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Interview with Sun And The Wolf: “We’re trying to make it as wonky as possible”

Some nine years ago, a trio of New Zealanders gave up the "borderline success" of their teen rock band and relocated to Berlin to start afresh. In their new environment, they shifted towards psychedelia and experimentation and re-emerged under the moniker Sun And The Wolf. The formation quickly settled in the European scene without never settling on their sound—in that…

Lola Loves… Matthieu Bourel’s Travel Book

"Be worried. Be very worried," says the last page of Matthieu Bourel's travel book, a journal of scanned collages. It sums up the general vibe you get flicking through the digital pages of the cover's promised sabbatical. His book takes the viewer on a journey to distant countries, fully displaying the anxieties and difficulties that come with traveling to places…

Interview with GURR: “You can be belittled as a woman in the music industry”

The Berlin-based duo Gurr has been making music since 2012 already, but it was this year (2016) that things started happening for them. The full-length debut “In My Head” was a success, with many release shows in Germany, London, and Paris. Their unique blend of happy-go-lucky garage rock promises a future outside of their home country. They already have several…

Lola Loves… Drew Young Glitch Paintings

Drew Young presents a tipsy, tumbling world of youth in moments of both chaos and repose with his moody paintings. They sometimes contain elements of glitch art that feel incredibly natural and necessary to understand the scenes he portrays, like the viewer is meant to be watching the paused revelry through a broken window. These visual stories are carved out…

Photographer Nikola Tamindzic on Fucking New York: “Female sexuality can go stranger places”

The latest project by New York portrait and fashion photographer Nikola Tamindzic, who first established his reputation as Gawker's house photographer in 2004, finds sexual pleasure in unexpected places. Aptly titled Fucking New York, this photographic series captures wild images of exactly that: bold and unconstrained sex with the city. Playing on the idea that when you live in NYC,…

Craig Dermody from Scott and Charlene’s Wedding Tells Us About his “Dark and Funny” Music

Craig Dermody, from Melbourne's Scott & Charlene's Wedding, writes funny and grunge-inspired rock songs about the trials and tribulations of everyday life. After spending three years in New York, the charismatic singer-songwriter is back with his original bandmates; Gill Tucker, Jack Farley and Joe Alexander, with whom he recorded nine new irresistible slacker rock tracks. Scrambled-eggs, delivery trucks, and watching…

Women, Sex, and Tapestry: A Talk With Textile Artist Erin M. Riley

Erin M. Riley is an artist who's truly committed to portraying women's sexuality and issues. Born in 1985 in Brooklyn, where she still resides, Erin specializes in tapestry, the art of weaving. But she doesn’t weave classical, dull motives - she weaves sexts, porn-screenshots, sexual themes. Her artworks are intimate, exciting, extraordinary and trivial (in a good way) all at…

Backstage at Berlin Alternative Fashion Week!

Backstage at BAFW never fails to entertain me, observing the frantic reconstruction of complex outfits, so abstract as to leave you wondering how a market for these products even exists. The melee of colours, textures, sounds and smells produces a spectacle like no other; it really is a mouthwatering prospect for any photographer. Alternative fashion shows are a colourful microcosm…

Lola Loves… Laura Callaghan’s Badass Girls

Irish-born, London-based illustrator Laura Callaghan creates characters. Using eye-popping colour and minute detail, she depicts women who command attention. Her female subjects never smile, holding serious, steady expressions as they sit, stand, or sprawl in rooms bursting with pop culture and literary references. Full of energy and details, her illustrations give the impression of a retro comic strip—or vintage fashion…