London’s Record Store Day Sends Vinyl Popularity Spinning

*Originally published on May 5th on AltLDN blog. With special gigs and swarms of music-lovers packed into record stores – RSD took London by storm this year. Vinyl seems to be making a lot of noise; from seasoned music-aficionados who devour all things musical, to posers who use records as ‘vintage’ decorations, everyone’s talking about…

Review: The Boy

Those who haven’t yet seen William Brent Bell’s latest dud horror film, The Boy, can take solace in the fact that they haven’t wasted their time and money. If you wish to avoid sheer disappointment, and 97 minutes of your life, then avoid this film at all costs. Bland, bewildering and easy on the gore-…

Keeping face in the music and make up industry:

  By day, Charli Avery is a blender brush wielding makeup artist. By night, she’s a resident DJ at the Queen of Hoxton. Wearing a statement burnt-orange, fluffy coat, Charli Avery meticulously takes an Instagram snap of her Starbucks coffee cup. “People rarely spell my name properly,” she says, proudly. Her dramatic tangerine hair is…

Review: Bad Breeding Pit Party

Independent record label Fluffer Records are hosting some of the grittiest gigs in London- fans of punk rejoice! If you like your music hard and heavy and your gigs to have a quirky twist, then Fluffer Pit Parties are for you. Every month, independent label Fluffer Records put on a few Pit Parties, promising to…

Where I live isn’t trendy and that’s what makes it great

When my out-of-London dwelling friends ask me which area of London I live in, they seem deeply unimpressed when I tell them I live in Barking and Dagenham. When I explain to them that I rent a shoebox in the grey outskirts of London and that there are no pop-up shops on my high street,…

If we attack Caitlin, we may as well attack one of our own

Caitlin Jenner caused quite a stir recently when she gave her take on the hardest part of being a woman after she received Glamour Magazine’s Glamour Woman of the Year award. I notice many women- some of whom brand themselves feminists- express outrage. They were outraged that a white, rich and former male had won…