MARION HAWKES MIX
Ahead of the launch of @soundadvicebelfast in a few weeks, Marion steps up with a great selection for the next in our mix series. You can catch her tonight @ulstersportsclub for Pride ‘21 and @avafestival in September. Head over to NOW to listen. 🙏#marionhawkes #nevernevernow
IS-NESS MUSIC – LOOKBOOK
Is-ness Music is a sub-label from Japanese brand Is-ness and they excellently execute the referencing of underground music culture on beautifully made oversize tees with great packaging.
Mid-weight cotton jersey, oversize crew neck tees, reverse seams on the sleeves and neck with prints on the chest.
Custom 12 inch record and mini cardboard ghettoblaster packaging.
THE VENDETTA SUITE – 80S B-SIDES & ODDBALLS VOL. III
Definitely one of our favourite releases of the past few years, the excellent ‘The Kempe Stone Portal’ by Irish artist The Vendetta Suite is out now and available on Italian imprint Hell Yeah Recordings and hasn’t been off our shop hifi. In the lead up to the release he recorded 3 volumes of his favourite 80s B-Sides & Oddball tracks, the first of which was put out by the good folk over at Plain Sailing (Belfast based & DJ’s party throwers). This is the third in the series (check our feed for Vol.II) and it’s the best of the very strong bunch in our opinion! Rarities from Sade, Prefab Sprout, Fun Boy Three/Bananarama, Thompson Twins and more… Thank you, Gary.
Antwan Horfee is a Parisian artist whose artwork is featured on the superb Brain Dead SS21 Horfee Spiders Rayon Shirt.
His work is inspired with Avant-Garde movements and his love of underground comics and zines. Scroll through to check out his work from an exhibition in Paris last year.
Photos via Juxtapoz.
Art Sex Music: Cosey Fanni Tutti
Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey has certainly lived a full life. She lived in squats, worked as a nude model and a stripper in 1970s and 80s as part of her art practice and she is both an industrial and electronic music pioneer.
Talk about being multi talented! You will not regret reading this book.
The Vendetta Suite – 80s B-Sides & Oddballs Vol. II
Definitely one of our favourite releases of the past few years, the excellent ‘The Kempe Stone Portal’ by Irish artist The Vendetta Suite is out now and available on Italian imprint Hell Yeah Recordings and hasn’t been off our shop hifi. In the lead up to the release he recorded 3 volumes of his favourite 80s B-Sides & Oddball tracks, the first of which was put out by the good folk over at Plain Sailing (Belfast based & DJ’s party throwers). This is Vol II, and is right up our street with Soft Cell (twice!), Musical Youth and a great cover of Springsteen’s ‘Cover Me’ among other great rarities. Enjoy and look out for Vol III later in the Summer. The Kempe Stone Portal available now at all good record stores.
Belfast Photo Festival 2021
The Belfast Photo Festival 2021 is underway and runs until the 30th June at various venues around the city. There are 2 themes – FUTURE(S) and OFF THEME of which there looks to be some fantastic exhibitions from both international and local talent – we are particually looking forward to checking out Event Horizon at Creations and Shroud at Riddell’s Warehouse. Right in the immediate vicinity of our shop we have 2 exhibitions – the excellent ‘The City Is A Choreography’ by Melissa Schriek and the interesting ‘One of Them Is Human’ by Maiji Tammi in which you have to work out the human from the androids. Go check them out!
DONEGAL SOCIAL CLUB
Thanks to David from Donegal Social Club (aka Colpey Calling) for our next mix. David plays regularly in London at places such as Brilliant Corners and has a monthly show on Threads Radio where he also recently ran a takeover showcasing amazing Irish talent of the musical underground from the likes of Mark Reid (Touch Sensitive), Marion Hawkes and Brian Not Brian. Settle in for a ‘summer sunset, beers by the skate park vibe!’