Cruel Hearts Club: The unstoppable punk rock super mums do it again

By Sara Valle-Martínez / Heading photo courtesy of cruelheartsclub.com Cruel Hearts Club is what you didn’t know you needed. On stage they look like grungy Powerpuff Girls – three badass gals with an edge. Armed with their axe-guitar, sword-bass, earth-shattering drums, and almighty voices, they’re ready to blow your speakers and rock your world. Edie …

Friends of Wray Crescent: Being green and saving bees

By Sara Valle-Martínez Wray Crescent in Islington, North London, fills up with sunshine on a Saturday morning. Ten neighbours gather, pushing wheelbarrows full of compost, digging the ground with their shovels, and chatting animatedly as they chug their cold cans of ginger beer. They don’t miss a beat. They dry off the sweat on their foreheads before resuming …

Paolo Nutini: Nothing bittersweet about the singer-songwriter’s return

By Sara Valle-Martínez The Scottish boy with an Italian name is back! After eight years of radio silence, Paolo Nutini announced he would be part of the line-up for different UK festivals like TRSNMT in Scotland and the legendary Knebworth, then he announced extra dates in Spain, Italy, France… And just a few days after a series of intimate shows was booked, …

An ode to fangirls

By Sara Valle-Martínez Being a fan is hard. As Caitlin Moran puts it in her book, How To Be Famous, there’s something incredibly intimate about consuming someone else’s art. The connection is even stronger when you’re a teenager exposed to any kind of stimuli. It’s especially hard if you’re a girl. In an era where K-Pop has emerged leader of …

An Ode to Fangirls

By Sara Valle-Martínez Being a fan is hard. As Caitlin Moran puts it in her book, How To Be Famous, there’s something incredibly intimate about consuming someone else’s art. And the connection is even stronger when you’re a teenager exposed to any kind of stimuli. It’s especially hard if you’re a girl. Inevitably, being a teenager means feeling …

Let’s name a day to celebrate things

Illustration by Miguel Arévalo.

By Sara Valle-Martínez & main illustration by Miguel Arévalo I was scrolling through a mattress company’s website this week and it made me feel quite lonely. You may ask yourself why. Well, truth is that I’m single and this company was clearly targeting couples. “The roll-over effect doesn’t happen with our range of organic mattresses. …