New Epicureans Pissing a Good Break Against The Wall
20 years ago this year, Sleaze Nation, one of the world’s snottiest, most influential style bibles, was born. Speaking to the rebelheads behind this maniacal monthly, we ask: where can magazine publishing possibly go from here?
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.
NATASHA LAW – Dust in their Eyes
Natasha Law’s elegant, erotic paintings fall somewhere between art and fashion. Anonymous women in various states of undress languidly stretch across eye-popping canvases: all long limbs, pouty lips and bewitching sensuality. Wonderland speaks to the artist ahead of her solo show, “Dust in their Eyes”.
STUART SEMPLE: Post Adolescent Idealistic Phase
Elusive, pop-culture amalgamist and brainchild of London’s Aubin gallery, Stuart Semple (known as “Nancyboy” in the early noughties) agreed to dish the dirt on his work ahead of his newest exhibition, “Post Adolescent Idealistic Phase”, from the 31st, and reveals a few ambitious plans for October.
IF YOU LEAVE: Black × Motto, Berlin
A part of an ongoing pop-up exhibition at Motto’s Berlin store, If You Leave – artist and curator Laurence Von Thomas’s 2009-present digital and print series which invites contributions from shoegazing and boundary-pushing photographers the globe over – presented its second bound volume “Black” on Friday. He spoke Wonderland about it.
BRIAN FINCKE: “Construction”
From the hip photographerBrian Fincke chats to Wonderland about his new book, “Construction” – which took him to building site mazes across New York City over a two and a half year stretch.
RICKY POWELL × PONY
Photographer Ricky Powell – a prominent figure of the prototype, 80s hip-hop community – has designed a shoe (as well as small collection of tees) for American sports brand PONY. We spoke to Powell about the collaboration – set to launch in September – and his reaction to friend Adam Yauch’s (of Beastie Boys fame) […]
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 […]
JENNY MORGAN – Kith and Kin
Jenny Morgan’s illustrations are at once a bewitching, curious and utterly intoxicating affair. Marrying rose-tinted, Lynchian imagery of top (and occasionally bottom)-less subjects staring deranged-as-hell frontwards with colour mashups and canvas smudging, she has borne an instantly recognisable art brand. Morgan chatted to a slightly punch-drunk (but no less enamored) Wonderland about the work, ahead […]
TESTING: THE NIKE+ FUEL BAND
Wonderland indulges in a series of unfortunate experiences to test the potency of Nike’s brilliant new 24/7 sports performance monitor.
A. SAUVAGE’s New London Store
A. Sauvage’s brand new store on London’s Maddox Street opened last week. Wonderland sat down with the man himself to discuss its luxe interior…
VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Purple Ferdinand
Ukulele fiddling tattooist-by-day Vanessa “Purple” Ferdinand sat down with Wonderland to discuss her momentous young career, and sketched us our very own ink badge from an east London parlor – in an exclusive new video.
FIONA RAE – Maybe You Can Live on the Moon in the Next Century
Once Turner Prize shortlistee Fiona Rae – whose works gained notoriety in the 1990s alongside the likes of Gary Hume and Damien Hirst – will be exhibiting a ten year career retrospective at Leeds Art Gallery from tomorrow. Wonderland pressed Rae about her illustrious career.
AWKWARD – Beau Mirchoff
Beau Mirchoff stars as Jenna Hamilton’s love interest in MTV’s Awkward. – the story of a 15 year old in the midst of the most cringe-tastic of emotional crises. Mirchoff’s hilariously nuanced character as handsome-but-hopelessly-coy Matty McKibben will return for a second series this summer – he was itching to tell Wonderland about it.
THE KILLING – Jamie Anne Allman
So The Killing (US) is back. With series two premiering on Channel 4 last night, we sat down with its star, Jamie Anne Allman – known for her blink-and-you’ll-miss-it rise to fame alongside Ryan Gosling in The Notebook – to talk all things “Terry Marek”.
