Departure Lounge in Luton is extending its current expo All That I Am, until 6th Oct. This is something everyone should check out, like in my previous post, this is something that we all really should support...
presents the work of Julie Cook, Jane Hilton and Nancy Newberry, three
of the most innovative emerging artists currently working in
London based photographer Jane
Hilton’s series Dead Eagle Trail provides a highly individual visual
testament to the fast disappearing cowboy culture of the American west.
Hackney resident Julie Cook presents Beauties of Today a strikingly warm
and engaged portrait of London’s burlesque performers and the
environments in which they work.
are also excited that Nancy Newberry - whose work has been shown for
the first time in the UK as part of All That I Am - will also be
featured in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at London's
National Portrait Gallery in November. Her staged and orchestrated
portraits present Texan teenagers marking rites of passage with ‘MUM’s
(short for Chrysanthemums), an intricate sculptural rosette worn for
college graduation or the homecoming parade.
Curator Matthew Shaul will give the final talk of the series at the Gallery on Saturday October 6th at 2pm.. The
Exhibition is open to the public 2-6pm Thursday & Friday, 1-6pm
Saturday and by appointment. Admission is free. (NB due to essential
electrical work the gallery will not be open Thursday 20th and Friday
Kandle is a new addition to Backyard Recordings, a label i've always had a soft spot for. Releasing Small for free (download below, video above), this swap pop-stress is destine for great things, such a stunning sound
I always take in interested in stuff that comes out of Hamilton, Ontario. New Hands are my new favourite band from that neck of the woods. Check this dark driven indie pop gem, it's a free download too, enjoy
Swim Deep release Honey, as the follow up to probably my favourite track of the year, King City. With the likes of PEACE pushing Birmingham back into the musical spot light, it helps having other great bands to help
NPR are streaming the new XX album, buzzing. I was lucky enough to see them play at Primavera in Porto this summer. The crowd was absolutley huge (they were headlining the main stage on the final night) and it was at this point that I realised how big they are now. It's more "same but different" from them, but if it isn't broken, then why fix it?