Archive for month: July, 2014

After All EP • Billie Ray Martin

Released July 14, 2014
Billie Ray Martin’s After All EP is one of her most vibrant and self-possessed for some time.

“It’s a little freaky and you can dance to it, which is a perfect combination, and Martin has never sounded better – she is a truly virtuoso performer.”

Eumenes GraysonPerrius

July 16, 2014

In which the cartoonist looks at the potter wasp Eumenes GraysonPerrius. Polari Safari by David Shenton.

With A Zero At Its Heart • Charles Lambert

150 pages • The Friday Project • May 22, 2014 [PB]
24 themed chapters, with 10 numbered paragraphs, and each paragraph with exactly 120 words, Charles Lambert’s With A Zero At Its Heart is searingly honest.

“One feels oneself in the safe hands of an honest artist and consummate storyteller.”

Life Is Easy • Bright Light Bright Light

Released July 4, 2014
Life Is Easy is a cathartic journey with themes of loss, empowerment and new beginnings, with an optimistic and cinematic feel.

Life Is Easy has a knowing optimistic wisdom coursing through its sonic blueprint. “

International • Lust For Youth

Released June 10, 2014
Lust For Youth’s third album, International, seizes the opportunity to open up the act’s world and future potential. Stealthy in texture, sleek in sound.

“Lust For Youth’s blend of dance pop, new wave and rock recalls the work of Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode or Alphaville, and resonate with some of these acts’ unashamedly pop moments. “

1000 Forms Of Fear • Sia

Released July 7, 2014
On 1000 Forms Of Fear, Sia shows that she has kept some of her best songs thus far very close to her own chest. Her loudest cry for self-recognition so far.

“When individual songs or the extremely strong middle section are played in isolation this is indeed some of the most warming but persistently dark and potent music that Sia has both written and performed.”

Cartoon Strip

July 09, 2014

In which the cartoonist erases stereotypes! Polari Safari by David Shenton.

Speaking Words: An Interview with Walter Thomas Beck III

Queer Revolution.

Walter Beck about how performance poetry is an electric force that is returning the art form “to the bars and the gutters”.

“Everybody has something to say and a story to tell, we all have passions, dreams, heartbreaks. Poetry is the tool that allows everybody to speak.<"

Handbagged • Competition

WIN a pair of tickets to Handbagged in the West End!

WIN a pair of tickets to Moira Buffini’s Handbagged in London’s West End.


July 02, 2014

The gay leather cap insignia dilemmas! Polari Safari by David Shenton.