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In which I write about music, design, art & whatever else tickles my fancy.

“You can count your karma if Nirvana is your goal.
You can shake and you can rattle. You can rock and roll.
You can be a Clark Kent or a Lois, or an Alice down the hole.
You can be a vampire on a mountain with a heart of stone black coal.

You can be a leather angel on a sleek, black Harley bike.
Or a redhead screaming faggot or a dazzling dyke.
You can lock yourself in a closet in a fine mink stole.
But it doesn’t really matter if you ain’t got soul.”

— Marsha P. Johnson, c. 1985 🌈

June 30thShare

Woke up to heartbreaking news this morning. After disappearing earlier in the week, Scott Hutchison from the band Frightened Rabbit was found, apparently having taken his own life.

Scott Hutchison was a beautiful musician and songwriter, who very openly dealt with severe depression and anxiety. His music has helped countless people (myself included) going through dark times in their lives.

In the UK, 75% of all suicides are committed by men, and suicide is estimated to be the single biggest cause of death for males below the age of 45. These are devastating numbers, especially considering how much of a taboo mental health still is — especially when we live in a society that teaches such rigid notions of masculinity and manhood.

Mental illness is never your own fault. Having a mental illness is just as valid as having any other kind of illness. Vulnerability does not equal weakness, and does not make you any less of a man.

Looking forward, I sincerely hope that our views on gender will evolve to a place, where we teach our boys that it is okay to express themselves, to share their emotions, to show vulnerability.

Hug your loved ones, don’t be afraid to reach out to people, and always be kind.

❤️

May 12thShare

Teacup nebula.

April 3rdShare

Feveruary

  1. Make Me Feel — Janelle Monáe
  2. Hot Pink — Let’s Eat Grandma
  3. FaceshoppingSOPHIE
  4. Moon River — Frank Ocean
  5. Me Voy (King Doudou Remix) — Ibeyi feat. Mala Rodríguez
  6. Soul Syncable — Sevdaliza
  7. If the Car Beside You Moves Ahead — James Blake
  8. Bird of Prey — Dita von Teese & Sébastien Tellier
  9. The Barely Blur (Ó & Bellows Cover)WHY? feat. Ó & Bellows
  10. I’d Rather Be With Them — Marika Hackman
  11. Picturesong — Girlpool
  12. Turn Around — Dungen & Woods
  13. Next of Kin — Lucy Dacus
  14. Marble Skies — Django Django
  15. Nameless, Faceless — Courtney Barnett
  16. Pointlessness — The Voidz
  17. An Acre of LandPJ Harvey & Harry Escott
March 6thShare

August Chills

  1. Desire — Everything Everything
  2. Is This Ready? — Sleep Thieves
  3. Runnerup — Doldrums
  4. Deflect the Light — Vessels (feat. the Flaming Lips)
  5. Burn It Down — Daughter
  6. Fake It — Drinker
  7. That’s Not Us — Beatrice Eli
  8. Grounds for Resentment — Kele Okereke (feat. Olly Alexander)
  9. Carin at the Liquor Store — The National
  10. Welcome Oxygen (Day Five) — Will Samson
  11. Here — Noga Erez
  12. Let Me Go — Philip Selway
  13. Quarrel (Edit) — Moses Sumney
  14. Treetops — Cloud Control
  15. Nowhere to Run / BanditsUNKLE
  16. Songthing to Remember Me By — The Horrors
September 12thShare

Lost in July

  1. Go to Hell — Empress Of
  2. Don’t Delete the Kisses — Wolf Alice
  3. Blood Orange — Low Chimes
  4. HarbourSOHN
  5. Asido — Purity Ring
  6. Baba — Bilderbuch
  7. Get Up — The Blow
  8. See You Again — Tyler, the Creator (feat. Kali Uchis)
  9. New York — St. Vincent
  10. Offering — Cults
  11. A Fever Dream — Everything Everything
  12. The Pure and the Damned — Oneohtrix Point Never (feat. Iggy Pop)
  13. Road Head — Japanese Breakfast
  14. Livets Kollision — Franske Piger
  15. Turn It Off (Unplugged) — Deap Vally
  16. Streets Been Talkin’ — Kele Okereke
  17. Strangest Thing — The War on Drugs
  18. Mouth Guards of the Apocalypse — Broken Social Scene
  19. Neighbors — Grizzly Bear
  20. Valley Boy — Wolf Parade
August 14thShare

Lissie: ‘Pursuit of Happiness’ (Kid Cudi cover)

There are days where you just really need to join tipsy Lissie’s pursuit of happiness, and today is most definitely one of them.

June 9thShare

Mayflowers

  1. Morning Yawn — Febueder
  2. Rainbow City — Cloud Control
  3. Trouble Adjusting — Miya Folick
  4. Slomo — Slowdive
  5. Immigrant Boogie — Ghostpoet
  6. Stolen — Son Lux
  7. Die 4 You — Perfume Genius
  8. American DreamLCD Soundsystem
  9. Radio — Sylvan Esso
  10. Zakochany Czlowiek — Better Person
  11. Susan — Jack Ladder
  12. Broken Record — Alex Ebert
  13. Coolverine — Mogwai
  14. Hug of Thunder — Broken Social Scene
  15. Moonlight on the River — Mac Demarco
  16. Thinking of a Place — The War on Drugs
  17. Chariot — Beach House
  18. Edge of the World, Pt. 2 — Pond
June 6thShare

Miya Folick: ‘Trouble Adjusting’

Lately, I’ve been low-key geeking out to the tunes of Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Miya Folick.

Folick’s latest single ‘Trouble Adjusting’ is wonderfully chaotic, crunchy — and has an irrisistable 90s alt-vibe going on, that makes you want to drop everything and ugly-dance like no one’s watching.

Folick’s new EP, named ‘Give it to Me’, will be out this summer.

May 15thShare

Slowdive: ‘Slowdive’

Shoegaze heavyweights Slowdive just released their first album in two decades, and it’s absolutely glorious!

Friday night soundtrack, sorted.

May 5thShare