Archive for month: October, 2013

Summer Camp • Summer Camp

Released September 9, 2013
Summer Camp’s self-title second album is flawed but fascinating.

“An enjoyable album certainly, but one where the duo’s intentions and a satisfying sense of a musical identity or presence is unclear.”

Sliver • Nirvana

Released April 1, 1990
Sliver is the song that saw Nirvana moving towards the melodic hard-edged punk-soaked grunge that would make them famous.

“‘Sliver’ is a thumping melodic rocker, featuring the soft/hard dynamic that became a signature of the band’s sound.”


US: 13.50 min • Independent • 1947

The first film from Kenneth Anger, Fireworks remains essential viewing, and a key document in queer cinema.

“A group of sailors gang up on him, wielding chains. In glee, they strip him, brutalize him, and then begin ripping out his organs, finally dousing him with a white, milky substance.”

Stay / True EP • Fort Romeau

Released September 16, 2013
Stay / True is a showcase of a rising artist’s passion. An accomplished and fulfilling record

Stay / True shows Fort Romeau moving away from the house-focused sound of his debut, in favour of trying out new styles. Whilst still finding his own identity and sound, he is able to create accomplished statements like disco-stomper ‘Trust Me’ and the title song.”

Days Are Gone • Haim

Released September 27, 2013
Strikingly different from their current, retro-obsessed contemporaries, Haim’s Days Are Gone is genuinely thrilling and experimental.

“This is a charismatic and superior release, real musical talent and love of performing that doesn’t sound cynical or short-sighted.”


October 2, 2013

Facebook Poke. Polari Safari cartoon by David Shenton.

Green Carnation Prize Longlist 2013

Diverse and Literary.

The Green Carnation Prize longlist for 2013 is a diverse and literary one, writes Christopher Bryant, Polari’s editor and one of this year’s judges.

“The longlist for the Green Carnation Prize is announced today, 1 October 2013. It is a challenging, diverse and decidedly literary selection.”