The Russian activist on the art of protest, the influence of Riot Grrrl and her famous, unjust prison sentenceI’ve been writing about music for a while now, and I’ve met all sorts doing this job. From budding pop stars to rustic folk musicians, if there’s one thing that continues to amaze me that connects most of the people I talk to together, it’s a sense of commitment. Contrary to the popular belief, musicians and artists aren’t a feckless bunch.
They've just released their debut mixtape - but the trio have already moved onA couple of days before our meeting, I’m CC’d into an email thread with Lewis Rainsbury and Luke Brennan, aka Lifestyle. It’s a fairly standard formality and something I’ve done a hundred times; “Does 6 o’clock work? Where suits you?” The usual. What I notice, however, is how quickly the guys reply, and how much thought goes into their responses. What’s more, they even have their own ideas for the photo shoot.
In the current edition of Loud And Quiet (June 2017) David Zammitt met with South London dub trio Lifestyle. Things are moving fast for Lewis Rainsbury, Luke Brennan and new, third member Adrian. They told David about their mellow debut mixtape, noting that it’s already out of date. At that point, ‘Calm FM’ wasn’t even out, and the guys were already keen to move on.
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