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Musician from Gladboy and Bug Teeth, currently residing in Leeds. Also write sometimes.
Why did an avant-garde sound artist decide to make an album of crooning ballads?
It was a commission from another realm that made Hilma af Klint one of the most innovative painters of the last 200 years.
Manchester City have agreed a 3-year deal with Sony and have begun their foray into uncharted territory known as: ‘The Metaverse’. The club have begun building an entirely virtual version of their stadium, The Etihad. Doing this will allow fans to virtually watch live games and meet players or make exclusively online purchases. Using multi-view camera technology, could even participate in online pitch invasions or watch from unorthodox vantage points. NFTs anyone? It could be a globalising influence for fans all over the world unified by supporting the world’s richest clubs, but separated by living miles apart. But without sounding…
When the Walker Brothers sang, ‘Loneliness is a cloak you wear, a deep shade of blue is always there’, who would’ve known it would describe my realisation that the only person stopping me enjoying my own company is, well, me.
The DIY ethic of filmmaker, author, DJ, philanthropist and SBTV- founder Jamal Edwards MBE, MBA, PhD, is a defining reason why grime and UK hip hop has become the authentic voice of working class Britain. But how loudly could that voice have been heard without Jamal?
Named after Coles Corner in Sheffield, a spot where lovers would go to meet, the album is an enduring account of new love, loss and plain old movin’ on. Sometimes a lover wouldn’t meet you on the corner, but sometimes, they’d be there with a flower in their hair.
The studio was filled with the rich odor of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn. […] The dim roar of London was like the bourdon note of a distant organ. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray Nature’s Loneliness It’s not too difficult to understand why millennials have led the charge to a 500% increase in the sales of houseplants. Plants provide an alternative to increasingly digital realities; they exude cleanliness;…
With a Brazilian election approaching in October 2022, we took a look at one of the world’s most controversial leaders, Jair Bolsonaro. “Indians are undoubtedly changing… They are increasingly becoming human beings just like us.” These are the words of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro. His short tenure has had a devastating impact on the Amazon rainforest and all its inhabitants. Areas the size of Puerto Rico are now gone and the centuries of Brazilian indigenous culture are being decimated. His vocal support for illegal gold-mining and anti-indigenous rhetoric has left Latin America’s largest economy, on the brink of environmental and…
Forming a few months before Round One of Lockdown 2020, Perspex are a rare breed of band that, as mustachioed bassist, Ollie, points out, have managed to pick up momentum since the pandemic flattened any notion of a cultural landscape.