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Luke Vibert 'I'm never that far away from the amen!'

Controller of the genre-spanning Wagon Christ, Plug and Amen Andrew monikers, among many others, Luke Vibert's varied and prolific output challenges the stereotypical image of the po-faced electronic artiste.

Reappraised: Phil Collins

Phil Collins, the ferret-faced uncle of pop, with his vocal sack of heartache from his Su Su studio of emotional longing, is a living, breathing revelation.

Hope Works launches crowdfunder

Well-loved warehouse venue, which has hosted some of electronic music’s biggest DJs and live acts, reaches out to audiences for support after “six months of closure and uncertainty”.

Alois Escape mixtape

Martin Schenker, vocalist of Swiss synth-pop mavericks Alois, has created an exclusive mix for Now Then, with experimental electronics flowing into avant-garde ambient.

Jackie Moonbather Creativity in lockdown

Created in a single day this summer, it's no surprise that Jackie Moonbather's new track is imbued with an intimate, cocoon-like atmosphere. We asked Jackie, who moonlights as one of Katie Pham's Moonbathers, how 'Jones On The Phone' came into being.

HYPERSTITION DUO Anti-capitalist sound scramblers share new music

HYPERSTITION DUO is the new project from Alex and Flora of much-missed Sheffield band Blood Sport. Their second EP, METABOLIC RIFT, is now available to preorder on their own POLYPHONIC ASSEMBLAGE label - and they've shared a teaser of mind-melting new track 'AUGURY' with us.

Reappraised: Robert Palmer

Do you own any greatest hits compilations? Maybe buried in your car’s snuff box you’ve got Queen's Greatest Hits II or Michael Jackson’s Number Ones, or even B*Witched’s Blame It On The Hits. You’re only human after all.

Reappraised: The Beautiful South

In 1998 a song about the male appendage reached the top of the charts. I can’t think of another song with a similar subject matter to achieve the same dazzling heights of success since ‘My Ding-a Ling’ became a hit for Chuck Berry in 1972.

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