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 and heartfelt as it was – felt special. […]
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 […]