The weather in London is exceptionally depressing at the moment so head down to The Goodhood Store this Thursday 23rd May for a spot of late night retail therapy and a booze up on us ’til 8pm.
This week in London has been a particular grim one so here are a few joys to brighten things up a little. Firstly I came across Deafheaven, they are a ridiculously good metal band from San Francisco causing a bit of a stir on the interblogs. I like it because it sounds like Underoath mixed with Explosions In The Sky. Nothing revolutionary, just really hard, in your face noise and I highly recommend it. Secondly there is a film coming out all about the Stone Roses gig at Spike Island in the 90′s. You know we love the Stone Roses here and the film looks like a bit of fun. Lastly top Manchester comedian Liam Gallagher claimed he could write Daft Punk’s ‘Get Luck’ “In a f**king hour”.. bless you Liam.
This week’s roundup comes from outer space, prison gangs and some good London folk music. Upworthy pointed me in the direction of some strange things that are happening to Astronauts upon returning to earth. Also a collection of Californian prison polaroids have just been put on sale for a staggering $45,000 and FACT have done a sweet roundup of Bandcamp releases so you don’t have to, one of which comes from Various Productions Ian Carter’s curve ball folk release “Stick In The Wheel” it is ace!
Marfa Journal # 1 is a new printed publication based in London, inspired by Marfa, TX and made by artists for artists. Launching in June 2013, Marfa Journal combines an enticing mix of laid-back American Road Trip vibe with contemporary high-end Fashion and Art. Marfa Journal is very current, though respects the past and continues to look forward. Limited copies available at The Goodhood Store very soon!
One Goodhood Store team member is away on a top secret mission on the other side of the globe this week. Little has been mentioned about this voyage and communication has been sparse and often broken, the only report we have received back in London has been this special mission table top and cryptic black and white photograph. Follow The Goodhood Store on Instagram for more info..if any.
If you have had the chance to visit The Goodhood Life Store over the last month or so you will have noticed that we have a variety of plants occupying our selection of pots and vases. We have been inundated with requests for the plants so have decided to make them available to buy when you purchases any of the pots or vases at The Goodhood Life Store.
Been about for a minute, but personally loving the animation on this.. the return of Queens Of The Stone Age. Drawing by Boneface and animation by Liam Brazier.
Last Monday we launched a competition to our customers to draw their favourite Happy Monday. From the hundreds of entries it was hard to pick our favourite but after a whole staff vote we felt Nathan Chan’s illustration of Bez was the one to take the top spot. So congratulations Nathan you win the £100 voucher to spend at The Goodhood Store. As the competition was so close we have decided to reward Benjamin Woodcock and Peter Lotz as the two runners up with a £20 voucher. We will be in touch.
Winner – Nathan Chan
Runners Up – Benjamine Woodcock and Peter Lots
Left: Shaun Ryder by Benjamin Woodcock
Right: Shaun Ryder by Peter Lotz
Left: Bez by Sang Yeob Park
Right: Bez By @joshparkyart
Left: Bez by George Thorpe
Right: Bez by Joanna Marcus