BRING IT ON 2014January 2, 2014
Wham-bam, thank you ma’am. A new year has begun and we’re about to drop some hints to what’s cooking in 2014. Tasty…
On the hot-to-watch list with their debut album MANHATTAN (24 Feb), New York outfit SKATERS will inspire you to pick up your dusty skate deck and kick-flip the shit outta 2014.
Warpaint and Mogwai both break a three year silence on 20 Jan with same day releases. Warpaint will follow-up 2010 debut The Fool with their eponymous second effort while the Glaswegian post-rock giants bring us Rave Tapes. For even more aural treats, listen out for TBA releases from Franck Ocean, Kanye West and No Doubt this year too.
Make way pugs, kittens, pandas and unicorns as mermaids swim their way to a 2014 takeover. You heard it here, first. Bet Ariel is regretting growing hers legs now…
(Photo: Cara Nicole Teo)
Night owls, head underground and leave your tent at home for The Vault festival in London, taking place in Waterloo’s Old Vic Tunnels between 28 Jan-8 March. Boasting a six-week culture extravaganza covering music, film and art over 60 separate events – you’ll wanna book tickets ASAP.
The king of indie-niche blockbusters is back with his eighth title, The Grand Budapest Hotel (7 March). With trailers showcasing enough plot to fill three movies, who knows what strange and obscure situations his regular star-studded cast will find themselves in?
Ryan Gosling takes his talents behind the camera in directorial debut, How to Catch a Monster (19 June), where a single mother’s swept into a dark underworld as her teenage son discovers a road that leads him to a secret underwater town. Deep. And fellow H-town hottie James Franco settles behind the lens to tell the story of famed writer Charles Bukowski as a struggling, abused teenager in gritty biopic Bukowski (TBA).
Famed for their secret supper club events that have travelled across London for the past two years (including a Siberian circus and submarine-themed hall), Gingerline plan to turn things up a notch this year with The Hideout – a string of secret events hosted in East London’s most divine and derelict buildings. Think fine food and crazy cocktails with a serious dose of prime London culture. From 7th Jan.
THE DANCE CRAZE
In 2013, you could move for ill advised flash-mobs recreating the Harlem Shake. Then just as we started to wipe that fiasco from our collective memory, an MTV performance from Miley Cyrus singlehandedly put ‘twerking’ in the Oxford Dictionary. Who could possibly predict what smooth move will be hitting the dancefloors of 2014? We reckon it’ll be plernking – the dangerous lovechild of twerking and planking. Place your bets now…
(Photo: I Heart Sharks)
Bring it on 2014.