This is Liquid Music: JellySkin Album Review

JellySkin are a Leeds based duo. Harry Whitehead reviewed their new EP then we gave them (Zia and Will) the Spanish Inquisition.  This is liquid music. The voice floats in a great pool of synth, buffeted by waves of fuzz and static. Merpeople songs, coming from deep under the sea. The mind finds itself resting…

Full Moon: Tunes for the twilight hours

By Charlie Ponzio Art by Bella Spencer The night has an inherent mysticism to it, and perhaps a tinge of loneliness. Historically, the moon has been associated with female energy due to its cyclical and regenerative nature. Under the moon’s luminescence lovers meet, witches have their sabbath, and debauchery becomes acceptable under the dark of…

PlathoesCave Podcast: Hazy Jazz+

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Jacob Allen aka Puma Blue, a South London crooner bringing hazy jazz onto the scene. Along with some jazz, hip-hop/rap, electronic and a Lauryn Hill track hand-picked by Giannina’s mum.  Bought to you by Giannina, a dedicated Missy Elliot…

Bernie Sanders and a Beer: A Lesson on Improving the Country

Art and Words by Harriet Speed In many ways I know that I am incredibly privileged: I am white, British, and reasonably well educated. But this week I had an experience that furthered my awareness of just how privileged I in fact am. I study furniture design and making at a small college in Oxford…

PlathoesCave Podcasts: Female Powerhouses

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Luisa Gerstein, the creator of Deep Throat Choir (an all-female singing collective formed in 2013) along with a healthy serving of RNB/hip hop, reggae and disco to get you dancing. Brought to you by the ever-talented Giannina…

React to it at your Leisure: A Review of Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

Words by James Shakeshaft Art by Pearl Thompson Photos courtesy of New West Records In a world filled with fickle fads and a sometimes disposable popular culture, I find myself constantly seeking something that truly resonates with me. Which is why I was so elated to come across Canada’s Daniel Romano, one of our generations…

Say it Like you Meme it: The role of memes in politics

By Bella Spencer Long gone are the days when you had to wait for your dog to grab the newspaper from the harassed postman in order to stay up to date with current affairs. We are a generation informed by memes starring your favourite doggo rather than columns of facts in black and white print. With…

All Quiet on the Theresa Front: Tories vs. Labour on LGBT policy

By Joey Parker Drawing by Livvy Mac If GCSE English taught me anything, it is that a comparison of two texts can reveal so much more than reading something in isolation. When one novel explores an issue in depth, and the other barely touches on it, you can infer a lot about the author and…