22-year-old Brisbane artist Wafia caught our attention immediately with the release of her single “Heartburn,” toeing the lines between R&B and electronica and perfectly capturing the feeling you get after seeing someone you once loved, someone who betrayed you and played with your heart. It’s no wonder she’s signed to Future Classic’s label and continues to captivate with her XXIX EP just released this week, which highlights her honest vocals and delves in to her Middle Eastern influences. We were thrilled to pick her brain earlier this week, read after the jump to find out about her experience at a recent Future Classic writing camp, her appreciation for Aziz Ansari’s Master of None series, and more.
If you’ve been on the 405 Freeway in Southern California over the last week, you’ve probably noticed something new… One side of Tilly’s HQ (a 15,000 square foot wall) has become home to a new mural by our friend Zio Ziegler. We hung out with Zio over the three days it took to complete the work to snap some photos of his progress. The mural will remain on view over the next 90 days, courtesy of a partnership between Zio, Artists Republic, and Tilly’s. Check it out if you can, but maybe not while you’re driving.
Melbourne based artist Sean Morris creates some fantastically dark, weird, culty and downright bad-ass works involving sword wielding maidens, motorcycling harpies, and alligator riding vixens. He recently released a beautiful Risograph print ‘Heirlooms’ (featured above), curated a show around a King Brown Magazine issue 10 in NYC and even painted an immense mural for Jack Rabbit Slims, a nightclub in Perth, AUS. A self publisher as well, Morris has printed many killer zines and recently collaborated on a SICK skateboard with Surprise Skateboards in the US. While he was visiting in Los Angeles, we had a chance to catch up as well as chat a bit about his background, influences and favorite Vans.
1) Tell us about yourself. Name, where you’re from and what do you do?
I’m Sean Morris. I’m originally from Perth, Western Australia, but i switched coasts a little while back and i live in Melbourne. I make paintings and drawings, and do digital illustration.