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Fluorescent Smogg have collaborated with artist Eine to produce a limited edition of hand cast resin sculptures of the letter 'E'. The Shutter Edition includes 50 individually hand-painted sculptures and The Glitter Edition consists of resin embellished with glitter. No two colourways are the same making each 'E' completely unique. Each letter comes in a presentation box and is signed, numbered and authenticated. Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original artists in the UK who is known for his huge and colourful iconic letters that are found all over London. Visit the Fluorescent Smogg website to buy your 'E'.
2 December 2013
Kit Trigg played The Troubadour in London this November and Volume's photo editor Robin Pope went down to check him out. The young singer-songwriter headlined with support from Sunday Waits, Molly Smitten-Downes, Madeline Smith and Sofia Donavan. Visit Kit's website here for news, music and videos. Photos: Robin Pope
28 November 2013
After the release of their debut four track EP earlier this year, Still Thinking of You, that was released to receive critical acclaim, The Night VI continue to impress with their beautiful and stylish live show. The band were signed to Parlophone Records this year and were picked up to feature on the Burberry acoustic sessions where they performed for the Spark Sunglasses campaign. The six-piece band have also just released a brand new tour video (below) directed by Rob Davies who followed their journey over six months. Photos by Robin Pope from Hoxton Bar and Grill, 12 November
26 November 2013
Be Discovered is the newest and coolest project to come out of Starcount - the global social media discovery engine that brings you the best new talent across the arts, music and fashion decided by millions of social media users. Launched in 2013, London-based Be Discovered was built by a tiny creative team with a collective vision: to provide a spotlight in today's bustling world of social media on people creating the culture of tomorrow. The concept is to create a platform for new talent (musicians, dancers, producers, DJs) where they can come together to perform and collaborate in a unique environment. Next month Be Discovered will host their first live show featuring live performances from five up and coming acts at The Hospital Club. Click here for more info on how to go to the gig.
Volume will bring you regular snippets from their latest campaigns of the best emerging talent through their Google Plus and YouTube channels. One of the latest artists to be showcased is singer-songwriter Shakka. Born from Dominican parents and raised in west London's Ladbroke Grove, Shakka was immersed in music from an early age via family and geography and even featured in his father's reggae band The Foreigners Crew. His sound takes influence from reggae, hip-hop, motown and garage and has been widely successful with the release of his first EP Foolishness Vol 1 in 2009, followed by his mixtape The Shakka Crown Affair where he fuses hip-hop, jazz and indie and his most recent six-track EP Tribe released this year which has been critically acclaimed. Here is his Q&A with the Be Discovered Collyer twins.
23 November 2013
22 November 2013
DONILEE MCGINNIS @donilee
Where are you based?
From Portland to New York.
Taking everyday moments and turning them into captured images so we can realise just how beautiful and extraordinary life is. Moving to New York has been very inspirational for my photography. Everyday I'm amazed how the city is a constant moving image that I want to capture. When I miss a train or get lost, I'm not bothered because I usually come upon a photo that I might have missed otherwise. I enjoy making a visual documentation of my everyday experiences.
I would describe my photography as nervy. For the most part I take my photos on the sly, wanting the person in the photo to be oblivious that I'm capturing them in a photo. Street and subway photography is a constant theme in my photos. New people and experiences always inspire me and I feel that shows through in my images.
What are you currently working on?
Telephone: An International Arts Experiment by Satellite Collective - I'm happy to be involved with such a great creative experiment. Check it out!
To get a camera! The iPhone allows me to be super sneaky taking photos but I want to see what I can do with an actual camera.
20 November 2013
The masterful London-based photographer Keven Morosky launches his latest series of 'All Da Kings R Dead' today. Each month Morosky releases a collection of photographic works in an online exhibition that explores the beautiful messiness of love and relationships. The ninth installment 'Reach' is presented in an intimate photo story and narration which is also available as a free downloadable book. Visit www.alldakingsrdead.com for this story and the archive from this year including our favourites Flamingo, Mariah and Start A War.
19 November 2013
Director George Ravenscroft and producer Tom Bailey release their latest film 'I Heart Chair' through Shy Camera this month. The 10-minute short is a moving and heartwarming story that examines love and relationships from the point of view of a girl who won't let go of a chair.