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Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung
Lost Map label boss Johnny Lynch performing as part of new collective Weird Wave at the Eigg Community Hall during Howlin’ Fling 2023
Lost Map

Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung

A decade on, how has record label Lost Map not only survived, but thrived on the tiny Scottish Isle of Eigg? Malcolm Jack – who's been there since the start – explains.
Sincerity or cynicism? The captivating slipperiness of Ben Folds
Ben Folds sitting on a piano
Interview

Sincerity or cynicism? The captivating slipperiness of Ben Folds

‘Pavement is as viable today as we were in the mid-90s’
Pavement
interview

‘Pavement is as viable today as we were in the mid-90s’

Sparks: People think we're weird. We’ve never felt that
Interview

Sparks: People think we're weird. We’ve never felt that

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