Profile: Tamera Foster
The X-Factor’s Tamera Foster talks touring, pre-stage nerves and keeping herself grounded with Wonderland
Profile: Joseph Coward
With lyrics about cults, torture and dark overloads to his name, songwriter and label-owner Joseph Coward is out to puzzle
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 […]
EMERGING: Kim Jakobsen To
Norwegian-turned-Londoner Kim Jakobsen To has shot for everyone from Acne to Canon (and Wonderland, of course), but it's his unpretentious, intimate and entirely lovely portraits that really caught our eye. We talk to him about Birdland, his exhibition at Rove Gallery.
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.
EXCLUSIVE: ROMANS, "The Die Is Cast"
This video for The Die Is Cast arrived in our inbox with no explanation. No context. Nada. It's apparently part of a master plan from the enigmatic, faceless ROMANS, who – if this video is anything to go by – intends to provide music with the kind of stadium-filling bombast it desperately needs, complete with […]
LIBERAL ARTS: Elizabeth Olsen talks college stalkers and manic pixie dream girls
how can i get my ex girlfriend back Elizabeth Olsen talks to Wonderland about her new film, Liberal Arts, and why she most definitively isn't a manic pixie dream girl.
EXCLUSIVE: Astroid Boys, "Bad-A$$"
Astroid Boys are a crew of Welsh rappers, MCs and DJs fusing together party-heavy hip-hop with grime, dub and a generous dose of hardcore Black Flag-style attitude. Touring with the likes of Ms Dynamite, the band kindly let us premiere their video for “Bad-A$$”. Wonderland caught up with members Phil ‘Traxx’ Constantinou and Benjamin ‘Benji’ […]
CHAIN REACTION: Fannie Schiavoni's metal magic
Fannie Schiavoni is a Swedish-born, Chalayan-trained designer living in London. The New Gen award winner’s bellicose handcrafted harnesses and jewellery have already captured the fancy of Skin, Gaga and Rihanna; Wonderland caught up with Schiavoni to learn more about her AW12 chain reaction.
Design duo Reed+Rader have been together for 10 years – and in that decade they’ve seen gifs rise from much-maligned geek sigil to high-fashion editorial. They talk conservative fashion, dinosaur heads and augmented reality.
GASLAMP KILLER: On Flying Lotus and Burning Man
how to erase credit history The Gaslamp Killer (or William Bensussen, if you want to get technical) is a Californian DJ making some of the best trippy psychedelic/hip-hop beats and mixes right now. No wonder his album’s coming out on Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder this month. Wonderland caught up with GLK fresh from his Boiler […]
COLD SPECKS: Doom soul, faith and Mob Wives
how to repair credit score Cold Specks is Canadian singer/songwriter Al Spx, who’s been blessed with vocals tinged with old South vibes, melting into music infused with the influence of Tom Waits and Bill Callahan. Wonderland caught up with Al to chat about the music she once called doom soul.
LAWLESS: Nick Cave and John Hillcoat talk Westerns
can you refinance a home loan with bad credit Nick Cave. You’ve probably heard of him. The legendary lead singer of The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds, also in Grinderman, has been crafting beautiful, obsessive, lyrical songs about death and violence for decades. Film-making is just one of his hobbies. His latest offering is […]
GRIZZLY BEAR: Shields
Grizzly Bear is that rare indie band that crosses over, explodes, and then still stubbornly insists on making good music. It doesn’t happen often, but the band have done it with their new album Shields. We talk to Daniel and Chris about how their upcoming album was a long, long time coming.
PERFUME GENIUS: Porn, addiction and Edward Scissorhands
Perfume Genius specialises in stark, eerily intimate confessionals – no wonder his next London gig’s in a church. We sit down to talk to him about addiction, childhood and porn – plus we’re giving away a pair of tickets to his Union Chapel gig, a signed album and Perfume Genius merchandise.
Mandarin & General: Peggy Tan and the art of Qipao
Taiwanese-born Peggy Tan launched Mandarin & General in 2011 and has been thoughtfully reinventing traditional Chinese dress into something altogether more sophisticated, sexy and modern – not unlike present-day China, in fact.
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.
JAY BARRY MATTHEWS: Costume man extraordinaire
You might not know the name Jay Barry Matthews, but you’ve definitely seen his extravagant, elegant work. The Aussie’s designed costumes and props for everyone from JLS, Matthew Bourne to even a little film called The Dark Knight Rises (you might have heard of it).
EMERGING: Josh Greet
We’ve all spent our share of time scrolling Tumblr’s infinite supply of animated gifs, but young photographer Josh Greet took things further and started making his own. And in between shooting gifs for Adidas Originals and Illustrated People, the Plymouth College of Art graduate isn’t short of work.
EMERGING: Sinisa Kukec
How to win your girlfriend back Sinisa Kukec transforms found objects and trash into enthralling, sinisterly beautiful installations. The enigmatic whiskey-drinking artist tells us about getting kicked out of Charleston bars, Peter Voulkas’ arse, and why his eastern European blood means his art is made for glass-half-empty types.
EXCLUSIVE: Notorious BOL$HIE
BOL$HIE‘s a Yorkshire girl made good – so good, in fact, she made it all the way to New York. With the launch of her capsule collection Notorious BOL$HIE, the designer and stylist hit the streets of Harlem to film a documentary about people like the A$AP Mob and Mykki Blanco. Wonderland got an exclusive […]
EMERGING: Agustina Woodgate
http://capturehislove.com/ dating coach Agustina Woodgate became an online sensation when the Internet found her sewing poetry into thrift store clothes, but the Argentine is taking on the world with her playful, world-conscious art – starting with an abandoned theme park in Berlin.
EMERGING: Karen Storey
In an age of Instagram and smartphones, we’re swamped in a constant stream of pictures. So imagine how refreshing it is when a newcomer rips up the rulebook and creates images from a leftfield perspective. Self-taught photographer Karen Storey works with light installations and props to create a surreal environment.
TRACES: The secret gallery
Hidden away off Hackney Road in east London is an old Victorian pub, frequented by the cries of a hoary prostitute – and it might also be the site of the most innovative gallery show all year, showcasing art and design pieces in a meticulously restored (but fashionably crumbly) local landmark. But first you need […]
SWEET TOOF: Graffiti's sweet Olympics revenge
If you’ve been anywhere in east London, you’ll have seen Sweet Toof. Ghoulish and gleeful, his Day of the Dead-style street art has adorned walls from Hackney to Hoxton. On the eve of his solo show Sweet Revenge, Wonderland treads the thin line between life and death with the mysterious artist…