After taking a bit of time to regroup behind the scenes, TYCI are looking for content for our soon-to-be relaunched zine, which will be published in the final quarter of 2016.
Nimmo have rescheduled their UK tour which now means our show at The Dancehall at The Rum Shack will now take place on SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER. All original tickets remain valid.
Message from Nimmo: “We’ve had to push back our UK tour to November (except London), but trust that all tickets remain valid. The reason for this will become clear soon! Sorry to make you all wait a little longer but we promise to make it worth the wait!”
Samantha Spaccasi brings us the first in a new series exploring artists who shape and push the boundaries of a genre.
I’ve always been a huge fan of electronic music. My father introduced me to artists like Gary Numan, Brian Eno, and Kraftwerk at a young age. But as I grew older and more aware of the unequal power dynamics between cisgender, straight men and non-men, I realised that the genre is heavily dominated by men, and the media is largely to blame for that, as the press tends to ignore the large and multifarious contributions of women electronic musicians. To correct this oppressive pattern, it’s important for those involved in music journalism to bring to light these great artists that have and continue to shape and push the boundaries of the genre. For my introductory post for the feature WHO SHE IS AND WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER, I will be discussing Jessy Lanza, one of my favourite up-and-coming electronic musicians.
Halina brings us the latest entry in her Rad Fat Diary series.
Trigger Warning: This month’s MRFD includes discussion of trauma (including a mentally and physically abusive relationship) that has both caused and been caused by my experiences as a fat woman, discussion around being feminist and wanting to lose weight, and challenging one’s role in safe spaces.
Harriet Johnston talks candidly about her thoughts on bravery.
At the end of May, I landed a great job working for a ski and travel magazine in London. I nervously anticipated making the move from Newcastle to the South and starting anew. Though this migration is so common now, I don’t think that really makes it any less scary. Finding somewhere to live, making new friends, even figuring out how to work the Oyster card machine – all of it requires a certain level of courage.
Edinburgh-based design student Rosana Exposito tells us about her most recent project.
This series of work initially started from the knowledge that a lot of women dislike their boobs. I hate it when my friends put themselves down, so these artworks could be considered the creative equivalent of the very female ritual of saying, “No, you’re beautiful! No, YOU’RE beautiful” and I’m okay with that.
Musician Law Holt writes about the making of City, her latest release.
We needed music. Fast. Tim London and I had spent the summer of 2015 making an album of crafted, soulful pop called Gone. City began as an experiment, a reaction to what we’d just done. We were challenging ourselves to come up with new and inventive pop music to re-introduce Law back into an already crowded scene. At this point I was living between two capitals (Edinburgh and London). On New Years Day 2016, I got on a train to Waverley from Kings Cross determined to be returning a few days later with something brand new.