May 30, 2020

Set in a rough Parisian suburb, The Eddy portrays a milieu of musicians whose fates intertwine as they enter a band and get together to perform at the jazz club owned jointly by despondent, world-weary pianist Elliot (André Holland) and his friend Farid (Tahar Rahim),...

May 6, 2020

The "instrumental isolation collective" is a collaborative Spotify playlist of soothing instrumental tracks which are open for anyone to contribute to. The initial aim was to create an unobtrusive but varied backing track to work from home to, or to simply chill to. He...

April 26, 2020

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's April 2020 "The Female Empowerment" Issue

All Photos: Hendrik Schneider, Edited: Amika Moser

I came across Rina in the most gen z way possible – scrolling through Instagram. Her single “STFU!” had just come out...

February 3, 2020

Photo credit: Facebook 

In December, Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin filled O2 Kentish Town with her enchanting and mesmerizing voice. Jacklin fiddled with her guitar, tuning it once she walked on stage, taken aback by the sheer number of people who had come...

December 13, 2019

As Steve Lacy walked out on stage at O2 Kentish Town for the last leg of his Apollo XXI tour, the rapture of the crowd took him by surprise. Singer and guitarist for The Internet – an offshoot of the Odd Future collective – Lacy is no stranger to a large audience. Yet,...

November 29, 2019

Photo credit: chuff media 

After a short stint around the UK, Palace are ending their tour with a headline show at the Roundhouse in Camden. The London-based three-piece start their set with a few classics from their debut album, So Long Forever, released in 2016. Reach...

November 25, 2019

Before the release of Vampire Weekend’s album Father of the Bride earlier this year, the idiosyncratic indie kings had been conspicuously absent despite their sweeping success at the outset of the decade. But for those paying attention, Ezra Koenig, the band’s talisman...

November 20, 2019

Following many, many delays, and the scrapped 'Yandhi', Kanye’s new album is here and I truly hate it. I hate it, because it is, in fact, good. I came to this conclusion after listening to it this walking around Shoreditch, which, much like Kanye himself, is awkwardly...

November 19, 2019

As the crowds pour through the doors of Electric Brixton on a cold November evening, a lively buzz radiates from the venue. The aptly sold-out show of Canadian four-piece Half Moon Run is the first London gig the band have played in a long time. After the release of th...

November 14, 2019

When you walk into Lauv’s sold-out show at O2 Kentish Town, there are blue boxes, aptly titled ‘My Blue Thoughts,’ in which people can share whatever they are going through. With the help of AI, the boxes connect those struggles with other people's, all across the glob...

Please reload





General Enquiries

Press and Marketing



Bush House

300 Strand South East Wing

7th Floor Media Suite



  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Twitter Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon
  • Black YouTube Icon

© 2017 The Strand Magazine