Restless When You Realise You’re Alive: An Interview with Girlpool

[First published at Huck Magazine, 14 June 2015] Harmony Trividad and Cleo Tucker seem like they’re genuinely happy to be sitting in Rough Trade Records on a Tuesday evening. They’ve been in London for four days now – enough time to get over the jet-lag – and it’s only a short trip, three shows in a week, before flying back to the East Coast to … Continue reading Restless When You Realise You’re Alive: An Interview with Girlpool

Portland’s hip hop scene is coming through the fire

Portland Oregon’s hip hop scene had been fighting for its life long before it became international news a couple of years back. The city’s police had maintained an excessive presence at shows for years, the liquor control commission had been accused of trying to “thwart black-owned clubs or clubs that played hip hop and catered to the Black community,” and locals both new and old … Continue reading Portland’s hip hop scene is coming through the fire