Author: itchysilk

In this instalment of #IntoTheVaults we look at the talented and constantly covered Tracy Chapman. It’s been a while since Tracy Chapman released an album. The last being Our Bright Future (2008) released on the Elektra label. A near 9-year silence (and counting) has followed that...

In this instalment of #theitch, our writer #pliablegranite talks to the UK art collector Henry Miller about the ‘male form’.   Henry Miller’s exhibition of paintings, photographs and drawings from names like; American artist Ronald Bowen. Rather than an overt sexualisation of the male form with...

On a late night #itchysilk  listening session the name Echln provides the acoustic elixir. Kwetsima Maluleke a.k.a Echln was the South African creative providing the musical guile under the cover of a warm darkness. His latest project is the four-track ep Sway. Released on the Singapore...

Here #itchysilk writer and photographer Hendra Purbaya takes us into our first installment of #intothedarkroom with the explorative, occasionally controversial American photographer Nan Goldin. Her raw images particularly of relationships ostensibly from the LGBTQ community leading to her cult like status. I first got into...

Josephine Oniyama released her well received debut album Portrait in 2012. It brought the Manchester based singer songwriter to the attention of the musical world and rightly so. Tracks from that debut managed to fuse a type of folk, pop sensibility with an essence of...

Polymath Malik Crumpler (who featured recently on our platform) discusses the god like lyrical prowess of one Ghostface Killah on his debut album Ironman. We were stoked Malik agreed to write for us. Indeed we hope Malik blesses us with his lively penmanship again very...