Give Him The Rod Already

In case you weren’t are, Hessle Audio are dropping a compilation of the hottest stuff around real soon – backed with some of the most certified classics in recent years (because they put them out, and it’s time you heard them all over again).

Well, on the side with all the fresh goodness, is this re-imagining of ‘Give A Man A Rod’ by dearest James. Guessing he really wants to drill home that whole “Give a man a fish and he’ll eat for a day, but give a man a rod and he’ll eat for the rest of his life” idea. Although I always kind of thought that idea overlooks the rising prices of fishing equipment, and how the guy will probably end up in massive amounts of debt. Plus, fishing is traditionally seen as a way of fathers avoiding their kids, and the parental responsibilities that go long with them.

This version shows that James can still present you with stuff to floor the dance – and is a pretty big testament to how high the quality level is throughout the comp. They’re also throwing a party at XOYO tomorrow night. For a chance to win one of three pairs of tickets we’re going, head over to our facebook and show some love.

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You're Living in Your Mind

Written and Directed by Hannah Perry
Music collaboration with Giles King-Ashong (drums),
Raven Bush (violin), Mica Levi (turntables), Lucy Railton (cello)
Choreography collaboration with Holly Blakey

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Dearth

Six artists interventions into the
Boiler Room website curated
by Guy Gormley

Hannah Perry Alex Rathbone Rhys Coren Mark Leckey Benedict Drew Richard Sides & Andrew Munks

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From February to July 2015 six artists will produce new works to exist within and contribute to Boiler Room. What comes out of these infiltrations, and how they inform our experience of this context, is yet to be seen. The project was conceived of and curated by Guy Gormley and developed in collaboration with Boiler Room and the participating artists. Design concept by Amy Preston.

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Hannah
Perry

26/02/2015
8:00PM GMT

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(b. 1984, Chester) Lives and works in London. Works in installation, print and video. She graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2009 and from The Royal Academy of Arts in 2014. Continuously generating and manipulating materials, Perry develops a sprawling network of references, carefully exploring personal memory in today’s hyper-technological society.

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Alex Rathbone

19/03/15

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Lives and works in Glasgow. Works with video, animation, painting and music – but particularly with repurposed and redrawn cartoons that seem to ooze out of the collective unconscious.

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Rhys Coren

23/04/15

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(b.1983, Plymouth, Devon). Lives and works in London. He graduated in Art & Visual Culture at UWE, Bristol, and is currently completing his postgraduate program at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. Working across painting, animation, sound and text, his work takes influence from music, experimental and abstract film, cartoons, poetry, people, story-telling, subculture and design. He is also the co-founder of Opening Times.

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Benedict Drew

18/06/15

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Mark Leckey

23/05/15

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(b. 1964, Birkenhead, Wirral) Lives and works in London. Graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1990. Works with collage, music and video. Notable video works include Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore (1999) and Industrial Lights and Magic, for which he won the Turner Prize in 2008.

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Richard Sides
& Andrew Munks

23/07/15

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Where do we go when our dog pooing is eternal and our cultural oppression is dominated by yupster hybrids? Mobilised from Rotherham and gentrified by themselves, Euro - the joint product of Richard Sides and Andrew Munk - was the pathetic thesis of the neu-neutral, bioaesthetix immersion zone.

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