Sam Ballard

Sam is a 22-year old freelance writer, currently taking an MA in Web Journalism at Sheffield University. Besides editing new music magazine, The Ark, he smokes, drinks and swears too much.

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Music Mix

Rowdy Superstar Exclusive Mix

The Atari Teenage Riot and Matthew Herbert collaborator makes us an exclusive mix filled with jams from Azealia Banks to Micachu and Dizzee Rascal

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Music Rise

Soundcrash: Breton

The South London band chat to us out their unique visuals, their new album and latest video work

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Music Incoming

Factory Floor

Having recently released an EP on DFA, we chat to the London-based trio about the upcoming album

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Music Rise

Zulu Winter

The London quintet head out on their tour with Givers with their atmospheric pop jams

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Music Incoming

Spank Rock Returns

We speak to the eclectic and iconic musician ahead of his new UK tour this winter about his new sounds and moving between genres

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Music Incoming

Brett Anderson: Black Rainbows

The Suede front man gives Dazed an in-depth interview, focusing on his musical origins, the beginning of the band and how his writing has changed throughout his career

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Music Incoming

CSS Return

After three years out of the studio, the ever-energetic and enigmatic Lovefoxxx and co speak to Dazed upon their return with a brand new album

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Music Rise

Slime

The young Newcastle-based producer reworks samples for an innovative debut EP, working with the likes of Vondelpark and Gaskel Greed

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Music Rise

City Fly

The notorious UK-based clubnight expands their repertoire to include an eponymous new record label

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Music Incoming

Camden Crawl & Ray-Ban: Spectrals

Leeds-based Louis Jones is this weekend playing a double-decker gig at the north London festival in collaboration with Ray-Ban. Carry on reading for a chance to win a pair of tickets!

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Music Incoming

DAZED LIVE: Darkstar

Gracing legendary labels like London's Hyperdub, the electronic duo return from their tour with new experimental sounds before they play Dazed's first festival

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Music Incoming

Gang of Four Returns

One of the original punk funk bands return with new material and we talk to guitarist Andy Gill about XBox, politics and releasing a new album after 16 years silence

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Music Incoming

Former Ghosts

Freddy Rupert's obsessive songwriting and emotive take on pop music manifests itself through 'ghost melodies'

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Music Incoming

Art is Hard, Music is Easy

South-west England's favourite DIY record label has just put out a compilation of the region's best music and distributed a limited edition screen print t-shirt series