It is no word of a lie that with changing innovation, media, technologies being employed within our cities, and trends of economic and political society affecting our sociologies, us human beings are adapting our behaviours and genres of interaction. People are conjuring up some weird forms of language and by this we’re talking about language in everyday conversations, abbreviations, what we text and write, colloquialisms and shorthand etc… you get the gist. Read on to find out what modern day language we really don’t like…
And what is more, we can describe how they didn’t just pop up out of nowhere, no! They have crept into our daily social interactions, laziness, through evolution and modification and the acceptance of modern technologies. Sometimes they have been kinda cool, but nowadays there are some contemporary, cringe-worthy words you really need to avoid…
DID YOU KNOW…
…that we do have to pay homage to William Shakespeare for a lot of common words and phrases we use today. A snippet from the Metro explains below:
“When the Bard got stuck in the middle of a particularly tricky sonnet, he simply invented a word to ease him out of trouble. He coined hundreds of words in his works, many of which we still use regularly today – words such as ‘swagger’, ‘bedazzle’, ‘ladybird’ and ‘arch-villain’ have all been attributed to him. Phrases like ‘fair play’ and ‘all that glitters isn’t gold’ are also Shakespearian.”
Read more of this ‘What Are Your Favourite Made-Up Words?’ article on the Metro online.
After that minor historical detour, now we continue with our little language list of love and hate.
THINSPO. There’s something about the actual voicing of this term that just makes us die inside a little, do you get that? It’s a collaboration and abbreviation between ‘thin’ and ‘inspiration,’ used to describe motivational sources, probing (predominantly) females to feel that buzz to gets thin. Urgh.
On a more graphic note, did you know ‘schmerfed’ means vomited? No we didn’t until recently either. However, phonetically it’s ruddy fun to say!
MANI PEDI… I mean come on!? Apparently it is the act of getting a manicure and pedicure at the same time…but obviously you need an abbreviation for a more elaborate act…
The star of TV show ‘Summer Heights High’ Ja’mie King, popularised the term ‘quiche,’ which now is multiplying amongst the mouths of all junior school girls. As the spoken word ‘keesh,’ this new vocab entry for 12-15 year olds means ‘fit’ or ‘hot.’ Find out why Buzzfeed think we should all embrace it… * Sigh *
[image from above Buzzfeed article]
‘FaceyB,’ the obvious slang term for every gym bunny’s favourite social networking (half-naked, abs selfie posting) tool, Facebook. That is all.
It has been heard that ‘Sainos’ is now an acceptable shortened version of Sainbury’s supermarket, commonly heard amongst hangover-ridden students, discussing their meal deal fixes, the day after.
Being ‘ridic’ is actually in fact, the act of being ridiculous, but with the added posho describing your behaviour throughout your activity. Brilliant…
Mobile related jargon (that makes us chuckle and cringe as we type, as it’s SO tempting to type some of these, but must remember to resist) follows:
‘O RLY’- oh really
‘FML’ – f my life
‘OMG’ – Oh my god OR even more recently ‘ermahgerd’
If you fancy a blast from the past, hit up Marketo Blog to read their stern ramblings on phrases that should really be dead already, it’s 2014.
[Image by DJ Waldow from above article]
Ahoy there Den followers! Today is about Twitter. As of late we have noticed some really good tweets from a range of sources that gleam at their own sarcasm, wit and sometimes just down right self-unawareness. From TFL to creative design agencies, we’ve compiled a blog post of recent screenshots of our favourite humorous tweeting examples…
Twitter – in the midst of its social media reign- has become the perfect platform to voice your (concise) opinions, hiding behind either an egg or a little, designed square avatar. And for this we think we celebrate you, because you Twitter, have allowed a lot of people and companies to pipe up and push their online presence in more ways than one…and get a bit uppity as well. Oh it’s all fun and games when you hit the Twitter rowing stage!
For example, TFL, the twitter account for the underground Victoria line, has decided to become more humane and let its followers know that today will be a good day, if you wanted some confirmation from Adele and Alex that is…
Thanks TFL, you made our day slightly, with your innocent tone and that you are humorous without trying…even though essentially, you are just two members of staff messing about on the firm’s social media lines, pre 8 am. Follow TFL lines for all useful tube updates, coupled with occasional staff entries of delightfullysimple, uplifting niceties. This one is from @victorialine. Heck why not collect ‘em all and memorise the staff on all the lines?
