WEEKLY ROUND-UP: THINGS WE ARE MOST EXCITED FOR
April 4th until April 7th is one hell of a busy week, to say the least. From long awaited album- and movie- releases to a truly revolutionary art exhibition in London: to get you as pumped as we are for what is to come, we have our weekly round-up to inform you about some of this week’s most exciting events.
Friday, April 7th will provide us with a (truth be told) slightly overwhelming, fresh batch of new music. We have got follow-ups by the likes of Father John Misty (Pure Comedy), Cold War Kids (L.A. Divine) and Future Islands (The Far Field) and more material by up and coming industry favorites such as Joey Badass (All American Badass), Arca (Arca) and Sylvan Esso (What Now). Also in the mix: Alexandra Savior’s highly anticipated debut Belladonna of Sadness plus a very promising second album by none other than iconic model-gone-musician Karen Elson, titled Double Roses. And this is only to name a few. So, needless to say, we are very excited to listen to all of these releases. To fully prepare yourselves for what is coimg for you on Friday, view the full list of forthcoming records right here.
I’m happy to announce my 2nd album Double Roses will be released April 7th featuring a brilliant cast of characters and produced by Jonathan Wilson. You can go to my website (link in the bio) to Pre Order and hear my song Distant Shore available now. The song features the marvelous @benmonttench @sansonic1 and @lauramarling Stay tuned for more updates and sneak peeks as I lead up to the release. It’s been a long time coming and I’m so happy to share all that’s been haunting me. Album image and art work by my dear friends @theo123456 and @fabienbaron #doubleroses Listen to Distant Shore on SoundCloud Link in profile along with website info Also avail on Spotify, YouTube and iTunes 🌹🌹 #newmusic
Music-nerds are definitely not the only ones with things to look forward to. This week also has some very exciting movie-releases in store. To start off, April 6th will mark the day Tiger Girl comes to a theater near you. The German coming-of-age drama focuses on finding strength in being a woman and fighting the struggles it may bare. It was first introduced at the 2017 Berlinale to mixed reviews concerning its wide range of rather violent secnes throughout the plot. All we can say here is that we are very keen on judging for ourselves and encourage you to do the same.
Another gender-themed story and entirely different approach to the coming-of-age-genre, is 2016’s already cult-worthy anime Your Name. This work of art has been praised internationally and dominated its native Japanese box office ever since it surfaced. Now, approximately 8 months after its initial release, the film’s English dubbed reboot will premiere April 7th to appeal to an even bigger, more international audience. However, that is going to be quite the task as this emotional tale of two teenagers switching bodies is reportedly the most successful anime of all time and its original has made worldwide revenues of more than 300 Million Dollars, which is more than your average Hollywood-production.
Last but most certainly not least is the release of the Mick Rock documentary SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock. The film will explore the life, the ups and the downs of the iconic british photographer who’s portfolio includes David Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed and many more. SHOT! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, too, is set to hit theaters Friday April 7th.
Arts & Culture
Tate Britain: In one of this year’s truthfully most interesting and forward-thinking art exhibitions simply titled “Queer British Art” by London’s world renowned artists, we are introduced to key-pieces of LGBTQ-themed paintings, ranging from 1861 to 1967. It is the first installation of the sort and will celebrate the 50th anniversairy of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales. The display will be open to the public starting April 5th.
Happy #ValentinesDay to the lovers out there ❤️ This image depicts Sappho and Erinna, the ancient Greek poets who were associated with the island of Lesbos, giving us the word ‘lesbian’. The artist, Simeon Solomon, was attracted to men at a time when male homosexuality was illegal. This same-sex female couple may be a covert way of referring to his own desires. It’s a tenderly erotic image – Erinna appears quite swept off her feet by Sappho’s kiss. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See this work on display at Tate Britain in #QueerBritishArt 1861-1967, open from 5 April. Link in bio! #LGBTHistoryMonth