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Music | Interview: Tove Styrke

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Tove Styrke – who turns 22 this week – came third on Swedish Idol in 2009. Before you sigh and back away, remember that Sweden is pop music heaven. If ever there was going to be a damn decent Idol alumni it was definitely come out of that version.

Music | Dacha Greco ‘Only Love’

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The beautiful Dacha Greco returns with ‘Only Love’. The singer-songwriter, who wrote and recorded much of her work in her garden shed, is often put alongside Marina and the Diamonds or Imogen Heap for her sweet alt-pop and is swiftly becoming a performer to keep a close eye on. ‘Only Love’ was shot all on film, which is almost of these HD days. Watch her new video below the cut.

Music | Interview: Slaves

Music & Film

Recently Slaves, the Kent two-piece comprising of Isaac (drums, vocals) and Laurie (guitar), stood in their smart clothes, which, remarkably for them, stayed on their bodies, beneath the harsh studio lights of Later… With Jools Holland and sonically beat the living shit out the audience who’d just politely applauded Sam Smith’s nasally whine. They were followed by U2’s stacked boots and forgettable drear; it was like having fantastic sex you needed to tell the world about then dropping dead on the way to the loo.

Beauty | Get the perfect AW14 face

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While studying the AW14 beauty catwalk trends it became apparent that the two big looks of the season were the ‘no make-up’ make-up (Stella McCartney, Isabella Marant, Jill Sander, Philip Lim, Victoria Beckham) and lots of lashes (Versace, Rochas, Gucci, Prada, Topshop Unique), so why not combine the two! It makes the important features here the skin, brows and lashes to really make an impact and we’ve got the products to help you achieve the perfect catwalk look.

Photography | Focus: Eddie O’Keefe

Fashion & Photography

Eddie O’Keefe was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana on the 4th July, 1993. Prior to his discovery of photography, O’Keefe was a nationally renowned demolition derby driver who had won four Coors Light Trophies and a Vigo County Fair Blue Ribbon for motorsport excellence.

Music | Rhodes ‘Breathe’

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David Rhodes hails from Hertfordshire and his Soundcloud stream has become a playlist fixture. He’s already supported Sam Smith, London Grammar and Nick Mulvey and his EP, Morning, is solemn and beautiful. A new EP, Home, is on the way, preceded by the release of the video for ‘Breathe’. He may not enjoy the notion that we think this is perfect hangover music but so far Rhodes has gotten us through several.

Fashion | Coach x Peanuts

Fashion & Photography

All that money you were saving up to buy friends and family Christmas presents? Bid it farewell. They’d be better off with lumps of coal because the Coach line of Peanuts/Snoopy apparel and bags is almost here. Everything is covetable and if there isn’t a Snoopy tote staring back at me by the end of the month there will be tears. The range includes pouches, t-shirts, luggage tags, pin buttons and varying sizes of leather Snoopy dolls which look kinda sex dungeon but hey, who’s complaining?

Fashion | HYPE x The Simpsons

Fashion & Photography

A match made in heaven? Is it possible to believe that The Simpsons first aired in – wait for it – 1989. The show’s influence is still felt and HYPE capture all its garish, lovable colouration in this collaborative series of t-shirts, vests, sweats, shorts and joggers in casual fits as well as a backpack and bucket hat. Motifs include the whole family plus the prerequisite donuts Duff beer. Can I get a DOH!?!

Music | MDNGHT: A Day In The Life Of…

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Four piece Manchester group MDNGHT (J, vocals; Will and Ant, guitars; Lloyd, DJ and percussion) recently released the video for new single ‘Breeze’, and we’ve fallen happy victims to its falsetto sweetness and electronic troubadour spirit. We asked the band to grab their phones and, in the name of hard hitting reportage, document their day while on the road. Who knew grown men could get so thrilled about defeating an arcade claw machine!

Music | Interview: Maxine Ashley

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Born in the Bronx and discovered by Pharrell (who signed her to his i am OTHER imprint) from her covers on Youtube, Maxine Ashley recently brought out an EP of hypnotising beats, mixing jazz, R’nB and dance with her smooth, honey vocals. She’s worked with Billion, Kendrick and Two Inch Punch as well as Pharrell and on a fleeting UK visit she stops to talk about her style, her sound and cat dreams.

Music | Interview: Shift K3Y

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Shift K3Y is 21 year old North Londoner Lewis Shay Jankel. He’s a bit of a Renaissance man when it comes to music – a DJ, songwriter, producer and remixer – and it’s very likely that even if you’re not too familiar with his moniker then there’s little doubt you could escape his monster hit from earlier this year, the infectious garage-by-the-way of pop ‘Touch’.