Oobah Butler

Important Questions Raised By...

We Asked Some Landlords to Review Giggs' New Album 'Landlord'

Do the landlords of South London relate to the savage bars of Giggs' new record 'Landlord'?
Oobah Butler
8.9.16
festivals 2016

Forget Crappy Sex in a Tent... Can You Find True Love at a Music Festival?

Away from Tinder's glacier of dick pics, could these outdoor conventions be the last hope in switching off and finding true love? I went to a festival's "Cupid's Singles Club" to find out.
Oobah Butler
7.19.16
festivals 2016

A 24-Hour Portrait of a Man at Glastonbury

We followed the same guy around the festival with a camera for 24 hours to document his search for hedonistic enlightenment. Here's what happened...
Ryan Bassil
Oobah Butler
6.28.16
festivals 2016

We Conducted an EU Referendum at Glastonbury’s Stone Circle at 2AM

I took a credible candidate from each side, some ballot papers, and a box to determine if Glastonbury is the left wing paradise we all think it is.
Oobah Butler
6.23.16
Deep Ass Questions

Woah, You Guys are So Cool! But What is "Being Cool" in 2016?

I went to Field Day, the coolest festival of all the music festivals, to try to understand what it means to be cool in a post-hipster, post-ironic reality.
Oobah Butler
6.15.16
festivals 2016

I Went to the Great Escape Festival to See If I Could Get a Record Deal

I invented a fictional band, got a hair cut, armed myself with CDs, and went to the buzziest new music festival in Britain to find out if the music industry still works.
Oobah Butler
5.25.16
Longreads Or Whatever

I Spent a Day Visiting Britain's Best New Record Stores

The hunt for that quintessential record store experience took me far and wide, to some of the finest establishments on in the UK.
Oobah Butler
3.22.16
Interviews

From Broken Roofs to Broken Marriages: Meeting Some of the Most Obsessive Vinyl Hoarders

Welcome to a world where people make huge sacrifices just to feed their engrossing love for music.
Oobah Butler
2.9.16
Deep Ass Questions

I Went Door to Door to Find Out If Music is Harder to Sell Than Religion

I learned all I could from a group of Jehovah's Witnesses, and then took my battle to the streets of South London armed with nothing but the Carly Rae Jepsen album.
Oobah Butler
10.28.15