7 WONDERS: Best Cara Delevingne Faces
Cara Delevingne may have won Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards for those legs, those eyebrows… and that body! But forget that, the real reason we adore Cara is because of her boundless enthusiasm for pulling silly faces. Wearing a hot catwalk look? Undermine it by making a face like a surprised […]
Marc Lagrange: Sex, sepia and Polaroid photography
If Helmut Newton as the pioneer who introduced eroticism to photography, Marc Lagrange is one of his worthy heirs to the art. Heaving with lust and glamour, his sexually-charged large format photography might just overwhelm the fainthearted. Wonderland takes a deep NSFW breath and dives in.
FUNNY GIRL: Oona Chaplin talks famous granddads and Game of Thrones
Oona Chaplin is no stranger to cult hits. Playing prissy, spoilt Marnie in acclaimed BBC drama The Hour and Robb Stark’s love interest Talisa in the criminally addictive Game Of Thrones, Chaplin is one British actress whose star is on the rise. As The Hour gets into its swing with its boozed-up tale of Soho […]
NEW NOISE: Swim Deep
Fresh off the tour bus with London legends Spector, these four scenesters from Birmingham have big plans for 2013, what with their grungy undertones and infectious tie-dye pop. Wonderland pulled Swim Deep from the smoky side-streets of their hometown to ask about stacking Morrisons shelves, the Midlands music scene and why it’s best to ‘open […]
CATLIN EMERGING: Lydia Brain
In the first of a series profiling the brightest and the best young graduates to emerge from the upcoming Catlin Guide, we chat to Lydia Brain, whose video and photographic work with the Hasidic Jewish community shines a light on an underrepresented and overlooked part of London.
NEW NOISE: WIFE
You wouldn’t expect WIFE – aka James Kelly, the singer from heavy metal band Altar of Plagues – to produce subtly disquieting, dusky twilight sounds. But make them he does, and it’s tingly Burial-esque stuff. We sat down with James to discuss his sound and Stoic, his EP out on left_blank.
NEW NOISE: Electric Guest
LA duo Asa Taccone and Matthew ‘Cornbread’ Compton are Electric Guest, a pair that fuse together retro echos alongside motown chugs and experimental funk. Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton is responsible for their debut Mondo – and it was only then that the duo realised that they were a band. Wonderland sat down for a chat […]
7 WONDERS: Best photoshopped One Direction covers
The beautiful thing about the Internet is that you can always count on it for subverting your photos – or just plain taking the piss. This month, our infamous One Direction shoot for the Nov/Dec issue was the focus of some very clever – or just plain bonkers – Photoshop action.
MIGUEL: Dream Lover
Haunting, sparse and soulful, the sounds of Californian crooner Miguel are giving contemporary R&B the kick in the backside it’s been waiting for. Read about the making of his new record Kaleidoscope Dream in our magazine feature.
EMERGING: Sheng Qi
Sheng Qi is one Chinese painter who has transformed personal tragedy into an ongoing artistic dialogue about the future of China – even if it means chopping off his own finger. We caught up with the candid artist as he prepared to open his first London show.
Q&A: Wonderland talks queer rap, Dizzee and labels with Le1f
With his splatter-y, liquid joy of a video for Soda out and his EP collab with producer Boody about to drop, there’s never been a better time to get to know Le1f. We talked to the prolific producer/rapper when he touched down in London two weeks ago.
7 WONDERS: Celebrity appearances in music videos
This week saw James Franco going behind the camera to shoot Lindsey Lohan in REM’s new video, Blue. The band have enlisted film-makers and artists to produce short films for each track on their album Swansong. We take a look at the most wonderous music videos featuring celebrities.
NEW NOISE: Chrome Canyon
Chrome Canyon (aka Morgan Z) is the soundtrack of the future – that is, if the future was powered by deliriously grandiose 80s synths, sweeping space-age visuals and Giorgio Moroder basslines with extra funk. We geek out with Stones Throw’s newest addition.
