A night spent clicking deeper into the digital rabbit hole, clutching at fickle interactive works and embraced by ambient electronica, I discovered ICASEA. A British, Japanese and German collaborative, ICASEA music distribute crunchy and fragmented walls of distortion alongside lush and funky digital beats, all disseminated via digital delivery with occasional vinyl and cassette (yes, […]
Actress is probably my favourite producer of recent times. He’s a British music-maker who does that thing we all want to do but few of us actually can do and that is take the listener out of the real world and put she or he somewhere they’ve never been before. He’s a creator of atmospherics […]
This month, the British government revoked laws that protected the rights of squatters. Police immediately began operations to remove around 20,000 people from buildings all over the country. For now, other governments in Europe are remaining tolerant, recognising maybe that in cities like Paris (notably La Maison de la Plage and La Générale in Belleville) and Berlin, colorful, lively art squats are elemental to the cultural fabric – and yeah, even the economy – of big city life.
The Keep Calm and Carry On poster is probably the most iconic graphic image of the past decade and this video explains where it came from. The poster was one of three issued by the British government during WWII as morale boosting reminders. And even though over two million copies were printed, the Keep Calm […]
British singer-songwriter Richard Hawley has this to say about his new single, Valentine: ‘The chorus is one of the oldest pieces of music I’ve ever written. I could never get anything else to go with it. But I picked up the guitar in the studio and started singing the chorus and then I made up the verse on the spot. I don’t like being over prepared, I like to keep that Sun Studio vibe where the red light comes on and it’s like, C’mon son, what have you got?’