We chatted with Ruel just before his 21st birthday and Halloween. Rewind ten years earlier and you’d find six-foot-one eleven-year-old Ruel in full Slenderman costume riding the high provided by sweets and the thrill of terrifying tinier peers. It feels like we’re met by this version of him - playful and present-oriented.
When we chatted with James McVey, he just put his first solo show on sale, describing the feeling like being on a “knife edge” (‘head of a needle,’ perhaps?) We talk about this specific feeling, the one he might be experiencing now having just released his EP, ‘Manabi’, “a fucking public diary entry!”
Dutch new wave duo Pol has returned with their latest single, ‘Modern Strange Love’, and today we bring you an exclusive premiere of the accompanying music video shot entirely on 35mm film. Brothers Ruben and Matthijs Pol, whose career credentials include a string of modelling gigs, are the epitome of new wave in every sense.