SEVEN WONDERS: Doomsday parties
11.11 has passed, and we’re still here – so to celebrate our continuing existence, we’ve rounded up the seven best End Of The World parties happening in London tonight. If the world does end at midnight, these are the venues to depart Earth in apocalyptic style (fancy dress is imperative, in case you hadn’t guessed…) […]
DOOMSDAY MIX: Armageddon Down
Wonderland is busy getting down and doomy today to all things Armageddon 2012. As you may well have heard, according to the Mayan calendar we’re all going to die – and in the spirit of all things final, we’ve compiled a playlist of songs to dance the world away to. Here’s how it unfolds: Triumph […]
SILKEN FAVOURS: Vicki Murdoch talks cats on scarves
Hand-drawn silk scarves featuring kittens riding unicorns, flying pigs, corgis and crowns – print designer Vicki Murdoch’s trippy, pretty designs were discovered by London department store Liberty last year and the range is rapidly growing to adorn clothing and homeware. Wonderland talks to the Scottish designer about caravans, Diana Vreeland and cats…
NEW NOISE: Laura Mvula
Velvet voiced newcomer, 26 year old Laura Mvula is quickly evolving into Birmingham’s most promising export. A classically trained musician who successfully merges orchestral harmonies alongside soulful indie, her unique sound has landed her onto the BBC Sound of 2013 longlist.
NEW NOISE: The Child of Lov
Retro, addictive and tinged with soul-infused tones, The Child of Lov is Domino Record’s hottest new act. Shy to emerge, Wonderland caught him by the collar to find about his new found fame, ‘pineapple camel funk’ and what it’s like working with Blur legend Damon Albarn.
NEW NOISE: Mikky Ekko
Mikky Ekko has got it going on in both senses of the words: he racks up plaudits from in-the-know critics, working with producers like Clams Casino, and gets to sing with megastars like Rihanna. The Louisiana boy lets us onto the ride.
NEW NOISE: Amateur Best
Amateur Best – aka Joe Flory – emerged from the ashes of genius synth-pop project Primary 1, so you know it’s gotta be good. We talk to Joe and preview some images from his new outfit (and its accompanying comic book).
EMERGING: Guy Gormley
Guy Gormley has reemerged onto the art scene with his new show, Vigil, at the Son Gallery. The third solo exhibition from the master media curator showcases his most recent work. To add to this Gormley is also a DJ under the name of Enchante, book creator, videographer, frequent collaborator with the Hannah Barry Gallery, […]
EXCLUSIVE: Cyril Hahn’s Winter Wonderland mix
Rising Canadian wunderkind Cyril Hahn blew our minds with his spaced-out remixes of everything from Destiny’s Child to Mariah Carey. He delivers a very special winter mix for Wonderland.
SEVEN WONDERS: Best Art Basel artists
With the dust (or the Miami Beach sand) settling on Art Basel 2012, we turn the spotlight on the seven best new artists we saw at the megafair.
WONDERLUST: Jack Royle
Jack Royle from D1 isn’t your typical tattooed bad boy, he also writes poetry and knows every line to Mean Girls. Obviously our ideal man…
PREMIERE: Indiana – “Swim Good”
Indiana is well on her way to becoming Nottingham’s success story of the year. With emotionally powerful performances that leave you entranced by her vocal capabilities, she’s been tipped by Annie Mac and Huw Stephens to be one of the big new acts of 2013. Wonderland are pleased to present you with her brand new […]
NEW NOISE: Dracula Lewis
The three main facts that are circling the blogosphere about Dracula Lewis are his name, that he is from Transylvania and that he makes horror-esque electronic music. Wonderland get beyond his dark, dramatic persona and meet up with the 30 year-old Simone Trabucchi in Berlin and find out more.
WONDERLAND SESSIONS: Kyla La Grange
In a new installment of Wonderland Sessions, our new acoustic video series, gothic-folk popstress Kyla La Grange takes us branch-picking with her band, tells us about her Major Lazer crush and sings Heavy Stone for us.
SEVEN WONDERS: Weirdest Christmas songs
You’ve exhausted the newest Mariah Carey video for All I Want For Christmas and there’s only so many times you can listen to Justin Bieber’s Drummer Boy until your ears begin bleeding. So grab Christmas by the jingle bells and hark to our list of the weirdest, craziest and most unlikely Yuletide carols.
NEW NOISE: Milo Greene
Los Angeles quintet Milo Greene are quickly gathering pace, with their debut about to drop next month and a headline gig at St Pancras Old Church lined up. With a cinematic aesthetic to the record and a collection of short films to accompany the tracklist, Wonderland caught up with the five-piece to find out what […]
JESSIE CAVE: Great Expectations star talks Harry Potter and bookworms
Jessie Cave, who played Ron Weasley’s not so secret admirer in the final Harry Potter films, talks to us about filming Great Expectations, family trips to Edinburgh, and obsessive book fans.
EMERGING: Lucas Price
Lucas Price was the upstart street artist whose A-Level work sold to collectors before he got clean of heroin and headed for the RCA. Before his show T.E.A.M Atlas opens at Rove Gallery, we talk to the man about his shift from the streets to the gallery and preview some shots of his work from […]
PREMIERE: The 1975 – “You (Andrea remix)”
Mancunian band of brothers The 1975 gift us this exclusive remix by Andrea and reveal where they’d take us on a night out back in their hometown. But first, the real story behind their name (and no, nobody in the band was born in 1975)…
NEW NOISE: Clean Bandit
A string quartet that’s more hip-hop electronica than Yo-Yo Ma, whose videos feature Lily Cole as a half-naked mermaid and whose fans are mashed-up Oxford students on drugs? Meet Clean Bandit, the most eclectic band you’ll ever meet. They gift us an Aaron Lipsett remix of their track Nightingale, and cellist Grace lets us into […]
WONDERLAND SESSIONS: Arlissa, ‘Hard To Love Somebody’
“This Florence-like Londoner looks set to become the sound of 2013…a star is born.” Strong words from The Guardian about upcoming singer-songwriter Arlissa, and Wonderland are happy to feel the same way. The 19-year-old puts on a stunning acoustic show for us with her new song, Hard To Love Somebody.