In yet another business profile for the EU funded project Wildfire, I interviewed Allie Lawson and Jack Williams who are just about to launch their quality clothing company, Elsie and Arthur. You can find the whole interview on the Wildfire website.
Ben Keighley and Curtis Hunter set up YourStudentShoes.com last year and have since received orders from all over the world and won business awards. You can read my profile on the duo on the EU funded project, Wildfire Hub.
Wee Yang is 23. He dreams of travelling the world, has a passion for photography and loves to cycle. But all this will have to wait – he’s also been conscripted for national service.
In Singapore every male over 18 must spend two years serving in the army, navy, airforce or police. Refusal could cost up to three years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
Wee was selected to serve in the police force. He explained: “There was no choice. The government chooses where you are posted too. Some of my friends were posted to the navy, the airforce or even the army. Continue reading
Rumour has it that Arthur Brown has set fire to more stages than any other artist. He’s also thought to be the inspiration behind Alice Cooper, Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Marilyn Manson. But at what age does the original god of hellfire plan to kick his petrol burning habits? Jem Collins finds out.
The Zu Studios in Lewes epitomise everything I expected of an Arthur Brown gig. Every surface is covered with artistic tat, piled together like a haphazard game of Jenga. Lava lamps, a candelabra dripping with pastel waxes, a 1960s typewriter and a painting of the Mona Lisa turned medusa all sit together in a beautifully chaotic mess. Giant paper butterflies hang from the ceiling and faux tree trunks swirl through the corners set off by flashing fairy lights, flickering candles and a Sanyo projector pumping out psychedelic colours.
Even the people look as if they’ve wandered off a film set. One man strolls past me in a lab coat. He’s holding two conical flasks and has a blue Turkish eye painted on his forehead. Another lady has opted for a heavy black cape and an ornate Venetian mask with a long nose and deep red gemstones. When Arthur finally arrives, he’s undeniably the most normal thing in the room. Continue reading
Interview with The Dead Betas following on from MusicMetric study into the extent of illegal downloads in the UK. Also can be viewed as a PDF.