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Download: SULK, ‘Flowers’
The 90s barely seem like a distant memory, and SULK are already trying to revive it. Check out our free exclusive download of their new single ‘Flowers’.
BEST AND WORST: Girls Aloud fashion moments
We’re sobbing to the Sound of the Underground. We’ve got no Chemistry left. Yes, it’s the end of Girls Aloud, Britain’s longest-serving, longest-suffering (thanks, Cheryl Cole’s solo career) and most Northern girlband. To commemorate their demise, we take a look at their best and worst moments in fashion – from the glorious heights to the […]
WONDERLAND SESSIONS: Joe Banfi & Bear’s Den cover ‘Don’t Save Me’
Bear’s Den and Joe Banfi present their stripped-back acoustic take on Haim’s ‘Don’t viagra kaufen Save Me’, exclusively for Wonderland Sessions.
FOALS: Feeding the Holy Fire
Oxford quintet Foals make 2013’s most anticipated comeback with their third full-length record, Holy Fire, which got its long-awaited release this week and is on track to crack the charts. Wonderland meets the boys just as they sell out several Royal Albert Hall shows.
VIDEO Q&A: Rascals
2013 is proving to be a promising year for East London quartet, Rascals. As well as being nominated for MTV’s Brand New 2013 award and bringing in heavy support from Radio 1, this week the boys kick off a support slot with rap heavyweight Kendrick Lamar.
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.
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 […]
LEMONADE: Dive deep into nimble, hedonistic pop
Eccentric synth-dance types Lemonade return with their second album, Diver. Lead singer Callan Clendenin reveals how they're really just punk kids making infinitely pleasurable dance music.
SAVAGES: Riot Grrrls
So Savages blew apart the stage on Jools Holland last night in what must rank as the most ferociously meteoric rise for a British guitar band in, well, ever. Read our interview with them from our September/October issue.
LIVE: Jake Bugg owns the Queen of Hoxton for Original Penguin
As part of a series of filmed live performances called Plugged In for US fashion label Original Penguin, Nottingham-via-The World singer-scally Jake Bugg played to a handful of ticket holders at east London venue The Queen of Hoxton last week. The project’s opening event – intimate, irenic orijen dog food distributors and heartfelt as it […]
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.
FRIENDS – February/March
New York’s swishest indie exports Friends dropped their debut LP Manifest! last month, and on Monday, single “Home” will be released from it. Here’s our interview with the band, which first appeared in Wonderland‘s February/March issue. You probably don’t need reminding that pop culture is having a 90s moment – perhaps saying hello again to […]
CROCODILES: Endless Flowers
Crocodiles are as spunky, intoxicated, hair-brain-hedonistic as they want to be. The Berlin-via-San Diego lo-fi indie rockers (Brandon Welchez [vocals, guitar], Charles Rowell [guitar], Marco Gonzalez [bass], Anna Schulte [drums], Robin Eisenberg [keyboards]) will be releasing their third LP, Endless Flowers, on Monday and spoke to Wonderland ahead of a week of Field Day-ing, boat […]
Record Store Day – THE PLAYLIST × S.C.U.M.
Peddling a universally-accepted online marketplace for independent fashion boutiques clearly isn’t enough for farfetch.com, who are collaborating with Record Store Day to host an inspired new project called The Playlist. For this, a collection of rare and exclusive records are available to buy from the site from today. All items have been put forward by […]
VUVUVULTURES – Vibes, Vulva, Voodoo
Vuvuvultures is not a simple name to pronounce, but this striking and industrial looking quartet, who’ve just reached their 12 month milestone together, are rapidly establishing a solid reputation on London’s live circuit. Harmony Boucher (vocals), Nicole Bettencourt Coelho (bass), Paul Ressel (guitar, production) and Matthew Christensen (drums) sat down with Wonderland to discuss their […]
THEESatisfaction – “Turn off your swag!”
“Leave your face at the door and turn off your swag”, croon feminism’s new darlings: a playful jab at the thugged out skits that dominate today’s hip-hop scene, perhaps. The sun is shining and there is only so much swagged-out ego-blasting rap we can take – Sub Pop’s THEESatisfaction are a breath of fresh air. […]
Josh Beech and The Johns – a video exclusive
Josh Beech is one of the the most iconic alternative, high-end male models around. Fronting campaigns for Moschino and Levis, Beech shed the labels in favour of his first passion, music. The London born talent decided to make his touring band of John Turnham (drums,) John Martinelli (bass) a full time pursuit, releasing the Josh […]
TRUST head up Toronto’s art rock insurgency
The demon lovechild of an indie pop group and a goth rock band worthy of 80s stardom, Trust is no longer exclusively something to be broken by cheating on your significant other. An electronic duo from Toronto, Trust has been on the iTunes of music dorks for years. Their EP, Candywalls, received its fair share […]