Beloved followers… We’ve up sticks and moved to a new domain and with it we’ve broadened our spectrum feeling that the name The-Vintage was somewhat pigeon-holing our creative spirit (and we’d love you to come with us!)
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Kym Ellery is the genius mastermind behind her eponymous label ELLERY. Originally from Perth Australia, she moved to Sydney aged 20 where she worked for RUSSH Magazine gaining the momentum and insight to launch her own fashion label in 2007, going from strength to strength ever since!
“Little masterpieces, that’s what they were. The jewels of the cities and the high streets. Dressed with a stunning precision that spelt obsessive, a minefield of detail from head to toe, a work of art encased in mohair and existing for clothes, music and kicks, Mods listened to the best music, danced the best dances and helped transform British cultural life”.
(Paulo Hewitt on the Gen-1 Mods in ‘A Mod Anthology’, 1999)
So lets continue from where we left off in Mods (Issue 1). We’re currently still in London, the epicentre of a youth rebellion. Its now the early Sixties and change is vogue with major developments just around the corner. The social demographic has shifted to a more youthful Britain following the baby-boom of the Second World War (By the mid-1960’s around 40% of the population were under the age of 25!) and following the Anglo-American Loan (US$57m in today’s money) vast improvements in the social-economic state of the UK were now evident meaning that the kids of the lower ranks of society had it far better than any generation before them had ever known!
“He was fifteen and he was the best-dressed man in the whole big building. He spent more money on clothes in a week than they spent in a month – despite the disparity between their expense account padded salaries and the handful of peanuts in his wage packet…. What was the point of wearing a suit if you looked like a sack of potatoes in it?”
The Novatones are a highly regarded four-piece indie outfit from Southampton, England who are buzzing off of the back of some well received festival performances and widely tipped as one to watch for 2015! If Andrew Loog Oldham was still darting about he would be stalking this bunch for a signature; simply said, they’re ripe for a record deal.
With the release of 3rd self-funded EP ‘Sunday Romance’, The-Vintage were lucky enough to get some time to talk on the new EP, just what style means to the band and matters of surviving a tour.
OK so we’re just going to come out and say it, this is definitely one of our favourite albums of the year to date.
Plucking up the courage to approach a girl in a supermarket car-park who later went on to become his wife, the self-appointed Reverend of folk Joshua Tillman AKA Father John Misty is back with an epic album release that tells the tale of happiness through a back story of self-loathing.
Get your ears around the melodic sounds of Tremble Out; an Austin, Texas based 4 piece with a passion for intelligent guitar work, shoe-gaze and the space age! Showing some real potential we caught up with the group whilst the vinyl of their first EP was still warm…. Here’s what they had to say…..
“Subatomic Tourism is an ongoing project to big up the small with a hint of Irwin Allen and Richard Feynman, along with a touch of Marcel Duchamp and Ray Harryhausen; to bring by way of Joseph Cornell and Gerry Anderson a celebration of the wonderful world-sized diorama we find ourselves living in.”
(Museum of Subatomic Tourism)
Stop. Take a moment. Open your eyes to your immediate surroundings. Look closer at the details and imagine yourself scaled down to 1:1000 scale. For now you are looking through the eyes of the Museum of Subatomic Tourism.