Interview: artist, Joe Phelan

If you don’t know already, Joe Phelan (pronounced: PHELANd) is responsible for making sure our magazine looks good and obsessively neat. He’s been previously described as a bit of a contrary “young” man. We’ll leave you to deduce what you will from that. However, he’s a bleedin’ good artist with a somewhat unhealthy obsession with…

Feature: 10 albums you need in your collection: metal/rock

Every now and then, we’re going to pick a genre and recommend 10 albums you should own. Then, you need to go out and buy them. Or wait until they come up in a Stylus box. Yes, do that. That’s better. This time around, our mate Mike (who’s also Stylus’s longest serving member) has drawn…

Feature: Stick to the music

Popular music is a storytelling mechanism, born from a history of folk songs and early human expression. Essentially, stories come from our own experience of life. So why do people get up in arms when an artist has an opinion on something political? We take a look at music’s relationship with all-things politics… Words Russ Cook…

Interview: artist, 17th & Oak

17th & Oak is a simple guy who really doesn’t ask for much. He likes walking and talking his way through a city or along the coast, and loves being in the kitchen with a glass of red and music playing. He lives in baseball caps and also has the word “Lemonade” tattooed on the…

Feature: A song for the ages

Filmmakers have worked it out: we’re suckers for nostalgia. Want the audience to feel the right thing? Choose a song that elicits an emotional response and you’ll be laughing. That sounds more sinister than it is. After all, those of us who love a classic tune get our film and music fix in one. So,…

Interview: Sophie Urquhart, Tin Drum Music

First and foremost, Sophie is a music lover. As a director and founding partner of music consultancy Tin Drum Music, she’s well placed to give us a little insight into the decisions that inform music’s place in TV and film. We had a natter to find out more… Russ Cook [Russ]: Hi Sophie! Tell us…

Review: Green Man Festival

Being in the vinyl game, we tend to get our music fix while lazing about in an armchair. But you can’t beat live music. So, this summer we did our best to get out and hit some of the country’s amazing festivals… Green Man (Glanusck Park, Wales) Words Tim Lewis I’ve not been to a “proper”…

Interview: artist, Danny Meigh

Danny is a graphic designer from the UK, currently working and residing in Los Angeles, California. He loves to play music (bass, primarily) and he’s big into art, design, travel, food, culture and anything that’s a little out of the ordinary… I work as a marketing communications designer for an architecture firm. In my spare…

Review: Bestival

Being in the vinyl game, we tend to get our music fix while lazing about in an armchair. But you can’t beat live music. So, this summer we did our best to get out and hit some of the country’s amazing festivals… Bestival (Lulworth Cove, Dover) Words Shellie Bayfield This is my first visit to…

Interview: author, Todd Compton

Todd is from the US state of Utah. Much of his published work covers the region’s Mormon history. He also has a Ph.D in Classics, and really knows his Greek and Latin. But another lifelong passion of Todd’s is the Beatles. He even wrote a book about them: Who Wrote the Beatles songs? Team Stylus…