Locating resilience in the self when facing the setbacks of the new year
Following a year of adaptation, and setbacks in the new year, how fluid should we be with plans in 2021?
Elliot Ryder asks whether the dream of Liverpool as a contemporary music city is still intact
Editor Elliot Ryder highlights the city's track record for resilience as the north is left out on its own
Not caring is caring. Courting are here to help you made sense of the madness
A new exhibition part of On Record – Untold & Retold will celebrate key figures of black music in Liverpool
Editor Elliot Ryder recalls his most recent memories of live music before the indefinite Covid-19 hiatus
The esteemed photographer talks social conflicts ahead of a new retrospective showing at Tate Liverpool
Elliot Ryder considers the lessons learnt from lockdown and the need to take this summer’s protests forward
With the arrival of his debut EP, TEE is finally ready to take his rightful place front and centre.
Poets Lisa Luxx and Dayna Ash underscore poetry's power to overcome oppression ahead of an appearance at LAAF.
Children’s author Frank Cottrell-Boyce discusses imagination and creativity when we begin to rebuild.
How Football community groups have been tackling the health crisis head on.
When the city begins to reopen, we should be prepared to take the changes of the past eight weeks with us.
Now is when we’ll know which voices we truly rely on for cultural navigation and information.
Jude Kelly, one of the most powerful voices in British arts, calls for greater support for freelancers.
Throwing music, art and literature into the pot, Seatbelts want you to break with the recipe and do it your own way.
Mutual support is the lifeblood of Liverpool’s creative community. This needs to be recognised now more than ever
The trio have broken through the liminal spaces of everyday travel and escaped atop their own Disco Volador.
Editor Elliot Ryder questions the potential of moulding surrounding bleakness into our own design.
Liam Brown’s effervescent musical vehicle has found that acceptance is the best form of sincere expression.
Venue co-owner Ioan Roberts speaks up about the frustrations of working creatively under the shadow of gentrification.
The South London four-piece open up their homely space, where the walls are coloured by a collage of introspective absurdity.
Editor Elliot Ryder looks back at a decade of change and continual drive of artistic bravery.
Liverpool-based warped techno artist ASOK sets new parameters for making music in the moment.
Editor Elliot Ryder looks towards those who seek to celebrate language in the face of growing isolationist rhetoric.
The effervescent hip hop trio bring us up to speed on the interplanetary aura that unifies their artistry and being.
The band's frontman walks us through their debut record’s pillow-headed paradise towards a new musical world.
This affecting songwriter’s bathtub melancholia has connected with a swarm of online fans who’ve found solace in his lilting dreamadelica.
Britain’s most decorated Olympian opens up about the roots of his cycling obsession
Live Editor Elliot Ryder sings the praises of the collective as a way of getting through challenging times
The unheard stories from the gig economy courtesy of new FACT exhibition Real Work
A brand-new Future Yard exclusive collaboration between Forest Swords and The Kazimier at Birkenhead Priory.
Broadcaster and proud Lancastrian Mary Anne Hobbs curates a celebration of avant-garde female musicians at Manchester International Festival.
Elliot Ryder looks at some of the solutions being offered by a movement towards the local as our appetite for global politics and activism fades.
Looking deep into the visual archaeology of club culture with cultural cartographers Dorothy and SEVENSTORE.
Festival headliner, and one of the hottest hip hop talents in the UK, Loyle Carner speaks to us about his new album
Live Editor Elliot Ryder explores the intricacies of society and the problem with bracketing ourselves
Exploring the structures of nuance with one of the most finely-tuned minds in British music today.
In March, Liverpool’s musicians and venues take centre stage as the city plays host to three days of live music for the 6 Music Festival
A discussion on space and place with the Liverpool-based artist
The duo return with another LP of biting social commentary that is so vital that it should be on the national curriculum.
Sheffield’s latest musical response to the UK’s woes is a trio of Northern Rail-baiting synth obsessives pumping out acidic nerd disco.
Rhythmic release from the heart of the Middle East. Meet Syria's foremost wedding singer.
Trance sybaritism in a shipping container – Evian Christ pilots a 50-person party through smoke and strobes that is both communal rave and personal hedonism.
Captured Tracks’ Americana raconteur on moving to Texas and finding her songwriting voice.
Live Editor Elliot Ryder ponders the long-lasting effects of 2008's giant footsteps
Searching for collective joy in the far-out left: Elliot Ryder pitches up at The World Transformed.
Conor O’Brien’s inventive folk-pop outfit deal with faith and in a typically disarming and confessional manner
The rhythms of the Sahara have found the perfect outlet in these Tuareg maestros' fusion of rock ’n’ roll and traditional tinde percussion.
Hidden from the Portland rainfall, Haley Heynderickx has quietly been tending to a delicate collection of folk songs