Tuesday, 1 September 2015

JACK SAVORETTI - BACK WHERE I BELONG

Image © BMG

Jack Savoretti swoons his way back into our hearts and ears with his latest release, 'Back Where I Belong', which is like Summer coming round all over again (even though it's now actually Autumn), but go check out its feel-good vibes and retro riffs below.


Written by Jack and Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Jake Bugg), the track is taken from the new edition of his album 'Written In Scars', which includes a second disc with two new tracks ('Back Where I Belong' and Catapult'), five tracks recorded live in Rome and two remixes by Alexander Brown - released on 18th September.

'Back Where I Belong' is released on 2nd October and the singer-songwriter also plays London's Roundhouse on October 15th. 

 

Thursday, 27 August 2015

KALI UCHIS: LONER


What do you get when you cross Colombian-born singer-songwriter (and one-to-watch newcomer) Kali Uchis, with mermaids, call-girls, the actress Mia Farrow, the film Scarface, and the director Quentin Tarantino?

Answer: The just released video for 'Loner' - taken from her 'Por Vida' mixtape - directed by Uchis and Andy Hines, which features the low-rider soul maker immersed within a dream hazy neon night as she slinks around an abandoned drive-thru with only her thoughts for company. 

With lyrics like, 'Mind games, manipulations. That's why I'd rather be a loner. Yeah I'd rather be alone. I don't even want to know ya' - this is most definitely a candy-coated sweetly served ode to embracing your inner loneliness.
Watch below:


 

Thursday, 6 August 2015

RHODES X BIRDY: LET IT ALL GO

Image © Purple PR Music

So I've been championing Rhodes music on this website since 2014, after being pulled into his 
moody and mysterious world - and now he's collaborated with British singer/songwriter Birdy on the fragile yet powerfully emotive duet 'Let It All Go'.

"Normally writing is very hard and solitary for me", says Rhodes. "I wanted something in the last quarter of my album that was a slight departure from the rest of the songs and after being immediately struck by the beauty and honesty in Birdy's voice I thought this would be the perfect way to do it".

"Writing with David (Rhodes) felt really natural, and so it followed that we should record the song together." Birdy adds, "I find both the strength and fragility in David's voice so beautiful.... I'm really excited about this song".

Check out the track below which is released on 
September 11th, ahead of Rhodes' debut album 'Wishes' on September 18th. You can also catch him live in London at Koko on 9th October and various other UK dates - for more info head HERE.



 

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

KATE BOY: MIDNIGHT SUN

Image © Eric Hart and Tatiana Leshkina

Swedish pop experimentalists Kate Boy (Kate Akhurst, Hampus Nordgren and Markus Dextegen), have shared their latest offering, 'Midnight Sun', taken from their upcoming debut album 'One', due out in November, which also features previous releases 'Higher' and 'Self Control'.

As the band explain, "Midnight Sun is about summer days that never end and also a metaphor for meeting in the middle and accepting each other for who we are."


The track is also accompanied by a self-directed video, shot in Kate's apartment in Stockholm with previous collaborator Emil Klang - and is a tale of two worlds colliding, one in minimal black and white, the other in immersive colour - both though with an urban sensibility interwoven with shots of metal architecture blending into the industrial rhythm and vibe of the track.

'Midnight Sun' is available on iTunes now.





 

RE-EDITION MAGAZINE: ISSUE 2



If you haven't already seen Re-Edition magazine - a quarterly offering from Belgium and England that combines archive photography with new commissions - then go check out this visual gem of carefully curated art, fashion and photography in the mix, championing creative freedom and expression - in a past or present tense.

With a signature line-up of rare and diverse contributors, Issue 2 comes with three covers including Yulia Musieichuk by Julia Hetta, Adrienne Jüliger by Robi Rodriguez, Rianne Van Rompaey by Alasdair McLellan and in my opinion, the standout shot - 
Sophia Ahrens by Collier Schorr (above).

We want the images to be the heroes, not lose them in the typical style of over-branded magazines, which have become very formulaic today,” explains co-founder and creative director Eddie Eldridge of the magazine's vision.

The summer issue is on sale now in Europe, and available in the U.S. from mid-August. 


 

LIANNE LA HAVAS: BLOOD



Lianne La Havas seems to have that knack of always seducing the listener into her world, and her sophomore album offering Blood, is her most intimate invitation yet.

You can hear every breath, every emotional creak, as she tells stories from the heart, particularly in the tracks, Unstoppable and Tokyo, with their beautifully tempered tones matching her voice to the warmth of the music - evoking both the melancholy and uplifting deep spirit of love with a sensual and hypnotic sensibility, all set to low drum grooves and soulful guitar riffs.

In short, these songs are so engrossing on repeat listens that they make the listener feel as though you want to explore the rest of the album, because you just know there are an infinite number of stories just waiting to be unravelled.





 

Monday, 20 July 2015

EXHIBITION: GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! PART 2 x THE LITTLE BLACK GALLERY

Image: Kate Moss, 1990 © Corinne Day

Following on from their 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS!' exhibition last year
, The Little Black Gallery
is back with GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! PART 2, presenting photography by Bruno Bisang, Bob Carlos Clarke, Corinne Day, Mike Figgis, Marco Glaviano, Patrick Lichfield, Roxanne Lowit,
Alistair Taylor-Young and Vee Speers.
The show includes more than 50 images of famous females including Cindy Crawford, Eva Herzigova, Kate Moss, Stephanie Seymour, Irina Shayk, Dita Von Teese, and Rachel Weisz.

The show runs from 17 September - 31 October 2015. For more info head HERE.

 

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