DESERT DAZE: PHASE FOUR TRANSMISSION

 

Just when we thought Desert Daze 2018 couldn't get any better, they've announced a last minute "Phase Four Transmission" adding the following artist's to the line-up:

SLOWDIVE
WOODEN SHJIPS
IDLES
COSMONAUTS
L.A. WITCH
DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
VINYL WILLIAMS
STONEFIELD
SUGAR CANDY MOUNTAIN
GOON
THE MAD WALLS

The festival runs for three days from October 12th through October 14th at a NEW location on Moreno Beach in Lake Perris, CA. Tickets can be purchased here: http://desertdaze.org/ or at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-daze-2018-tickets-44497646659

 

Here are our Top 5 acts to watch out for this October:

 

5. WOODEN SHJIPS
This "space rock" band from San Francisco are one of the newest additions to the Desert Daze line-up but have been on our radar for a while. They've just put out a new album, the first since 2013! Fuzzy psych at it's best.

 

4. DAMIEN ECHOLS
For those that don't know, Damien was part of the West Memphis Three, three kids wrongly accused of murder in West Memphis, Arkansas back in 1993. The boys spent 18 years on death row before finally being released. Damien will be doing a talk that we're very much looking forward to attending!

 

3. KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
No introduction needed here, the band are a Desert Daze favorite each year and have put out 13 studio albums in just 6 years. If you haven't gotten the chance to see these guys live yet, make this a priority.

 

2. TY SEGALL & WHITE FENCE
The duo are back with a new record this year, the second LP after 2012's "Hair." We're looking forward to seeing the pair on stage together again soon!

 

1. JARVIS COCKER
Former frontman of Brit Pop band Pulp, Jarvis is introducing his new project "Jarv Is..." for the first time in the US. 

 

JOHNNY RAMONE TRIBUTE 2018

Morrissey & Steve Jones of The Sex Pistols.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Lindsay Arth
WORDS  Julian de la Celle


     As she's been doing so effortlessly every year since 2004, Linda Ramone hosted the 14th Annual Johnny Ramone Tribute event dedicated to the life of Johnny Ramone with all proceeds going to Johnny's cancer research fund led by Dr. David Agus. Special guests included Duff McKagen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Jones, Fred Armisen, Traci Lords, Shepard Fairey, Vincent Gallo, Slim Jim Phantom, SOKO and Morrissey, who showed up unexpectedly before the performances and screening of 60s cult classic "Barbarella." There was an overwhelming feeling of love and positive energy throughout the event, everyone was there for one reason: to honor the man who touched so many, Johnny Ramone. Full images from the event below:

 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: NEW VIDEO FOR STRANGE CAGES SONG "FALSE PROPHET DEATH WALTZ"

Photo by Natasha Rukavishnikova from Issue #4 of FOXES Magazine.

 

     You may recognize this Brighton trio from the pages of our fourth print issue, or you may have had the chance to catch them live, regardless you need to know who they are and what better way to be introduced to them than by their new LSD-trip-like video for the new track "False Prophet Death Waltz." It's the first track off of an upcoming EP entitled "Silver Queen" recorded by Margo Broom (Fat White Family, Telegram) and to be released in September on Valance Records. The entirety of the EP is centered around the story of a fictional cult leader dubbed the Silver Queen. On August 16th the boys will be taking over Gallery 46, an art gallery in Whitechapel, turning the rooms of the gallery into an interactive trip through the mind of the deranged cult leader for one night only. This will be an audible, smellable, visual attack on your senses with surprises and exclusive pre-EP release goodies for all of you FOXES! Until then, we have the video for your viewing pleasure below.

 

FARIS BADWAN OF THE HORRORS TALKS SUBCULTURE FOR FOXES MAGAZINE

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Wanda Martin
FASHION  Kamran Rajput
HAIR  Emma Tierney     MAKE-UP  Verity Cumming


     Faris Badwan, frontman of UK band The Horrors, fronts one of the covers of our latest "Subculture Issue" currently available here at our online store, or on newsstands worldwide. In the issue's feature we decided to ask Badwan to pen an article discussing how subcultures influenced him, the band and his style, an excerpt of which you can read below.

 
"The idea of subculture is particularly enticing to a kid waiting for something to click. It implies freedom of choice, the door to an alternative path. The possibility of rejecting what is immediately available to you rather than just accepting it and ignoring the nagging sense of discontent. Subcultures are created through a mixture of accident and design - by a group of people pursuing their interests or looking for a support system.
 
I remember going to school aged 8, wearing a pair of destroyed leather gardening gloves and a bandana, looking ridiculous, like some kind of impoverished Karate Kid on the set of Mad Max, but feeling like Ralph Macchio himself. I was obsessed with gangs such as the ones depicted in The Warriors or The Outsiders, even West Side Story - anything with ripped leather and denim. I devoured David Wilkerson’s autobiographical book, 'The Cross and the Switchblade', about an evangelist who converted New York street gangs to Christianity. I was willing to endure 200 pages of religious propaganda for the promise of a few paragraphs of knife fights.
 
As a child trying to establish your own identity, you grasp at any means of expressing yourself, whether that involves raiding the garden shed or finding God. 
 
The idea of bands as gangs hadn’t entered into my head at this point - I discovered my parents’ 'Sounds of the 60s & 70s' cassette tapes and was making compilations, but didn’t know what any of the bands looked like. I loved the Ronettes and the Shangri-Las - and the way they clashed biker imagery with teenage romanticism.
 
My first exposure to distortion in a song was the two-chord guitar hook from 'You Really Got Me' by The Kinks, which even now wouldn’t sound out of place on a Royal Trux record. Reading in the cassette insert about Dave Davies getting the guitar sound by slashing his amp speaker cemented the track’s status as my favourite for several years. 
 
In the same liner notes I saw the Kinks for the first time: all in black with white shirts, matching haircuts. 
 
Aged 16 I remember Tom [Furse] from the Horrors saying to me, 'When we move to London we’re going to start a garage band, and we’re all going to wear black.'"
 
 
 
 

SAINT LAURENT DEBUTS NEW CAMPAIGN FEATURING LENNON GALLAGHER

 

     Saint Laurent has just released a new MFW18 teaser campaign featuring Lennon Gallagher accompanied by The Velvet Underground's "Venus In Fur". Anthony Vaccarello's designs capture the spirit of rock n roll meeting fashion in a way that only the Saint Laurent fashion house can. Both the video and the accompanying images were shot by David Sims in the familiar bright, white studio which has recently seen Vincent Gallo and Zoe Kravitz among others in its place. Video and imagery below:

 
 
 

Another MFW18 campaign video was released earlier in the week also featuring Lennon, among other boys including Noé Martin, Lenny Diaw, Eduards Kraule & Erin Mommsen. Vaccarello tapped into the project as Art Director with Director Nathalie Canguilhem. See the video below:

 
 

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