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Craft with Kit Starring GROUPLOVE!

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We’re pretty excited to announce the launch of our latest collaboration here at Cool Accidents that’s seen us join forces with local Australian designer/craft expert Kitiya Palaskas to create our new filmed DIY series Craft with Kit.

Each episode features a short filmed interview/craft making session with Kit and a very special musical guest. Together they complete a quick, easy and fun craft project whilst chatting about music and general randomness. The finished segments also include step-by-step photos for readers to complete the project at home.

With an aesthetic style that takes cues from childhood favourites like Playschool and Art Attack, and a cheeky sense of humour inspired by Between Two Ferns and Amy Sedaris, Craft with Kit is a playful, tongue-in-cheek homage to the traditional craft shows of our time.

All the craft projects themselves are inspired by the artist’s music, iconography or themes from their latest music videos or their style in general.

Craft with Kit aims to attract:
A. creative kids who like their crafternoons to be accompanied by the perfect musical soundtrack.
B. music lovers who want to see a different side to their fave artists.
C. anyone who loves a good LOL.

Aaaaaanyway, now you know what it’s all about, without further ado may we present the very first episode featuring one of our all-time faves and regular Cool Accidents cohorts GROUPLOVE!

Kit caught up with the guys while they were in town for Splendour In The Grass and decided to play on the title of their latest album Spreading Rumours by creating a ridiculously large chatterbox.

Watch what went down on the day below and then thanks to Kit’s handy step by step tutorial that follows you can make a chatterbox of your own!



Make Your Own Chatterbox!

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You will need:

1 x square piece of paper (any colour, pattern or size that your lil’ heart desires)

1 x pen

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Step 1 

Fold your paper square in half, open it up, and fold it in half again in the other direction.

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Step 2

Open your square up again and fold each corner into the centre.

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Step 3

Turn the folded square over. Fold each corner into the centre once more. So much folding!

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Step 4

Fold the square in half. There should now be 4 little square panels on the outside of your chatterbox, and triangle panels on the inside.

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Step 5

Write a colour of your choice on each of the square panels.

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Step 6

On the inside of the chatterbox, write a number of your choice on each of the triangular panels.

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Step 7

Open up each triangular panel and write a fortune inside each. You can make them as great or as gruesome as you want. Or, you could try a mix of both to keep things a bit thrilling.

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Try your chatterbox out on all your besties and watch them squeal/squirm as their futures are revealed!!

30 Years Of Music Industry Change

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via Digital Music News


Checkout the individual images and a higher res of the above gif HERE

Where In The World Is Sébastien Tellier?


Interpol’s raid of the Utopic commune ‘Alliance Bleue’ in the early hours of January 15, 2013, was over in just 12 minutes.

Some attribute this to Interpol’s airtight running of ‘Operation Deep Blue’ in the leadup to the raid. Others attribute it to Alliance Bleue’s holographic walls. Whatever the reason, Alliance Bleue’s acolytes were sent scurrying into the undergrowth and the mission’s officers sent largely insane; the perceived power to walk through walls leading to a string of dischargeable offences and in many cases, institutionalisation.

But Sébastien Tellier, founder and leader of the free artisan society, vanished. Until now.

While inside the wall-less compound, some of Alliance Bleue’s Free Minds had perfected a form of digital absorption. Tellier, meanwhile, had been honing his burgeoning telepathic and psychokinetic abilities and forseeing the coming raid, was absorbed into the Internet. Where in the world is Sébastien Tellier? He’s everywhere.

“He’s in a better mood now” shrugs Marlon, brushing the sleeve of his white overalls. “He’s…refreshed…”

Marlon’s a cleaner. He spends his time sweeping junk code into the giant, slavering chutes studded along the glassy halls of the Internet. He will keep tipping code ceaselessly into these chutes until he’s told to stop. Then he’ll tip himself in.

“It’s what you would commonly refer to as a ‘house arrest’”, Marlon explains of Tellier’s living arrangements. “The prevailing nodes of wisdom felt it better suited their purposes if he remained here in his domicile, without the temptations of accessible technology or physical human form.”

“So he’s trapped here? How…is he?”

“There was a period of low mood” Marlon admits, looking down at the junk code caked over his feet. “He managed on three occassions to fashion wet bundles of rogue code into a sort of crude knife”

“Yikes”

“Yes…So we allowed him a short, heavily-supervised break, in fully flesh form”

“Where did he go?”


“You can talk with him now. But not in person, not with words, it’s too much of a liability. Use these.” Marlon hands me a small box of index cards. “No descriptions of the outside. No questions about Alliance Bleue. If you need me…I’ll be everywhere.”

I slide a card under the door.

