Hooded Fang: 60s inspired garage rock nostalgia

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By Ben Jensen in New Music on Friday 16 November 2012

Hooded Fang are one the few new bands I’ve come across this year that really made me sit up and listen. Their second album, Tosta Mista, echoes with jangley 1960’s guitars, and the watery surf sound of that era and the vocals with a sleepy sense of optimism seem to ride the breeze and pace of the songs. But amongst this sense of 60’s garage nostalgia, they’ve got something fresh and contemporary going on too.

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Photos for ad campaign for dementia by Tom Hussey

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Tom Hussey viewed his subjects through a lens of melancholic nostalgia and shot them looking at younger versions of themselves in the mirror. Could have turned out painfully clichéd, which is why it’s all the more greater for turning out to be artfully poignant. This was done for an ad campaign for dementia meds.

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Frank Ocean: Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape

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By Jack Goldstein in New Music on Saturday 30 April 2011

He’s the Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All affiliate that formerly wrote for Justin Bieber and is rumoured to be currently working with Nas. His Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape is incredible. It is a perfect correlation of euphoric r’n’b, lo-fi pop sensibility and the blunt OFWGKTA aesthetic.

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