Monday, 29 August 2011


Today we played our debut DJ set at The Earl of Portobello in the heart of Notting Hill Carnival. For better or for worse, everyone comes together and I would like this chapter to celebrate the wonder of carnival across time.

Sunday, 21 August 2011


From today Cocoon is available on iTunes. The 12 inch vinyl, which includes remixes by xxxy, Nocturnal Sunshine and Benny Page, is also available online and in all good record stores including Rough Trade, Juno and Banquet Records.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Susie Lau: Float like a Bubble

Susie Bubble (aka Susie Lau) is one of those people in life who is meant to be seen and known by everyone. She is an individual and to those that know her, a fashion icon. She is currently the commissioning editor for Dazed Digital and has a blog entitled: Style Bubble. This blog is a beautiful and comprehensive expression of her thoughts and discoveries on and in the fashion world. The parts of her blog I love the most however, are the photos of her trying on all manner of clothes and accessories to fulfil the theme of each chapter she writes, as seen below:

So, if you ever have, what I like to call a 'wardrobe moment', look to her blog and realise that expression and freedom in what you wear is everything. Be yourself every step of the way and in Coco Chanel's words:

'Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.'

Friday, 5 August 2011

Where The Wild Things Are

Last month Alpines played on the 'Where The Wild Things Are' stage at Secret Garden Party. Minutes before we departed on our trip I realised I was without a camera. Bob's dad kindly lent me one of his many analogue (c.1990 at a guess) cameras, here are some of the results of a truly memorable weekend...

After the festival we once again hit the open road and went to the beautiful Norfolk coast for a whirlwind tour: