In less than 18 months, the 22-year-old, went on from the gigging in relative anonymity, to sell a whopping 60,000 headline show tickets, amassing more than 250 million plays for his 9 released tracks. He is one of the three UK artists shortlisted for the 2019 BRITs Critics’ Choice award.
Refined everyday wear, with a touch of the unexpected. Minimalistic clothing brand, ARHTO is here to stay. London Pop-up store is now open.
British musician Alexander Kotz, professionally known as Elderbrook, began his career as a musician in 2015 with the release of his first EP. He gained fame when one of his tracks “How Many Times” went on to be remixed by German duo Andhim, which then went on to become one of Mixmag’s best songs of 2015.
At 18 years old, Koffee is spreading her positivity from Jamaica to the world. Three singles in, and already co-signed by Chronixx and Protoje, Koffee is making a name for herself in 2019.
Rayman presents himself as an enigmatic artist; ever so slightly prickly and suspicious, if not actively disdainful of the lure of fame. He also sounds great.
Hailing from south-east London, young rapper/ producer Romzy has talent and maturity that is beyond his years. Dappling in drill, trap, dancehall, grime, hip-hop and Afro Bashment- this rising talent emulates his influences of Stormzy, Giggs, Not3s and J Hus within his current music.
Emily is a refreshing combination of intellectual depth, striking beauty and classy values. Here’s what came out of our conversation.
American rapper and singer Bryce Vine showed an interest in music at the young age of 13, and since then has gone on to achieve critical acclaim with first EP ‘Lazy Fair’.
Award-winning blogger, writer and creator of the rising movement #SaggyBoobsMatter, Chidera Eggerue’s blog The Slumflower focuses on modern street style and showcasing affordable and vintage labels.
Genre-blending Nottingham-born rapper HEX delivers slick tracks packed with energy that will make you want to dance, while still covering a range of topics from paranoia to relationships.
Lolo Zouaï has a bracingly honest and distinctive manner of transforming her mundane day-in-and-out experience into powerful songs.
Moving on from comedic characters he played on his YouTube channel- Filthy Frank and Pink Guy- to more nuanced, serious music, Joji is making music that we want to hear.
Part of UK’s most forward-looking underground cultures, London-based rapper Flohio-real name Funmi Ohio blends old-school grime with boundary-pushing electronic beats.
Talented and charming British actor Will Tudor is best known for playing Olyvar from season 3- 5 of cult fantasy series Game of Thrones. This versatile sci-fi star who has graced our screens with his presence multiple times is someone we’d be hard pressed not to know considering how quickly he’s collected roles and is rapidly on the rise.
AMBUSH has its roots in experimental jewellery but extended in 2016 when it showed its first ready-to-wear collection. Helmed by Yoon Ahn and Verbal, the brand aims to deliver a personal, Tokyo-leaning aesthetic. In their new collaboration with Nike, East meets West in a functional futuristic new collection.
Hailing from Manchester, young emerging DJ Mason has secured support from some of the biggest names in the industry- from Lee Foss, Patrick Topping, Green Velvet, Hot Since 82, Solardo, Skream, Richy Ahmed, Danny Howard, Hannah Wants, Latmun and more.
A lover of poetry, Ashnikko used her skill at lyricism to pen a diss track about a girl who was bullying her. American-born, now London-based artist Ashnikko found an escape from a language and culture she didn’t understand.
Sub Focus and Dimension team up to deliver the new music video for their collaborative single 'Desire'. Premiering here to-day, folks.
Having played the role of “Joaquin”, in CW’s popular live-action version of the Archie comic’s Riverdale, as well as playing “Clark Barker” in long-running series Supernatural, the actor – who studied under the intense method training of legendary acting coach Eric Morris- says he wants to do roles that challenge both his mind and body.
You are cordially invited to attend Halston Dare's '80s-themed costume party.
Following the astonishing success of their sold-out 2018 edition, WOO HAH are proving themselves to be the ultimate getaway for urban music lovers from all over the world.
Deliciously perfect runs, raspy vocals and an ability to switch her style up on virtually every track
For the first time in Primavera Sound's history, there will be as many women as men in the artist lineup of 226.
