The stars of BBC 3's 'The Revolution Will Be Televised' parody Barclays' role in speculating on food prices - www.wdm.org.uk/barclays. Jolyon Rubinstein, Heydon Prowse, Josie Long, Joseph Dives and Leila Farzad pose as Barclays bankers attempting to sell spoof investment products to unsuspecting passers-by, with "profit margins so ridiculous, it's almost criminal". Look out for the bit where the police remove the comedians from a Barclays bank branch! The film was produced for World Development Movement.
A few weeks ago Peter Serafinowicz guest-edited for us and we interviwed him about his new book: 1 Billion Jokes (Volume 1). Since then, he's gathered a host of loyal fans off twitter and filled an auditorium with them to make a short video promoting said book. So here it is! You can catch Peter in person this week in conversation with Shaun Keaveny at The Exmouth Arms on 15th November. You will be frisked for axes.
Kim Boekbinder is on a mission to make an album that's literally out of this world. if you like space, if you like good pop then you need to back this album via Kickstarter. The pink haired wannabe astro-pop princess even has genuine science dudes on board, including an astronomer, a lunar professional and real life astronauts.
You might not have heard of the enigmatically named IamamIwhoami- I hadn't until singer Mary Epworth told me about them. Like many other fans, she'd been following the band's mysterious series of video releases and finally got to see them perform at their first UK gig at the Southbank Centre earlier this month.
Rising songstress Kyla La Grange has released a gorgeous new video for her track 'Been Better'. It makes me want a pet wolf. (Game of Thrones fans will understand). It also reminds me of the days when we had someone's pet snake roaming around Run-Riot HQ. Very glad those days are gone.
Check out our interview with Kyla here.
Empress Stah in Space is part of an ongoing project with a long-term ambition; to create a performance in outer space. The project is Directed by Ron Athey, with Sound Accompaniment including original tracks by electro clash super star Peaches and Punk Poet Lydia Lunch. Conceived and performed by Empress Stah. Commissioned for the SPILL Festival of Performance.