After hitting a rocky patch on Weekend 1, All Points East's Sunday service the following weekend really folked up. Big time. Writer Kurt Duvel returns to the urban music utopia in London’s Victoria Park for a folk feast of epic proportions, featuring the likes of Julien Baker, The Tallest Man On Earth, and the day's headliner Bon Iver.Read More
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Writer Kurt Duvel sets his coordinates to London’s Victoria Park for All Points East - a multi-day music festival in just its second year - and reports back from Saturday’s ‘rock’ lineup, which included performances from the likes of Parquet Courts, Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett, The Raconteurs, Interpol, and headliners The Strokes.Read More
Writer Kurt Duvel doesn’t even own a record player, nor any vinyl records. So why the foraging and fuss over Record Store Day? Come with him to Rough Trade East in Shoreditch, London, where he sought rarities and rapport on vinyl’s biggest day out.Read More
When approaching a milestone birthday or key life stage, some of us are overcome by an almost-cliched cataloguing process. Writer Kurt Duvel looks back on 30 years of life through the albums that defined each decade, and tries to find the universal truths hidden in his personal playlisting. Plus there’s stats.Read More
When writer Kurt Duvel booked tickets for the Brussels stop of Bloc Party’s Silent Alarm album tour, he was already juggling the twin terrors of moving countries and planning his own wedding. Here’s his story of a race against time, as “I hope” eventually became “I do” in the Belgian capital.Read More