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New Music: Temple

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Now Playing: Temple – Dagger In the press release South London based multi instrumentalist Temple has been described as sitting somewhere between Black Sabbath and Killing Joke. The video for Dagger paints a sonic doom-scape, filled with tales of agoraphobic stargazers and apocalyptic soothsayers, booth haunting and heavy.   Two months prior to the London riots, Temple was vigorously writing and recording an album that distilled his belief that mankind is now witnessing the dawn of this new era – at a time where humanity was tested to breaking point. Consumed with a sense of urgency, Temple’s captivating debut album ‘Ultra’ features thick layers of contaminated guitars, swirling synths and doomed out vocals that become the backdrop to an album...

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Preview - Doc’n Roll Festival

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Doc’n Roll Festival Kickstarter Campaign We’ve been banging on about Doc ’n Roll Festival for the past few months, but incase you aren’t familiar with it, the festival is a first for London. Taking place at Hackney Picturehouse on 26th-28th September, the inaugural film festival is a DIY project devoted exclusively to exhibiting an eclectic mix of all kinds of music and film related happenings. As there is no other event in London like this, Doc’n Roll has seized the opportunity to bring together a community of like minded music and film fans in London for two days of compelling documentaries, live music, Q&As and much more. The festival is a start up, completed self funded by the directors, who...

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Jimi: All is By My Side

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Watch the trailer for Jimi: All is By My Side In less than a month Andre Benjamin, or Andre 3000 from Outkast, will be staring on the big screen as guitar legend Jimi Hendrix in the biopic Jimi: All is By My Side It was up to the award-winning director John Ridley (12 Years a Slave), to revive Jimi’s persona and music and in Andre 3000, he picked a worthy look alike. Whether Mr Benjamin can encapsulate the way Hendrix mesmerized audiences around the world will be fascinating to see – a tall order nonetheless. “I wanted André for the role, beyond the music, because of where he was psychologically — his curiosity about the world was a lot like Jimi”....

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Brand New Hypno Love Tee

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Demo Range: Hypno Love Tee Love is built in the hearts of every person on the planet The brand new Hypno Love design is available at our London outlets in Spitalfields and Broadway Market and the official Organik Rocka online shop.                   When designing the latest addition to our Demo Range, we couldn’t decide if love is an essential need for human survival. However, human connection and desire cannot be avoided and that’s exactly what the Hypno Love tee represents. The Hypno Love tee is inspired by our continued fascination with love or lack thereof. Have u ever been hypnotised by love? When you don’t know your arse from your elbow? You...

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Stevie Wonder Joins Music Without Barriers Campaign

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Stevie Wonder shows his support for Music Without Barriers online campaignLast month we joined the online campaign #MusicWithoutBarriers, curated by our friends at Attitude is Everything, and this month theres been a few major new additions to a growing list of artists supporting the campaign. None other than Steve Wonder who previously gave a heartfelt speech in support of disabled access during his headline slot at Glastonbury in 2010 has had this to say about the campaign. "I strongly support the campaign by Attitude is Everything to gain full accessibility for people with all kinds of disability to festivals, shows and all areas of entertainment. It is incredible to me that in this day and age such a campaign should...

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Doc N Roll Festival News

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Doc’n Roll Film Festival update - programme to be announced soonLast month we introduced you to the the inaugural edition of the Doc’n Roll film festival happening at the Hackney Picturehouse on 26th-28th September. So far the festival organisers are keeping their cards very close to their chest with the full programme for the three day event. Here are a few films we’re hoping make the cut when they announce the first part of the programme later this month.Bayou MaharajahThis feature documentary explores the life of New Orleans piano legend James Booker, a musician that was once described by Dr. John as the ‘the best black, gay, one eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced’, a huge statement...

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Music Without Barriers

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Attitude is Everything launch new campaign - Music Without Barriers We’re proud to support a new online campaign Music Without Barriers, curated by our friends at Attitude is Everything, a charity that works to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music. It turns out we aren’t alone, the campaign has been backed by a wide range of UK musicians including The Cure, Robert Wyatt, Franz Ferdinand, Mystery Jets, Alt-J, Frank Turner, Slow Club to name a few .   The initiative aims to encourage more UK venues and festivals to join the 90+ who have signed up to the charity’s Charter of Best Practice, while promoting four key messages around access and equality: - Improving access doesn’t have...

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Doc'n Roll Film Festival

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What’s On in London: Doc’n Roll Film Festival The inaugural edition of the Doc‘n Roll film festival is taking place at the Hackney Picturehouse, on 26th-28th September. Doc n’Roll is the latest film festival to join the likes of the BFI London Film Festival, Sundance London, the East End Film Festival and many more. The only difference between the current crop of film festivals in the capital is that Doc ‘nRoll will be specialising in a feast of international music documentaries. The Doc’nRoll Film Festival will be announcing the full programme very soon, so far they’ve given very little away, with only a couple film hints for the full weekend schedule. We’ve discovered they aim to screen ‘Teenage’, a historical...

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The Walthamstow Garden Party

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Two day free festival - The Walthamstow Garden Party Following the legacy of the Walthamstow Big Weekender and the huge success of last summer’s Open East Festival at the Olympic Park, to mark the first anniversary of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, the Barbican and Create London are holding another free festival in July this year.  The Walthamstow Garden Party will take place in the beautiful grounds at the award winning William Morris Gallery, for two days filled with an electric mix of music, theatre, arts and crafts. The Walthamstow Garden Party will feature two music stages, with a whole host of international artists including the soul legend Bobby Womack and African reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly. The...

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Emeli Sande Rockin' People Rocka Tee!

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PERSPECTIVES - UNDER MY SKIN: EMELI SANDE IN SEARCH OF FRIDA KAHLO In this fascinating documentary the Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé goes on a journey through the vibrant streets of Mexico to discover the life of the enigmatic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Much like the Organik Rocka team, Emeli Sandé is completely captivated by Frida Kahlo, and what her life represented and what she stood for. Emeli has Frida’s expressionless face etched on her forearm, making it a fitting tribute to the name of the programme ‘Under The Skin.’ It was great to see Emeli sporting our People Rocka tee that has been inspired by the greats who stepped up, who had strength, courage and something to say, much...

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