In the realms of the surreal There’s a strange blurring of the lines between fact and fiction in the film Female Human Animal. Directed by Josh Appignanesi and starring London-based writer Chloe Aridjis, the film opens as a documentary of … Read More
Dreampop duo UMMAGMA release an EP of ethereal delights… In a world of landfill indie and ‘retro electro’, it’s always a pleasant diversion to stumble across an aural oasis that occupies its own distinct territory, which is certainly the landscape … Read More
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
By the time 1983 had rolled around, Crystal Palace half pipe had been shifted back beyond the bridge. It had also been resurfaced and had the addition of an Alpine Action logo on the back. Once again, the ESA (English … Read More
“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
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