London – 8th July 2015 – Napster has tapped into the habits of UK music fans to show that our daily listening habits have shifted massively from when radio was the only way to hear the latest music. The most popular times for streaming music on Napster are at 6pm on a Friday and when […]
If you didn’t think frontmen of bands were heroes, Butcher Billy’s new art series begs to differ. Illustrator extraordinaire and New Wave obsessive Billy dresses up his post-punk paragons – the likes of The Smiths and Joy Division – in spandex superhero suits: rhythmical justice dispensers painfully aware of their world and their own inner struggles. Or something. Billy […]
These get better the more you cannot spot what the twist is. Then you see it, and it’s magical. We love them. They are gleaned from the imagination of Swedish artist Patrik Svensson and are a flurry of fleeting, lovely, eye-catching excellence. You just know that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J. M. Barrie and indeed Michael Jackson himself would […]
From the LIFE archives, and found via DailyMail: In 1971, photographer John Olson photographed some of the most influential musicians of the time in their parents’ and grandparents’ homes:
Napster has revealed the value of a prestigious Mercury Music Prize nomination, as it announced a 4,325% rise in streaming figures for Polar Bear’s ‘In Each and Every One’ album following the news of its inclusion on the nominees’ shortlist. The music streaming service compared the number of plays from the days prior to the shortlist announcement with figures […]
There’s an ad agaency in Miami that contains a few clever people. How do we know this fleeting information and why are we telling you? Because Y&R/Bravo has come up with these awesomely detailed ads that show how famous musicians colour our worlds. The artistry inside the phones is made possible by the artist in […]
1. Despite what you might think, Eurovision is definitely cool. We’re staying in to watch it. With a cup of tea. No going out or boozing or socialising or having fun for us. Nope. 2. Sigh… 3. You’ll also get a good insight in to how much everyone in Europe (deservedly) hates the UK. 4. […]
What more can you ask from a post: a healthy mix of music and sueperheroes. Lovely. You can buy the prints here
More awesome Lego-based artistry, this time courtesy of Adly Syairi Ramly who’s only gone and created lego versions of some of the greatest bands in the world – Radiohead, The Smiths, The Pixies – by editting photos using just an iPhone 5. Legendary!
HOW EXCELLENT IS THIS? In a bid to get behind their boys doing the obsled at the Sochi winter Olympics, the Jamaican tourism board has released this jovial little ditty called ‘The Bobsled Song’. It was written by Sidney Mills and Jon Notar and Groove Guild.