WONDERLUST: Jimmy Q
The industry’s current obsession with beautiful tattooed boys has only been fuelled further with the arrival of Venice Beach native Jimmy Q from Select, a pro skateboarder and tattoo artist who also models for some of the coolest brands around.
NEW NOISE: Hometape
Anthony Ing makes music under the name Hometape, which is a pretty innocuous name considering his new project. The Redtube Album is minutes of blissed-out and slightly creepy electronica, all composed entirely of samples from one of the biggest porn sites in the world (that would be Redtube).
PERFUME GENIUS: Porn, addiction and Edward Scissorhands
Perfume Genius specialises in stark, eerily intimate confessionals – no wonder his next London gig’s in a church. We sit down to talk to him about addiction, childhood and porn – plus we’re giving away a pair of tickets to his Union Chapel gig, a signed album and Perfume Genius merchandise.
Mandarin & General: Peggy Tan and the art of Qipao
Taiwanese-born Peggy Tan launched Mandarin & General in 2011 and has been thoughtfully reinventing traditional Chinese dress into something altogether more sophisticated, sexy and modern – not unlike present-day China, in fact.
WONDERLAND Sept/Oct: Teaser #1
We’re counting down the hours till we send off the new Wonderland to newsagents and stores near you – we think it’s one of our best issues yet! But here’s another teaser to reward your patience – the first ever Beauty cover as well as a shot from our new Doug Inglish fashion story…
NEW NOISE: The Splits
The Splits are one of Finland’s most promising all-girl, no-nonsense, scuzzy garage punk bands. Until recently they were making a hell of a racket in small, sweaty venues with other punk bands, and having their friends turn up. Wonderland caught up with them in Helsinki just before they literally jumped on stage to play their […]
NEW NOISE: Peace
Peace haven’t even got an EP out, but they’re already touring Europe with the Manic Street Preachers – not bad for a bunch of Birmingham lads who’d rather be listening to Madonna on a boat.
NEW NOISE: Talk Normal
New York duo Talk Normal make a joyful noise, pitched somewhere in between Laurie Anderson and Sonic Youth. Wonderland talks to guitarist Sarah Register and drummer Andrya Ambro about their exuberant post-punk album, Sunshine.
WONDERLAND Sept/Oct: Our Kaya Scodelario and Young Hollywood covers
As the days draw in and summer comes to a close, we’re taking you on a nocturnal excursion with the next Wonderland, with Kaya Scodelario and a bevvy of young Hollywood stars providing your gateway drug to our nightlife issue. Check out our new covers and tell us which ones you prefer on our Facebook […]
WONDERLUST: Hannah Noble
Elite model Hannah Noble has brains and beauty. She also makes a very good Mexican vampire.
EXCLUSIVE: TOY mixtape
You might recognise some members of TOY as ex-members of the much-hyped and quickly-dropped band Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong – but fear not, because their impressive motorik-meets-shoegaze sound is an entirely new entity. Wonderland gets a listen to their new influences with this exclusive mix and Q&A.
NEW NOISE: Sarah Williams White
South London singer/songwriter Sarah Williams White is smashing taboos that all guitar-playing females are carbon copies of each other, with her jazz and dub-infused sound drawing comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Wonderland gets an exclusive preview of her brand new video ‘Your Silence Is Killing Me’.
NEW NOISE: CURXES
Brighton duo’s CURXES make electro Blitz-pop tinged with sinister Goth goodness, and it’s gaining applause. Wonderland caught up with Macauly Hopwood and Roberta Fidora to talk about how they create their cinematic sound and how their unlikely collaboration with Stephen Hawking occurred.
JAY BARRY MATTHEWS: Costume man extraordinaire
You might not know the name Jay Barry Matthews, but you’ve definitely seen his extravagant, elegant work. The Aussie’s designed costumes and props for everyone from JLS, Matthew Bourne to even a little film called The Dark Knight Rises (you might have heard of it).
EMERGING: Josh Greet
We’ve all spent our share of time scrolling Tumblr’s infinite supply of animated gifs, but young photographer Josh Greet took things further and started making his own. And in between shooting gifs for Adidas Originals and Illustrated People, the Plymouth College of Art graduate isn’t short of work.
GUSTAVO LACERDA: Albinos
Sao Paulo photographer Gustavo Lacerda made waves across the Internet for his delicate, haunting portrait series Albinos. We sat him down to ask what spurred on this project.
