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Discover/Movie Club #1: Vimeo, The Social Platform For Film Industry Creatives

Vimeo is a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work – either for free on their own channels, or for a small sum on the Vimeo on Demand service. It’s less known, however, as a way for artists to follow other artists, and collaborate on projects. A well-kept secret, Vimeo is THE place to discover stunning short movies, and the website you need to be … Continue reading Discover/Movie Club #1: Vimeo, The Social Platform For Film Industry Creatives

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Opinion: Hayley Williams’s Simmer Trilogy Is A (New-Wave) Horror Masterpiece + New-wave horror music videos playlist

[DISCLAIMER: This article is an opinionated case study on a new subgenre of horror some critics and academics have coined as “new-wave horror”, but it can also fall under “elevated horror” or “post-horror”] * Hayley Williams’s Petals for Armor album looks very different in 2022, two years after its release. Because of an overabundance of new acts, new releases and new avenues of distribution, albums nowadays … Continue reading Opinion: Hayley Williams’s Simmer Trilogy Is A (New-Wave) Horror Masterpiece + New-wave horror music videos playlist

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Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

Let’s Eat Grandma share magical train window video for “Levitating” If you take long train journeys, you might have been, at some point in your life, mesmerized by the train window next to you. The quick succession of a constant stream of images of faraway objects and miniaturized beings tends to reduce the boredom and stress levels, and there’s something fascinating about the opaque surface … Continue reading Music News (29 March 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. Hyd. Innellea. Rone. Eartheater.

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Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

It’s still unclear what Karma Fields is, but they’ve recently dropped a funky Timebomb Summer came early thanks to Karma Fields, who delivered the stellar “Timebomb”, a funk-infused track with a killer baseline that is sure to brighten up anyone’s day. Of course, the listening experience gets a lot better once you know (or realize you don’t know) who, or what Karma Fields really is. … Continue reading Music News (March 14th 2022): Karma Fields. Tate McRae. LUCIANBLOMKAMP. Holly Humberstone. Whatever The Weather. Father John Misty.

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Discover: Samora Pinderhughes’s Protest Art

Samora Pinderhughes is a composer and pianist who aims to stay involved through his music, blending soul, jazz and poetry in order to move the listener, to really alter the way they see the world. He uses theatre and film, music and haunting lyrics in order to make powerful resistance art, and his complex jazz compositions are simply stunning. Pinderhughes’s latest video is “Masculinity”, aiming … Continue reading Discover: Samora Pinderhughes’s Protest Art

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Music News (Feb 20 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. CLBRKS. Sabrina Carpenter. Zella Day. Hurray For The Riff Raff. Caroline Polachek. Alison Wonderland. Pom Pom Squad.

Let’s Eat Grandma start out the year with a celebration of friendship, play tennis in “Happy New Year” video One heartwarming (and even tearjerking) masterpiece that we’ve missed: British experimental pop Let’s Eat Grandma started out 2022 in great style, delivering a stunning electronic anthem that plays out like an M83 and Ladyhawke collaboration. Heavy synth-work, unique phrasing and iconic lyrics depicting the mending of … Continue reading Music News (Feb 20 2022): Let’s Eat Grandma. CLBRKS. Sabrina Carpenter. Zella Day. Hurray For The Riff Raff. Caroline Polachek. Alison Wonderland. Pom Pom Squad.

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Opinion: The Rise And Fall of Soundcloud. Christian Ward. Roxanne de Bastion. Lyndsie Alguire. Roniit.

[EDIT June 1 2022: We are now on Soundcloud and are aiming to promote musicians who are still active on the platform. Soundcloud definitely isn’t quite as dead as we initially thought it was, and if some artists have grown out of it, there are still some who haven’t abandoned it, and a new generation who has seemingly used it since 2016 onwards] In 2009, … Continue reading Opinion: The Rise And Fall of Soundcloud. Christian Ward. Roxanne de Bastion. Lyndsie Alguire. Roniit.

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Six Degrees Of Separation #1: Breanna Box -> Moss Kena -> Holly Blakey-> Ani Klang -> Gal Musette -> Katy B

We continue our most experimental section, “Discover”, with an idea that came to us on a whim: we started by wanting to showcase videos with great art direction and accompanying tracks to match the visuals, but with the Internet truly being a place for (music) discovery, sometimes just googling an artist’s name can result in an entire ecosystem at one’s fingertips. Taking inspiration from the … Continue reading Six Degrees Of Separation #1: Breanna Box -> Moss Kena -> Holly Blakey-> Ani Klang -> Gal Musette -> Katy B

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Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey

The past few years saw a rise both in the sheer number of musicals and musicians experimenting with the visual album format, blurring the lines between long-form music video and movie. When Olivia Rodrigo, 2021’s breakthrough pop artist, released a visual album AND a ‘prom experience’ (SOUR Prom, since removed from Youtube, but almost entirely available as a playlist), it really showed that the format … Continue reading Visual Albums: Janelle Monáe. Jonna Lee. Machine Gun Kelly. Nadine Lustre. Halsey

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Discover: Lapalux

Lapalux (real name Stuart Howard) is a British producer well-known for his lush soundscapes, unpredictable shifts in rhythm, and rich textures. He has released four albums under the Brainfeeder label, and has worked with artists such as Andreya Triana and Kerry Leatham. In his 2013 single “Without You”, Lapalux manages to create an entire universe in under four minutes: a slow, seductive synth and wet … Continue reading Discover: Lapalux