FACT’s Alternative Eurovision: profiling an under-the-radar artist from each of the countries involved, part 1
15th May 2013
This Saturday, the great gaudy Eurovision pageant rolls into Malmö, Sweden. We all know the drill by now: reduced-to-clear boy bands, more accordions than is strictly necessary, the occasion [...]
Don’t call it a comeback: has there ever been a year quite like 2013?
14th May 2013
Sure, Daft Punk are dominating headlines right now, next week releasing their first non-soundtrack album since 2005’s Human After All, but their comeback story is just one from a year that seems [...]
New Talent: MGUN on hardware, psych and Detroit’s young contenders
14th May 2013
MGUN - four initials cropping up around these parts with increasing regularity. Released at the start of the year on Will Bankhead's excellent The Trilogy Tapes imprint, the techno producer's [...]
How to…run a festival and not go bust
13th May 2013
The worldwide festival market is booming - and so is the roll-call of casualties. Look at The Big Chill, Sonisphere, Underage Festival, Hit Festival - all major events that stumbled into troubl [...]
A Beginner’s Guide to Tom Moulton, inventor of the remix and the 12″ single
10th May 2013
This history of dance music has no deficit of shaggy dog stories - but Moulton's tale is a zinger. A male model withan ear for black music and a clutch of music industry odd-jobs under his [...]
On Record: Disclosure vouch for Slum Village’s
Fantastic Volume 2
8th May 2013
On Record is a regular feature on FACT in which we ask an artist we admire to pick a record that means a lot to them, and use it as a jumping off point for a conversation. In this edition we c [...]
Rave Tales: MK tells FACT an anecdote from his time playing parties
7th May 2013
Rave Tales is a new feature on FACT - and, where possible, FACT TV - where we ask an artist for an anecdote from their time playing gigs. The gnarlier the better. For the first instalment, we [...]
Bow down, bitches: Beyonce’s Mrs Carter Show (30 April, London O2) reviewed
7th May 2013
You'll recall that the announcement of The Mrs Carter Show back in February prompted a minor furore over the decision of a famously Independent Woman to name her fourth sell-out world tour in hono [...]
From the archives: The 20 Best Japrock Records, by Julian Cope
4th May 2013
From 2003-2008, FACT operated as a bi-monthly print magazine. As part of a new From The Archives feature, we’ll be regularly uploading vintage articles from FACT’s ink-and-paper days. Follow [...]
“The song? Fuck off”: lo-fi punk poets Sleaford Mods big up Wu-Tang and savage the system
3rd May 2013
Britain in 2013: a grey sprawl of provincial town centres with all the windows boarded, of tabloids jabbing fingers at “illegal immigrants” and “benefit cheats”, of minimum wage jobs that [...]
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