Did you know spaghetti hoops can actually organise themselves to spell out a sentence that mocks most of the youth population on Instagram? Well now you do… and so do 9GAG.
Follow 9GAG for plentiful sarcasm and the general ripping of the shindigs from the cultural commonalities around today.
Tab king’s listen up. We saved this one as this is pretty much the story of our lives and we are proud of it! Twitter account @JackAlexanderUK
For regular pre-lunch time #cute alerts, sarcy team updates on the pub quiz members that are pretty average, Saturday night captions of the drunken crowd and ridiculously tantalising Sunday roast pictures, follow The Ship pub, Wandsworth. They’re one of the liveliest pubs we know and ‘keep it real’ through their Twitter voice. #Respec’
It would be rude not to include the Innocent brand in this list, as they do so consistently well on their Tweets. From poor jokes, to exotic pictures of food art, @Innocentdrinks pull of their online voice extremely well.
Again don’t be shy, follow away and they will even occasionally grace you with their brand-designed infographics and visual anecdotes.
God has Twitter? Well yeah it is the 21st century and this cyber version of the almighty one is actually rather chilled. For updates on what life entails, an unappetising look into the future, and the general degrading of humanity, follow God. He’s an enthusiastic chap when it comes to sarcasm and his pretty cushy position away from Earth, he just doesn’t seem to like anyone much…. No bother, he keeps us chuckling away on our Twitter home feed during the office day.
And definitely not least of all, Jason Scott; just a normal, cool guy, working in the advertising industry in London, managing his own personal account and sharing his words of wit and wisdom. He regularly keeps us giggling with his confidant tone, non-serious chat on celeb culture, nifty blog references and some of the hidden industry’s insight based on his comical experiences. If you want a light-hearted attitude to life, adopt his. Twitter handle @Jason_Scott. We just found JS one day when scanning the creative sphere and secured ourselves some free entertainment. Give it a go!
That’s all folks, tune in next week for Den’s latest drivel and we’re sure you will be none the more educated as you were before the read. Ciao.
This week in the DEN we are preaching about how goddamn wonderful London is! YAY city chat. As avid urbanites (with a South London office) we thought we would tell you all about why London is one of the coolest cities through means of its creative merits (cos we are creative too!), quirky perks and things you should know! OK, well all there is left to do is read on for pure enlightenment…
London is marvellous and weird. It encompasses an arrangement of interweaving fabulous activities, variety and perversion as well as some brilliant buildings, sturdy transport systems and some not so brilliant weather. However, it is infamous for its array of diverse boroughs, picturesque scenery and prevalent monarchy. But what we really enjoy is some of the stuff you can’t just read on a map and so we’ve discovered the rarities of living here, that you can only understand from experience. Here’s DEN’s gift of insight to you…
I bet no where else can you wear fancy dress on the tube and look as super as Mario…
…or travel next to a sleeping man who doesn’t even get alerted by this.
Be in central London and still feel like the loneliest person on earth… A weird juxtaposition but a magical embodiment all the same.
(Source: Culture Club, Club Monaco on Tumblr)
Walk past a Snow White Seth Rogen love-child in Shoreditch in broad day light.
Be entrapped in a reflective, enticing, odd space by St Pauls…both very awe-inspiring but also very OTT for a shopping mall. Anywho, #London.
(Source: City Landscapes on Tumblr)
Go to coffee shops and listen to as many unlimited, entertaining and stomach-tickling conversations as you want, all day long, for as little as a price of a cuppa. Value for money much? Plus also some comforting central heating, a rich amorous odour and the opportunity to people watch- we all know you’re as nosey as the rest of us!
(Source: Doodle work by Ashley Kim on behance)
Occasionally see these new Heatherwick Studio modern bus additions to the travel network. That’s right TFL have upped their game on transport methods above ground, giving those sparse and far away routes some glamour. This one was spotted on the King’s Road heading out of central. The aim was to reduce the perceptible size of the vehicle by rounding edges, reconfiguring the chaotic interior organisation and circulation, whilst cutting fossil fuel usage. What do you think?
Go to Southbank and be guaranteed a busker of some kind of genre! We have spotted both an upbeat acoustic singing guy one evening, and an old, frail black man singing the smoothness of rhythm and blues on another occasion. Whatever your taste there will be someone telling their story, no matter the season.
