Fauve Collective – last days of summer

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With autumn looming, how did Fauve Collective spend the last few days of summer?

Let’s start with the big news. Fauve Collective’s Cassi songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, has been putting his drumming skills to good use in recent months, with False-Heads – a self-proclaimed punk band that have been described as propulsive and energetic by Clash Magazine. The big news is that they have just been signed by record label, 25 hour convenience store.

The band have been working hard this year, playing gigs across London and the South East and it seems to be paying off. Whats next for the raucous trio?  Well, a new music video of course….

Congratulations to False-Heads – nice one lads!

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In other music news, a few of Fauve’s Bristol based musicians have been working together on various projects since gaining the studio space in August. As a…

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Latest from Fauve Collective: August 2015


August has been a busy month for Fauve Collective, as well as obtaining a new studio space,LUUI took London by storm last week performing alongside Fauve comrade Devenny, and Mishkka gave an excellent performance earlier in the month at Bristol’s renowned Start the Bus.

In amongst all this excitement there are some new releases that haven’t yet been covered on the Fauve Collective blog space and it’s about time they got some attention. So, for your ears only, here is a lowdown on the latest music from the loveable Fauves. Enjoy!



Howling Moon is the debut EP from I.D.O.L. Fronted by Declan Cullen, formally of Coastal Cities, he has been working lone-wolf towards a collection of pop gems. Taking influence from Johnny Cash, to A-ha, to Kylie Minogue, the gorgeous Howling Moon hints at sounds of a bygone era, and listening to I.D.O.L will thrust you into…

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FKA twigs – M3LL155X:



FKA twigs has been prolific over the last few years and she seems to be unrelenting. In her latest works she can be seen with a pregnant belly bulging from her tiny frame, and then finally releasing the burden by birthing multi-coloured paint and a rainbow of silk – a metaphor perhaps for the creativity that is constantly spewing out of her like an unstoppable force.

The first time I was captivated by FKA twigs was seeing her on the cover of i-D Magazine in 2012. I was unaware of her talents back then, as I think many people were, but she looked like the near future, she looked like the next big thing, the one we should be keeping an eye on. She had the word ‘Love’ styled across her forehead, and I was there, it was love at first sight.


Next time I saw FKA twigs was her video…

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A Dose of British Summertime

GREAT ! Loved reading this !


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It was so sunny today I sat in the garden. Fancy that! Springtime is here, which means summer is just round the corner, and if there isn’t something that all British people have in common, is a love for summer sunshine and long days. I mean, it’s no secret that we Brits are OBSESSED with the weather. I reckon on a daily basis, I have at least one conversation about the state of the weather and how it is affecting my day. I can hear myself sometimes rattling on about the rain or the sun, and I think, bloody heck Claire, you’re so typical, you’re a typical Brit, a little bit camp and mundane just like every other British person who has these conversations to fill the void of silence. We feel the need to talk, so why not talk about the ever changing…

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From the depths of obscurity comes creativity

Interesting blog .


In a picturesque corner of Kent, that’s where Fauve Collective started out – not a particularly thrilling, or glamorous place but rather somewhere you might like to retire.

It would seem that when you’re subjected to the sluggish suburbs of England, creativity can provide solace to the tedium and occasionally exciting things will happen. In this post, Claire Cullen AKA KitschReligion tells a little bit more of where the foundations for Fauve were formed.


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The Isle of Thanet. An obscure place. It once was separate to England by two miles of water, known as the Wantsum Channel. Over the course of last millennium the Island joined with Kent, so its name – Isle of Thanet – is pretty obsolete.

The last few decades has seen Thanet’s former glory, as a hotspot for holiday makers, rapidly decline – as tourism, money and jobs have become scarce. Despite its noteworthy…

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15 times when Jeremy Corbyn was on the right side of history

The World Turned Upside Down

jezza aparted1. Apartheid: Jeremy was a staunch opponent of the Apartheid regime and a supporter of Nelson Mandela and the ANC. He was even arrested for protesting outside the South African embassy in 1984.
2. Chile: Jeremy was an opponent of the brutal dictator Pinochet (an ally of the British government under Thatcher) and was a leading campaigner in the quest to bring him to justice. In 1998 Pinochet was arrested in London.
3. LGBT rights: As noted in Pink News, Jeremy was an early champion of LGBT rights. At a time when the Tories decried supporting LGBT rights as ‘loony left’, Jeremy voted against section 28 which sought to demonise same-sex relationships.
4. The Miners’ Strike: Jeremy went against the Labour leadership and fully supported the miners in their effort to prevent the total destruction of their industry and communities. Cabinet papers released last year prove that the NUM…

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Kitsch Religion talks to IDOL


Besides working together, some of the Fauve Collective members also grew up together. For this post, Claire (Kitsch Religion) talks to her younger (but much taller) brother Declan (IDOL) about song writing, childhood memories and his favourite pop songs. 

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KitschReligion: Hey Declan, how’s it going?

Declan Cullen – IDOL: I’m alright thanks, how are you?

KR: I’m good thanks. So you’ve been working on a new project – I.D.O.L, it would be great to know a little more about the concept behind this and you’re influences.

DC: Of course. The initial intention of the music project was to start a group with a really strong sense of identity, style and direction, and I just wanted to write really great pop songs, albeit, with a rock and roll style. I feel that music is getting very complicated, and within the industry sometimes things can be too politically motivated – however…

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