(Lots of familar faces here – hey Steph 😉
So this is the best thing ever and I was so sad to miss it, but wanted to post about it quickly anyway because, well, METAL SPINNING!!!!! Only a dream come true. I spin twice a week (usually at Virgin but sometimes Rebel 1 too) and always think how perfect a rock or metal spinning class would be. It’s all loud and angry – you just wanna work out super hard to it as opposed to shitty pop or dance.
There’s a lot of shit going down with Kendrick Lamar’s new video. A big feminist backlash against what he persumably thought was a good thing for wimmin kind everywhere!
I want to prefix this by saying I think Kendrick is – generally speaking – fucking incredible. And he’s always been vocal about issues within his own Compton community especially (and there’s a piece here explaining how he’s done loads for Black america with his music and the stuff he calls out) but part of his new video – mentioning beauty ideals – is flippant as fuck.
It’s a weird phenomena that’s gone from a dubious biological process to woman-code for ‘we’re real mates now because we surf the crimson wave AT THE SAME TIME’ to a genuine reason for pretty much everything. I bet Trump has some thoughts on it. Anyway, I guess it’s the female equivalent of touching another dude’s balls in rugby or barbecuing things together in meat-based show of harmonious male kinship. When your period syncs with another chicks, you are BLOOD sisters…
Creeper – not as serious as they look….
Guys – the rock/metal/punk community is jizzing it’s collective pants over these guys. Why? Because they’re fun, experimental, concepty – fun and theatrical in the very best way. I’ve just reviewed their new record Eternity, In Your Arms and it’s SICK AF. You need to check them out – please. For me. I’ve just reviewed this for NME – and can tell you it’s all kinds of awesome.
Here’s what You Tube thinks if you don’t believe me about how rad they are:
WHY SHOULD I CLICK PLAY? Because you need goth-punk lols. You do, you know you do. And also – GOTHLYFE
SOUNDS LIKE: Gothy, punk joy. Elements of loads of bands – everyone from The Misfits through to Calabrese, Meatloaf and My Chemical Romance. Yep. For REALZ.
THE DETAILS: Their new album Eternity In Your Arms, comes out on THIS WEEK – 24th March.
New single: Black Rain:
I need to tell you about an interesting day I had a couple of years ago. A memorable one – for the wrong reasons.
Instead of walking with my usual head bowed, listening to music, trying to concentrate on not tripping up over small children or rogue squirrels (what the fuck are those little bastards on these days? They’re so brazen) I guess you could say I’d been looking ahead. Straight forward. Head held high.
Actually, what I’d really been looking at is beards. Fit beards EVERYWHERE. The kind that frequent coffee shops in London’s Soho (ahem, Fernandez & Wells) asking about the carbon footprint of a single Ecuadorian coco bean or some other wank. But frankly, hot beards can say whatever they want – because who is listening when you’re that pretty? No one, that’s who….