Dalston-based electronic punk noiseniks, Teeth, have just released their new single, Care Bear, their second release for Moshi Moshi Records off their forthcoming debut album, Whatever, due out in September.
Leaving London’s Serpentine Gallery, I faced a bewildering encounter with Kensington Gardens. My face resisted against the dusky breeze, lungs opened hospitably to the air, and I was self-assured the green expanse continued beyond the horizon.
Ane Brun’s Do You Remember? is like a lost dream, fragments of which your mind insists on spewing back out at you. Fear starts to arise as military drums placate the appearance of a military jacket, which is then cued only by the arrival of a bed-ridden gentleman.
When photographer Sasu Tei and his team showed us their images created as an expression of their ongoing fears for the future after the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and subsequent radiation meltdown, we loved them. But we also thought it would be interesting to ask the four artists to give us some personal thoughts on their experience, on their ongoing anxieties and their thoughts for the future. [Read these interviews on Flux here]
The video for the new single Jungle sees Ganglians transmogrified into my mind’s eye view of how they sound. They are all bent up and bruised and look a little like they’ve been dipped in a boggy lagoon. Perfect for their gloriously gritty pop and you can see it here in all its gory beauty.
We like this blog, Silent Cities. We like seeing images of some of the most noisy and crowded places in the world momentarily bathed in silence. There is something both serene and eerie about these scenes. The images above and below are from London, Sydney and Detroit.
In his first UK solo show, Mark Leckey explores humanity and transformation. After winning the Turner Prize in 2008, he’s had exhibitions across the continent, most noted for his video installation, Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, with found footage of different parties from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The Serpentine will be presenting three major works […]
Paying homage to the hairdresser who shaped the 60s, Vidal Sassoon The Movie documents the life of the man who changed the world with a pair of scissors. Most famous for his geometric shaped haircuts, this film portrays Sassoon as a rags-to-riches story, defining the hairdresser as one of the founders of the 1960s British […]
22 piece alt choir Gaggle is a very onomatopoeic group name. They have been called a choir, and they do sometimes chant. Their performances are characterised by their collective masse and unapologetic, basic need to evacuate something. Some might see their multitudinous inputs and outputs as some sort of postmodern ironic jolly, but just perhaps they prove that we can have genuine integrity and be utterly facetious at the same time as not being infantile.
Creating collections in their Berlin-based studio since 2007, designers Britta Knüppel and Verena Kern find gems in unexpected, humdrum places. From plastic toys, to fruit and veg, the pair have excavated Australia, stripped down Italy, and ventured through the Netherlands, turning everyday items into 24-carat gold masterpieces.
A new bag company is putting the hand-crafted back into hand-bag. John Finbarr and Asdrubal Barreto are two self-proclaimed ‘designer-makers’ whose unique bags are making the fashion industry personal again. Their limited-range of stylized bags for women and men can be made to order and the often hand-sewn designs means that each creation is unique.
Japanese designer Kazuki Kuraishi has come up with the Ian Brown ObyO KZK shoes for adidas Originals and the ex-Stone Roses frontman has his very own limited edition with a bit of his monkey magic tattooed all over it.