We always hear about Millennials ruining things. From the demise of the high street to being tagged as cereal killers, we’re always being blamed for something. But now, in the digital age, has our habit of streaming come at the cost of traditional cable TV?
We caught up with LINES to discuss the band’s history, politics, and walking a changing line in Stockholm nightlife.
Balmain is one of the most recognisable fashion houses amongst young fans and digital audiences. But what happens when it’s iconic logo is transformed into something that the fashion world is not familiar with?
For some artists, the challenge of building yourself from the ground up whilst maintaining your authenticity and independence can be near impossible. CLAY is proving that she’s got what it takes to leave her mark on this sometimes-ugly world.
While Toronto has developed a distinct sound of its own, Woods' music is informed by a story all his own. Get to know how this rising artist is set to put Toronto on the map.
Eastpak's iconic designs are camouflaged with a darker rendition of Maison Kitsune iconic "Camo Fox"
Last Saturday, Paris’ Arc De Triomphe, an elegant monument and revered tourist attraction, was swarmed with thousands of raging protesters who torched luxury cars, set houses alight, mobilised stun grenades, raided shops, and confronted teargas firing riot police in one of the French capitals most affluent districts. This was the second week in a season of activism, or what the organisers of the movement coined, “Act 2”.
On December 14, How's Harry and Koates headline our last quarterly showcase with CLOSEUP in North London. Join us as we celebrate the end of the year with a bang!
"Serotonin" is a preview of his upcoming project titled The Gloomy Tapes Vol. 2 due out February 2019 and part of an EP trilogy.
Having co-written and sung on Chance the Rapper and Kanye West’s track ‘All We Got’, Grace knows a thing or two about being in the studio with some big names. As she embarks on releasing her first full-length studio album, I sat down with her to chat about what the future holds.
Represent pay tribute to their British heritage by exploring different forms of it's counter-culture movement as bucket hats, cross-body bags and full tracksuits in rich tones encapsulate a carefree and creative era, mirroring the environment of the U.K’s past creative scene.
There are only so many times a single artist can make such seismic shifts. From one studio album to a world tour twenty years later, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is as timeless as ever.
Now considered a landmark in downtempo electronic music, Air’s 1998 release, Moon Safari, is by all accounts an exceptionally unusual record.
All we want for Christmas is: Nina Kravitz, Yungen, Basement Jaxx, Chase & Status, Craig David and Andy C.
The timeline of our obsession with vintage is like your local Oxfam’s collection of fringed jackets - full of threads. Following the history of vintage clothing can help us understand why previously loved items have always been on trend, even when the eras change.
With over 225 million streams, performances at festivals like Coachella and supporting the likes of Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding and most recently Taylor Swift, it is no wonder that Georgia and Caleb Nott are considered New Zealand’s biggest indie-pop exports.
pam pam takes their Carhartt WIP Autumn/ Winter 18' selection for a walk in the park
Having fronted Manchester-based five-piece band Swiss Lips, and toured with the likes of Bastille and Blur, Hammond took a leap of faith departing from a renowned label to make music his own way, and thus, Neverlander was born.
“To Patrick, hope you have a lovely Christmas and wishing you success in 1987. Love from Mum xxxx”
“When you make music, you have a chance to make it better for other people. I wanted to make a little bubble of peace. I’m really proud that’s my superpower – to make other people feel better.”
Let's get one thing straight. We’re told to check out a lot of podcasts, but really, this is one you have to give a go. In three words it’s a bona fide banger. There are jokes in there, but we’ll leave it for another time.
A single item can inspire a voyage of discovery when exploring the piece’s inspiration, conception and creation, opening the eye to a wider level of understanding.
The new collection, Emptiness within Visual Mirroring, is a continuation of the deconstructive patterns, geometrical shapes and signature cuts that made Autumn/Winter ’18 a success.
With artists emerging from East, South and North London, the West doesn’t get much of a look in at times. The emerging singer-songwriter states that her upbringing in the West side of the Capital has given her the drive to push forward, and she confidently aspires to fill that void and influence future artists in the area.
