SEVEN WONDERS: Most iconic horror movie heroines
It’s Halloween – whether you’re planning a DVD marathon or dressing up for the occasion, you could do worse than taking some pointers from our list of most celebrated horror film heroines. Whether bathed in blood or dripping with alien goo, remember: there’s usually only one person left standing at the end of the movie, […]
NEW NOISE: 2: 54
Operating as a duo since forever, London sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow ditched their previous punk projects to finally arrive at 2:54. Hailed as Radio 1’s Newest Hype, the pair’s combine jaunty guitar riffs and distinctively new ideas into a brand new rock and roll sound that’s inspired by greats like PJ Harvey. Wonderland caught […]
WONDERLUST: Anastasija Titko
Elite’s Anastasija Titko walked for everyone from Meadham Kirchoff to Mary Katrantzou, so it’s no wonder she’s a little busy. We caught up with her straight from her flight from Paris to talk travelling, Powerpuff Girls and seven-star hotels.
PREMIERE: Get People – “Back To Dust”
Get People are lightening our dark wintry days with their blissfully tribal acid pop. We premiere the video for their latest track, ‘Back To Dust’, apparently inspired by an epic 24-hour journey through California’s Death Valley.
TEASER: One Direction behind-the-scenes Wonderland cover shoot
The Nov/Dec issue of Wonderland featuring One Direction will be out next week, featuring the five boys, Polo Ralph Lauren jumpers, and a lot of Labrador puppies. Like, A LOT. Catch a glimpse of our future cover stars and watch out for our full-length behind-the-scenes video next week.
PREMIERE: SKIP & DIE – “Jungle Riot”
Globe-trotting tropical beats, party-heavy synth and a lead singer who channels M.I.A via Tank Girl? Yes please. We debut the new video from SKIP&DIE, and talk to frontwoman Cata Pirata.
EXCLUSIVE: NARS Andy Warhol collection video
In Andy Warhol’s world, everyone’s a superstar for 15 minutes – at least. So it’s no wonder that make-up brand du jour NARS have taken inspiration from the Factory for their new limited edition collection. We premiere their video, full of lo-fi goodness and glamour.
PREMIERE: Roosevelt – “Soleil”
Marius Lauber – or Roosevelt, as he calls himself – is the latest signing to left-field electronic label Greco-Roman. And with super-chill, melodic sounds like this, who can blame the Greco-Roman boys for snatching this kid up, or Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs for getting him to open for them? We premiere his latest track Soleil.
NEW NOISE: RYAT
When RYAT released her first album, Avant Pop, she was very much aware of that she wanted to do an avantgarde pop record. Two years later she’s back on Brainfeeder with Totem, a deeply spiritual and equally virtuous record that seems to be the exact opposite. We sat down and talked to her about what […]
7 WONDERS: Designers, models and their Halloween tips
Halloween weekend is almost here! Wonderland take a look through the best and some of the worst Halloween costumes that the fashion industry has come up with. We run down some spooky tips from the fashion pack, from Alexa Chung as Garth from Wayne’s World to Heidi Klum as, well, everything. What are you going […]
BEHIND THE SCENES: Agent Provocateur and Atsuko Kudo lingerie show
Last night marked Agent Provocateur’s first fashion show in five years – and it was all for a good cause. Along with latex designer Atsuko Kudo, the two pooled their (skimpily-clad) resources to produce a charity lingerie show that set Old Billingsgate Market on fire. Wonderland went backstage for all the NSFW spills and thrills.
EXCLUSIVE: Trust, ‘Sulk (Eight and a Half Remix)’
Listen to our exclusive Eight and a Half remix of chest-poundingly dark electro outfit Trust‘s breakout song Sulk. Plus, we catch up with frontman Robert Alfons to talk darkwave, food obsessions, and obscure 90s singers.
BEST & WORST: James Bond moments
With Skyfall making its debut tomorrow, we round up the best and worst moments in the James Bond franchise. Warning: features parachute surfing, gondola hovercrafts and Sean Connery’s best lines ever.
NEW NOISE: I.R.O.K.
