f(x) smash it at London Korea Festival! (pics)

I’ve just got back from the inaugural London Korea Festival! Designed to introduce Brits to Korean culture beyond (but not excluding) K-popstar Psy, Trafalgar Square was transformed into Little Korea for the day. There were tents for K-Game, K-Music, K-Character and Webtoons, and not quite enough food stalls to satisfy this hungry capital. More kimchi … More f(x) smash it at London Korea Festival! (pics)

Lost on Trial with Howard Marks, The Sex Workers’ Opera and grime MC Prince Rapid

If any of you had known me during my raucous youth, it might surprise you that last week was the first time I’d received a court summons. Ok, you caught me red-handed [har har]; I’m not half as bad-ass as I like to /hyperbolically\ make myself sound from time to time. In fact this was … More Lost on Trial with Howard Marks, The Sex Workers’ Opera and grime MC Prince Rapid

The video for Big Girls Cry by Sia is astounding

By now, you may well have seen the beautiful, affecting final video from Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear. The album’s three videos – Chandelier, Elastic Heart and Big Girls Cry – have all featured the talented 12 year old dancer, Maddie Ziegler who has in turn become the defacto ‘face’ of Sia, and I guess … More The video for Big Girls Cry by Sia is astounding

The 6 biggest songs right now, chosen by Eddie Vedder & myself

It’s been another musical month for my Chinese dwarf hamster and me. I was about to write about how I’m diversifying a bit; listening to some stuff that isn’t miserable indie, but I am definitely listening to David Ford as I type this… More specifically, the couldn’t-be-more-aptly-named Cheer Up You Miserable Fuck. Spoiler alert: DF is … More The 6 biggest songs right now, chosen by Eddie Vedder & myself

The People’s String Foundation Trio

A dimly lit auditorium, the stage scattered with instruments, and a palpable buzz in the assembled crowd. Everything was set for the People’s String Foundation Trio at The Poly, a pared down incarnation of the occasionally 24-strong People’s String Foundation, featuring Zaid Al-Rikabi on guitars, Chris Jones somehow making a double bass look small, and … More The People’s String Foundation Trio

Getting drunk at home = booking Funeral for a Friend gig tickets

  I know it’s kinda douchey to take pictures at gigs but I did it There are many reasons why I can’t believe I’m typing this, but it has been over a decade since I first saw Funeral for a Friend. It’s no longer my usual music taste (melancholic, miserable, skilfully on-point), but who doesn’t … More Getting drunk at home = booking Funeral for a Friend gig tickets