Jelly sounds good to me after watching this video about French product and interaction designer, Raphaël Pluvnage. His method of tackling two mediums – electricity and food – that usually aren’t combined is truly innovative. By molding jelly in various colours and shapes, the final jelly molds produce funny sounds and noises as soon as […]
US singer Amanda Palmer delivered this very witty riposte to that heinous British publication, the Daily Mail, after it dedicated its coverage of her Glastonbury set to the fact that her breast had emerged from her bra. To all that are unfortunately familiar with the tabloid’s output, Palmer very satisfyingly hits many a nail on […]
Fugitive Air is the latest single from of Montreal’s upcoming album Lousy With Sylvianbriar. This single is highly reminiscent of The Beatles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, which is hopefully a preview for the style of the rest of the album. The classic rock ‘n roll feel makes for a refreshing and relaxing listen. The album is […]
By Jonathan Schlackman in New Illustration on Thursday 11 July 2013
Local ‘Mokummer’ Lisbel Gavara has lent her considerable artistic talents to illustrate a new young person’s book called Sebastian at the Battle of the Bands, featuring a Bluesman alligator, hair metal rodents, and Grunge-Era pigeons. It’s currently available on Amazon Kindle.
Kay Proudlove is a singer/songwriter from Wollongong, Australia. With an acoustic guitar, distinct voice and a quirky way with words, Proudlove’s EP has been released recently and it is nothing short of amazing. Do yourself a favour and check it out.
Is this a joke? Jonsi, Kjartan Holm, and Sigrun Jonsdottir, the trip behind Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros, have taken up DJing under the name Triple Nipple. They’ve played a set for Boiler Room and you can now hear how well they fare in the streaming DJ mix of Baltimore club and big-room electro house […]
Singer-songwriter Nick Cave is a busy man these days. He’s just been slated to star as himself in 20,000 Days on Earth, a fictional drama-documentary by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard that revolves around his a day in his life. In this fascinating 2003 interview, he talks about his daily routines and how he really […]
Brooklyn-based artist and coder Robert Hodgin worked with Bloom Studios to make this really gorgeous iPad app that lets you explore your music collection as an entire universe. Artists are displayed as stars, albums are planets, and tracks are moons. The only thing left for the app to so is to display our minds: blown.
My friend sent me this link to a music video for Croatian pop princess Lana Jurčević’s La La Land as a joke because I have a habit of going ‘la la la’ whenever I can’t make out what he mumbles. It’s full of floppy ribbons, oversized shades, jaunty prancing, garish makeup, too many references to […]
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Cyriak is crazy. Now he’s unleashed his loop-to-infinity visuals on the music video for Bloc Party’s ‘Ratchet’. It’s a perfect merge. As one guy commented on YouTube, ‘I don’t know who to be more jealous of, Cyriak for meeting Bloc Party, or Bloc Party for meeting […]
My band Said The Whale has recorded a new album, and I think it’s our best yet. Writing for this record was incredible: I made myself laugh hysterically and I made myself weep like a child, and it was all the most rewarding and enjoyable writing process I’ve ever experienced. We tracked the songs over […]
Alongside Dizzlecciko, Animales Exóticos Desamparados and diaBlo, Mostro are one of the most interesting bands I heard during my three years living in Santiago de Chile. Mostro are Carlos and Jaime Reinoso, two brothers who make strange instrumental electronica with live percussion (think UK post punk band This Heat, Mount Kimbie and Jad Fair’s instrumental […]
Combining breathtaking visuals and foot-stomping beats, Siro-A is taking the world by storm with their killer electro soundtracks. With use of cutting edge laser shows and edgy dance, mime, and puppetry, this awesome group of six men is becoming a world-wide phenomenon. They’ve packed out 30,000 seats at the Shanghai Expo and even won the Spirit of the Fringe […]
We Are The City is a band from Vancouver, via Kelowna, BC. They break every rule of pop music while somehow making an entirely listenable record that happens to be one of the best of 2013. They are sinfully underrated, but tour relentlessly with a breathtaking live show, so they’ll be making a wider name […]