Jóhann Jóhannsson 1969 – 2018

The talents of Icelandic musician and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson revealed a unique ability to adapt and change. His familiarity with classical arrangement, as well as with electronic music, was matched by the rapid speed in which he mastered the art … Read More

Wavegirl Albums Of 2017

2017 offered up a broad variety of music that saw some artists offering up a few surprises. Here’s the ten albums that Wavegirl felt represented the best of the year…. ALBUM OF THE YEAR HANNAH PEEL – Mary Casio: Journey … Read More

THE LOST WORLDS OF GEORGE RR MARTIN

As Game Of Thrones approaches its end, what can replace it? George R.R. Martin is probably as surprised as anyone by the cultural phenomenon that his multi-volume book seriesA Song Of Ice And Fire has established. Filmed as Game Of … Read More

Attack Of The Clones

Exploring Hollywood’s reliance on the rinse & repeat method of filmmaking… The announcement of a new entry in the Star Wars film series provoked an unsurprising groundswell of interest from both press and fans alike. The Force Awakens sees JJ … Read More

Farnborough : Inbetween Days

Exploring the early skate culture of Farnborough… The post-boom years for skateboarding were a very strange time. During these ‘Wilderness Years’, the rise of BMX had gripped the nation’s youth and skateboarding appeared to be relegated to the past. Despite … Read More

Crystal Palace : From Safety To Where…?

“It’s weird green thing”. I appeared sceptical at an associate’s description of seeing the Crystal Palace half pipe for the first time. Having spent the initial post-boom years simply skating Woolwich (occasionally venturing as far as Romford or Fordham Park … Read More

New Cross Calling

When skateboarding had taken off during the 1970s it had also sparked off a period of purpose-built skateparks, particularly in London. Locations such as Skate City became legendary as the early pioneers of dedicated spots for skating. 1978 saw the … Read More