Waterparks are the thoroughly modern punk boyband you didn’t know you needed

The band’s latest record ‘Fandom’ skewers modern culture’s growing pains, while refusing to play it safe.

Waterparks – who just released their third album, ‘Fandom’, might just be the first millennial punk boyband. Inspired by the big hitters of noughties pop-punk, they sing about anxiety over glitching electronics, they’re hardwired to the internet and they’re the poster children for short attention spans and capital letter excitement. “I really don’t want to sound […]

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford: ‘The metal community has always been inclusive, yet we’ve been kicked around like a football over the years’

Rob Halford loves Christmas almost as much as he loves metal. To mark the release of his second festive solo collection, ‘Celestial’, he talks to James McMahon about home improvements, National Coming Out Day and why he “fucking loves” Christmas trees

It’s 2pm in Phoenix, Arizona, when we call Rob Halford, longterm singer of heavy metal greats Judas Priest. Halford joined the West Bromwich band in 1973, fronted the group as they tore through an unparalleled run of classic albums throughout the ’80s (the best known of which, sixth record, British Steel, turns 40 next year), […]

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Alan Moore’s legacy is taking over TV – but the missing element is the mage of the Midlands himself

Move over Stan Lee, Hollywood’s got a new comic book king

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HBO’s ‘Watchmen’ and comic book icon Alan Moore

You wouldn’t know it from the credits, but many of 2019’s biggest telly properties owe a huge debt to a man who might rightly be described as a genius, a visionary and the greatest living British eccentric.  Alan Moore, who lives in Northampton, is friends with Slowthai, carries a staff and practices magick with a […]

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