Live Review: Foals

A rainy Saturday night in Margate saw Foals tear the roof off Dreamland, as part of the town’s mini festival ‘By The Sea’. “It’s been a while since we played a roller disco… We’re going to have a good night.” assures frontman Yannis Philippakis, before tearing through a raucous set to a relatively small but…

The Libertines' London – a Gigwise documentary

[youtube width=”630″ height=”340″ video_id=”1Vo8Ku3LQd8″] “People gravitate towards London,” Libertines drummer Gary Powell tells Gigwise. “It’s a little bit of a fairy-like tale regarding creativity. Everybody seems to want to come here. The Gallaghers, they love Manchester – but they live in London. London plays a big part in the overall Libertines story.” Joe Presley video…

The Instagram Museum

Traditionally we have relied on museums and archives to offer us, and future generations a way to imagine and understand the past. However, with the advent of social media and smartphones, the rate at which we can create content is almost as fast as the camera flash. The relevance of all this content is that…

Planet of the Apps

Louis Appleby graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2014, selling out his degree show at the private view. He is the recipient of a coveted CASS special award, in this year’s National Open Art competition, for his painting ‘Beasts of England’ which will be on show at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, as part…

Reality Check

Despite the predictable rainy Northern winter weather, I was happy to make a trip to Liverpool, to visit the Walker Art Gallery, which for me, never disappoints. The current exhibition, REALITY, includes a thoughtfully curated selection of modern and contemporary British paintings, all of which run with the same theme of conveying ‘real life’ in…

The Forever Loop

Eddie Peake The Forever Loop Barbican Curve (until January 10, 2016) My first visit to The Forever Loop was on the opening night, and, true to any private view, it was packed out, so it was disconcerting when I returned to The Barbican’s Curve Gallery for a second look to find myself walking around the…