Posts tagged "grunge"

RIP Swirl – Blurry

It’s a good time for nostalgia. Perhaps more than ever, the trend cycle has been ever revolving, constantly being given life by way of algorithms and lockdown induced boredom. Currently, we’re somewhere between the late 90’s and 2005. Current rising trends seem to suggest the later end of that spectrum,

Pop-punk and emo culture are experiencing a resurgence. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this new wave seems to come off the back of the current wave of Y2k nostalgia. Legacy acts like Avril Lavigne and Travis Barker are making lauded comebacks, while contemporary pop artists like Willow and current it-girl Olivia Rodrigo have

PINERO|SERENE is an alternative/dreamscape duo based in London. They have recently released their debut single ‘Take My Soul’ and today share the follow-up ‘Dead Flowers’ which was premiered on TMRW Magazine.  Neeq Serene and Cheryl Pinero are the creative force behind the band, creating a potent mix of bass-infused, grungy

The fashion world is infamous for it’s insensitive blunders; from ‘taking inspiration’ from designs created by other artists and racist campaigns (recently Dolce & Gabbana, Prada & Gucci have all been in the spotlight due to this) highlighting the complete lack of insight from these famous fashion houses. The issue

A massive tribute concert has been announced in honour of Chris Cornell, rock music legend who tragically took his own life in May last year. The show will show will feature an all-star lineup, with sets from Foo Fighters, Metallica and Ryan Adams, as well as Chris Cornell’s own former

Written by Maya-Rose Torrão Multi-talented British artist GAIKA  has just dropped his debut full-length album ‘BASIC VOLUME’ via Flying Lotus label Warp Records, who have described the artist’s sound as “gothic dancehall and industrial electronics“, which is an excellent description, seeing as though this is a genre-defying artist who takes

Naoise Roo is a talented up-an-coming independent artist from Dublin, making waves in the thriving live scene in Ireland right now. The Playground recently caught up with her to discuss her latest controversial video, directed by the acclaimed film-maker Bob Gallagher (Girl Band), and starring Aron Hegarty (Ripper Street, Game

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