(Source: Image by Andrew Shaylor on Tumblr)
See cute little Yoda napping on the tube…
(Source: Huffington Post, image by Josh Chow)
Go from one side of London to the other for only £1.45. The best value tour guide you’ll ever get for less than 2 quid and you get to do it without the rain, and some nice lady informing you of the stops as you approach them. Good huh? This route’s the 344 from Clapham Junction Station to North East- Appold Street. We rate the bus network HIGHLY and what-is-more, they’re always ruddy well maintained.
(Screenshot from Google Maps)
[All unsourced images in this post are from Alix Blankson's Twitter]
We’re looking for an experienced digital marketing enthusiast, we need you to be creative in your approach, with real expertise in search engine optimisation techniques and paid media.
You’ll deliver effective digital marketing strategies that enhance and promote the performance of our clients. We want the best writers in town who are super smart, have a willingness to work hard, know about SEO and the best future-proof methods for improving organic search rankings. We need you to understand what content gets people clicking on links and sharing content with a great understanding in the art of link building. We need you to be capable of looking into detailed analytics, able to generate a picture of our clients’ user, and then base an SEO strategy around this.
You need to understand the importance of search rankings – tell us why you love optimising web content and have an eagerness to work with analytics and data to get to the bottom of a particular trend. You need to be fully knowledgeable with proven experience in internal and external SEO techniques.
You need to have outstanding communication skills and be able to deal with both creative and corporate clients, we keep our clients happy by delivering way beyond their requirements and expectations – so we need your attitude to reflect this too.
The role will be dependent on the projects running at any given time, but will usually involve:
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As our SEO/blog/social guru, you will be supporting the rest of the team in delivering projects on time and within budget. Strong organisational skills are essential.
At Den everyone mucks in, we all work as a team, we talk to each other (laugh at each other) debate our work to get the best possible outcome and go to the (dog friendly) pubs together. This is an exciting time for Den and you have a real opportunity to put your stamp on a growing business.
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You know what? We’ve realised we never really get deep or philosophical, so this is where we are doing so. A post called life advice by design from DEN, that does exactly what it says on the tin! We’ve accumulated a lovely little lot of advice expressed through creative expression, for your weekly dose of wisdom. Some are fluff, but some make you think, so read on… (well not that deep but still, hand selected content!)
Number one= CONTROVERSIAL- I bet you never heard of this side of the coin before. This one’s from an official city research document born at UCL, entitled ‘Creative City Limits: Urban Cultural Economy in a New Era of Austerity.’
In this proposal ,creativity fostered in the economic, social and cultural transformations of places do not always produce positive effects. As soon as the terminology of ‘creative’ widened to encompass these tangents of organisation of the economy e.g. firms and organisations, it was clear the cities and places we inhabit were being shaped by underlying capitalism, but masked by the loveliness that is originality and urban innovation. This was a prime argument in the 1990s and early 2000s. Learn more of this academic lens at Urban Lab, linked above.
Up next- less theoretically heavy and rigorous- a bit of common sense over advice really. EXACTLY WHAT WE FEEL EVERYDAY! Find out more quirks like this on the Tumblr blog ‘Typography on Instagram’
A simple directive here, we all know the drill on this one:
HOWEVER, from experience, get a bit creative if you do find yourself dexterous when drinking, but make sure the work doesn’t carry responsibility and ALWAYS EDIT the morning after. K COOL. Find more life advice on Tumblr.
Amen Steve Jobs! (Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc- big dog, better listen to him then!) Source: A blog called Rewilded Life.
Remember fools- outside work time…
Source: Design For Mankind
Creative Bloq’s entry here, is part of a ‘Five minute poster’ series by Thierry Brunfaut. See more on their website.
This is advice for all of you anti-social beans that can’t take their eyes of the screen…save your sight and look at your mates, will ya!
And lastly, take it from a wise old lady’s words…
Because we love a bit of branding, especially in this tech digital age, we thought we would especially hand select some mighty fine examples of graphics used within branding found on the world wide web. This includes some exquisite and well rendered pieces as part of trends and events that emerge everyday, seasonal scheme makeovers or updated rebrands that attempt to renew an existing name. If this is all waffle to you, read on and let the visuals do the describing. Den’s February collection of some really ruddy nice brand graphics.