PREMIERE: Marika Hackman – “You Come Down”
Wonderland premieres the new video from rising Nico-esque songstress Marika Hackman. Unsettling, potent and bewitching – her lyricism and unique voice even caught the ear (and eye) of Burberry, who made her one of their campaign models. And as this exclusive video amply displays, it’s no wonder.
PHILIPPA LONG: Femme power
British designer Philippa Long launched her own luxury womenswear label last year after two seasons cutting her teeth at Temperley London and an ongoing collaboration with knitwear maestro Derek Lawlor. Citing 1920s couturier Madeline Vionnet as the inspiration for her first collection, her uniquely feminine, luxurious aesthetic has since caught the eye of the industry.
EMERGING: Sinisa Kukec
How to win your girlfriend back Sinisa Kukec transforms found objects and trash into enthralling, sinisterly beautiful installations. The enigmatic whiskey-drinking artist tells us about getting kicked out of Charleston bars, Peter Voulkas’ arse, and why his eastern European blood means his art is made for glass-half-empty types.
EXCLUSIVE: Notorious BOL$HIE
BOL$HIE‘s a Yorkshire girl made good – so good, in fact, she made it all the way to New York. With the launch of her capsule collection Notorious BOL$HIE, the designer and stylist hit the streets of Harlem to film a documentary about people like the A$AP Mob and Mykki Blanco. Wonderland got an exclusive […]
NEW NOISE: The Neat
how to get your ex girlfriend back after a long time The Neat make blistering, uncompromising post-punk – with an all-too-enticing garage rock spin. In fact, they’re anything but neat. Especially since we heard they store their demos in their pants. Wonderland climb in for the ride with lead singer Mez.
WONDERLUST: Dudley O'Shaughnessy
ex girlfriend texts the next day after break up You might recognise East End boy & Next model Dudley O’Shaughnessy from Rihanna’s music video We Found Love. Not only a sweet guy but he’s also addicted to them – that and acting. Though lucky for us he’s not stopping modelling just yet.
PREMIERE: King Dinosaur – “The Night”
become man’s heart When he’s not stomping with Utahraptors, King Dinosaur is carving out a place for himself in the bubbling Brighton electronic scene. Blending together ambient vibes with some truly genius glitchy two-step and tantalising vocals, Wonderland premiere his first video, “The Night”.
EMERGING: Agustina Woodgate
http://capturehislove.com/ dating coach Agustina Woodgate became an online sensation when the Internet found her sewing poetry into thrift store clothes, but the Argentine is taking on the world with her playful, world-conscious art – starting with an abandoned theme park in Berlin.
SUMMER PLAYLIST – Aiden Grimshaw
How to win back your ex X Factor’s surliest alumnus Aiden Grimshaw releases his debut album Misty Eye this week, and even anti-Syco types have to admit that it’s, well, pretty good. Who would have expected the show that created Alexandra Burke to spit out someone who ended up working with Lana Del Rey’s producer? […]
EMERGING: Karen Storey
In an age of Instagram and smartphones, we’re swamped in a constant stream of pictures. So imagine how refreshing it is when a newcomer rips up the rulebook and creates images from a leftfield perspective. Self-taught photographer Karen Storey works with light installations and props to create a surreal environment.
Yves Saint Laurent for Wonderland
Touche Éclat turns 20 this year, and Wonderland honoured the iconic Yves Saint Laurent product with a moody beauty shoot that perfectly captured the luminescence of Touche Éclat’s skin-boosting properties. Watch this exclusive video accompanying our April/May issue shoot… http://goexback.com/ text your ex back -more–> Director: David Oldham for JN Motion Director of Photography: Gareth […]
NEW NOISE: Sincere
Londoner by birth and wordsmith by trade, Sincere has been doing the industry rounds and this year is set to see him detonate. Fusing his passion for American rap and British underground artists, Sincere is just about to release his brand new single ‘Deja Vu’ and is ready to hit the tour circuit with fellow […]
JOE DEMPSIE – Murder he wrote
Joe Dempsie first hit screens in an explosion of pills and chaos as party animal Chris in Skins and he’s since graduated on to cult hits Game Of Thrones and This Is England ’86. Wonderland caught up with the Nottingham lad for an exclusive photoshoot and to find out about his lead role in BBC drama […]
PREMIERE: Piff Gang – “Candy Cup”
Piff Gang might be UK’s answer to Odd Future – and their love of the sticky stuff hasn’t stopped them from being invited onstage at A$AP’s gig in Camden . Say goodbye to grime, wave hello to their woozy, cloud-filled weed rap with the exclusive Wonderland premiere of Candy Cup.