October 13, 2020

My lockdown experience (similar to the mass public’s) invited hours of inevitable scrolling through Instagram and Tik Tok. We witnessed a whirlwind of coffee-whipping, brush-passing, and dance challenges. Digital media became the new form of escapism allowing the rise...

September 25, 2020

New Delhi based artist Suryakant Sawhney, founder of Peter Cat Recording Co. and the artist behind LIFAFA, spoke to Strand about his upcoming projects and the future of music. 

Photo credits: Graham Meyer 


I am the kind of person who falls in love wi...

August 19, 2020

Still from the video for 'Woman' by Lola Young 

“Everyone felt so free and brave and vulnerable, but also really sexy. It brought so many women together and we were all cheering each other.”

This is how Lola Young described filming the video to Woman, her latest single,...

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...

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