Grenfell Tower: The Change That Hasn’t Happened

Artwork by Ana Ovilo Written by Alex Howlett “They always seem to need a significant loss of life before things are changed.” These were the words of former chief fire officer Ronnie King after the Grenfell fire tragedy last month. He also outlined the obvious differences between the experts and “them”, namely beings the ministers…

PlathoesCave Podcasts- The World of Beatnik

A look back into Manhattans past and lost cultures of Greenwich Village’s Beat performers, writers and poets with musical connoisseur James Shakeshaft. Track Listing Jack Kerouac – MacDougal Street Blues Nancy & Lee – Greenwich Village Folk Song Salesman Woody Guthrie – Along In The Sun And The Rain Joan Baez – Farewell Angelina Bob…

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…

PlathoesCave Podcast: Political Cartoons FUBU

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. In this week’s podcast Giannina interviews Ella of WHIP, an artist and founder of an all female illustrated political zine. She also plays a selection of tracks that could only be described as ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ . Bought to you by Giannina, a…

Frida Kahlo: the stare that has captivated the world for decades

By Gabbie Lynch Artwork by Ton Peelen The name elicits the same reaction as it did when she was alive and painting over sixty years ago. The world is screaming for Frida Kahlo; the flamboyant Mexican artist with the infamous strong brow and harrowing stare. She is a fashion icon, a face often adopted by…

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…