Album Review: Rat The Magnificent – The Body As Pleasure

Rat The Magnificent is music for a dark room lit by strobe light. A band that deploys rock noises like a coordinated attack: dissonance, screeches, palm muted guitars – they’re all here. But to understand Rat The Magnificent in context, we must first ask one question: Who is Steve Albini? Several hours of extensive research…

The Legacy of Public Image Ltd

If seventies punk was the barks and snarls of a disenfranchised youth criticising the world around them: politics, music, class struggles and the establishment, then early eighties post punk was the internal frustration that took the same anger but pointed it inwards; criticising the individual and the limitations put on them not only by society…