A weekly round-up of the coolest things on the internet.
1. Sean Lennon, son of Beatle John, has formed an exciting collaboration with Primus bass virtuoso Les Claypool which this week bore its first fruits. The Claypool Lennon Delirium’s first song was debuted on Soundcloud and echoes the psychedelic greatness of Sgt. Pepper- era Beatles or, more recently, Tame Impala. Listen to the track here.
2. Anonymous street artist Banksy returned this week with a new artwork in London criticising the use of teargas in refugee camps in Calais. Featuring the iconic young girl from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables set against the tricoloured French flag, the image sees clouds of gas billowing into the young girls face. Read more about the work over at The Guardian.
3. It is always exciting seeing new products coming through Coggles HQ, but this week the team was super excited at the arrival of Yuketen’s latest collection of boots. Take a look at our favourites, in particular the ‘DB’, ‘Ox DB’ moccasin boots and the vintage-look ‘Polish’ boots, before they’re snapped up.
4. In anticipation of this year’s Grammy Awards, we enjoyed the recent video of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’, which sees a diverse range of locals in Lamar’s hometown of Compton taking turns rapping sections of the song. Kendrick rocks up later on for good measure, heading back to his roots to support his local community. See the video here.
5. Fed up of that clichéd discussion of which is better, the book or the film? Alice Walker (The Colour Purple) and Colm Toibin (Brooklyn) instead provide a much more fascinating and insightful discussion on watching their books take on new lives in the form of films and plays. Read the interview here.
6. Did you binge your way through Making a Murderer and are now left sullenly wanting more? This week we found out that Ken Kratz, the moustachioed prosecutor, actually wrote to Steven Avery asking for him for a confession so he could write a book about the case. Talk about salt in wounds. This was revealed by Avery’s current lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, whose Twitter account is a must-read for Making a Murderer aficionados.
Words by Liam Roberts. Image property of Banksy