Oscar Rickett

Op-Eds

Sufjan Stevens Doesn’t Need an Oscar

The artist's back catalogue conveys a multitude of feelings – from sexuality to spirituality – in a way that seems timeless.
Oscar Rickett
3.5.18
we saw this

An Ass on the River: Pulling Back the Curtain on the £5million Punk Burning

After all, what is more punk than a well oiled press campaign for a shit bonfire only attended by bored journalists?
Oscar Rickett
11.29.16
It's Lit

Hip-Hop, Shootings, and Squat Parties: The Untold Story of Manchester’s Street Soul Scene

“The Madchester stuff was a story being sold to the outside world. In Moss Side, Cheetham Hill, Whalley Range, and the rest of the inner city, it was all black music.”
Oscar Rickett
10.4.16
The Greatest Things Of All Time

Frankly, We Loved Morrissey's Erotic Writing, so We Asked Him to Reimagine Some Classic Sex Scenes

How would Moz have done Ghost? And what about Titanic? Answers within.
Oscar Rickett
9.24.15
we saw this

I Went To See The Libertines in Nottingham To See If They Still Mean Anything In The Age Of Thinkpiece Pop

Here they are, the last of the great British dole bands, telling David Cameron that he’s a div.
Oscar Rickett
9.10.15
we saw this

In the Wake of Charlie Hebdo, I Saw Two Reggae Legends Unite a Paris Crowd

The Twinkle Brothers have played together for over five decades, but on Saturday they sang as if their lives depended on it.
Oscar Rickett
1.13.15
Interviews

TV on the Radio On Their New Album, Beyoncé and How Brooklyn is Dead

They’ve never shot heroin in a church basement, in case you were wondering.
Oscar Rickett
11.14.14
fuck london

Fans Of The Pop Group Have Been Virally Brainwashed For 35 Years

Or so says their founder Mark Stewart. I spent two hours with him and he only told me to fuck off once.
Oscar Rickett
10.17.14
Features

ATP is dying but does the flannel-clad utopia of watching Shellac every year have to be over?

What's going to happen to Neutral Milk Hotel now? Will they have to teach sixth form?
Oscar Rickett
8.15.14
You Need to Hear This

Depression, Quaaludes and the wildest TGI Friday's in America: The Real Story Of Big Star

Ahead of the release of new documentary 'Nothing Can Hurt Me', Oscar Rickett discovers the story of Memphis's answer to The Beatles.
Oscar Rickett
8.13.14
Features

25 Tweets Morrissey Has in his Drafts Folder

Moz has just joined Twitter.
Oscar Rickett
5.15.14
Features

15 Years on, UK Hip Hop Has Never Bettered Roots Manuva's 'Brand New Second Hand'

There are some albums you know word for word, and there are some you know tune-by-tune. This is an album I know phonetically.
Oscar Rickett
3.24.14
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