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  • Cool video alert!

    It'll make you want to go clubbing immediately. The coolest girl in R&B, Janelle Monáe, is back and we couldn't be happier.

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    Seen this Grammy-winning vid?

    Three Grammy's for Kendrick Lamar last night including best video for Humble. We'd better watch it then!

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    Top 20 culture picks for 2018

    Want to make the most of 2018? We've curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

  • 7 fab local music festivals

    Hey music lover! Load up with pear cider (leave the wellies at home, you won't be needing them), and check out the best local summer music festivals. See you down the front...

  • Blow out

    Any video that can produce a pop-off in a major seventh arpeggio in B flat major deserves some serious respect.

  • Hey Midge, nice ‘tash!

    Never mind the deep stuff, Muddy talks music, mullets and more with the little Ultravox front man. "OOOHHH VIENNAAA!"

  • Muddy meets… Toyah Willcox

    Did you make it to the Rewind Festival last weekend? Muddy Stilettos was hanging out with the stars (excuse me while I douse myself in a Guiness World Record sized pinch of salt). OK so I aerial rugby-tackled on any Eighties icons close enough to assault. And look who I nabbed! Only the brilliant Toyah […]

  • A brilliant piece of advice

      There are two things that get me by on Muddy – coffee and Spotify, both on drip feed all day. Up popped Baz Luhrmann’s Everybody’s Free To Wear Sunscreen on Spotify a few minutes ago it was just so fab everyone in the office stopped and listened, nodded sagely and decided to change their […]

  • Ready for the moshpit?

    If festivals aren’t your thing, but you enjoy bouncing around the moshpit (or, um, sitting comfortably with your pinot grigio) listening to live music, regardez-vous my collection of cool live music venues in the area. If I’ve missed any good ones off, just heckle.

  • The Muddy Summer Festival Guide: Oxon, Bucks & beyond

      I’m a dedicated Glastonbury lover from the *ahem*  comfort of my sofa – I had an awesome front row of Chris Martin for starters, and let me tell you, the toilet facilities are way better. But whether you’re a namby-pamby glamper like me or a hardcore roll-in-mud and wet-wipes-at-dawn music-fan, here’s the Muddy Guide […]

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