It's been a busy few weeks for Bad Bunny.

Popping up at the Superbowl Half-Time show alongside Shakira, the rapper then confirmed plans for a new album.

Performing on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Bad Bunny unveiled fresh material.

Now his new album out now. It's titled 'YHLQMDLG', which stands for 'Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana' – it translates into English as 'I Do What I Want To Do'.

Listen to it below.

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London based, contemporary fashion house Self-Portrait launched its spring-summer 2020 collection in stores this month. Debuting in September at New York Fashion Week, the collection has been a significant one of the brand, making bold choices in simplicity and subtlety for more modern, transitional pieces. Self-Portrait SS20 is more French Riviera than South of France chateau.

In the spirit of modernity and forward thinking, and coinciding with a season that saw the label swap to vegan leather and highly wearable wardrobe staples, Self-Portrait is kicking off the launch with an eco-conscious message and better yet, free pastries.

Partnering with a number of bakeries in major cities worldwide, Self-Portrait has designed a series of limited edition; specially branded bags to help you carry and conceal mountains of pastries on your morning commute. Each bag is made from recyclable plastic, stampled with key looks from the collection and filled with each bakery's signature baked goods. Judging by this weekend’s weather forecast, there couldn’t be a better time to replace your sad, weathered canvas tote for its chic, waterproof counterpart. Coinciding with the launch, a donation has been made by the brand to ‘Plastics for Change’, in support of the environmentally responsible initiative.

Head down to the below bakeries from Monday 2nd March to pick up your complementary pastries and chic lunch bag.

 

LONDON: @gailsbakery from 8:30AM (128 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 8ZL)

NYC: @fabriquebakery from 8AM (348 W 14th St, New York, New York 10014)

LA:  @latropeziennela from 9AM (211 South La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036)

BANGKOK: @deandeluca_thailand from 10AM (2 Floor, Central Embassy, 1031 Phloen Chit Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan District, Bangkok 10330, Thailand)

 

Visit self-portrait-studio.com

#SelfPortraitSS20 #ReuseRecycleRepurpose

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There's a lot more to Calva Louise than meets the eye.

The Manchester three-piece have a potent sound, with their jagged riffs patched on top of inquisitive songwriting.

Stark, gothic musicality, they infuse broken down electronics into their punk-edged guitar punch.

New single 'Camino' is out now, and it's "about losing all the efforts of a lifetime, but having the willpower to go through it all over again," says singer Jess Allanic.

Indeed, the singer is an intriguing proposition, writing and inking her own graphic novel last year.

Clash caught up with Calva Louise' Jess Allanic to discuss her graphic novel influences – the imagery is her own…

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I spent a lot of my teenage years in my local comic book shop reading and admiring many graphic novels. I’ve always had a strong love for artists like James O’Barr, Frank Miller and Sean Murphy, who write and draw everything themselves.

The foundation of my own graphic novel Rhinoceros began during 2014, when I started to draw my school friends as characters. I kept drawing more and more, eventually compiling all the artwork over the years to craft a storyline.

Essentially, Rhinoceros is about a girl from a parallel world who hears cries coming from ours. An unknown illness is causing great distress, making people lose their motivation and willpower. She joins a movement that are trying to fight this illness, to help people regain their determination and lust for life.

I wanted to illustrate this story because it is an interpretation of the struggles we encounter when trying to fulfil our dreams. This story really focuses on young people, and their determination to keep fighting – even when what we want to achieve can seem impossible.

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Our debut album, also titled 'Rhinoceros', was inspired by the graphic novel storyline. The most challenging part was adapting the story to create the lyrics for the album, but we all love how it came out. Our fans seem super interested in understanding this story and its relationship to the music.

And who knows, I might get round to doing another graphic novel again soon…

Here are five of my favourite graphic novels that have inspired Rhinocerous.

