This Cambridgeshire band are attracting attention of late, and rightly so. From the gut vocals, with an eerie intensity, push through wave after wave of melodic guitar riffs. This is an honest rock band making the music they want to make that will defy any snobbery you may hold against a genre of music which [...]
I admit, I generally don’t ‘get’ a lot of installation art pieces. But two mechanised, suspended statues gently grinding themselves into one another for many years until they are dust, seems to me to be a perfectly relatable analogy for anyone who has experienced an exhausting relationship. Thank you Jonathan Schipper.
UK illustrator and biting wit, Mr Bingo, decided to keep the tradition of postcard sending alive through touching and thoughtful insults. And who doesn’t love a good dose of swearing and hand-rendered personal attacks arriving on their door mat? If only this service were still running, I’d be shelling out 20 quid to be told I’ll ‘never be as good as Peter Andre’. Luckily the 400 bits of hate mail have now been collated into a lovely book.
I was asked to produce a mini series of work to accompany French fashion designer Loulou Reloulou’s concept of ‘shared fashion’ – clothing which brings two or more people together. So I decided to explore what the instinctive reactions might be to this invasion of space, this enforced proximity. The more primal consequences I decided upon became a figure study of Lovers, Haters, Protectors and Fighters.