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS’ favourite prima donnas
Marina and the Diamonds – Marina Lambrini Diamandis to cohorts – releases her hotly tipped follow-up to 2010’s debut LP Family Jewels today. Titled Electra Heart, we drill Diamandis about titles such as “Primadonna”, “Bubblegum Bitch” and “Homewrecker” – and ask her to list her five top pop prima donnas.
Jayne Pierson – MODRUN
Jayne Pierson’s biography is a truly attention-stealing read. Flitting between schools across the US in her youth, she mingled with the likes of Robert Smith and rose to attention with EMI-backed indie outfit, Gouge. Now a fully fledged fashion designer, Pierson sat down with Wonderland to discuss the dense concept behind her fall collection, Modrun.
Py – TRIPPING ON WISDOM
Tripping on Wisdom is the name of London-via-Brighton based beat wrangler Py’s forthcoming mixtape, and perfectly describes the music’s trip-hoppy, punch-drunk pop appeal. She sits down with Wonderland to discuss developing the striking sound with producers like BretonLABS and Lapalux.
BEST AND WORST: Comic book adaptations
With palm-dripping anticipation, Paramount’s Marvel Avengers gets its nationwide UK release on Thursday. Set to blast previous “highest grossing films evurrr” rivals away with Hulking ferocity (do one, Avatar!), we chart the best and worst in the way of big screen comic book adaptations… THE BEST: (1) The Dark Knight. Fogged in a droning, warbling […]
Frontrunner: THE ChiBeCa PROJECT
Frontrunner is a New York based collective – they put out an arts journal, and, in a neatly tucked away gallery space in “ChiBeCa”, Manhatten, regular exhibitions and projects. Their newest event, which opens from 6pm tonight, details the area in all its culturally rich and diverse glory. Its streets – which nestle between Chinatown […]
Video exclusive: STIK
Street artist Stik rose to notoriety after his recurring twig-limbed character first splashed the walls of Shoreditch, London not so long ago. He-who-refers-to-remain-unnamed took us to Brick Lane, where many of his pieces (- and, amazingly, friends he acquired in his days as a “homeless dude”) reside, and spoke to us ahead of his newest […]
Matcho Suba – BUSHFIRE
Matcho Suba’s fall collection, Bushfire, is, he claims, his most “directional and complete” to date: “Fabrics such as fur, leather, taxidermy and lace were used to create a textual roller-coaster of emotion.” Inspired by an incline for researching bush-fires in his home country, Australia, the Slovakia-born, Central Saint Martins-educated designer sat down with Wonderland to […]
MARK DEKLIN – life as a Good Christian Bitch
Mark Deklin stars in ABC’s newly launched comedy GCB (set in suburban Dallas and based on Kim Gatlin’s acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel Good Christian Bitches), alongside roles in Desperate Housewives and Hawaii Five-0. In Bitches, he plays happily gay-and-in-the-closet Blake Reilly, and spoke to Wonderland about tackling the complex part.
Wild card – Hollyoaks’ PJ BRENNAN
Shoegazing, suicidal, accent-switching wheeler dealer Doug Carter is easily one of Hollyoaks‘ most nuanced recent creations. Wonderland sat down with Brooklyn-born actor Patrick Joseph “PJ” Brennan to discuss the character – curiously, the first screen role he ever auditioned for.
Beach House – BLOOM
Beach House’s third album, Teen Dream, was drowned in praise last decade, sitting pretty at the top of a number of end-of-year lists after its 2008 release – which makes Bloom, the Baltimore duo’s newest offering, one of the year’s most anticipated albums.Wonderland couldn’t help but press the band‘s gifted and mystical chanteuse Victoria LeGrand […]
VUITTON × TATE = The Hello Cube
As part of Tate Modern’s ongoing Yayoi Kusama exhibition, Infinite Kusama (which runs until June 5th and is sponsored by the Louis Vuitton Arts Project), artists Pete Hellicar and Joel Gethin Lewis (AKA Hellicar & Lewis) recently established a groundbreaking sound and touch sensitive light display called The Hello Cube in the gallery’s Turbine Hall. […]