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The Crow (James O’Barr)

The Crow is to me one of the greatest graphic novels of all times. The anger and the injustice that you feel through the characters eyes made me try to have a deeper understanding of what the writer was trying to convey, the essence of the story is mainly autobiographical.

James O’Barr put into his emotions into paper with his drawings and that catharsis encouraged me to try and do the same. Instead of imploding with my own thoughts, I wanted to put what my beliefs into a graphic novel.

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Locke And Key (Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez)

This is my favourite graphic novel. I remember the comic shop owner kindly let me read all the issues in the store before I actually bought them!

Joe Hill’s story is awesome it sucked me into this Lovecraftian universe, full of fantasy and horror also reminiscent of Stephen King. Gabriel Rodriguez’s use of architecture in his illustrations inspired me to draw the buildings of Rouen in Rhinoceros.

If you love the comic, I highly recommend the audiobook, which I listened to while I was in the midst of drawing my own illustrations. I also love the fact that at one point in the story, the characters goes to see a Muse show and that one of the main characters looks exactly like Josh Homme!

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Punk Rock Jesus (Sean Murphy)

Just like James O’Barr, Sean Murphy wrote and illustrated this graphic novel himself. And again, what a story: Jesus is cloned for a reality show and is reborn as a punk rocker, refusing to be used as a weapon of control, so he starts his own punk rock band.

I love Sean Murphy’s style and humor, he also uses a lot of his personal experiences and each chapter is inspired by a song so thanks to his graphic novel I discovered so many amazing bands!

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American Vampire (Scott Snyder & Rafael Albuquerque)

This comic was recommended to me by a comic store owner and I immediately felt a rush of inspiration through Rafael Albuquerque’s illustrations. It complements Scott Snyder’s story perfectly, and I loved reading about vampires in the Wild West.

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Scalped (Jason Aaron & R.M Guera)

Scalped was also an inspiration for me, not only for its illustrations but also because of the depth of the story. It tackles these interesting topics such as cultural identity and organised crime in a fictional Indian Reservation.

The graphic style is incredible, blending watercolours and high contrasts.

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Photo Credit: Chris Driver

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Pale Waves have been forced to pull a series of upcoming shows following a bus crash.

The Manchester band are on the road, completing a series of engagements with Halsey.

Working tirelessly, the group were on their way to Berlin when they were involved in a "serious bus accident".

Deciding to take time out, Pale Waves have cancelled an as yet unverified batch of shows, but "hope to be back on the tour really soon…"

The band post on socials:

Hope they're back on the road soon.

Related: So Heavenly – Pale Waves Interviewed

Photo Credit: Vic Lentaigne

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Inquisitive selector Tash LC is one of London club culture's foremost voices.

A DJ who never seems to play the same set twice, she simply shells it down wherever she goes, whether that's radio or in a live environment.

2020 promises much for this adventurous artist, whose tastes move from left field soul and jazz right through to furiously up tempo productions.

Indeed, it's this search for velocity that underpins her Clash mix, with Tash LC tearing it up in her quest for audio perfection.

It's an exhilarating experience, pitting huge rap names against gqom, UK sounds, and more.

She explains…

"I decided to explore the faster side of my collection in my Clash mix, ranging from 148BPM – 170BPM and featuring some incredible producers (and forthcoming Club Yeke bits!) I hope this mix makes you dance / get hench / or summon some bad bitch energy…"

Tune in now.

