Astro Boy

Astro Boy was created in 1951 by Japanese cartoonist and animator Osamu Tezuka and ignited the imaginations of millions of Japanese children.

In 1966 Astro Boy’s image was adopted as the symbol for the professional baseball team Sankei Atoms and his cultural relevance remains as strong as every today with a long of collaborations including the artist Kaws.

For Spring/Summer 22 Ebbetts have produced a one of a kind Summer series Sankei Atoms ballcap which has been hand-sewn from genuine cotton twill cloth and features the infamous Astro Boy.

BLOOM – PRODUCTION MIX

We had been working for a while (do us a mix! do us a mix! do us a mix! – sorry Terry, haha!) to get this and boy was it worth the wait. 30 minutes of his own productions and official remixes from Belfast’s amazingly talented and experimental BLOOM.

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Jean Michel Basquait – Supercomb

We are often asked about the artwork on display in our store and thought we would give some background on these pieces starting with Jean Michel Basquait’s Supercomb. This was the last original exhibition poster created directly by Basquiat. It was produced by the Galerie Yvon Lambert in Paris for the penultimate exhibition before his untimely death in 1988.

Whilst this was reprinted in 2021 we were lucky enough to pick up the original 1988 poster directly from Yvon Lambert many years ago. It is a lithograph printed in vibrant colours on heavy stock paper and from an edition of 1000.

NEVER NEVER | FRIEZE MIX 18 | APRIL 2022

TOUCH SENSITIVE PRESENTS…

Touch Sensitive x Never Never
Group Zero ‘We Need Water’ Video Premiere

Never Never and Touch Sensitive invite you to a screening of Benén Dillon’s new video for the Group Zero track ‘We Need Water’ taken from the album ‘Everyone’s Already Come Apart’.

Benén Dillon is an artist and filmmaker based in Belfast. The video was shot on location in Mayo at the annual cliff-diving competition. To add to the weekend’s weirdness, it was filmed during the counties’ collective hangover from the All-Ireland Senior Football Final as the legendary curse continued…

We will follow the screening with an outing for the full Touch Sensitive promo showreel and bookend the evening with DJ sets from Cathal (Group Zero) and Mark (Touch Sensitive)

Thursday 7th April, 6pm-9pm (Screening 7pm) / Beers supplied by local legends Boundary Brewing.

EXPLOSION SOUNDSYSYEM

 

We are pleased to present Explosion Soundsystem for this month’s guest mix. Belfast’s original heavyweight soundsystem have been promoting dub, roots & reggae since 2002.

NEVER NEVER | FRIEZE MIX 17 | MARCH 2022

SLOWTHAI @ The Telegraph Building.

Belfast, 14th March, 2022. Brought the camera out for our first live act (non-club/DJ) in a few years and it didn’t disappoint. What a venue The Telegraph Building is and @slowthai was fucking class. Just wish ballbags would stop throwing plastic glasses, especially at the stage – baffling.

DJ TIME OF THE MONTH MIX

DJ Time of the Month (a.k.a. Julie Adams) is a Belfast-based selector who has been quietly moving her way up through the underground electronic scene over the last four years. She’s supported at nights like Block, PonyHawke, and Belfast Bass Invaders – and has a monthly residency at Mr. Tom’s in Lavery’s.

DJ Time of the Month is notable for her multi-genre approach to DJing, dipping into influences from 70s funk and disco to modern-day hip-hop. Whatever the context, each of her sets rotates around a core theme of high energy, rhythm-heavy selections.

“I think I self-identify as a party DJ…I’m there to give the crowd a good time and lift the room’s energy levels. If a song doesn’t compel you to move, I won’t play it.”

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/djtimeofthemonth
IG: @djtimeofthemonth

Paul Seawright: Inside Information, Photographs 1988-1995

Whilst there are a vast array of photo books documenting the unrest in Northern Ireland there are few works which move beyond stereotypical images such as a soldier on the street. Paul Seawright’s Inside Information is one of the few exceptions.

Inside Information brings together three series concerning the Troubles in Northern Ireland : Sectarian Murder, The Orange Order, and Police Force. The images are striking, thought provoking and sometimes unsettling.

Seawright’s photographic works are held in many museum collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the International Centre of Photography New York.