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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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AVANTgarden: Be You, Be Proud

SEEN is intrigued to hear about AVANTgarden from FKA Twigs, a new digizine dedicated to self-care, beauty and the art of braids within the black community. Certainly on my voyaging around London, I’m struck, as an observer, by the beauty and complexity of the braids I see.

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Halloween at Sexy Fish

In London, you don’t go on a night out so much as partake of a new experience. Leave it to the gloriously named Sexy Fish in Mayfair to add a unique event to this year’s Halloween calendar.

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Ladies of the Press at Sluice Biennial

SEEN headed up to Hackney recently, there to peruse this year’s Sluice Biennial. A large and airy building at Morning Lane housed fascinating creative projects by artists and creators who have come together under the Sluice banner. What SEEN particularly liked was the variety of work on display and the informal atmosphere in which it …

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The Castle at the Space: SEEN Reviews

SEEN was not that familiar with the work of Howard Barker prior to seeing ‘The Castle’ but feels she must rectify that situation. A powerful piece on the nature of masculinity, war, gender roles and the essential unreliability of religious faith, ‘The Castle’ benefits from a powerhouse cast and a stripped-back set, making the most of the Space’s environment.

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Original Swimming Party Release ‘Biggest Curse’

Electronic experimental duo Original Swimming Party, have announced the release of their new single  ‘Biggest Curse’ featuring vocalist Moonchild Sanelly. Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, the single is now available to stream from October 6th.

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

Beer connoisseurs would do well to get themselves along to the Heist Bank Beer Festival this weekend, the 14th and 15th October. The bar in Paddington will be celebrating the finest keg and cask beers known to humanity, from UK brewers, Fourpure, Beavertown, Thornbridge and Wild Beer Co., who will headline, launching special seasonal releases …