P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

P.O.S – Never Better [Tenth Anniversary Edition] (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

Ten years ago to this day, I put Never Better on for the first time. It seems incredible to say it now but my first reaction was actually slight disappointment. P.O.S had changed his sound, something he would do repeatedly throughout his career, moving away from the raw, punk-infused skittering energy of Ipecac Neat and [...]

FOUR FISTS (P.O.S + Astronautalis) INTERVIEW

FOUR FISTS (P.O.S + Astronautalis) INTERVIEW

Following the release of their long-awaited debut album, 6666, the SOUTHSIDERS crew caught up with rap duo, Four Fists, comprising P.O.S (Stefon Alexander), a staple of the Minneapolis underground and a founding member of the Doomtree hip-hop collective, and Astronautalis (Andy Bothwell), an accomplished emcee out of Florida and Alexander’s long-time collaborator. Together, they are [...]

Live Show: Dessa – Glasgow (Stereo Cafe Bar)

Live Show: Dessa – Glasgow (Stereo Cafe Bar)

I arrived earlier than expected to the venue. The venue was vegan bar and all-round hipster hangout, Stereo Cafe Bar located on Renfield Lane, Glasgow. As I sat at the bar having the ritual pre-gig pint, I started to distinguish the difference between the vegan bar patronage and the people heading to the basement to [...]

FOUR FISTS – 6666 (DOOMTREE RECORDS)

FOUR FISTS – 6666 (DOOMTREE RECORDS)

Diffused responsibility is a curious social phenomenon. The idea supposes that individuals, regardless of urgency, will shirk from intervention in the presence of a collective. This inaction is governed by a set of dangerous stances: it’s none of my concern, it’s someone else's problem, and I cannot be held accountable. However, on their long-awaited debut [...]