Black Music Month kicks off this month and includes reissues of classics from some of the world’s biggest artists, including Charles Mingus, Curtis Mayfield, Milt Jackson & Ray Charles, Zapp & Roger, The Drifters, The Time, and unreleased music by Miles Davis and Roberta Flack. Influential black artists have openedRead More →

In January 1989, the New Musical Express brought together three renowned songwriters at the Montague Arms pub in Peckham, south-east London. The magazine billed it as a “pop pinnacle” between the “ungodly trinity” of Nick Cave, Mark E Smith of The Fall and Shane MacGowan of The Pogues, who calledRead More →