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SEEN Loves Alpines: Heavenly Soundscapes

If there’s one thing that SEEN adores, it’s a lush musical soundscape and Alpines do not disappoint. They are the duo of Bob Matthews and Catherine Pockson, and their rich, layered sound is very beguiling.

If there’s one thing that SEEN adores, it’s a lush musical soundscape and Alpines do not disappoint. They are the duo of Bob Matthews and Catherine Pockson, and their rich, layered sound is very beguiling.

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Hailed as the vanguard of new sonic R&B, Alpines release Another River on the 28th October via Metropolis Recordings and headline London’s Moth Club on the 9th November. Lead single Heaven is available to stream now. This is very atmospheric, building to something quite poignant. Pockson’s voice is a vibrant, honeyed thing.

Pre-order Another River, including instant downloads of ‘Completely’ and ‘Heaven’ – available digitally as well as on CD and transparent vinyl, plus numbered white label vinyl records (limited to 100), hand-painted by the band.

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The duo’s application has fuelled various collaborations in the fashion world, including the likes of All Saints, Paul Smith and Urban Outfitters. Alpines are masters in creating cerebral and inventive music, without compromising on the simple unabashed joy of melody. Sensibly, the epic production values allow Pockson’s vocals to soar. Another River is an emotive outpouring on love and life that will resonate with people everywhere. It’s easy to see why British pop titans The xx, The Maccabees and Florence Welch are fans. SEEN has joined the ranks of their admirers.

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Super Sharp: The First Instalment of ‘RTRN II JUNGLE’

Regular readers of SEEN will know what fans we are of the Fashion Space Gallery at the London College of Fashion in John Prince’s Street. It’s a place where it is possible to gauge current cultural attitudes as they happen. ‘Super Sharp’ is the first in a series of exhibitions and events exploring the style, sound and Rave Culture in the nineties. It starts on Thursday 1st February and runs until Saturday 21st April 2018.

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Burns Night: Whisky 101 at The Gallery 

Celebrating Burns Night without whisky is nothing short of sacrilege. Where better then to honour Scotland’s greatest poet than at The Gallery in West Hampstead, which has become renowned for its dual fascinations – whisky and beer. Here’s a Short Epigram on Parting with a Kind Host in the Highlands penned by Burns himself: When death’s …

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David Ramirez Releases ‘We’re Not Going Anywhere’ and Plays St Pancras Old Church

David Ramirez has announced details of his new album We’re Not Going Anywhere, set for UK commercial release via Thirty Tigers on January 12th, 2018. Produced by Sam Kassirer, the album finds Ramirez painting a vividly imagined picture of contemporary America through the songwriter’s own perspective of having dual American and Mexican heritage. It follows …