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Quick-fire Questions: 10 minutes with Personal Trainer

(Credits: Far Out / Tomvan Huisstede) Sat 20 July 2024 12:32, UK “Have you ever felt doubt about your record coming out,” Willem Smit of the Dutch collective Personal Trainer sings in a meta fashion on lead single, ‘Cyan’, from the band’s forthcoming record, Still Willing. However, the band’s assured and upbeat ways, coupled with […]

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Hello Kitty Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary, But Did You Know She’s Not a Cat?

I mean, I think the people who thought that kitty was a cat are in the majority. But nope! The beloved cartoon character, now celebrating its 50th anniversary—which officially occurs on November 1—is most definitely not an animal at all, but rather a little girl of the Homo genus. Today, on July 18, Jill Koch, […]

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The 10 best horror movies of the 1970s

(Credits: Far Out / Warner Bros) Fri 19 July 2024 12:30, UK In the 1970s, the horror movie category kicked into gear, with several films being released that revolutionised and popularised the genre. Somewhat departing from the gothic roots of horror established in previous decades, filmmakers of the 1970s began to douse their horror works […]

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Damon Albarn criticises Bob Dylan’s live show policy

(Credits: Raph Pour-Hashemi) Fri 19 July 2024 12:28, UK After Bob Dylan recently announced details of an upcoming UK tour, Blur frontman Damon Albarn has responded to the singer-songwriter banning mobile phones from his live shows. Dylan’s policy is nothing new. He has had the rule in place since the tour began in 2022 with […]

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The Mekons: the raucous world of Leeds’ first punk band

(Credits: Far Out / The Mekons / Twin Tone Records) Fri 19 July 2024 12:00, UK The advent of punk rock changed the cultural landscape of the United Kingdom indefinitely when it hit the scene during the mid-1970s. Today, everything from mainstream pop to high fashion bears the distant influences of punk and new wave. […]

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David Bowie’s five best duets

(Credits: Far Out / YouTube Still) Thu 18 July 2024 12:00, UK David Bowie never needed any help in being a star. Throughout his lengthy career, with his various different styles, characters and sounds, he earned himself a legacy as one of the most interesting and beloved artists of all time. But still, he was […]