First up an accidental discovery when researching ‘creative cities’ on the web-A University of Toronto’s concise research document on their strategies for a creative city. This is our small-scale, independent brand scheme example in this assorted list. They combine stark contrasting colour, with slick neat playful graphics. The colour white seems to be a favorite aesthetic feature, as does the use of plentiful, untouched, clean space surrounding text. (Well it’s actually quite coloured in this case) Together this gives a refreshing, contemporary brand aura, where simple text is celebrated and the pink spectrum is used in a serious vocation…interesting. What do you think- too cliche or a successful reputation revival of academia?
See the full document brand scheme here.
NUMBER 2 is APPLE. Greeted by this Monday homepage on the 3rd of February 2014, it was the slim, linear style against the (once again) satisfyingly blank white space surrounding it. On site entrance, this multi-coloured linear logo emerges in a dynamic, wistful arrangement, (much better than Powerpoint effects) until it completes itself on screen in celebration of Mac’s birthday. It’s the combination of minimal density, motion and simplicity with this temporary brand device.
Use pictures in branding! Powerful, skilled photography can put that star in your A grade. It can hit the audience like POW and create perfection in a single shot as opposed to graphics which require planning, curation, tweaking, editing and the rest. Spontaneity, (in contrast to art directed) can spark fresh ideas and result in the snap you didn’t know you were looking for! This creative project by Souverin Weesp combines image with graphics is part of a Nike RED advertising campaign. However the graphics in this piece are not the expected computer rendered ones… this work is based on CGI and Postproduction.
How it was made?
“Drogba was shot without anything in his hands. The laces were then created in 3D and integrated into the photography. The 3D hands were created as reflection and shadow influence.” (Artist’s comment and more work on Behance)
Paul Smith- a uniquely British fashion brand, is renowned for its busy, vibrant, colour combinations in vertical stripes. Not usually fans of hardcore colour overload, we think Paul Smith does it rather well! It does have that 90s appeal detectable still, (see the initial brand image) but has been modernized by its variations in product packaging and more contemporary, fragmented versions of its multi-coloured stripes. Take this fabulously sophisticated Evian water bottle par example; it employs more space between the lines and possesses a contemporary aura through a new and more liberal stripe directional arrangement. Also remember consistency is key when revamping and adding to brands to ‘keep up’ in the creative world- here it’s in the typography!
Ah blogs, we don’t half love you. You entertain us on a daily scale, provide endless meandering into the mind’s of some weird and wonderful people and most importantly you teach us stuff and also just to chill the frig out a bit- yes it IS OK to laugh at pictures of frogs in decorative attire after a hard day’s work consuming information and watching the news on Armageddon everyday. As a little treat and tangent from our somewhat creatively academic posts, this time we have provided a lovely selection of cool and hilarious blogs we have recently discovered.
At number one, who doesn’t want to see hilarious photos of miserable men on shopping trips?! When browsing Twitter, this was an instant click and offered us a glimpse into that all familiar feeling of being bored the crap out of when someone else is overcharged and relentless on shopping capabilities… See more on My Modern Met
Weather by Drake. Now if you haven’t seen this by now, CLICK ASAP. This is oh so cool and makes a great weather provider alternative to the norm computer version or your plain desktop backgrounds, discovered on PlanetNotion.
A bit X rated by title, but nonetheless still oozes cool in all sense of the word. With the slogan ‘F*ck you is the new thank you,’ the blog ‘F*ck you very much‘ is a visual diary of two friends, that just illustrate their life and thoughts via a parade of visuals.
Got a soft spot for knowledge, creativity, learning new things and just general ramblings by a New York designer? Then you’ve come to the right place. The Design Cubicle is a blog that tells us of some useful experiences and tips in a range of fields from advertising, to blogging, to printing, to branding, to freelancing. What is more web fanatics, this guy is a web designer, so when he is not in front of his computer clicking away he is out there speaking, interacting and gathering insight to bring to us on the other end of his website. Cute. Get viewing!
Burnt chicken dippers or terrifyingly plain beige new potatoes anyone? This hilariously saddening tumblr blog is entitled ‘Dimly Lit Meals for One‘ for a reason. Follow one man’s journey through his frequent food diary featuring some of the most mundane meals you could possibly imagine. Resembling cat food, rubbish mush and embracing an extremely feeble colour palette, this tragic food blog is so bad its good.