ROYAL TRUX: Jennifer Herrema on sex, Accelerator and being a woman in rock
You might not have heard of crazy-influential garage rock duo Royal Trux, but safe to say your favourite bands (The Kills, Primal Scream) have. We talk to lead singer Jennifer Herrema about the band’s long-lasting influence.
PREMIERE: Hudson Taylor – “Cinematic Lifestyle”
Dublin brothers Harry and Alfie Hudson-Taylor – aka Hudson Taylor – are the latest in a line of YouTube sensations who, despite their online beginnings, specialise in earnestly lo-fi, Fleet Foxes-type melodies. We debut their latest video Cinematic Lifestyle, which sees the pair scamper around the Parisian streets.
TEGAN AND SARA: Talk new album Heartthrob, The Killers and twins
Cult duo Tegan and Sara have decided to switch gears for their seventh studio album Heartthrob. 17 years since their debut record, the Canadian siblings return to their throne as indie pop royalty with the aid of distinctive melodies, harmonies and lashings of forward-thinking synth. We caught up with the girls as they were touring […]
PREMIERE: Eugene McGuinness – “Sugarplum”
Eugene McGuinness has swapped his mop-topped ragamuffin look for an altogether sleeker, slicker look – and the musical stylings to match. We premiere the new video for Sugarplum, which shows off McGuinness’ Alex Turner-levels of observation and wit, as well as a pretty swanky quiff.
PREMIERE: Night Works – “Modern European (CLOSE remix)”
Night time is definitely the right time for Gabriel Stebbing, aka Night Works. So unwind with this exclusive CLOSE remix of Modern European and read our feature with this purveyor of midnight sounds.
PREMIERE: Stubborn Heart – “Interpol”
Post-dubstep London duo Stubborn Heart have been described as Hurts meets Skrillex, but their complex, intelligent electronic sound is all their own: think sensitive Thom Yorke vocals over compelling beats. We premiere Interpol, a track off their new album.
PREMIERE: Footprintz – “The Favourite Game”
God bless Canada, the great US-beating nation that’s produced everyone from Grimes to Drake – and without the gun crime, too. So make way in your musical collection for Footprintz, the Montreal duo signed to dance label du jour Visionquest. We debut their sleazily slinky new single The Favourite Game.
PREMIERE: Linkoban – “One Trick Pony”
We’ve been super into part-Danish, part-Chinese rap star Linkoban ever since we saw her demented, Japanese horror-inspired video for Super Into On It, and now we’ve got the UK premiere of her new video, One Trick Pony. So you know, you can keep Sarah Lund, we’ve got our horrorshow Danish queen right here.
5 reasons to buy the ‘Obsessed’ issue
If you haven’t picked up the latest copy of Wonderland with One Direction, find out five big things you’re missing out on.
FENDI: Volume and Presence
Modern simplicity has never looked so menacing in our film for Fendi menswear. Graphic tees, sharp silhouettes and sleek lines all feature heavily in Silvia Venturini Fendi’s new collection – so suit up, practise that pout and work that smoke machine.
NEW NOISE: Ultraísta
Here at Wonderland, we listen to a lot of new music – but if there’s one way to grab our attention, it’s the words “produced by Nigel Godrich”. The genius Radiohead musicmaker doesn’t pick his musical projects lightly, so trust us: Ultraísta, his latest band, is pretty damn good.
BEST & WORST: Unexpected musical collaborations
Lady Gaga singing the chorus on Kendrick Lamar’s Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe demo – how could the two ever go together? But have a listen: it’s like sense smacks you in the face saying, “How could you ever doubt me?” So in honour of leftfield musical pairings, we run down our best and worst […]
PREMIERE: Bright Future – “MIT DIR”
Wonderland premieres MIT DIR, the potentially NSFW webcam video from eerie electronica purveyors Bright Future, our newest New York Times music crush.
COMPETITION: Farah Vintage Party
British street brand du jour Farah Vintage are throwing a huge party for the first birthday of their Citizens of Farah project, with Tribes and Daniel Avery on the decks to provide the perfect soundtrack. We’ve got the lowdown on how you can win VIP tickets.