Big things seem to be happening at XL Recordings , with Friendly Fires kicking off their tour in a couple of months (November to be precise), and Adele’s album receiving phenomenal success; it feels like they have a billion things going on at the same time. Southend band The Horrors have produced a new album, “Skying” making it their 3rd studio album since “Strange House” back in ’07.
“Still Life” was the first single released from the album and offers a comeback to their hit “Primary Colours”. On first listening, the beginning starts off like an overly commercialized Coldplay song, but then you are hit with a playful punch of piano synths and Faris Badwan‘s soothing, almost psychiatric voice. A superbly beautiful song, perfectly produced and definitely one to put on after a dodgy hang-over
Following the Gulf Oil Spill, British designer Anthony Burrill went on to create 200 limited edition “Oil & Water Do Not Mix” posters, these posters may look remarkably simple and manufactured at first glance, but on closer inspection you notice that the words are actually made of oil and sand residue collected on the beaches of New Orleans and Louisiana. The paintings make an important statement on how the world’s oil consumption is affecting us.
YouTube – Kings Of Leon – Radioactive.
This song resonates to your soul and makes you want to start clapping and dancing, it also moves you to do better. I found this song very uplifting 🙂
YouTube – SEASICK STEVE – Cut My Wings.
A song that gently whips you away to some old abandon American farm, where you are lying on a bundle of hay smiling in the sky after a hard days work on the field.
It’s not everyday you come across of closely knit people who all working together to produce something they love and enjoy doing. Royalefam are one of those, their clothing sends out multiple rays of culture and clothing from elements of punk-rock to deep Asian tradition, Royalefam don’t just make clothes to wear they make clothes that resonate your identity, your culture. I was 14 when I found out about them from the first trainer I was hooked it totally stunned me, no one was producing such carefully designed trainers with precise detail, they had all sorts of styles and themes in which they displayed their work I was in complete awe at what they had achieved, from an idea in 2003 to one of the most sought after underground shoe designers in the world.For me that was just too awesome to comprehend
After months I got accustomed to the brand and added one of the most influential members,Mark Ong on Facebook, it was actually really awesome having one of your role models, a person you care a great deal about, accept your friendship request not only that but even talk to you and give you advice. Mark taught me to be myself and do what I love and not care about money because if you are to work hard for money you might as well work hard doing something you love. Mark gave me the best advice I had ever received in my life. With this I’d like to celebrate Mark’s existence and his long-fulfilling legacy.
- Awesome Guys !!!