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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Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Hairy Maclary a New Zealander with Scottish Roots

Despite being one of Scotland’s most iconic children’s books, it has been revealed to the Scots that Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy is actually from New Zealand, Lisa Hodge reports for…