Hey, so you know how we’re best friends with Taking Back Sunday after our interview in issue 157 and they said live on Radio One how much they liked us? You didn’t know that? Oh. Well now you do. Because we’re best friends (did we mention that already? That we’re best friends?) the New Yorkers gave us their latest video for You Got Me off their self-titled album as a UK exclusive. Nice, eh?
Made entirely by themselves and with guitarist Eddie Reyes dancing around like a bloody loon, we’d probably produce something disgustingly terrible if we were left with the same task. We’d probably do some shit time-lapse of us eating fourteen toffee apples then sicking them up onto a white carpet. Oh, that sounds like the best idea ever.
Isn’t it? Isn’t it just? It’s just like you’re with Mel Clarke and you have girls’ legs. That’s exactly what it’s like.
There’s no news value to us posting this, we just remembered the other day how fucking ace it was. This is from 1992. AMAZING.
Happy Fireworks Night, everyone. Remember the important safety rules:
- Putting fireworks out with your eyes doesn’t always work, so you should have a friend’s eyes handy as well.
- If a firework goes out, you can’t re-light it unless you have a bucket on your head.
- Saying “Hey guys” at a bunch of burning dolls on a fire is severely unfunny.
- So is throwing cutlery on the bonfire and shouting “Guy forks”.
- Drawing dicks in the air using a sparkler is compulsory. When your sparkler dies down, drop it in a stranger’s cider.
- If anyone keeps complaining that it’s too cold, putting them in the fire is absolutely acceptable.
Have a good one, you flaming bastards.
San Francisco-based skate brand HUF has recently teamed up with ace New York City graffiti artist Eric Haze to bring you their latest collection. After years of designing imagery and direction for some of hip-hop and street art’s finest, HAZE x HUF and FRONT are giving you the chance to win all of this lot! Worth over £250 and with limited specialised distribution, this is a one-off prize which is way too good to miss out on. You’d have to be a fat idiot not to enter this.
The prize includes:
3 tees (1 colour of each style), 3 hats and 1 awesome HUF x HAZE skateboard deck!
All you’ve gotta do is spot who’s wearing one of the HUF x HAZE hats in our latest issue (162)!
Let us know the page number and describe who’s wearing it and you’ll potentially bag yourself a one-of-a-kind prize!
Email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org with HUF x HAZE in the title.
Competition closes 24th November and we’ll announce the winner shortly after!
It would be really ace if cool people could stop dying this week. Not only has GWAR’s guitarist just died, but now Vans co-founder James Van Doren has just moved on up to the skatepark in the sky. We called a scientist to ask how many of you are currently wearing Vans right now, to which he reliably informed us “Lots”. Take a look at your feet, then kiss your finger and point to the heavens in respect.
Never-not-busy illustrator Craig Robson has just unveiled these patches and t-shirts, the latest additions to his ever-growing body of work. He’s done stuff for labels like Antique (whose lookbook contains the lovely Mel and Hannah) and Lost & Found as well as his own stuff. We like Craig – he likes making things more difficult for himself by insisting on doing everything of his own in super-limited runs to keep himself busy. He’s basically going to end up as the richest man in the world, so now’s the time to befriend him and hope he spares your life when he ends up ruling with a rod of iron. His shop’s HERE and his Tumblr’s HERE.