A guide to what happened at this year’s Splendour in the Grass.
Celebrity and brand collaborations are not a new thing. Kanye with Adidas, Kate Moss with Topshop, Pat Rafter with Bonds, Ashton Kutcher with Extra, Miranda Kerr with everything under the sun; the list goes on. While most collabs are successful (sorry, Brits), we believe that there’s a serious gap being left wide open in the land of celeb endorsements and that some big brands are missing out on some potentially lucrative opportunities. See below for some suggestions we have put together on behalf of Westpac, Guzman Y Gomez, XXXX, Easy Off Bam and more.
Selena Gomez x Guzman Y Gomez
Vance Joy x Vans
Little Mix x Mixmaster
Kanye West x Westpac Taylor Swift x Suzuki
Adele x Dell
Grimes x Easy Off Bam – Grime & Soap Scum
The Internet x Internet Explorer
Sam Smith x Smith’s
Jamie xx – XXXX Beer
We did a little digging around, stole a few hard-drives (etc etc the details aren’t important) and found the full pictures from five instagrams that show that everything is not what it seems.
Kanye and Jay Z have one of the most beautiful relationships in rap history. When they released Watch The Throne four years ago, they solidified that friendship with a big, gold-covered, full-length LP that spawned Ni**as In Paris – a song that went on to be one of the biggest hits of both their careers. Every club you walk into these days, everybody wants to gloat about how they can rap to Ni**as In Paris, forming a circle, stepping inside it and letting their friends see their rap chops. Often they get most of the lyrics right, to the surprise of no one who’s heard the radio spin it 4062 times, but how well do we REALLY know the lyrics? We decided it was about damn time that we broke down the song and illustrate it so we could better understand Jay and Ye’s relationship. Enter Friends in Paris…
Foals have announced that their fourth album will be titled What Went Down and will drop into our hot little hands on 28th August. With that news they have given us a gloomy looking album cover and a tracklisting which is equally dark. While each of Foals’ album covers have been artistically mesmerising, we can’t help but feel a little disappointed that they haven’t taken the chance to include an actual real-life foal in any of their covers. So, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands and give the stumbling, fumbling, majestic creatures a spot on the cover for each of the songs set to feature on the album.
Here’s the actual Foal-less cover:
And here are the covers paying homage to Foals’ namesake:
01 What Went Down
02 Mountain At My Gates
03 Birch Tree
04 Give It All
06 Snake Oil
07 Night Swimmers
08 London Thunder
09 Lonely Hunter
10 A Knife In The Ocean
Major Lazer are getting a TV show, but what about a comic book? We transformed the Ellie Goulding and Tarrus Riley-featuring track, Powerful, into an action-packed graphic novel.
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