Last but not least THIS. Music fans this one’s for y’all. This awesome Google tool is an extensive, bright and interactive archive of music throughout history to present day. Fancy learning about the trend cycles of the various genres over time? Or when Pearl Jam became the ‘in thing’? Or even when the industry welcomed Lupe Fiasco? Well this insane website (not really a blog, but SHH, it’s cool so it works here) is a fabulous research resource and can tell you lots of information at once, in an interesting and diverse way. Why not do a thesis on it?
Well this might just be an original post for DEN. Obviously big city fans, London dwellers and total consumers of the cosmopolitan culture we decided it was apt to write about it- and better yet, add some lush projects within cities that highlight great space usage, successful activity and lovely places to be. If you’re intrigued by DIY projects, innovative space transformation and bright atmospheres, read on kids; here are DEN’s 5 examples of creative space usage in cities
Up first is the re-imagining of New York Times Square. Project for Pubic Spaces ‘began by gaining a better understanding of the district through systematic observation techniques such as time-lapse film analysis, activity mapping, tracking and user surveys.’ (PPS.org, 2014)
By drawing on successful precedents, local and internationally, combined with these thorough findings, The Times Square Alliance hired Project for Public Spaces (PPS), from May 2006 to June 2007, proposed the ‘reconfiguration of streets to better accommodate foot traffic and reduce the negative impacts of traffic; architectural treatments and amenities to improve the pedestrian experience; retail strategies to diversify the district’s attraction; and new public space programming such as performances and markets.’ (PPS.org, 2014)
Colourful urban interventions are said to probably be ‘the best kind: they’re bright, they’re fun, and they’re wonderfully unconventional.’ (POP UP CITY, 2012) This project is entitled ‘Color Jam: A Color Explosion In Chicago’s Public Space,’ on Pop Up City’ working with the visual artist Jessica Stockholder, nurtured by the USA growing up and studying. The project spans several hundred meters of pavements, roadways and the sides of buildings, located at a major intersection in Chicago’s loop, placing the passerby in the centre of the piece. OH to be in a lovely, little fantasy world like that!
How cool is this? Located in Madrid, the firm SpY in 2007 curated this urban intervention- RAMP, in line with recreation, outdoor sports and expression of freedom for space usage. They say it was a ‘reformulation of the use of an urban skate ramp. Lines associated with soccer specific rules were painted on the skate ramp.’ (SpY, 2013) We wonder if it is flexible and can be transformed into a flat football game platform…? See more on SpY’s website
We love this creative intervention, illuminating this modernist culture of outdoor activity, employing the trustee and youth-ergonomic phenomenon known as the skateboard. Have you ever wondered when, how and why skateboarding came about…? Interesting to think about eh, because we certainly can’t picture any medieval cobble activity or rural kick-flipping!
Another one from SpY is their 2013 CAMERAS project, again in Madrid Spain, where the ‘installation of 150 fake security cameras on the building facade with the intention of not watching over anything,’ (SpY, 2013) illuminate the mystery and wonder of the space and its context. Toying with the idea of surveillance and control with power from state bodies, this urban art installation, seeks to spark ‘discussion on the creeping, ever-expanding presence of surveillance in modern life.’ (HypeBeast
, 2013) Pretty novel huh!?
Last but certainly not by any means least, how to transform your local neighbourhood bus stop into a revolutionary and playful entity! Offering seating and a shelter, why not re-imagine bus stops as a mini-library, a picnic table area or a momentary child’s play zone, complete with swing? Bus stops are accessible to everyone, simple in form and can be transformed on a small scale, bettering public space, creating more animated places and adding individuality to the grey monotony of pavements and drear normality of urban furniture.
Discover more on this adaption from GOOD.
It’s been a while for this field hasn’t it? And we sure do love photography! Den is revisiting the powerful world of imagery and taking it back to the everyday- this time we’re zoning it in on the urban and have selected seven awe-inspiring photographs of cities. YAY WE HEART CITY LIFE! From elated and celebrated moments, to the dingy reality of the backstreets, browse the below for a visual parade of wonder and diversity.
Every creative, inventor, author or individual has a voice and each voice selects a medium to represent it. Influenced and cast by their backgrounds, journeys, relationships and history, this array of photographers tell us about their partnership with the city solely through the visual realm. Why not attempt framing your own ideas through images- the beauty of photography is that there is no right or wrong answer. Get snappin’!
