October and The Eyes Puts Together EP Collage

“October and The Eyes makes music that wouldn’t feel out of place on the soundtrack of an arthouse thriller. Read: dark, sexy and a little dangerous,” Fiona Hartley writes for British magazine, i-D. “After yearning for something bigger and scarier herself, the small town New Zealander moved halfway around the world, where she holed up in a London flat and wrote her debut EP Dogs and Gods.”

“Describing her sound as ‘collage-rock’, she pulls inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, Siouxsie Sioux and Bauhaus; putting her own modern twist on them and creating what she refers to as a ‘musical collage’. The result? Something that paradoxically sounds both familiar and entirely new,” Hartley writes.

“‘I grew up in a tiny town called Blenheim,” October tells i-D. “‘I think when you’re from a small town, you tend to search outwardly for inspiration a lot more. In that regard I think the internet raised me – it exposed me to a lot of culture and fashion and music that otherwise I would never have discovered. It felt like I was sort of forging my own portal to the “real world”.’”

Original article by Fiona Hartley, i-D, November 27, 2020.

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Katherine Mansfield, A Magician with Words

Katherine Mansfield, A Magician with Words

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