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Joyrich x Maripol in London this January

Los Angeles based label Joyrich have teamed up with fashion legend Maripol for an exciting collaboration coming to London this month. The collection will have a dedicated room within the exclusive Machine-A boutique in Soho from January 6th until the end of month, with the store’s entire frontage to …



Album Review: United Ghosts – s/t

Los Angeles-based indie rock four-piece United Ghosts were initially founded by Sha Sabi and Axel Steuerwald, and subsequently joined by drummer, Sean Burgess, and the mesmerising guitar style of Jason O. Over the past few years, they’ve grown into a complete and hypnotizing rock band, but it was only after …


He Met Her

UK Exclusive Video Premier: “Believe” by He Met Her

He Met Her are a duo that inspire phrases like “Magic Realism” in listeners.  The sound and style is grounded in reality yet imbued with dream-like qualities, much like their hometown of L.A.  The group is made up of Rocky Chance and Mowgli Moon who, besides from having fantastic names, …



The xx Curating Exhibition Cycle at Sonos Studio

You’re all probably familiar with the xx by now.  The industrial, heavily atmospheric style that informed much of their first, self-titled album earned them not just some deserved critical acclaim, but also quite a lot of popularity. “Intro” showing up in all kinds of TV spots like coverage of the …



Under The Freeway: Interview – Big Freedia

We Brits tend to see Los Angeles in one of two ways: it’s either a post-apocalyptic nightmare of traffic snarl and Botox-ed visages in the JG Ballard mould; otherwise it’s a haven of sun, sea, surf and celebrity, a land of plentiful tans and perma-smiles. But in the midst of



Quintin keeps heads cool for the summer

Hats off to LA-based label Quintin, whose new range of handmade headwear gives off a true summer feel and has us Britons wishing we had access to just a little more sun. Their eight 5 panel cap collection presents a fun variety of prints including bamboo, desert camo, party swirls …



BOTW Interview: Bleached

New Music Editor, Bronya Francis, caught up with our Band Of The Week, Bleached, a few weeks ago and talked about ‘90s music, couch surfing, fast food and, um, bleaching shit.

What’s one fact that no one knows about you guys?
Jen: Jessie and I used to be really obsessed …



Review: Gomma All Stars

Casablanca Records born in Los Angeles, 1973, was the brainchild of Neil Bogart.They were one of the most successful labels of the 1970s; releasing material by the likes of Kiss, Donna Summer and The Village People, holding a firm spot in popular culture at that time.

Berlin based Gomma Records …



Introducing: Vintage Trouble

Based in Los Angeles,Ty Taylor (vocals), Nalle Colt (Guitars), Rick Barrio Dill (Bass) and Richard Danielson (drums) got together to form the band. All the men required, was a three-day recording session and they were able to produce 12 of the most diverse tracks available at the moment. The soul …


rainbow arabia

Video for our BOTW: Rainbow Arabia- ‘Without You’

After introducing you to the “fourth world pop” of our BOTW- LA duo Rainbow Arabia- yesterday, it’s now time to give you a sneaky peek at the band’s first video from their debut LP, ‘Boys and Diamonds’, which was released on Kompakt on February 28th. The slightly creepy video is …