Up first, a beautifully delicate entry from PaulineyCat on Tumblr.
Salut Paris! C’est genial. Here is the French Eiffel Tower, powerfully captured via its compositional stance, from ‘Color My World.’ See the source at Gildings Tumblr.
and see more on Flickr, via The Little Swan’s account.
Phwoar one of our faves right hurrr- viewpoint is essential, alongside its bold geometry and stark, mildly saturated colour pallet. See more wonders of this genre photography, from FFFFOUND.com
Ok scrap that, THIS entry is the BOMB. Powerful is an understatement, we could literally stare at this image for hours and still be fascinated. Aerial Photography: New York City- Kudos Sergey Semenov. See the article on Wall to Watch.
New York by Peer Runge, is this loaded entry below…
Framed by a broken fence, this perspective offers a moody, evocative experience, emphasised by its dark blue and stormy colour ways. We think it highlights the life of the less fortunate looking sceptically and angrily at the growing prosperity and power of the vertical inner-city fortress. Deep stuff, we know! Find out more from the image’s source on Flickr.
Now towards a more eerie nature, this image of Hong Kong by Manuel Alvarez Diestro, juxtaposes the morbid and mystical ambience of graveyards against the future of the urban metropolis in this hectic, advancing city. The article on It’s Nice That states:
‘Hong Kong, has one of the densest populations in the world, and they’re quite literally running out of room – so much so, in fact, that its cemeteries have grown into towering affairs teetering on the edges of its monumental hills, with graves stacked one on top of the other like classical amphitheatres.’ Creepy stuff…
Lovely double exposure of the London Underground with this photo below; we love its enigmatic presence and soft glow, making it not only foreign but homely. See more from It’s Nice That. The creative skills are all down to Snare Creative.
Thank GOD for the impending February release of Bombay’s new album ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’… and you know what? That you will, Bombay, that you will. Recently sampling ‘Carry Me’ we are already hooked; it’s sensationally insane, successful and euphoric contemporary indie rock, so amplify the volume control several times on your macs and get ready for something special. Bombay have done it yet again buooyyyyyy. Check our Bombay Bicycle Club ‘Carry Me’ review below.
With a heavy percussionist attitude, backed by the punch of the synthesizer in unison, this track makes a huge 2014 comeback for the distinctive and vivacious Crouch End band. Prolific as ever, it’s their fourth album in five years! Mounted on the heavily charged ‘you carry me’ lyric offbeat with the chord timing, we sense the album in entirety represents a mild revolution based on comments by lead singer, Jack Steadman, about rejuvenating travel endeavours. There aren’t many lyrics compositionally (not even needed!), yet combined with the spice of the instrumentals and intelligent format, they accomplish an addictive 5 star unity. We’ve already had it on consecutive repeat all of yesterday and today- irritation will be nowhere near perceivable anytime soon. It’s so FRICKIN’ DELISH!
It begins kind of eerie, kind of lively, but uncertain all the same, like ‘What could this be? I hope it’s as good as their usual standards’ *apprehensive face*, but as ever, they generate just what you need from a satisfying Bombay track; fizzy, bold drum clashes underpin the main repeated motif giving the song tremendous energy. During progression you are led to enjoy the narrative through uplifting bursts of volume, neighbouring the more subdued, whimsical, intimate sections- BANGING. It is definitely a party track, it is also most definitely a festival crowd tickler and undeniably one to buy for your iPod ASAP! (Rocky).
The pungent minor key adds to the track’s vigour and you can’t deny the once again, awesome, melodic and scratchy tones from the lead vocals. Steadman’s style is irreplaceably personable, with versatile tones ranging from the seriousness within the bridge, likened to the genre of Interpol’s Paul Banks, to his usual tuneful, Aryan-esque vibes, audible in Bombay’s older works, such as ‘The Giantess,’ and ‘How can you swallow so much sleep.’
Get it, play it, repeat it. You’ll love it more each time and may even detect some vibes resembling The XX within this song…With Bombay we have to say it’s their compositional genius and imaginative sound combinations that keep their music fruitful and innovative, year upon year.
Give the VEVO video a gander here- creative as ever, it’s got art directing, illustration, Disclosure-esque linear portraiture graphics and cool knitted jumpers.