5 Articles by: Fergal Kinney

Fergal Kinney is a freelance music and culture journalist based in Manchester.

George Michael Was Our Marvin

Despite pop cultural nostalgia for the protest songs of the ’60s, the march to war in Iraq seemed not to interest musicians — with one glorious exception.


Did Punk Start as a Situationist Stunt?

In Britain, punk is often seen as a reaction to national decline, coming up from the streets, while its roots in Situationist political pranking have been discredited. Maybe it’s time to look again at Malcolm McLaren and his ten-point plan.


Breaking up the Party

Britain is rightly known for its multicultural popular music — but these musical styles have frequently emerged in the face of legal attempts to suppress them.