Saturday, 30 August 2008

Frink Music ( The Natives- The New Cross Inn)

Friday, 29 August 2008

Dont Panic. ( White Issue)

By Holly Louise

So you thought you were going to get another inflammatory piece about race politics, huh? Well, you were wrong! This one's on the flashpoint topic of fake tans. Why are so many people uncomfortable in the pastiness of their own skin? In Marie Antoinette's time pale skin was considered beautiful. Why the change? Is it okay to fake it if you're a boy? We asked some of these questions to our kindly volunteer tan victims.


What is so bad about being white, or some might say ‘pasty’?

I hate white skin, and I think it looks unhealthy. Having a tan makes me feel better about myself.

What do you use, fake tan or sunbeds?

I use Piz Buin. I have previously used sunbeds, however I prefer fake tan as I like instant colour.

Dont you think its more on the orange side?

Yes I have had trouble, but I just feel better than being white. I feel Piz Buin suits my skin better and keeps the orange at bay!

How often do you apply?

Everyday, after bathing.

Would you say you are obsessed?

Not obsessed, no.

Hmmm ok... But applying everyday, that’s a little over the top wouldn't you say?

It’s a routine I guess. I just want to keep the tan even not streaky.

How about the stains it leaves, and the smells?

I have used some in the past which haven't ended well, but I'm happy with the one I'm using at the moment.

Any comments as you seem quite a pro?

For pale people try to use a colour that suits your skin.


How often have you used a sun bed?

About 10 times (probably more like 7-8).

What is so bad about being White?

It makes me look ill and thus unattractive (a tan can also hide tiredness and a hangover, which I usually have).

Have you ever used fake tan?

No but I once stayed over at a girls house and used some of her tinted body moisturiser. I was pleased with the results.

Don't you think it's a bit gay to fake tan? Are you gay?

Yes I do and no I'm not gay… But I am in touch with my feminine side. I believe the correct term is 'metrosexual'.

Would you say you get more action when you're tanned?

Without a doubt.

Caught In The Cross Fire ( Lightspeed Champion)

Going from the electro screamo collaboration known as Test Icicles to the grunge classical Light speed Champion, Dev Hynes has really challenged himself this time as there are high expectations all round after his performance in the far-fetched Test Icicles. Hynes has made an impressive attempt to pull off this challenge after his previous project left the scene with such a huge following. The pressure is on…

This little catchy number is the 3rd single set to be released by this new found country-rock songster. With help from singer/ songwriter Emmy the Great, they form an immense bond which interacts well. ‘Tell Me What It's Worth’ brings more of a chilled out vibe to the table, throughout the song it picks up more and more, even announcing hiccupping which is a first. Nice one.

Falling Off The Lavender Bridge is Light Speed Champions debut album which is due for release later this year. I would recommend it as part of your collection. Keep it up Dev….

Holly Louise.

Black Tricks

Strolling carelessly down the streets of Camden Town, anxiously trying to settle in the nearest hide out available. My ears are blooming to the jitter jabber jangle of
‘Tommy Fylns’ so I felt obliged to attend

Struggling all the way through the passage way, and taking each step as if it will be the last we finally come together into comfortable maintained circle of our own. However we are all bound to break away when the next performance act arises.

Bang of the drums, the winding of the chords and tapping of the feet, the four strapping lads were revving to go. Their front man Joel introduces us to his group
‘The Black Tricks ‘. However I think all, including myself are more mesmerized by all their superior looks, so I can see why attention follows these lads by far.

They blow us out, entertaining us with their character appearances in this piece act of their own. Their influences range from Jimmy Hendrix to Oasis. Combination packed into one. They have moral support from ‘The Skallywags’ who have been recently just been presented with an ‘INDY’ music award. Sure tips are thrown to the boys as they have clearly nabbed this cat in the bag.

Their tunes are pretty deep with tracks such as ‘Look what you have done to me’, ‘Without you’ and ‘Hanging on ‘. For sure someone has trampled on one of these boys hearts and kicked it to the edge of the curb. As time goes by the energy is reaching the max as if Mr. Fylns is going to burst into flames

Going North, South, East and West these boys are stopping with no rest. Check them out you will not be disappointed.