Monday, 28 June 2010

Mark Ronson - Bang Bang Bang (feat. MDNR & Q-Tip)

Mark Ronson & The Business INTL "Bang Bang Bang" from Warren Fu on Vimeo.

I am so glad that Mark Ronson didn't stick to the sound everyone went nuts for with Version. However great that album was, times have moved on and I'm glad that he has too. This is not what I was expecting, and that's what makes this song fantastic.

And if you watch the video, Mark Ronson actually winks at you...and that's good for everybody. 

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Let's Go Surfing

It's *drum roll* THIRTY DEGREES. So in honour of this momentous occasion, here are The Drums. It's really hot...people go surfing when it's hot...let's go surfing...

See, I managed to link it...

As we're here we might as well chuck some more in, I love how Jonathan Pierce dances in this video. 

Enjoy the weather everybody!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Noritaka Tatehana

The gravity defying shoes worn by Lady Gaga by Noritaka Tatehana. These babies will set you back $2,500-$4,000.

The New Globalism

I am loving the new trend for ethnic chic. Maybe it's because my own biology is half Middle Eastern and half English that this approach for mixing and matching world influences is so appealing. 

 I had a rummage in my mum's wardrobe the other week and found a bag that fits right into this trend. Funnily enough that's because it's from Iran and made in the same way Persian carpets are made. 

This look is also perfect for rolling up to a festival in as it's bang on trend but not overly dressy.
Sambalpuri ikat weave saree from India. 

Heidi Klum in a Gucci ikat weave dress.

Champagne Bubbly turband $32 from Gold Saturn

Striped Woven Hareem Trousers: £38.00 from Topshop

Beyonce and Alicia Keys look annoyingly amazing as usual in the video for Put it in a Love Song.

Shalom and Salaam both mean peace. Shalom is Hebrew and Salaam is Arabic. Buy here at

Joy embroidered front tunic £20.00 from

Africa Shift Dress from The vibrancy of Africa inspired asos to create the asos Africa collection, while supporting trade in the continent. 

Also, anyone from Brighton can nip down the the market near there West Pier where they have the most crazy printed trousers and loads of beautiful ethnic jewellery. 

Wild Nothing

Here is a reason to not let our beloved Freebutt to close down, Wild Nothing are playing there in July!

Listen to them here: and you won't be able to resist signing this petition here:

You can thank me later...

Fleet Foxes - Mykanos

I don't care how old this song is. I love Fleet Foxes and so should everyone else. Consider yourself officially imposed upon.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Blue Hawaiii

I have been longing to be in the sun after what seemed a never-ending day at work, so now I'm listening to the gorgeous album  by Blue Hawaii. The Montreal duo are offering Blooming Summer as a free download on their myspace or on cassette tape for $5 from Arbutus Records.

And just as I felt all serene, my cat threw up something that looks like a tiny brown snake. C'est la vie...  

P.s Don't panic, my cat is fine.

Michael Paulus

As children, almost all of our attention is taken up by cartoon characters. We watched them before school; had them printed on our pencil cases and lunch boxes; then we'd rush home to watch them on the TV and fall asleep holding stuffed replicas of them at night. 

In Character Study, Michael Paulus takes a look at how, as a child in the '60s, he "tended to take for granted the distortions and strange bodies of these entities.These Icons are usually grotesquely distorted from the human form from which they derive."

Betty Boop: If I had seen this when I was 12, I would have been very upset...

Hello Kitty: Not so cute now, are we?

Kele Okereke at Rounder Records

Kele Okereke (that's 'the guy from Bloc Party' for those who don't know him by name) will be signing copies of his new album The Boxer at Rounder Records this Thursday (24th June) from 6:30pm.

He released his first solo single, Tenderoni, yesterday.

You'd think that the director of the video, Greko Sklavounos, would come up with something a bit more imaginative than a boxer standing in the dark and some ladies dancing in their underpants, but hey. Enjoy.

Monday, 21 June 2010

Is it just me or should the combination of Lady Gaga and Morrissey be really cool, but this is just totally scary!

Tom Nicon R.I.P

The suspected suicide of 22 year old French model Tom raises questions about the pressures of the fashion industry. 

More from The Guardian today here.

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Nails of the week

Vampire Weekend - Holiday

This is Vampire Weekend's third single from their latest album Contra.

I absolutely love this song! It's so summery. Anyone who is seeing them at a festival this summer is definitely in for a treat. You can catch them this year at festivals including: Glastonbury, Benicassim, Oxegen and Latitude.


Sign the petition to save one of Brighton's best loved venues, The Freebutt!!

Killture - 'Couture to kill for'

Are you bored of conventional sunglasses that allow you to see? Who needs that when you look like Lady Gaga!

Take a look at these babies by!

This Gladiator Slave Shades is my favourite pair. Chains and studs, and in gold?! What's not to love?
$82.70 /£55.79 (at the time of writing)

If I see someone at Digital's Shades Rave in these, I will be very impressed.

Nerd Nails

Missodessa shows you how to do some awesome nerd nails. Her nails look so long and healthy in this video, I am majorly jealous.

Thanks to her!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Laura Marling - Rambling Man

To most people, diving into a rough sea in a pair of trunks in search of a metal box may seem odd, but here in Brighton anything goes. Luckily, Laura Marling's video for the stunning Rambling Man was filmed here and I'm sure no one even batted an eyelid. After all it's home to Britain's first nudist beach, and dozens of reckless Brightonians leap into the sea every Christmas Day.

Laura Marling's breathtakingly mature lyrics and voice at the tender age of twenty are the perfect accompaniment to the sway of the starlings over Brighton Pier that residents are sure to recognise in this video.

Her album I Speak Because I Can is out now.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Nails of the week

MGMT - It's Working

Thank God for college drop outs. What would we, or more specifically I, have done if MGMT hadn't quit Wesleyan University? What would I have spent the summer of 2008 listening religiously to?!

This year MGMT released their second album Congratulations following the soundtrack to summer 2008 that was Oracular Spectacular. I was lucky enough to see it performed before its release at Heaven in London which showed not only that they can pen amazing summer anthems, but are worthy musicians too. I love the heightened '60s vibe of this record, as well as the surprise that Andrew VanWyngarden can pull off some relatively normal clothes. Did he keep all those ponchos?

Today they released the follow up video to Flash Delirium, It's Working.

Monday, 14 June 2010

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

Tune in at 8am every Tuesday to Radio Reverb on to hear me host the radio show with my fellow presenters Lucy and Will.

Expect the best tunes from past and present and aimless banter.

B.I.G. B.O.I O.U.T

It's been four years since OutKast poked their nose in the world of film and released Morris Brown. It's been seven since the world was obsessed by the might of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, including myself as an emo kid confusedly loving hip-hop.

Just before the most severe withdrawal symptoms had a chance to set in, Big Boi has realesed Shutterbug just in time. It's not quite OutKast, but who the hell cares, it's amazing!

I hope the rest of the album, which includes help from Andre 3000, will be as good as this.

Welcome back Sir Lucious Left Foot.