Surviving Freshers’

It’s fresher’s season and a certain writer has some wise words for you on surviving your first year. Please note, the thoughts expressed in this post are strictly those of the author  –not Lost in Talent’s.

written by Anonymous 
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Lock your Facebook down.
For some reason, clubs have photographers that document your bad choices (some that may one day ruin your chance at presidency, if that’s your thing) and your friends feel the need to tag you in any and everything. If you have family that you don’t want to offend or think less of you, lock it down. Put the review tags on.

Insure your stuff! People steal, you lose thing when you’re drunk, better to be safe than stuck with a Nokia 300 for a year.

Forget about really owning food. No one cares about who owns what. My advice, make friends with your roommate so you can all share and you don’t get annoyed when someone eats your stuff. Continue reading


[LFW SS15] Faustine Steinmetz

Faustine Steinmetz mentioned her garment workers; their names are printed on every garment they make. So, even though everything at the Faustine Steinmetz presentation screamed rebel, carefree –maybe even slightly out of control, –from the hair (a wet look created by Ben Talbott) to the model (Kristine Barupa at IMG Models) laid out in her underwear, to the gold tags (clipped to the distressed denims) that at first glance suggest these items may have been obtained by a five-finger discount. The Faustine Steinmetz girl does care, she cares about things that matter, like who made her clothes (not the designer but the real who) and where and how they were made. The Faustine girl is cool, maybe even too cool for the word.

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Disposable Dreams: Hannah Peel

After many blank rolls of film, we can finally present the second instalment in our Disposable Dreams series and this one is really something. In this instalment, Irish singer/songwriter, Hannah Peel, brings us along on her writing trip to Los Angeles with her photographs and her musings. If you’d like to be a part of the disposable dreams project, click here for more…

words by Hannah Peel
edited by Lost in Talent

I went to LA equipped with my musical instruments, (a Dave Smith Mopho synth, a Volca beat machine, a mic and my music box) a notepad for lyrics and a national geographic magazine, a disposable camera and a list of ‘how to misuse your disposable camera’ guidelines; I scratched the lens with a nail file, added some rose coloured lip balm and even threw it at walls to give me some double exposures.

I had to hire a car and my publisher gave me one album for my road trip. It was the debut record by Jungle and thus became the soundtrack to my heatwave LA expedition…

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The Lost Voices: Gang Colours

This interview is a Blissfield Fields special organised by the Blissfield press team. 

William Ozanne aka Gang Colours arrives at the Blisscotheque (which is a red double decker bus in the middle of Blissfields festival) to find a mass of teenagers vibing out to “jump up” music courtesy of Jimi Needles. “They are going to leave when I play,” he tells me, later explaining that he had a mellower set list compared with what’s playing behind us. Finally, he shrugs it off adding, “It’s only an hour, who’s going to give a shit after.”
This sort of thing happens –it’s hard to predict what a festival crowd would want at 9pm before sun down. While the producer/DJ appears unnerved, I can’t help feel a bit nervous for him.

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Lost Exclusive: Come Over (Shepard Sounds Remix)

Producer, Shepard Sounds brings Lost in Talent an exclusive gem in form of Come Over, an Aaliyah remix from his stash.

I’ve tried my hand at modernizing one of my favorite Aaliyah tracks, Come Over. I have always been a fan of this song (seriously, it’s got to be one of the sexiest tracks of the new millennium). I felt particularly inspired by the lyrical content as I’m currently traveling, and I’ve found myself using some of these lines over the last few weeks. Ladies? Anyway, I dedicate this track to the bae-less, may the odds be ever in your favor as we enter cuffing season. #PumpkinSpiceLatte
Share thoughts on the remix and/or cuffing season stories below. 

a Conversation with Jocie Adam of Arc Iris

photo source: Boxx Magazine

In May, during the height of dissertation stress, I stepped outside of my schedule of either being at the library, or sitting in an oversized t-shirt in my flat writing to interview Arc Iris’ front woman, Jocie Adams.

In 2011, driven by her want for “creative freedom”, she released Bed of Notion -it was her first step as a solo artist and one that encouraged the formation of her new band, Arc Iris.
“I had made a record with the cellist [Robin Ryczek] previously,” she says explaining the birth of Arc Iris “and I think we just decided it was an exciting path to follow. So, we started a band.”

That carefree attitude seems to translate into the music too. Their self titled debut, although, steeped in folk tradition has a very varied sound (which she says was “unintentional”) that has a few confused ‘because it can’t be easily categorised’. While Arc Iris was in Manchester, Jocie and I sat at a table much too big for a two and talked about the past, science and the concept of music as a mind opener. Below is chopped and edited transcript of our conversation.

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a Conversation with O’Shea Robertson

Somehow ditching his then girlfriend for Rugby worked in O’Shea’s favour. Five years ago, O’Shea Robertson, not to be confused with Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta thot O’Shea: the model, was scouted on a bus. In the five years since, he has signed with Select Models and walked for fashion houses like Givenchy, Versace and many more. Just before London Collections: Men, O’Shea and I sat at Costa discussing fashion, football and beauty (O’Shea’s skin is flawless). Read a transcript of our conversation below. Continue reading

Music Stalking #1

Playlist Title: Love then Lust.
A collection of songs documenting love (platonic or otherwise) or just plain old fucked up relationships. With lines like ‘he has stolen all the good you had’ on Bones to ‘I need help but I won’t ask, that’s vulnerable’ on Wynter Gordon’s Hard Way, if listened to in sequence these songs tell a rather emotional story.

Share your thoughts with us below about the playlist and songs. Which song did you like most and what story did you get from the playlist?
We’d like to make this a permanent feature, and we’d love to get your feedback. 

Live: Charlotte O.C.

Usually I steer clear of music reviews because honestly I don’t really see their point. I feel like concert or gig reviews should either be “Really good. He/She is worth seeing.” or “Really shit. Don’t bother wasting your money.” Okay maybe with a list of why, something short and sweet because with music no two shows should have the same energy or be completely the same -no matter how choreographed or organised a show.

Anyway, here is a show review on Charlotte O.C. who I saw play at the Sebright Arms. (I think it’s important to note that I’m really only writing this review because I didn’t want the photos I took during show to just sit on my laptop.) Continue reading