Branding Bestival

Rob Da Bank’s three-day Bestival festival takes all of the best bits from Glastonbury and melts it into a smaller space (5s5k attendance) at the very tail end of the festival calendar, With its eclectic line-up (Flying Lotus through to Chic and Mr. Motivator) it attracts a slightly older, more savvy festival goer than events … Continue reading

Sleigh Bells Smash It Again

OK we may have raved about Sleigh Bells in the past, but last night they reduced London to rubble once again. Props to Ymmit for braving a ferocious* Lexington moshpit to bring us these beautiful pics (and the one above). * ferocious with photographers mostly

Branding Benicassim

Last weekend’s FIB festival in Spain was a great party. If you’ve never been, the idea is simple. Stay at the beach all day, chilling in the sun – and as soon as you’re hangover has disappeared, it’s about time to go and catch some bands and retox. Repeat for four days. The festival crowd … Continue reading

Blissed Out

It was the London debut of Washed Out at Cargo last night. Washed Out (Ernest Greene to his friends) is one of the stars of the hyped but possibly non-existent microgenre of dreamwave (also known, with varying levels of irony, as chillwave and — oh come on — glo-fi). WO’s laptop synths and reverb-sodden vocals … Continue reading