Archive for year: 2014

Polari Magazine 2008-2014

The Future of Polari.

For its six years, Polari Magazine has been run as a community project and put together wholly in the time lent by its founders and contributors. It has been run on the sheer energy of those invested in the project with no external financial input.

Polari Magazine has had a whirlwind 5th year, and that’s thanks to the commitment of its contributors, who have kept the content fresh and alive as we diversified into projects that stepped away from its day-to-day running.”

Tearing Up Their Map: An Interview with Lamb

Tearing Up Their Map: Interview with Lamb

Polari speaks with Lou Rhodes of the long-standing band Lamb about their rebirth, space and their ability to change their own path..

“For me, although the use of outer space imagery is important, the real emphasis is on the idea of space as an expanse or spaciousness in the music and lyrics. Literally the space between words and notes.”

Future Islands • Gig

November 2, 2014
Future Islands are a juggernaut of a band who exceed expectation with a performance that is built on the foundations of several years hard graft.

“Samuel T. Herring’s stamina and vocal backflips cuts through the plethora of indie bands who fail to grasp the concept of performance and showmanship.”

Puppets with Attitude (at Christmas)

Puppets with Attitude (at Christmas)

Clementine introduces her new show at the BFI, Puppets at Christmas: Celebrating Puppets with Attitude

The Aesthetic of Voyeurism: Interview with Antonio Da Silva

Erotic Shorts.

The shorts of Antonio Da Silva combine elements of pornography, narrative and the art film. He talks to Michael Langan about poetry, porn and how in touch with his audience he is.

“The moments I select in my editing are the ones where the person forgets the camera is there. If I see ‘acting,’ I won’t use that. That’s why in some of my films I show people leaving the moment after having sex, I’m interested in that afterwards moment.”

Broke With Expensive Taste • Azealia Banks

Released November 6, 2014
Azealia Banks first official long play, is as daring as it is brilliant.

“The breadth and rush of the consistently surprising, eccentric but accessible tracks here is absolute proof that she knew what she was doing all along.”

Royalty Strutting on an American College Stage: Miss and Mr. Gay ISU 2014

Miss and Mr. Gay ISU

Walter Beck goes on the road with a journal in hand to cover Miss and Mr. Gay pageant at the Indiana State University.

“That’s not to say they weren’t loud and outrageous in their own ways. Eve came strutting down that stage looking like the strange bastard offspring of the patron saint of drag, Divine.

Bright Light Bright Light: Everything I Ever Wanted

Bright Light Bright Light: Everything I Ever Wanted

In aid of Elton John’s Aids Foundation, Bright Light Bright Light records a special version of his single ‘Everything I Ever Wanted’ with the Pink Singers.

“It’s a song about care and protecting someone so they achieve the best they can, so thematically it’s the best song for the day, but also I really wanted full chorals on it so it seemed the best choice!”

Jaime Nanci And The Blueboys: ‘Toy’ Talk

Jaime Nanci: ‘Toy’ Talk.

Jaime of Jaime Nanci & the Blueboys gives Polari a track by track breakdown of new album Toy.

“I think it’s quite baroque in its melodrama. We played a show at this underground Vaudeville type club that descended into bedlam and debauchery. It really felt like travelling back in time to a liquor soaked opium-scented madhouse.”

Introducing: Scale Model

Introducing: Scale Model

Tennessee based Scale Model talk about their latest album Star which is born out of a love of new wave and synth pop music.

“Sometimes it does seem like the system is rigged against normal adults who want to be successful at playing music at least on a part-time level.”