Recorded in Berlin February, around the launch of Martyn Goodacre’s book, Kirsty first met Mark Reeder in London, at the Tresor retrospective hosted by Red Gallery.
Subsequently she featured him in her pages in DJMag, not once or twice, but in the feature that spanned his beginnings as the Berlin rep for Factory Records in the late 70s, to putting on illegal gigs in East Berlin before the wall fell, to creating MFS Records in the 90s – and now with Chinese band, Stolen – OVER THREE EDITIONS. Unknown pleasures.
Here they met in a coffee shop on a Sunday afternoon. Continue reading Mark Reeder podcast with Kirsty Allison
“People are always saying ‘literally’ and they mean figuratively. Literally doesn’t mean literally anymore. Cause what defines a meaning of a word is how it is used. Language ain’t hard and fast, even in the Oxford dictionary. So ‘literally’ now, if you look in the Oxford English Dictionary, it no longer means the absolute fact. This is the conversation: He treated her like shit, literally. What? He flushed her down the lavatory? I mean no, surely, figuratively? In this case.” Continue reading Dr John Cooper Clarke podcast
A lifetime of nicher than niche dream-bars breathe in the cash economy of Berlin. You want to drink in the Black Lodge like you’re in Twin Peaks, ya, gotcha (I know cool kids, you used to be able to do that in Hackney’s Kenton too). But you wanna sip a Riesling aside a baggy Manc theme, uh huh. Okay, Peckham’s a bit like that currently. … Continue reading Berlin’s finest hangs
DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO plays a rare show in London on 3 August for Cold Lips at The Social, as part of the free Prison Tan summer series. Describing herself as an interdisciplinary artist, her current live show combines spoken word with electronics and visuals, and her new beautiful new album, Deliverance is a gatefold vinyl and book, produced by former-journalist, John Robb of The Membranes, and founder … Continue reading Who is Danielle De Picciotto?
I can’t wait.
I hope you’ll come.
I want to give Danielle the audience she deserves. It’ll be a truly special escape.
Kirsty Allison x Continue reading COLD LIPS x PRISON TAN: DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO: VAGRANT LOVERS:ALEXANDER HACKE of EINSTURZENDE NEUBATTEN
THIS PARTY IS NEXT WEEK. It’s at the Bomb Factory in Holloway. It will be excellent. BELOW IS A PICK OF TONIGHT’S CULTURAL SLICKNESS OF LONDON. TONIGHT THURSDAY: COLD LIPS FAVE UP N COMER OF EASEL Sam Jackson whose penchant for tattooing the faces of the infamous – has a show opening at OLD STREET’S CHARLIE SMITH GALLERY And further east, into Whitechapel, Gallery 46 is showing a group … Continue reading THURSDAY NIGHT IN LONDON TOWN
London, 25 May 2019: A cool crew of boys with hair that felts together in a wig of 70s squat, expand around the balcony of the Electric in Brixton tonight for an extravaganza of neo-acid rock – surrounded by girls you wanna meet walking the California desert – tassels, feathers, denim, crochet – long hair, wild hearts. Headlined by Kikagaku Moyo (it’s taken 10 times … Continue reading Kikagaku Moyo, Electric Brixton 🌘🍄🌘