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April 6, 2021

Emma Madden Dry Cleaning’s Everyday Surrealism

In this Rising interview, the London art punks discuss their prosaically profound debut LP, their favorite YouTube videos, and why they read the comments.

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Alex Ross A Sebastian Hilli moment

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Pitchfork The Best Merch to Buy to Support Independent Music Venues

T-shirts, tote bags, and other great ways to help.

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Pitchfork The 49 Most Anticipated Albums of Spring 2021: Taylor Swift, Japanese Breakfast, J Balvin, and More

New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Dawn Richard, Iceage, Olivia Rodrigo, and others

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Fact Against The Clock: BADSISTA

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“I didn’t set out to become a photographer. I just pointed a camera and talked, and that…

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CAS Album Inspirations: Lekan Babalola on Fela Kuti ‘Zombie’

We were delighted to be joined by Lekan Babalola (Fela Kuti’s political protege) at a Classic Album Sundays event in Birmingham, where host Chris Watkiss was able to ask Lekan about his first hand experiences of working with Fela.

Plenty of musicians profess political and social ideals, but few follow through with the dedication that Fela Kuti had. While his views may have been incendiary, controversial and endlessly disruptive, no one could deny the vigour with which he pursued what he felt was right – often with deeply tragic consequences for himself and those around him.

Read more: The Story of Fela Kuti ‘Gentleman’ & ‘Zombie’
Read more: The Legacy of Fela Kuti in Five Records


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CAS My Classic Album: TYSON on Lauryn Hill ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’

TYSON joins Classic Album Sundays’ Tina Edwards for a deep dive into ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’. Born and raised in London – via Stockholm, Spain and (briefly) New York – to a mixed musical family, singer TYSON had an unusual upbringing on the road. Her music draws from these experiences, the outcome a celestial, interplanetary R&B that is both reflective and soulful, yet futuristic.

‘My Classic Album’ is a series of free-to-view artist interview streams created with support from the Arts Council England Cultural Recovery Fund. Interviews have featured artists such as Steven Wilson, Goldie, The Kooks, Emma-Jean Thackray, Travis Alabanza, Sherelle, Moses Boyd, Nitin Sawhney and many more.

Join our monthly Album Club, Classic Album Pub Quiz, Safe & Sound Hi-Fi webinar and receive rewards here.

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Phil England presents Adventures In Sound And Music

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