Monday, 26 July 2010

I scream

Was at Ben & Jerry's annual marketing ploy unlimited ice cream bonanza this weekend on Clapham Common. Unfortunately, we landed tickets for the day with the shit line up, but the lure of unlimited ice cream meant that it was not gonna stop us. Not a great deal to say about this one - High points consisted of nearly throwing up on a volatile mix of too much ice cream and cider, the sun making a welcome appearance, and the eclectic line up at the acoustic stage; Low points included the mediocre main stage line up, the vomit inducing cider, and Scouting For Girls headlining.

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Monday, 19 July 2010

The drinks are on the Creators Project

Last week, I managed to nab a couple of guestlist places to the Creators Project Party hosted by Vice and Intel. So managing to coax a few mates to don their glad rags under the promise of free booze, a favourable line up, and cutting edge art installations, we headed out on an early saturday evening to Victoria House in Bloomsbury. What followed was a relatively raucous affair, and upon sight of the open bar, we were like four hyperactive kids who had just been locked in Hamleys for the night.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Speakerwaves: M.I.A, Hurts, Sleigh Bells, Kele, and Serocee

My speakers have had a lot of good lovin' this week. Here is my pick of the crop.


Looks like the hype surrounding M.I.A's forthcoming album is not unfounded. This track, the first single to be released, is a far cry from the earlier leaked Born Free, where she swaps brash punk tones for a more catchy electro vibe. M.I.A might be building up a persona around being some sort of controversial political activist through her music, but it's nice to know that she still knows how to party.

M.I.A - XXXO by hostessentertainment

Hurts - Wonderful Life (Arthur Baker remix)

This track by Hurts has all the workings to be an anthem for teenage struggle, but for now, the upbeat synths and feel good vibe will make this the anthem for your next friday night binge boozer. A definite beer spiller.

Hurts - Wonderful Life (Arthur Baker remix) by hannahaustin1984

Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground

One major thing to note about this track (or any track on the Sleigh Bells album for that matter) is that it deserves nothing less than speaker love. I learned this a few days ago listening the bass-less fuzz coming from my laptop at 3am, contemplating whether an appearance on Neighbours From Hell would be worth giving this track speaker justice. Unless you can blast this track on loud, don't press play.

Sleigh Bells - Crown On The Ground by pepitopea

Kele - Everything You Wanted

Despite concerning whats sounds like a pretty bitter break up, Kele turns the subject into a somewhat euphoric affair. I can imagine this song will sound amazing live, making Kele a must see if you're going to be at the Vice Creators Project party this saturday in London. If you can't wait until then, an awesome live version is available at

Kele - Everything You Wanted by 1FTP

Serocee - Badeng

Even though Carnival is still a month and a bit away, the recent British heatwave means that it can't hurt to get in the spirit. And this track by Serocee, with its lendings from dancehall and funky, make it the perfect accompaniment.

Serocee - Badeng by madbal

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

The making of Louis Vuitton x FIFA World Cup

This video is a designer bootlegger's dream. In just over two and a half minutes, we see the process taken by Louis Vuitton to transform a few planks of wood, a few yards of leather adorned in their iconic print, and a couple of gold bits and bobs, into possibly the most valuable carry case in the world. That's right, in true Blue Peter spirit, now you can have a go at making your own version of the custom World Cup trophy case commissioned by FIFA, unveiled to the world by Naomi Campbell last month.

In my opinion, FIFA should use it with caution. Seeing as the World Cup has already been unceremoniously shafted twice in its history, carting the trophy around in Louis Vuitton's ubiquitous monogram case is probably not the best deterrent for those looking to get their grubby mitts on the golden beaut. Whats more, who's to say that an LV toting WAG won't mistake the case as her own? I reckon that whoever the unfortunate victim is would be horrified at the prospect of finding a huge lump of gold occupying the spot where their beloved mutt 'Cinderella' was once peacefully laid.