Dirty Hints

We asked a cross-section of contemporary artists and musicians: What makes a dirty hit? DAVID LOCK ARTIST The Vaselines: I love The Vaselines, most of the time you don’t know if they’re taking it seriously, most probably not; tightness is hardly what springs to mind. The songs are wonderfully shambolic. My favourite is ‘Son Of…

Oil City Confidential

(2009 Dir: Julien Temple) Canvey Island is an unwanted growth on the arse of Essex. I used to take m dog there and watch her swim around the shopping trolleys in the sea. It’s barely even an island. A streak of piss separates it from the fatherland an oil refinery illuminates it by night. Dr…