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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.

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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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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?