Culture

  • European street art in the working-class nooks of Marseille

    By on Nov. 6, 2017

    Once a year, during the Travellings festival, European art takes over the Aygalades neighbourhood in Marseille. It's a unique opportunity for street artists and those living in the working-class neighbourhood to cross paths.

  • An Irish fisher's battle for another Europe

    To reclaim his rights, an Irish salmon fisher spent eight years battling a bureaucratic nightmare between the coast of Donegal to the European institutions in Brussels. This investigation is the heart of the documentary "Des Lois Et Des Hommes", a film that shows how powerful one man’s voice can be in Europe. Interview with the director of the documentary, Loïc Jourdain.

  • Netflix and Chill: An expression on demand

    By on Oct. 11, 2017

    A winter evening that smells like chamomile tea? A hangover that is begging for some aspirin? Or simply an undying need to binge? Regardless of the occasion, shows on Netflix can easily eat up all of our free time. So much so that we’ve come up with an expression to describe this obsession. Even if we know what it means, we might not necessarily know where it came from.

  • "La Bombe" or how to overturn rape stereotypes

    By on Sept. 9, 2017

    Written with a rush of blood to the head, ZOU's song "La Bombe" (The Bomb) is a rare artistic testimonial about rape. Four years later, the French singer who lives between Paris and Berlin chose to illustrate it with a 6-minute music video. But what can you show when you're talking about rape? An explosive interview. 

  • Harmonica Creams: When Japan meets Celtic blues

    By on Sept. 4, 2017

    Between bodhráns and bagpipes, a Japanese band has dedicated their body and soul to Irish music. With four albums that nestled in the Japanese charts, Harmonica Creams has become somewhat of a reference in the land of the rising sun. We sat down with the band’s leader in Paris to find out why. 

  • [VIDEO] Shame: Hamburg, festivals and canapés

    By on Aug. 10, 2017

    "My favourite city is Hamburg, because you can smoke cigarettes inside." There is no better quote to sum up Shame, the alt-rock band from South London. Hamburg's dark side, its red light district and bustling streets made them fall in love with the city. But it's a shame they put on such wild shows, because Tony Visconti and canapés don't really do much for them. Neither does the Beatles effect.

  • [VIDEO] Pale Grey x Hamburg

    Digging deep into the discography of Pale Grey, it's clear to see that their name doesn't fit their sound. Inspired by port towns, large open spaces and some German bands–their music is definitely not 50 shades of grey. We sat down with Gilles to talk about his favourite European town: Hamburg. 

  • [VIDEO] Isaac Delusion x Warsaw

    By on Aug. 3, 2017

    Large open spaces, people dancing and incredible stories. It's no wonder the French pop band Isaac Delusion have chosen Warsaw as their favourite European city. They have recently released their latest album Rust and Gold, so we sat down with them to talk about Poland. 

  • Gramatik: The science of raves

    By on July 13, 2017

    He's probably one of the best music producers of our time, though not everybody really knows who Gramatik is. Maybe it's because, from his childhood in Slovenia to his U.S. exile, Denis Jašarević strayed from the conventional path to stardom. The artist's success is based on facts, not lucky stars.  Here's our well-calculated portrait.

  • [VIDEO] SKAMP x Nida 

    SKAMP is a Lithuanian pop band, they were the first official band to start after the downfall of the communist regime in Lithuania. They took part in the Eurovision Song Contest with their song “You Got Style”. Their singer, Victor Diawara, is also a musical producer who is reshaping festivals in Vilnius.