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Subculture Weekender

The best music hang-outs in Ljubljana

A vibrant city with a scene that reflects its independent spirit

Du Blonde

More than a musician

A look at Beth Jeans Houghton's artistic career outside of music

The Specials - Record Store Day

Win an ultra-rare signed 7” Single

Win a copy of the '10 Commandments' Record Store Day 2019 single feat. Saffiyah Khan

Subculture Uncovered

The Fleece, Bristol

The southwesterly bohemian city's largest independent venue, founded in 1982.

Ronnie Lane

Just For A Moment

Life after Small Faces and Faces - a new boxset collects Ronnie Lane's other works

Subculture Unsung

A look at Lady Sovereign's artistic output

A decade on form her last release - a pioneer of bringing UK grime into the mainstream?

Musicians & Activism

From Lennon to The Specials & Saffiyah Khan

When musicians challenge establishment & injustice

Primal Scream

Maximum Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Singles

Singles compilation sets out to cover 30 years of the band's releases

Steve Lamacq

Lost Alternatives

New boxset considers the evolution of independent British music in the 1990s

Art Comes First

Friday 29th & Saturday 30th March

DJ Sets, Panel Talks & Drinks at Fred Perry Coal Drops Yard

Black / Champagne / Champagne

Each colourway has its own story

Listen to the Spotify playlist

The Beatles

Peter Jackson to direct new documentary

Based around never-released footage taken while The Beatles recorded 'Let It Be'

Banned By The BBC

Too controversial for the British airwaves?

George Formby to Sex Pistols - songs that share the honour of getting banned by the BBC

Writing about music...

...is like dancing about architecture

The continued appeal of books about songs and artists


Debut single 'Combustion'

The debut single from the SubcultureLive alumni and Fat White Family collaborators

Record Store Day

Official releases announced

Full list of official releases for 2019

Peter Doherty...

& The Puta Madres - debut album & tour

Details on the debut from Pete Doherty's new band and lead single 'Who’s Been Having You Over' released

Lost & Found: Leeds

Leeds' lost past and new hangouts

From The Refectory and Brudenell to The Hollbeck


New single + live dates

audiobooks reveal video for 'Friends in the Bubble Bath'


By Rosie Matheson

A series of portraits examining modern masculinity

Subculture Weekender

The best music hang-outs in Antwerp

Converted churches and meat packing factories - the Belgium city's unique club scene

Billy Bragg

'One Step Forward. Two Steps Back'

Billy Bragg announces ambitious tour of 3 date stops around the UK


New Order's final album with Factory Records

30 years of New Order's Balearic inspired 5th album

Gentleman’s Dub Club

New album - 'Lost In Space'

Futuristic British reggae from the London/Leeds nine-piece

Mina Rose

London artist taking creative control

A look at the progressive pop stars output as she directs, produces and edits all her own visuals

Ian Dury & The Blockheads

'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick'

40 years since Ian Dury topped the UK charts with this post punk anthem

Miles Kane

Fred Perry, Coal Drops Yard

Join us for an acoustic gig at Fred Perry, Coal Drops Yard

Subculture Uncovered

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

The venue that brought Oasis, The Verve and The Manics to Scotland

Black Country, New Road

Athen's, France

Debut single released by the Cambridge six-piece

Fat White Family

Serfs Up!

Fat White Family return with details for their third album and share first track 'Feet'.

The Specials

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Fri 1st February

Stream the live premiere of the album tonight on Steve Lamacq's show from 6pm

Subculture Unsung: Flood

One of the key innovators of the last 40 yrs

From Nick Cave and Erasure to Curve and PJ Harvey - the sonic vision of Mike Ellis

This Feeling Big in 2019

A series of shows celebrating new music

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

SubcultureLive 2018

A year of unique gigs at The 100 Club & beyond

From PiL at The 100 Club and an all-day-festival to Peggy Gou in Milan - a diverse year of music

Subculture Sound 2018

This Year's Best Music Releases - Part Two

Part Two of Two. The music releases we feel were the soundtrack to 2018.

Subculture Sound 2018

This Year's Best Music Releases - Part One

Part One of Two. The music releases we feel were the soundtrack to 2018.

Pete Shelley | 1955-2018

In memory of one of punk's most erudite voices

One of the most eloquent lyricists and musicians of his generation

Subculture Unsung: Daphne Oram

An early champion of British electronic music

Electronic music pioneer and co-founder of the Radiophonic Workshop

'I'm Outta Time'

The beginning of the end of an era

It's 10 years since Oasis released their penultimate single.

Alternative Xmas

Alternative anthems for the festive season

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

The Style Council

Modernism: A New Decade

Ahead of its time with almost ten years between recording and release

Subculture Weekender: Milan

The best hang-outs in Northern Italy's big city

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

Kojey Radical

A Short Film by Dean Chalkley

A short film about one of the UK's most exciting young talents will be screened at the V&A museum

Horace Panter reimagines The Beano

Classic British comic gets punk pop-art makeover

The Specials bassist and artist paints Beano characters into iconic '60s pop-art paintings

25 Years of Nirvana Unplugged

An influence on both sides of the Atlantic

A global phenomenon at the time, we look at MTV's 1993 live recording


Another Music In A Different Kitchen & Love Bites

40 years of the Buzzcocks' seminal first two albums and anniversary editions

Goat Girl

SubcultureLive - 100 Club / Thurs 6th December

Goat Girl return to the 100 Club as headliners of a night of new music

Lost & Found: Birmingham

Birmingham's lost past & newly found venues

From Ronnie Scott's to The Hare & Hounds via Mothers and The Flapper

Goat Girl

'Udder Sounds EP'

Five re-imagined tracks from the band's acclaimed debut LP

The Beatles

'White Album' at 50

Anniversary Editions include Esher Demo's and previously unreleased Session Recordings

Subculture Uncovered

The Five Bells, New Cross, London

One of the capital's best places to find contemporary youth counterculture

Subculture Unsung: Dan Treacy

One of the great British songwriters

Singer, songwriter and frontman for the highly influential Television Personalities

Fred Perry Coal Drops Yard

We open the doors of our brand new shop

The latest collections & collaborations in a truly unique space

The Specials - 'Encore'

New LP and 40th Anniversary Tour

The first new material from The Specials in 37 years

All Mod Cons

40 years of The Jam's third album

The Jam establish themselves as a political voice and a commercial success

Charles Bradley

The late soul singer's final album 'Black Velvet'

New release explores unreleased material from Charles Bradley's career


30 years of electronic innovation

Hip-hop, house and breakbeat crossover from the counterculture to the UK mainstream

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