Sheffield

Essays

Arctic Monkeys Are Done Being Rock Music’s Saviors

The grimy Sheffield romantics are back with an album that’s insular, moody, and straight-up weird. There are no singles on ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,’ but that’s part of the appeal.
Shaad D’Souza
5.11.18
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Behold a Confusing But Exciting Trailer For the New Arctic Monkeys Album

The Sheffield, UK band's sixth LP, 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino,' is out May 11 and tbh we're ready to rock.
Lauren O'Neill
4.5.18
Interviews

Coco Won’t Pretend to Be Someone He’s Not

The Sheffield MC on his first 16, working with Toddla T and making positivity his MO.
Tshepo Mokoena
5.16.17
Important Questions Raised By...

Does Anyone Still Give a Shit About Record Store Day?

Has it been ruined by major label releases and weasels flipping everything on eBay or is it still "Christmas" for music fans? We asked the people of Sheffield.
Daniel Dylan Wray
4.24.17
we asked a smart person

We Asked a Linguist Why Alex Turner Now Sounds Like an Old Cowboy

Alex Turner's voice now sounds like Sean Bean doing a Bill Clinton impression at gun point first thing in the morning. We wanted to know why.
Dan Wilkinson
4.8.16
Remembering Things

Here’s How It Felt to Grow Up in Northern England During the Rise of the Arctic Monkeys

As the group’s debut album reaches its ten year anniversary, I can’t help but think their impact made my city a worse place to be.
Daniel Dylan Wray
1.27.16
Premieres

Stream Sheffield Post Punkers Sievehead's Debut Album 'Into the Blue'

The album features strong nods to early Ebullition bands, Pacific Northwest punk and their UK forefathers in Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Tim Scott
8.14.15