There has been something of a reordering within the capital’s social scene of late: for years the hipsters of Shoreditch and Dalston have carried the torch of cool, launching the top clubs, setting all the fashion trends, playing all the best music. But the Chelsea set have just been biding their time. Clubs such as Bodo’s Schloss, an “ironic” take on an Austrian aprés-ski bar, launched a few years ago, and you know what? They ... Read More →
Am I a Vinyl Loser?
There are two types of people: those who think vinyl is awesome, and those who find the hipster hijack painful,” said my flatmate. It was a Sunday and Lou Reed had died only hours earlier. We were listening to Transformer on a vintage vinyl (obvy) on my roomie’s record player. Reed would have hated us — two middle-class east London-dwelling upstarts waxing lyrical about the beauty of vinyl. For years, record shops were the preserve ... Read More →