Friday, 21 January 2011
Bayode is tailor/proprietor of a bespoke tailoring shop in Soho. He specialises in suit-trousers that have a jodhpurs-like cut that tend not to go further down than ankle-height, and jackets that are short and fitted. As modeled by Bayode himself, the suits are contemporary on a slight retro tip; beautifully made-to-measure in the most luxurious tweeds or corduroys in rainbow colours.
And there are the hats. With extravagant heights, they're inspired by anything from Al Capone-era trillbies, high hats, ten gallon cowboy hats and, in this particular case, by the shape of ships. Always worn on the very top of one's head tipped just a touch to one side. Super cool!
Friday, 7 January 2011
The songs that made me go moist in my nether regions in 2010
(Click on videos TWICE for full screen version)
1. HOT CHIP: ONE LIFE STAND
2. EVERYTHING EVERYTHING: MY KZ, UR BF
3. AVI BUFFALO: WHAT'S IN IT FOR
4. BEACH HOUSE: ZEBRA
5. GRUF RHYS: SHARK RIDDEN WATERS
6. JOHN GRANT: TC AND THE HONEYBEAR (never released as a single but gorgeous melody and production)
7. THE MOMENTS AND THE WHATNAUTS (a major cheat, this, as it's from 1973, but boy did this song give me goosebumps all year long!!!!)
8. JANELLE MONAE: TIGHTROPE (the most exciting new voice of the year)
9. TWIN SISTER: ALL AROUND AND AWAY WE GO
10. DARWIN DEEZ: CONSTELLATION (simply the most unfortunate hipster do in memory, but just the claps themselves redeem him. tune!)
I must say rather a vintage year in singles. Every one of them is destined to be a SNTF office classic!
I know, I know, it's way late but a certain bug that's been going around this part of the world kept me laid up on my back for weeks. It's never too late to reminisce about the good tunes of the recent past, though.
So, here it is, what you've all been waiting for: the albums that made me go "Oooh" in 2010
1. John Grant: Queen of Denmark
2. Janelle Monae: The ArchAndroid
3. She and Him: Volume Two
4. Caribou: Swim
5. Gorillaz: Plastic Beach
6. Beach House: Teen Dream
7. Music Go Music: Expressions
8. Massive Attack: Heligoland
9. Gil Scott-Heron: I'm New Here
10. Plan B: The Defamation of Strickland Banks