 

“What are you doing?”

“Sorry Marlon?”

“What are you doing? I told you, no questions about Alliance Bleue.”

Marlon looks agitated, or whatever the digital approximation of agitated is, standing a little too close, voice volume raised 15% above normal speaking level. He steps back, lowering his oversized black broom.

“The rules…” he begins. He steps forward again. “The rules are important here. Please. You must abide them.” Then he turns, sweeping as he goes, ashen clouds of code billowing around the head of his broom. I hear a voice from under the door.

Brûle en enfer.”

 

I stand in the hallway for a full minute waiting for Marlon to return. Finally I can hear the sound of his metronomic footfalls slapping against the slick surrounding walls. He turns his head to me and empties a small heap of junk code into the jutting grey lip of a disposal chute. He continues staring at me, his features uncreased by any perceptible feeling or inclination. He opens his mouth to speak, but lets it fall shut. Then he eases himself into the chute.


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Support Your Local

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When was the last time you bought an actual record from an actual record store?

We highly recommend giving it a go if it’s been a while…

It really is good for the soul… or rock… or pop… or alternative… or electronica… or hip hop… or classical… or country… or dance… or folk… or heavy metal… or jazz… or (insert weird sub-genre here) or world.

TGIF - Latin Flavour


So the world cup is almost through its first round and the twin horrors of Wayne Rooney & Pitbull (are they the same person?) are rapidly fading from memory.

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Banished from our memories in favour of latin flair and fervour.

It is already the Latin world cup just through location and now 7 of their teams are already through to the second (knockout rounds). To celebrate the end of the first round here’s some party music from the lucky ones – only Ecuador and Honduras have missed out to date, back on the plane with England, Italy and Spain. If this doesn’t give you football fervour nothing will:

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Airto – Celebration Suite

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Mexican Institute of Sound

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Anna Tijoux – 1977

 

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Quantic y su Conjunto

 

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Los Hicsos

 

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Senor Faraon

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Binary Cumbia Orchestra

 

That Boy Needs Therapy!

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Well… Probably not when you’re dealing with that many but we do love the sentiment.

Age Before Beauty After Midnight.

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“Non posso credere che un ragazzino dalla Norvegia ha fatto un remix Coldplay migliore di me” Fictional quote from Giorgio Moroder

What is Fake-Giorgio saying we hear you ask you unilingual peasants…  Fake-Giorgio is saying “I cannot believe that Kygo kid from Norway has done a remix of Coldplay better than mine”.

While fictional Giorgio is remarkably humble WE personally prefer his epic, 8 minute remix of Midnight that was secretly transported from a disco on Saturn to Soundcloud to Kygo’s blissed out version, But his comments do indicate just how intensely competitive the Coldplay remix race has been. Just one week after the release of the band’s new album Ghost Stories, there are a heap of remixes doing the rounds… shit, Tiësto even got all experimental tech housey with his own bootleg.

As far as the official ones go though, who do YOU think did it better? 23 year Kygo or 74 year old Giorgio?



But What’s The Right Music?

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Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio." - Hunter S. Thompson


"One could argue pretty vigorously that Thompson’s favourite song of all time was “Mr. Tambourine Man.” find out other potential HST ‘right music’ faves via THIS fantastic Beatdom article.


Gangster Doodles.


One of our favourite tumblrs Gangster Doodles has gone and put together a 48 page zine filled with their brilliant depictions of rappers, ballers, players, thugs and gangsters which in their original form are all done on 3x3 yellow post-it notes using common office supplies such as fluorescent highlighters adding to the charm.

It’s limited to 100 copies so you’d better get your skates on if you want to cop a copy which you can do by clicking here.

Below are a few of our faves from the first volume of hopefully many and stay tuned to their blog for your daily dose.

Face The Music




What did you do on Record Store Day this year? Hopefully you went and supported your local record store and bought a whole bunch of limited edition releases… as for UK artist Natalie Sharp, well she offered up a little more commitment and painted her face with a bunch of iconic album covers

Here’s what she had to say about the project in an interview with Quietus -

"I decided to paint my face for record store day. After moaning that I never get the easter weekend off because Im always face painting, a friend Dan Conway suggested I paint my face as a piece of vinyl.

"I stupidly thought I could knock these out in a day. Three days later with a bleeding face and being accused of racism after posting my progress on Facebook, I had to stop. These are not my top eight albums, I don’t believe in that crap, but they are eight very inspiring and spectacular albums that I keep returning to. Each face took between 3 - 6 hours to paint. I cried after finishing grizzly bear, I thought it had broken me. I don’t use any stencils its all freehand.

"Record Store Day, here is my gift to you." - Natalie Sharp