from our Subculture playlists

From 'Give Peace a Chance' to 'I Feel Love'

The Thurston Moore Group

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Tues 7th November

A true icon and innovator plays the legendary club for the first time in 30 years.

Bridlington Scooter Rally

An evening of bands at The Priory, Bridlington

The Strawberries, Capital Eye, Nick Tudor & more

Forgotten Collaborations

When legends and icons come together

From The Smoking Mojo Filters to Terry Hall and Salad

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