All posts tagged: Interview

Sarah Hunter’s Tits & Other Bits

Sarah Hunter, 20-year-old illustrator based in Brighton, UK is an incredible example of a woman who is all about body appreciation. Her series ‘Tits & Other Bits’ exemplifies the notion that not all women have the “perfect” bodies. Sarah describes her work as simple, yet effective. Her illustrations humorously take on real life situations and personal experiences, basing a lot of it on the fact that “you cannot take life at face value as it can get very depressing, so why not spice it up a bit.” Hunter is currently working on a cartoon series of the times things “didn’t quite go according to plan”. “I try to produce work I would enjoy or find funny, I am that person who laughs (to myself) when I do a funny drawing…” When Hunter creates her illustrations she tends to start with simple drawings, then scanning to manipulate them on Photoshop. Of her materials, Sarah says “even though I enjoy using paint, I prefer my illustrations to be clean cut which is quite hard to do with that particular medium.”   Although, …

Liminality

Featured image: Honey to Touch, by Mol Mir Two weeks ago, Jack Mejia invited the public into their home to recognize and celebrate the work of both LGBTQIA+ and POC artists. This show, dubbed “Liminality,” featured work from primarily teenage artists and served as a safe space for marginalized creatives. I had the chance to correspond with Jack and talk about disorienting + ambiguous identities, their own relationship to the idea of liminality, and ritual. Speaking with Jack Who was behind the show? Who put it together and helped make it happen? It was primarily my project but I had a ridiculous amount of help from my sister, Metzli, who helped develop the idea many months ago, and friends, like Ezra, who created the submission form, Ela, who created the flyers and Quinn, who hammered nails into my walls at 3am. So I Wikipedia’d “liminality” and found a somewhat basic definition: the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of rituals, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not …

Maeve McPherson: a voice for working class teenage girls

Maeve McPherson is a multi-talented 18 year old student from Belfast who creates music that can be described as ‘bedroom pop’. Her voice has a beautiful, almost husky tone, which compliments her piano and guitar melodies. Maeve discusses her music, inspiration, musical progress and more. Reporting, interview, and transcribing by Managing Editor Katie Carson. How would you describe your sound to someone who has never listened to your work? Both a celebration and repulsion of life as a working class teenage girl in the 21st century. What is your musical process, do you begin with lyrics or chord progressions? Not only do you play music, you also write poetry, do you find that you write a poem and then put it to music? I find writing lyrics probably the easiest thing in the world, its always trickier trying to find a chord progression that compliments the message you’re trying to convey. And definitely, whether its a poem or a song it always starts from the same germ, which is usually just scraps of lines that have been culminating in my notebooks for ages until …

MUSIC HIVE: Miles Knight + HOT by groundfloor

Welcome to a special edition of the staff HIVE, where Tunnel staff each profiled a local musician or music event. Included in this HIVE: – An interview with yung fresh rocker Miles Knight + a lil’ music sample – An overview of HOT, a mysterious music event hosted by Groundfloor, featuring 10 different artists at the edge of DTLA Miles Knight by Amelia Anthony Miles Knight talks genres, software, and collaborations. Quick facts about Miles: plays snare in high school drumline 15+ finished songs (“I never really cared too much for completing songs until a year ago”) has been writing music as long as he can remember Lil’ SAMPLE: What genres do you listen to, and which do you like to produce? I listen to almost everything from rock, jazz, electro, to classical. I mainly produce alternative, electronic, and rock. What instruments do you play? I play the drums, guitar, and bass. What instruments and software were used to produce this piece? The song titled “Demo”, is a song written by me, I play everything on …

Textural Music by Romeal Strong

Interview and transcription by Perah Ralin Managing Editor Photo by Romeal Strong ROMEAL, A TWO PART INTERVIEW Romeal Strong (aka Corvus/Crow Beat/Linius Pallitax) is a musician and photographer based in Los Angeles. He doesn’t get creeped out, nor does he need your validation. Read below for the full interview. PART I You sent me the link to the Soundcloud for Crow Beat, but you have your other moniker, Linius… Oh, Linius Pallitax? Yeah. LINIUS PALLITAX:  Yeah, Linius Pallitax! Do you think you’re moving away from dance music? You haven’t posted anything on there for like, a year. [my mistake!! it was 2 months] I make a lot of music, but I don’t really like to post things in general. I think I have like a thousand songs. I just don’t really like to put stuff out. Yeah, I thought I put something on it recently, on the Linius Pallitax? I don’t know. Do you feel like not wanting to post things is an emotional kind of thing or do you just feel like “This is …

Psycho Lilac Speaks – an exclusive interview with “a one-girl-band on a psychedelic mission”

  Psycho Lilac, originally named Ramona Has A Pulse, is an up-and-coming artist from Northern Ireland. Tiarna Armstrong, aka Psycho Lilac, talks about her new project, her live shows, the Belfast music scene, and being a literal one man band. Reporting, interview, and transcribing by Managing Editor Katie Carson. TIARNA SPEAKS: Describe your sound? “This is a tricky one. I would say it’s quite psychedelic, but, I listen to a lot of punk music, so there’s a little bit of punk in there. But, it’s also quite dream-poppy, sort of… It’s really hard to explain, because I try to incorporate so many different genres that it’s hard to exactly pinpoint what mine is.” So, who would some of your influences be? “I would say some of my main influences would be, like: DIIV, Warpaint, The XX. At the moment, I am obsessed with Grimes. I can’t get enough of Grimes; everything she does is immaculate, and I just  adore her.”  That’s cool. OK, so. I was listening to your music, and Remnants (Demo 2) really …

The Gringo EP – four original tracks and one exclusive interview

  The Gringo EP is Samuel Hoadley-Brill’s original, four track, hip-hop + rap + reflection project. Sam, aka Lez Majesty, talks about his recording process, his love for the Spanish language, and bridging the mainstream with the underground. Read on for the potential voice of a generation!!! LEZ MAJESTY TALKS: Can you describe how “The Gringo EP” came to be? Walk us through the process of writing, recording, publicizing, etc. I decided on December 9, 2014 that I would drop an EP on my birthday, December 17th. So I did. The Gringo EP was essentially a full year of thought, life experience and perspective manifested into a ten-minute project and recorded over the span of six days. I’ve been rapping about a year now, and I’ve been creating so much material and not releasing it. I originally intended to drop a full length mixtape but I realized most of the tracks were not at the same caliber as my more recent work, so I decided on two tracks written in the Spring, and I wrote two tracks a …

An interview with Contemporiste editor: Gabrielle Noel!

Contemporiste FOUNDER and EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Gabrielle Noel talks our generation’s internet movement, 7th grade zines, and Ammerman Schlosberg’s art-fashion collections. Read on for modern internet inspo! “The Contemporiste is a new website featuring new and alternative fashion, art, culture, music, and film. Our goal is to showcase new and upcoming artists, writers, photographers and filmmakers. Initially launching in Los Angeles, we expect to expand to other cities as we grow.” – Contemporiste.com 1. Describe Contemporiste’s style, content, vibe, etc. What influences its look and content?Contemporiste is a blank canvas for young artists to be celebrated and shared with the world. It includes fashion, art + culture, music, and film. It is a curation of works from young artists pertaining to all of these topics along with the latest news and more. The content is curated to look visually appealing next to each other and compliment each other. I created the vibe to be very minimalist so that it would feel like a blank canvas, a place where others would feel comfortable having their work posted without the pressure of …