on Monday, November 12, 2018
Words: Saam Das

London outfit Snapped Ankles were a preposterous and delightful surprise at Bognor Regis Butlin's for Rockaway Beach festival, where they wowed a mesmerised audience with their shamanistic expermentalism and unusually forest-imitating attire. They recently dropped a new one, 'Drink And Glide', which appropriately captures their live spirit.
on Sunday, November 11, 2018
Words: Saam Das

First-time feature director Philipp Jedicke ambitiously showcases Canadian musician Jason Beck (more popularly known as the enigmatic Chilly Gonzales) in this playful music documentary. Charting the genre-defying history of Gonzales from his childhood in Canada to his more recent Grammy Award-winning work with Daft Punk and his appearances with world famous concert orchestras, by way of an underground rap career in Berlin. An unusual career path to say the least, aptly covered in 'Shut Up And Play The Piano'.
on Monday, October 29, 2018
Haiku Hands + Rosko live at Corsica Studios, London (23 October 2018) // Words: Saam Das

It's been a cool fourteen-and-a-half years since we last graced Elephant & Castle for a gig - The Libertines at The Coronet in April 2004, if you must know - but we were happy to make our musical concert return to the South London area for this European tour date of Aussie ruffians Haiku Hands. Quite simply, they're one of the finest live bands going today, with their unique Beastie Boys-doing-beat-laden-pop vibe.
on Saturday, October 27, 2018
Words: Saam Das

We caught the Nicolas Cage-led psychedelic horror 'Mandy' (don't fret, no spoilers in this piece) at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival, and we're still reeling from the viewing. Totally bonkers, and already well on its way to being a modern cult classic. Thanks in part to Johann Johannsson's incredible, larger-than-life score, one of his final offerings following his untimely passing in February this year.
on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Words: Saam Das

Gabrielle Smith has been putting out music Stateside for the last few years under the name Eskimeaux, before a brief rebrand as Ó and now a final(?) moniker of Gabby's World. Which is also the name of a Romford toy shop. Dubious levels of research, Gabrielle. Anyway, we have a number of tracks to give us a taste of the New Yorker's debut Gabby's World album, 'Beast On Beast'.
on Sunday, October 21, 2018
Words: Saam Das

Haiku Hands might be the best new band you haven't yet heard. Or at least the most fun new band. The Aussie trio dazzled UK audiences earlier this year - probably our favourite performance of The Great Escape 2018 - and are heading back for another UK tour beginning imminently. In the meantime, they've put out their latest track, 'Squat', with afro bounce outfit True Vibenation.

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