Hipsters are an intriguing creature when allowed to flourish in their natural habitat, and are renowned for providing fascinating soundbites. We swung by The Old Truman Brewery's "Martyrs & Matryoshkas" exhibition to listen in on the in-crowd's take on the artwork. Reporter: Yasmin Jeffery I Sub-Editor: James Brookes We all know the negative connotations associated with the word “hipster”. London’s indie darlings are so despised barely anyone would admit to adopting the hipster way of life in this day and age. This is easy to understand; no one would consciously choose to label themselves as a vacuous, superficial person who routinely prizes aesthetics over basic functionality, or the alternative over the mainstream just for the sake of it. Because art is avant-g
A look back at some of our favorite music in 2016 Reporter: Martina Di Gregorio | Sub-editor: Cecilia Peruzzi Indie, rock, pop, popular, up and coming. We have seen it all this year, this dreadful 2016 that has shook many people in so many different ways. But hey guys, it's December and the year is almost over, so why don't we look back at the good that this year has brought onto us: the amazing new artists, the great songs, and the albums that have served as soundtrack to our life events. Below is a little podcast about The Voice of London's favourite seven artists in 2016, and a little snippet of their songs. https://soundcloud.com/user-321299851/top-artists-in-2016 Noah Cyrus Emeli Sande https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TqUlGyWSEk Norma Je...
Discover new London locations, new bands as well as spend a night in someone’s living room, sitting on the floor and relaxing, sparking your love of live music again. Reporter: Martina Di Gregorio | Sub-Editor: Chelsea Jobe Are you a broke millennial? Tired of people talking and recording during a gig? Sofar Sounds is exactly what you need. Sofar Sounds was founded in 2010 by Rafe Offer, Rocky Start and Dave Alexander when they became tired of people being disrespectful during concerts. What they did was bring a group of friends to a house and let them play music. After six years, Sofar Sounds has reached 281 cities and millions of people’s homes, and discovered artists such as Bastille, Hozier and James Bay. It’s fun, intimate, and slightly spontaneous. Sofia Loporcaro, an
Have independent bookshops become gift shops with a few books lining the shelves you might give your friend for his birthday? Indie bookshops used to thrive and they always deserve, but sadly it seems like we have already unsealed the last chapter of it. Words: Lei Fu. Subeditor: Tenelle Ottley-Matthew Graduating from Graphic Design of Central Saint Martins in 2014, and studying Visual Communication at Royal College of Arts now, Qian Yuan is one of thousands art students in London and an adventurer of indie bookshops in the city too. Inspired from her long-standing curiosity and respect for no longer long-standing indie publications, an art project called “The ex libris” naturally born in a format of book plates. The meaning behind it, as she described, is both a celebration and an obi