There are some bands you listen to and you think, “Well, it’s just more of the same, isn’t it?” The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo (I.R.O.K.) are emphatically not that kind of band. Here to make your mind melt and to make you “lose your shit”, they’re a nosebleed-inducing sonic dervish of Afro-punk-meets-Beastie-Boys electronica. We talk […]
THE RAVEONETTES: Turning ten with a new album
It’s been nearing a decade since Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo released their debut album Chain Gang Of Love, which stormed the music scene with its scuzzy two-part vocal harmonies and dirty 60s guitar riffs. With their new UK tour on the cards, we caught up with the band to talk about 10 years […]
WONDERLUST: Thomas Penfound
D1’s Thomas Penfound has been working non-stop for some of the biggest names in fashion since he was scouted three years ago. Now not only is he one of the most recognisable male models in the industry but he’s turned his hand to designing too, with the launch of his shirt line T. Penfound last […]
NEW NOISE: Gaffy Gaffiero
Suffice to say that it only takes one look at Gaffy Gaffiero – aka MC Gaff E – to know she isn’t your average rapper. Coming in somewhere between Peaches’ primitivist electro-rap and a queer drag mother from Mars, the fluro-tinted MC is a one-woman theatrical explosion, coming to a party near you.
EMERGING: Of The Holy Blood
Jennifer Mehigan – aka Of The Holy Blood – is a busy woman. The Singapore-based designer, artist and creator of Cavity zine combines fine art sensibility with internet-age experimentation, and there are hours of visual bingeing to be done on her network of websites; she’s some sort of a blogging guru.
NEW NOISE: LULS
London based LULS craft bassy, distortion drenched indie pop music with huge anthemic choruses. Here’s what happened when Wonderland caught up with them to discuss the tears, the touring and the release of their new single, ‘Swing Low’.
BEST & WORST: Things about Girls
Finally, Girls is hitting UK shores and we can talk about it like we hadn’t already watched it online six months ago. To anyone who’s new to the series, welcome! We round up the best and worst things about the show. Clips contain (some) spoilers. BEST 1. Real talk about STIs and sex When you’re […]
NEW NOISE: Sunless ’97
Sunless ’97 are elusive people, to say the least – a gig here, a single there – but in the short time they’ve been going, they’ve played Bestival to made amazing Lana Del Rey remixes, showing enough promise and taste to demonstrate they’re here for the long haul. We talk to the euphoric dream-pop trio.
SEVEN WONDERS: Supersonic 2012
This weekend, Supersonic is celebrating 10 years of tinnitus, sludge-riffs and bass pressure-induced nose bleeds. Held annually in Birmingham – metal’s fatherland – the music festival is an eclectic mix of avant-garde noise and sound artists. Here are seven acts we are looking forward to losing our shit to from tomorrow. (1) Hype Williams Hype […]
NEW NOISE: Wild Belle
We’re big fans of Wild Belle, in case you hadn’t noticed. The brother-sister duo Natalie and Elliot Bergman combine a cooler-than-thou ska vibes with a laidback Afro-pop twist that doesn’t sound like anything else out there right now. Check out our interview and their new video for ‘Backslider’ here.
You might not know Nabil Elderkin's name, but you'll definitely have seen his work as NABIL. The Australian photographer and filmmaker extraordinaire is behind some of the most iconic photos and music videos of the past decade, including Antony & The Johnson's Cut the World' and Frank Ocean's 'Pyramids'. Wonderland get into the mind of […]
EMERGING: Matthew Johnstone
Matthew Johnstone’s artwork explores how digital media alters, influences and enhances tangible objects by presenting his own sculptures on a video or slideshow screen. Wonderland sat down with the artist to hear about his upcoming exhibition, Totally Unprofessional.
WONDERLUST: Alex Rose
Select lovely Alex Rose talks to us about her love of ketchup bagels and Hugh Laurie.
NEW NOISE: Mykki Blanco
“DJ, DJ, prime club minister. Play my track cause the beat is sinister,” spits Mykki Blanco, the crossdressing, weave-flipping hip-hop sensation who describes himself as the “rap game terrorist”.
NEW NOISE: Melody’s Echo Chamber
A psychedelic exploration through an acidy, dream-pop fairyland, Melody’s Echo Chamber is the hypnotic voice of cosmic Parisian Melody Prochet. Wonderland plucked her from the clouds and found out about pre-gig nerves, collaborating with Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker and what it meant to be brought up by an Italian rocker.