Originally founded in Kamal Rasool’s Bahrain bedroom, Flamingods’ new album evokes distant lands through noise, tribal and freaked folk sounds

The Man from Momo

Continue reading But with tea and the burnoose, perched on multi-coloured chairs with high backs scrolled into flaunting arabesques, it isn’t. And Mazouz is immune to the weather, it seems. ‘I have no interest in anything that I cannot change,’ he says, ‘and the weather is one of them.’ His hospitality is another – ‘I […]

Algerian Coffee Stores

Continue reading But Soho legend is a circus of gritty decadence. Long the ‘enfant terrible’ of London, the area has always greeted its tenants with an embrace and a blind eye. As such, the story of an Algerian man setting up a coffee shop – although statistically unusual in 1887 – has long been usurped […]

All Ears on Iran

Continue reading Currently Bradley has so many projects going on it’s difficult to keep track. She’s long since settled in as a resident at London-based non-profit radio station Resonance FM, from which she broadcasts her ‘Six Pillars to Persia’ show, focusing on arts and culture in Iran and its diaspora. If you tune into Resonance […]

Electric Gnawa

Continue reading                  But no matter how quintessentially local the places he’s performed in are, his motivation is clearly to spread the love and magic of his deep-rooted musical background. ‘What I am doing here is not for myself. I want to show people what Gnawa is.’ He […]