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PHOTO VAULT 4. (SPAIN, CORNWALL & WAKA FLOCKA)

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Been a while since I had some film developed, so I’ve cobbled together the best of an arbitrary bunch of photos from various locations around Europe.

Starting off in Spain. We flew in just for a one-off to play Resurrection Fest. Average weather, binman catering, and a severe lack of decent bands meant that it wasn’t the most exhilarating of excursions, but whatever, we hung out a bit and it was cool I guess.

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Found myself with a little down-time, so, of course, a camping trip down to Cornwall was in order. We hit Padstow, towards the north coast of Cornwall – a place I had been countless times in my childhood with my parents, but hadn’t been back since. It’s your typical twee little harbour-side town, but that TV chef Rick Stein seems to now own half of the real estate down there now. Ain’t complaining though as grilled lemon sole and chips from his fish ‘n chip joint by the harbour made for a fucking decent dinner naaah mean.
(S/o LGF for some of these pictures!).

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Took it upon ourselves to attempt cycling the Camel Trail in an afternoon. Got like 8 miles deep, and turned around to call it a day.

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Did some BBQing, crabbing and beaching too.

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Then came Pukkelpop. Y’all already seen the Waka pics from this day, so needless to say, we had a banger. Couldn’t recommend this festival any more highly. It was so good in fact, that I literally only took like 3 photos.

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See you next time.
xo.

James Tailby

Good boy gone rad.

SLOVENIA TO NORTHAMPTON, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN.

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On an essentially weekly basis, I find myself in some arbitrary European country / city with the homies. To be honest, a lot of the time, we’ve seen it all before in the last 4 years or so and don’t pay much attention to our surroundings (as heathen as this sounds, I’m just being straight). However, when the sun comes out, everything looks better and more appealing, right?
This roll started in Germany, where we played a warm-up show for Vainstream at Skaters Palace. Tight venue, loads of kids, a rooftop to chill on, and Bane played. Not bad at all.

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All volt everything.

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Made the most of the rare high-20′s temperatures in the UK and went down to Sandbanks. It’s easy to forget, but sometimes England is well nice.

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Eastern Europe is such a vibe. It’s kinda unpredictable, beautiful to look at and knows how to have a good time – all traits that were present and correct at Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia. Located at the foot of some mountains (apparently rife with bears – didn’t see any though, bit of a par), and in the middle of some dense forest next to a river, mad-head punks ran amok whilst drinking tinnys by the truck load, pitching their tents in any available plot of land they could find between their passed out homies and holes they had dug to shit in. Real talk. Starting to get the vibe now?

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Free cocktails all day was welcomed.

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Luxembourg next. Played some skate-fest ting, but it was a real long day, so we took to the streets and found a bunch of abandoned warehouses and factories. Nothing too exciting to report back from them, other that we think one might have been a grow house, and one had a brand new Fiat parked inside it. Bit weird.

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This is the only picture from my DJ set in Northampton. It sums the evening up nicely.

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xo.

James Tailby

Good boy gone rad.

BEING A TOURIST IN MY HOME TOWN

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So as I’m sure you’re well aware, a certain Jay-Z released his new record, entitled ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’ a hot minute ago. What you may or may not be quite so aware of, is that my home town of Salisbury (techinally a city, but it’s tiny and I ain’t tryna be pedantic), was chosen by Jigga man himself to host the exclusive exhibit, debuting the art work for the aforementioned record. You may ask yourself why? No-one’s ever heard of Salisbury, amiright?! Well Salisbury Cathedral houses the original, and best preserved example of the Magna Carta itself. The Chapter House of Salisbury Cathedral is where the original document lies, and that’s where Jigga has placed the exhibit of the ‘MCHG’ artwork throughout the month of July.

I live here, so of course I went and peeped the whole thing myself. I’ve lived here all my life, and taken the Cathedral and everything that surrounds it for granted as something as see every day, but I guess it’s actually pretty special when you take a step back and appreciate it for the beauty of it’s architecture (The Cathedral spire is the tallest in England), it’s significance in history and what it means to a lot of people. In light of this, I took my camera out and approached my city as if I’d never been here before. Turns out it’s pretty nice.

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(Photography is banned in The Chapter House, so this is best sneaky shot I could get of the artwork).

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For y’all that don’t know where Salisbury actually is, and look at me like I just made it up when you ask me where I’m from – here you go.
xo

James Tailby

Good boy gone rad.

OSAKA, JAPAN

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From the 2 previous visits we’ve been fortunate enough have to Japan, I learnt first hand that Osaka is one of the coolest cities I’ve ever been. Not as widely spoken about as Tokyo, but when you did deep enough, it’s got some absolute gems – from shopping districts to nightlife, it smacks it on all levels.



We spent our day doing a spot of shopping – Ed tried on some Yeezys but came away with an ’01 pair of Jordan 1′s, amongst some other loot we picked up along the way. Big shout out to SKIT Osaka – probably the most dope sneaker store I’ve ever set foot in. A MUST visit for any sneaker head, regardless of brand preference.



The evening’s show was at the Zepp Arena, and as always, Fact smashed the 2000 cap venue. We made the aforementioned 2000 kids sit down on the floor like they were at a Slipknot show, and they blatantly had no idea what was going on.

Post show, safe in knowledge we had a day off the next day, we went out en-mass to a ‘Nomihodai’. For those that don’t know, a Nomihodai consists of paying a flat fee, and then having an hour to eat as much food as possible, and drink as much alcohol as possible. You can only imagine how this turned out. Not about to post bare pictures of my wasteman friends, but I can assure you some shit went down.

Next stop / blog – Hiroshima

 

James Tailby

Good boy gone rad.

VIDEO : JJ Doom – Gov’nor

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Artist : JJ Doom (Doom & Jneiro Jarel)
Song : Gov’nor
Director : Ninian Doff
Album : Key To The Cuffs (2012)
Label : Lex Records

Insanely cool split-screen visuals, taken from the first project by this hip-hop duo. What do you think?

James Tailby

Good boy gone rad.