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Recounting

Recounting: Monument by Portico Quartet

"We created this record in a hopeful frame of mind. Perhaps we even used it as a way to daydream a little, to imagine a more…

Music

Label Focus: Jagjaguwar & Secretly Canadian

It feels like the relationship between Jagjaguwar and Secretly Canadian was inevitable. As the indie rock underground marched towards the zeitgeist, they began their respective labels…

Rough Trade US

Albums of the Year So Far 2021

At the moment, it all feels so uncertain. The world is still in a period of transition yet it feels like the light at the end…

Rough Trade UK

Albums of the Year So Far 2021

It's going to be a tough feat, to prize the word uncertain from the firm grip of the pandemic's vocabulary, so long has it been a…

Recounting

Recounting: Get up Sequences Part One by The Go! Team

"People often talk about the positivity of The Go! Team music and I think surrounding myself in this everyday was useful... It’s strange how some…

Recounting

Recounting: Silk For The Starving by The Lounge Society

"In what was a bleak period of time we found ourselves in the studio with the producer we had idolised, recording songs that we adore."The…

In Profile

In Profile: De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising

"De La Soul told you the nineties were going to be very different to the eighties."Bob Stanley Psychedelic, undeniably funky and underpinned by elements of…

Recounting

Recounting: Terrain by Portico Quartet

"It’s a world of changing landscapes and experiences that we traversed through June-November 2020, both emotionally and physically... It’s also a dialogue between me…

In Profile

In Profile: William Onyeabor

"He always made sure he got the outcome he wanted, whether it was by asking something outright, or by playing these invisible chess moves. It was…

News

Music Making Music: The TMA-2 Ninja Tune Edition

"For Ninja Tune as a label, we are keen to not only celebrate the past but also mark our intentions going forward both sonically and ethically.…