Archive for month: November, 2014

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.”

My Brightest Diamond • Gig

October 31, 2014
On All Hallow’s Eve, My Brightest Diamond took to the stage to perform a befittingly bewitching set.

“Shara Worden stood back from her own music to reflect on how people historically communicated through sound before there was language.”

No Stone Unturned: An Interview with Nils Bech

No Stone Unturned: Interview with Nils Bech

Nils Bech brutally scrutinises the first year of his new relationship in his third album album One Year.

” If you can be turned on by women, why the hell do you want to be with me? And that says a lot about how strongly I felt about being gay.”

Master Storyteller • Sébastien Lifshitz

Bambi at Fringe! Film Festvial.

Sébastien Lifshitz’s films explore a rich and unexpected side of gay life. Michael Langan talks to him about his recent documentary works, Les Invisibles and Bambi.

“Both Bambi, and the subjects in Les Invisibles, have spent their lives either campaigning, or struggling personally, but are all, ultimately, human beings who simply want to love and want to give love.”

Gravity Of Emotion: An Interview with She Keeps Bees

Gravity of Emotion: Interview with She Keeps Bees

She Keeps Bees have carved out their own blues rock since first joining creative forces and have potentially made their most realised and direct record so far, Eight Houses.

“It is important for me to be aware of the waves of inspiration. It is all the rhythm of your own personal creative flow.”

Boy Meets Girl

Cert: 18 • USA: 95 min • Independent • 2014

Fringe! Film Fest picture Boy Meets Girl is a different take on the traditional rom-com genre with authentic and strong characters.

“For viewers belonging or familiar with queer culture, some of the issues this film touches on may be not ground-breaking, but for others unfamiliar, they could be enlightening”