If I sat and thought about this for a while I’d really struggle to pick one particular time, but one that jumped into my head right away was Sonar 2010, and the LuckyMe showcase at Sonar by Night. Meeting everyone for the first time(s) over the previous years, I had no idea that something so massive and great would happen to everyone all at once. Dancing side-stage (and eventually onstage, drunk and bold Scots, ha) in front of around 9,000 people at one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, drinking champagne and everyone having just… the biggest goddamn grins on their faces. Going to Sonar three years in a row and loving every day of it, to then see great people do their thing on the very stages I danced in front of, it was pretty awesome. I don’t even care if that sounds corny.
You're right, most of those self declared "clothing companies" suck and most use the same designs 99% of the time.
What confuses me though is that you seem very smart and down to earth, so I don't get why you would complain that much about something superficial like clothing? Nobody cares what people are wearing anyways. At least they shouldn't, in my opinion.
In all honesty, I enjoy complaining sometimes, ha.
I know what you’re saying, but I don’t agree about clothing being superficial. Clothing seems to be (at least to me) anything but superficial. Clothing says a whole lot about someone, whether they intend it to or not. Not only that, I love clothing. I love fashion. I even love menswear! Good streetwear makes me melt. In terms of hardcore and those kind of ventures though, it makes me wonder. There’s a real paradox at the heart of it; such an individualistic and progressive subculture that over time has developed some kind of uniform. Same everywhere you go I guess. It was once about standing out by being yourself, and now it’s about blending in to make sure you’re like everyone else…. we all stand out ‘together’.
I’ve said it before, I’m saying it again (because spur-of-the-moment rage works out sometimes).
I’m so bored of seeing internet-fame hungry nobody’s who don’t give a shit about fashion or design knocking up some low quality graphic tee’s and making a facebook page for their supposed ‘company’ (which only prints on bought-in tee’s, god forbid they actually MAKE garments for their super original clothing line) for all their idiot friends to ‘like’ and pour money into, just so that some dickhead and his non-designer friends can make some extra pocket money and take photos of themselves and their trashy female friends who have ambitions to be on the FRONT website. Truly, fuck off. There’s lifestyle branding and there’s bleeding it dry. If I see one more goddamn inverted cross I’m gonna stick hot needles in my eyes.
Do not send me friends requests of these ‘companies’, I will not add you.
Why is it that Lunice has a release on a scottish label called Codeine Drums? Do you own a label ?
Lunice was originally due to release a 12” with Al Ripken Jr. on Codeine Drums back in roughly ‘08. The label and said record never materialised in the end; Lunice has released on LuckyMe, another Scottish label (thisisluckyme.com). The name was instead used for the radio show. Is it listed somewhere that Lunice has released on Codeine Drums? If so, the site is wrong.