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When we first started the publication wing of Fragment the purpose was to explore and learn about the future of news publication believe it or not. So it brings us great pleasure to preview the trailer to Page One, a documentary focusing on the brains of the New York Times newspaper.
Good friends of Fragment, Vespertine Press have just released their London guide to Coffee, the follow up to their outstanding Brighton Guide from last year.
The superb pocket size publication includes an insider’s guide to the best of London’s cafés, espresso bars and coffee roasters, alongside a series of expertly produced articles and in-depth information into processes and styles. The book also covers reviews, a history lesson in coffee houses, guides to brewing and roasting plus the ethics of coffee buying.
As if that wasn’t enough their putting on a launch party tomorrow night (Wednesday 14th) to coincide with the new DunneFrankowski Cafe at Protein studios in Shoreditch from 6-9pm, don’t miss out!
2011 has brought some major changes in the punk scene with Face to Face reforming and the split of The Ghost of a Thousand, one of Brighton’s golden generation punk outfits. But not all is lost with the formation of Eager Teeth, a new five-piece super group including ex-This City, Telegraphs, Chaos Days and Hot Damn firepower.
The video above set’s the scene for their new single ‘Lights Out’, combining Bronx esq specialities, great vocals and a killer beat. Keep it on replay and look out for more music from the boys in 2012, can’t wait to see what happens with em.
The fantastic Zulu Winter enter the BBC cavern to record a live session of their epic track ‘Never Leave’. Check out the video of the recording above the head over to Double Denim’s online store to get a piece of their beauty.
The Stone Roses. They didn’t grab me when I was younger, and they certainly don’t do anything for me now. Another band that should really stay put in their own history, similar to New Order’s latest re-incarnation without Hook. (WTF is New Order without Hook?). Yet even though I can’t think of much worse than new Stone Roses material – other than another shitty Ian Brown record – there’s one thing in the history books this band should be remembered for, and quite rightly so. Spike Island:
Fuck The Stone Roses for reforming for money after years of cursing the idea of reformation. But god bless those days of Madchester when they truly made their name in the Manchester music scene history books alongside some of the greats.
At last week’s fantastic Horrors gig we were introduced to the superb new band TOY, made up of ex Jolene and the Jing Jang Jong members their debut singles ‘Left Myself Behind’/’Clock Chime’ screams with excellence.
Listen to ‘Left Myself Behind’ and ‘Clock Chime’ below and download here.
Gordon Richardson (Topman design director) alongside co-curator Matthew Murphy of B Store are responsible for High Street giant Topman’s latest and most surprising outpost. The Topman General Store, located in East London’s Shoreditch features a limited edition line of higher end Topman products along with superb coffee courtesy of Reynolds.
With an impressive collection of photography books, vintage furniture and a few bits and pieces from other carefully chosen brands such as Pendleton, Norsea Industries and Percival (plus limited-edition Rite in the Rain notebooks), it looks like the sort of great independent you’d expect to find in Shoreditch, only cheaper and less intimidating.
Topman General Store
98 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LZ
Last weekend the Fragment Londoners got pulled down to Victoria Park for GA’s Lovebox, all thanks to the lovely people at Vice! Thanks Vice!
Friday passed like reading the best bits of NOTW. Metronomy worked it well as always, Busy P killed it, Herve got us down and dirty yet we’re all still really fucking confused as to why The Wombats headlined. When the fuck are they going to… fuck off.
For the majority of Saturday we got hailed on, rained on, pissed on and mugged by the ‘£4.00 for a can’ bar staff but all in all had a super day out. Santigold killed it, we worked out how to say Fenech Soler properly, De La Soul committed to the latest arrivals of the day and Snoop Dog forgot to not promote gun crime.
Another weekend of brilliance from London weather, and yet another brilliantly organised festival from Lovebox. Nice one.
After returning slightly light headed from our week away at Sonar the other month we were delighted to re-kindle our love with the festival with these brilliant shorts from Annie Mac’s team. The Adventures of Annie Mac youtube series takes your eyes on a mystical journey across the globes finest festivals with one of the country’s best introducers, Madam Mac.
Illustrator Andy Smith has a wonderful show on down at Bristol’s Soma Gallery until the 20th of August entitled, ‘Sunny Side Up’. Featuring a host of his own screen prints featuring hand drawn type messages plus painted and wood screen print panel pieces the show features a ton of gems.
Almost all the 50 x 70 cm screenprints are available to buy in signed and numbered editions of 30, with prices starting from £50.
The second coming of the Clinic anthology dropped on Saturday and is now available to buy via the Clinic online store.
Poetry from: Rachael Allen / James Brookes / Sam Buchan-Watts / Niall Campbell / John Challis / Kayo Chingonyi / Tim Cockburn / Sophie Collins / Dai George / Matthew Gregory / Nathan Hamilton / Emily Hasler / Oli Hazzard / Kirsten Irving / Luke Kennard / Amy Key / Caleb Klaces / Alex MacDonald / Edward Mackay / Toby de las Rivas Martinez / Harriet Moore / Kim Moore / Andrew Parkes / Abigail Parry / Declan Ryan / Jon Stone / Olly Todd / Jack Underwood
Artwork from: Kouhei Ashino / Sophia Augusta / Alexey Berezkin / Harriet Bridgwater / Michael Dotson / Mike Goldby / Jack Hudson / Paul Layzell / Bob London / Aaron McLaughlin / Olja Oblvco / Sean Roy Parker / Aimee Parrott / Tom Rees / Jack Teagle / White White Brown Twig