SAIAKUNANA: AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ARTIST IN LONDON

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SAIAKUNANA JAPANESE ARTIST

All photography by Jessie-Rose SaiakuNana is a Japanese contemporary artist, currently based in London. She has been holding solo exhibitions in Tokyo since 2015, and in 2018, she was awarded the TARO Award at the 21st Taro Okamoto Award for Contemporary Art. In 2021, SaiakuNana opened a gallery in Shoreditch exhibiting her original artworks. Situated… Read more »

EVER HEARD OF… ROWLAND S. HOWARD?

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Rowland Howard, guitarist of The Birthday Party

The latest in our series investigating overlooked or obscured figures in musical and subcultural history takes a look at the tragic yet influential post-punk guitarist Rowland S. Howard. The previous edition of ‘Ever Heard of…’ about the “Queen of Punk” Edwige Belmore can be read here Born on the 24th of October 1959, Rowland S… Read more »

BRIDES ON HORSEBACK, PYJAMAS, AND THE AMSTERDAM HILTON – WHAT IS IT ABOUT ROCK AND ROLL WEDDINGS?

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Amsterdam Hilton, for their Bed-In honeymoon

Weddings have always been the official symbol of love, the act of publicly officialising one’s relationship to be bound until “death do us part.” For the world of rock and roll this is no different. And just like many weddings and marriages, they can be pure bliss, heart-breaking, dramatic, or even scandalous. We took a… Read more »

BLUR’S ‘THE UNIVERSAL’: A TRIBUTE TO STANLEY KUBRICK

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Blur’s ‘The Universal’

Known most notably for their large presence within the brit-pop scene of the 90s, Blur are Damon Albarn, Alex James, Graham Coxon, and Dave Rowntree. The band are known for the storytelling through their music that often comments on the class divide and socio-political narratives, and ‘The Universal’ was one to do exactly that. Opening… Read more »