Sam Smith, Let the Bellyache Begin

By Steve Drayton (Qualified old fart) Art by Lauren Halls I know it’s traditional for an older gentleman to rail against the outpourings of the musical youth, and really, I am far enough away from its target audience that I shouldn’t really make complaint. It would be demeaning for a man of my advanced years. However,…

The Deslondes – Hurry Home – Album Review

Words by James Shakeshaft Art courtesy of New West. I first came across this 5 piece after meeting Sam Doores whilst he was touring with Hurray for The Riff Raff in Manchester back in 2014. In that evening my musical horizons were broadened. After all, it’s not every day you see a cowboy slinking down…

A Case for the Sex Club: From Berlin to London

Words by S.X.Cole Art by Alain Gacha My most vivid memory of KitKatClub, Berlin, is walking into the pool room and seeing 4 men completely naked, and hard, lounging around limbs intertwined. It may have been the drugs but it was honestly the most decadent and hedonistic image – in the morning light they could…

Tell Me Why… TECHNO

The concept that drives one person, maybe the reason why someone else is deterred. So, to quote THE voice of reason, Boy Zone, ‘Tell me why’… you do/do not like techno Tell me why’… you do Like Techno by Happa (Samir Alikhanizadeh) If I’m honest, I don’t actually listen to that much Techno outside of the club. I…

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…

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…

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…

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…