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Highlighting some notable omissions from Numero Group’s “Early Emo: 1985-1995” playlist. #1: The Hated

Further to my brief post about Numero Group’s “Early Emo: 1985-1995” Spotify playlist, I thought I’d highlight some names that were notable by their absence from that selection. Their omission is likely for a variety of reasons. A lack of any material available on Spotify would be one. The catalogues of some groups of this … Continue reading Highlighting some notable omissions from Numero Group’s “Early Emo: 1985-1995” playlist. #1: The Hated

Numero Emo

The relentlessly reliable Numero Group have just dropped this superb, exhaustive playlist. It’s apt given their curation of the Indian Summer compilation a few years ago, but even by their standards this is a brilliantly authoritative selection. The decade time-span here is crucial. The term “Emo” as it’s understood in everyday usage these days, as … Continue reading Numero Emo

Lynn, Lucy and Internalised Neoliberalism

“Lynn + Lucy” is a study in violence that hinges on a disputed, unseen tragedy, with consequences that unearth long held resentments and desires. The cruelties of childhood and the injustices of schooling linger and simmer in an unnamed, post-Fordist new town. Contempt, mistrust and regrets that have remained without closure for decades become grafted … Continue reading Lynn, Lucy and Internalised Neoliberalism

Notes on The Chambermaid

One of the core social currencies of late capitalism is tempered invisibility. Workplace and community atomisation, as well as a dispiriting inclination to designate class based purely on culture and aesthetics, has made social divisions slippery and diffuse. But they remain constant and unyielding. The processes that produce this invisibilisation and the representative forms and … Continue reading Notes on The Chambermaid


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