THE ACTRESS: Director Ben Charles Edwards acts up
Ben Charles Edwards is a British film director, screenwriter and photographer, whose love of vivid colours and enhanced postproduction have been likened to that of David LaChapelle. Wonderland caught up with the man himself to chat find about more about The Actress, his new short film, and his place as a judge on the Guardian's […]
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 […]
Logan Lerman: Perks of the Job
Ahead of the October 3 release of the much-anticipated teen epic Perks of Being A Wallflower, Wonderland talk to rising star Logan Lerman.
EMERGING: Loulou Reloulou
Loulou Reloulou turns fashion into a game for two. Her label isn't so much a fashion line as a invitation to performance art play: she turns out huge, oversized clothes that have space for two, three – even four. Wonderland talk to the Parisian eccentric about her irrepressible approach to clothes.
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.
EMERGING: Antonio Marguet
best way to fix your credit Surreal, plastic and really rather fantastic: that’s Antonio Marguet‘s photography to a tee. Ahead of his solo show at Hirst-owned gallery Other Criteria, we talk to the Saatchi Gallery New Sensations shortlist-er about his hyper-glossy art.
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.
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.
GUSTAVO LACERDA: Albinos
Sao Paulo photographer Gustavo Lacerda made waves across the Internet for his delicate, haunting portrait series Albinos. We sat him down to ask what spurred on this project.
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.
JOE DEMPSIE – Murder he wrote
Joe Dempsie first hit screens in an explosion of pills and chaos as party animal Chris in Skins and he’s since graduated on to cult hits Game Of Thrones and This Is England ’86. Wonderland caught up with the Nottingham lad for an exclusive photoshoot and to find out about his lead role in BBC drama […]
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…
THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING: Heading to Mother Russia
The Museum of Everything came to fame by exhibiting a spectacular array of Britain’s unloved, untrained artists. This summer, curator James Brett is producing Russia’s first major show of outsider art – and that means touring the Motherland looking for the next art superstar, combine harvester and all (Pussy Riot balaclava optional)…