NIKITA – BOARD FASHION FROM ICELAND

FOR A LABEL DESIGNING EVERYDAY CLOTHES IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE DESIGNER HAS A PASSION FOR FASHION AND HAS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DESIGN SKILLS. SAME GOES FOR A SURF/SKATE/SNOWBOARD LABEL BUT HERE… Continue reading

CROCODILES – ENDLESS FLOWERS REVIEW

FOR THEIR THIRD ALBUM ENDLESS FLOWERS CROCODILES’ CHARLES ROWELL AND BRANDON WELCHEZ TURNED THEIR BACKS ON SUNNY SAN DIEGO TO RECORD IN ONE OF EUROPE’S TOP MUSIC MECCAS – THE SLIGHTLY GLOOMIER BERLIN… Continue reading

DIANE ARBUS – ALL THINGS STRANGE

ARBUS, WHO STARTED OUT AS A FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER, QUICKLY TURNED TO SUBJECTS THAT WERE BEAUTIFUL IN MUCH LESS OBVIOUS WAYS. MORE THAN ART, HER PHOTOGRAPHS WERE ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDIES OF THAT UNDEFINED SPACE BETWEEN… Continue reading

THEE SATISFACTION – AIN’T NO STOPPING THESE TWO

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A MUSICAL DUO THAT DESCRIBES THEMSELVES AS »EMPRESSES OF TIME« FROM A »PRE-EGYPTIAN DYNASTY« AND »QUEENS OF THE STONED-AGE«? IT’S AN OPEN GUESS WITH THE ANSWER BECOMING NOT MUCH… Continue reading

PERFUME GENIUS – ULTRA PERSONAL STORIES

SHARING INFORMATION HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER. ANYONE WITH INTERNET ACCESS CAN QUICKLY SPREAD ANYTHING TO A WIDE AUDIENCE. AS A RESULT THESE POST-INTERNET TIMES HAVE LED TO A MASSIVE CLUTTER OF UTTERLY USELESS… Continue reading

BEACH HOUSE REVIEW

THE ALBUM BOOMS WITH TANTALIZING INTIMACY, ALLOWING THE LISTENER TO PEEK THROUGH THE KEY-HOLE OF A MEMORY-FILLED ROOM BUT NEVER INVITING THEM IN. A BRAND NEW SOUND ISN’T WHAT IS ON OFFER HERE… Continue reading

BEAR IN HEAVEN REVIEW

IF BROOKLYN-BASED BAND BEAR IN HEAVEN HAD BEEN AROUND IN THE 80S I’M PRETTY CERTAIN THAT THEIR SYNCH-POP ANTHEMS FROM »I LOVE YOU, IT’S COOL« WOULD HAVE MADE IT ON EVERY ONE OF… Continue reading

ZOMBIEBOY INTERVIEW: “EVERYBODY HAS THEIR OWN NORMAL”

A MINI EXCERPT OF MY  ZOMBIEBOY INTERVIEW IN THE NEW ISSUE OF SLEEK “THE BRAND NEW RETRO”.  PHOTOGRAPHY BY FELIX KRUEGER STYLING BY THE LOVELY LORENA MAZA BUY THE ISSUE HERE

BECKETTS KOPF

“WHEN YOU ENTER A BAR YOU ARE MEANT TO LEAVE THE REST OF THE WORLD BEHIND,” CLAIMS OLIVER EBERT, OWNER AND FOUNDER OF PRENZLAUER BERG COCKTAIL BAR BECKETT’S KOPF. THE WRINKLY, STERN, ILLUMINATED… Continue reading

DEATH GRIPS EXMILITARY REVIEW

»EXMILITARY« – THE ALBUM’S NAME GIVES A HINT OF THE SERGEANT DRILL-LIKE SHOUTS AND GO-GO-GO ENERGY YOU ARE ABOUT TO BE EXPOSED TO. YOU THINK DMX WAS BELLIGERENT? THIS ALBUM MAKES HIS RANTS… Continue reading