Gerard Smith

Being a twin is a hard life, especially when Russel Smith is your brother but Gerard Smith has managed to make a name for himself despite the handicap. We chat to the ‘cleaner looking’ twin about life in apparel design and the pros and cons of being a Jack-of-all-trades. DIY: Who is Gerard Smith, what do you do and where can we find you between 8 and 5 on weekdays? Gerard: Gerard is Russel’s ‘cleaner looking’ twin brother, whom... Read More

Fluffy White Bunnies #37 – Thru The Looking Glass

Take a long hard look in the mirror… Check out more of Alastair’s work on his website  Read More

Dee Donaldson

We caught up with local artist and teacher, Dee Donaldson about her latest body of work produced from the Alter Ego exhibition at the Rust en Vrede Art Gallery and about her love for exploring new mediums and using her work to communicate ideas that words can’t.     DIY: How would you describe your art? What drives you to create? Dee: I suppose contemporary, figurative painting is a way of describing it. I work in oil mostly, although... Read More

Dear Reader

It’s always a delight when Dear Reader find themselves in our city and this Saturday, they’ll be playing a show at artSPACE. We managed to get Luke Smith to fire off a couple questions to Cherilyn Neilson about what they’ve been been up to, loss of faith and how the latest album, Idealistic Animals, has been recieved.   DIY: Close to 8 months since you last graced our shores. What have you and Dear Reader been up to during... Read More

Desmond & The Tutus Mnusic Launch

Last Thursday, South Africa’s geeky indie darlings, Desmond & The Tutus,  came down the coast for a midweek gig that packed out Live. Eliza Day reviews the Tutus and Black Math’s performances.    I was interested to see what Desmond & The Tutus, the beloved Jozi band would bring with their new album, MNUSIC. I grew up listening to this band with the first wave of new millennium indie kids and was hoping that they had... Read More

ST(E)AK

Today we chat to ST(E)AK, ex-editor of Session Magazine, designer, skater, metal-head and spinner of some pretty cool tracks when he gets behind the decks. We chat to him about the decline of print media, how Bipolar affects his art and his contribution to the Parlotone’s career.   DIY: Stefan Naude, ST(E)AK, Rick De La Ray? Who’s who and which one do you think really describes you? Has/does each name serve a specific purpose or... Read More