Our friends from down under are about to celebrate summer in style
Plastic Jesus is a LA-based street artist that has mastered how to combine irony, humour and his educated opinion on current societal affairs, to create art that dares to question the unquestioned.
On Friday, Grace Ladoja was awarded an MBE from Charles, Prince of Wales, at Buckingham Palace — an honour she has been waiting to receive officially since January for her services in the music industry. Queen Elizabeth announced Ladoja as one of 1,123 people on the main New Year Honours list.
South of the River, in the three-mile stretch that connects Peckham, New Cross, Lewisham and Deptford musical history is being written on the daily.
In its 139 years of history, Lee Jeans has never let its rich legacy weigh it down. imbued with the spirit of innovation and a respect for tradition, Lee has continued to shape trends, spinning regular workwear into something altogether more fashion-forward and modern.
Doobie Dalil is relaxed. Basking, actually. “I feel real good, man,” he says. “It's my debut album. I really like the way we put it together, and I'm real comfortable with the track list. For the first day, it had a great response.”
Millennials get a lot of stick in the media, and it’s not all justified.
Elvis is singing about snow in Chicago. A gospel choir sing hauntingly in the background with the refrain: ‘after the love has gone.’ A preacher rants about the East Coast. A train shuttles through the long, dark, lonesome night. You’re on a journey you’re never going to forget.
Parisian label Koché has collaborated with luxury eyewear designer Thierry Lasry for a new capsule range of sunglasses. Debuted at the Soché SS19 runway show, the new “Cobalt” line is handmade in France boasting a flat-fronted design with an ’80s-inspired, performance-style silhouette.
Hyukoh whose song Citizen Kane was featured as part of Apple’s animoji campaign earlier this year is headed to Europe for the first time.
“I just feel like I should have done more this summer.” Haven’t we all said this phrase, at some point in our lives? Haven’t we all looked back at our teenage years, at the periods in our life when summer seemed to last forever, and wondered if we did enough? If we made the most of it?
Most visiting London have a hit list of tourist attractions and overpriced restaurants dotted around Central London to squeeze into a long weekend. If you want to spend most of this time queueing, dodging selfie sticks, battling crowds and paying over the odds, that’s cool. The alternative? The lesser-known thrills of South East London.
“We describe ourselves as like Bruce Bogtrotter, the unsung hero of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel Matilda: big, fat, brave and full of chocolate cake” – the band told us.
When one thinks of New York, one thinks of Manhattan. It was in the streets of apple’s largest borough – Queens – that its inhabitants witnessed the rise of greats like Roxanne Dhanté, Nas or even Nicki Minaj. Brittany Sky, multi-hyphenate dj-actress-model-tv and radio host, and one of the boroughs most bubbling natives assures us that it’s culture’s motto remains the same: if there ain’t a path yet, we will make one.
The upcoming union of two of Britain’s legendary fashion houses, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry, is wreaking havoc on our minds. British designer Vivienne Westwood is collaborating with Burberry on a collection of re-imagined iconic styles, in celebration of British style and heritage.
French producer Mosey has developed a presence on the djing scene over the last few years. Playing clubs such as the legendary Space Ibiza, and festivals such as Burning Man, Mosey has also dominated the decks at prestigious fashion parties for the likes of Fendi, Lacoste, Tod´s, Marie Claire, MCM, and Asos.
When news of Rob Lowe’s sex tape scandal broke, the shamed actor received some words of consolidation from Hugh Hefner: “You had to do it. The technology existed.” Our ability to find sexual meaning in otherwise benign objects is incredible: towers have long been phallic symbols, a papaya sliced in half is often used to represent a vagina, and accidentally making eye contact with someone while eating a banana remains one of life’s great horrors. Sex is hardwired into our brain, so when someone finds a new and unusual way to get off, it’s hardly surprising – it’s inevitable.
It’s Friday afternoon, but nothing extraordinary happened all day. Your phone lightens up again. What appeared to be yet another mindless social media notification turns out to be your best friend, ringing insensately. As you pick up, the homie on the other side of the line jolts with excitement.