Sunday, 13 July 2014


It is a strange kind of euphony: passionate but mellow, like a whisper bellowed, echoed, sending vibrations through our feet, up to our hearts and all over. That is the best way I can describe something so wonderfully indescribable.

We've been waiting for this album - Heart will Haunt was the first track featured on Thewonderwound - and The Bedroom Hour have not disappointed. There is that little sound reminiscent of Kings of Leon but with a distinct British edge; it is fuller, younger, smoother.

It is quiet, but packed with talent - the drums, keys, strings and vocals are balanced throughout so that no single aspect overwhelms or is lost, and it is this that gives Hinterland a gorgeous, smooth quality. You could listen to this album again and again just for that smoothness in sound, but you will be taken by the talent and the psychedelically nostalgic melodies they promised us.

The album drops tomorrow, and you are in for a treat.

Songs to watch out for: Nocturnal and Heart will Haunt.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Urban Decay

Dead space converted into an art garage, sheets clipped onto the ceiling separated a messy work space from the displays. It was split in two; the words 'Acid House' and 'Girl on Fire' split the respective displays. Kush Chorlie on one side - her trippy pieces offering insight to her generation's relationship with music, and by extension, the influence of acid house on music today. On the other side, Joanna Thompson's recreations of sixties inspired culture: sex, drugs and politics.

Like her inspiration, Chorlie's collection was disjointed but wonderful: a throwaway bench salvaged, restored with images of the Beatles and starfish; an empty gas canister, remodelled into a Native American deadmau5 display; the Marlboro man. It was odd, to say the least, but it came together like the minimalistic aesthetic of house with psychedelic drugs - a pairing that works, creating something new, colourful, exciting.

Thompson's collection was based on sixties culture -  Edie Sedgwick, Andy Worhol, Christine Keeler and John Profumo formed the basis of her work. The most stunning of her pieces, her take on the famous Lewis Morley shot which was taken amidst the scandal of the Profumo affair. The image was re-shot with Chorlie in place of Keeler, and then painted on red velvet with the words "Nothing has been proved..."

To see more images from Chorlie and Thompson's art show, follow on.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Art Show

This is an opportunity to see an artist, destined for fame, in her early years. Flicking through her portfolio, you wouldn't believe Kush Chorlie is just eighteen. Her skills are polished, her talent, raw. A bright spark, her knowledge of art and culture informs her personal style - making it not only an extension of herself but a script to gen Y's perspective of life and art and everything worth paying attention to.

Date/Time/Location: 09/07/14, 16:30-onwards, Burnham Upper.