Tracklisting:
Otim Alpha ft Leo PaLayeng – Tongwen Instrumental
Aby Ngana Diop – Michael Ozone's Liital Rhythm
DJ Chap – Drum 2
Ytem – Malakoff Zoo
A$AP Rocky + Skepta – Praise The Lord (Lazy Flow Edit)
Siyprettymf – Prince Harry Riddim
Mike G – Club Watch
Kush Jones – Rich Girl X DrumTrack
Daniel Haaksman – Fun Fun Fun (DJ Marfox Remix)
Massive Gosine – Churloo
Boo’d Up Loop
Sun C – Kaad 4
RP Boo – Bang’n on
King Dr Chester ft Siy – Watch Bum Bum
Ase Manua l – Mood Sapphire Indigo
DJ Bloconini vs Otim Alpha – Tong Gweno Gafacci Edit
Klein – Claim It V
ee – Trancehall
Kaba Blon – Moriba Yassa (Daniel Haaksman Edit)
Ghetto 25 – Believe That (Pogba Remix)
DJ N.K – Orixas Groove
DJ Gigola, Kev Koko – Ibiza 2007
DJ Plead – Ambush
Megan Thee Stallion – Stalli (Freestyle)
DJ Gigola, Kev Koko – Papi (Original Mix)

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Catch Tash LC at AMP Lost & Found, Malta (April 30th – May 3rd).

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Elli Ingram explodes back into life with new single 'Bad Behaviour'.

Out now, it finds Elli adding a jazz-soaked element to her music, with those pulsating horns working against her energetic vocal.

There's a hip-hop bump to the beat, while the sheer colour and personality of her vocal bowls you over at every turn.

Produced by Charlie Huggal, it's one of Elli's most adept, creative, and outright fun releases yet.

She comments…

“Bad Behaviour isn’t about causing a scene, it’s about saying yes to having a good time. But if that does cause a scene, then I’m more than happy for people to watch, and join in!”

The visuals were shot on the streets of Brighton, and it finds Elli (together with her friends) having a fun time on the south coast.

Tune in now.

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Australian riser Azure Ryder marks her debut with new single 'Dizzy'.

Still only 23 years old, Azure grew up in a coastal town close to Sydney, and became used to her paradise surroundings.

Long walks allow her time to think, and this sense of space and time permeates her work.

New single 'Dizzy' is her introduction, and it's a confident, stirring debut from the Australian newcomer.

The sparse arrangement hinges on that sloping bass line, while her persistent, un-yeilding vocal has shades of Stevie Nicks.

An extremely direct pop statement, 'Dizzy' has a gently contagious feel that subtly wins you over.

Tune in now.

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Sam Fender has been forced to cancel this weekend's show in Zurich.

The songwriter's debut album 'Hypersonic Missiles' lit up 2019, sending the artist into the stratosphere.

Currently on tour in Europe, Sam Fender will play Berlin tonight (February 28th) as part of his wider engagements.

The show in Zurich has been pulled, however, with the Swiss government banning ‘public and private events’ of over 1000 people in response to fears over the contagion of coronavirus.

The outbreak has caused a number of cancellations across Europe, with this weekend's Serie A football card set to be played behind closed doors.

With the Six Nations also due to be impacted, perhaps Sam Fender's tour is getting off lightly…

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LOOR will release his debut album 'Waters' on May 1st.

The producer's real name is Gwil Sainsbury, and he rose to wide acclaim as a founding member of alt-J.

Taking time out, Gwil moved to Bristol, pursuing a Masters and kicking off his LOOR project.

A tasteful EP landed last year, a sign of much more nuanced, in-depth projects to come.

New album 'Waters' was prompted by long walks around Bristol, as well as inward journeys on DMT, and it's a remarkable experience.

Out on May 1st, LOOR will play a special launch event at London's Waiting Room the same evening.

A preview clip is online now – check it out below.

Catch LOOR at London's Waiting Room on May 1st.

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Reclusive East London aesthete LYAM has shared twisted new single 'Misery'.

LYAM is also a member of Young Turks affiliated act TTY, but steps out on his own for this new release.

It's a moody introduction, one indebted to soundsystem culture through its pursuance of bass culture abstraction.

It's a defiantly UK sound, with the husky spoken word reminiscent of the much-missed Hyperdub artist Spaceape.

Frozen in zero gravity, the Digital Mystikz style pressure is exerted through production from Sporting Life, formerly the producer for NYC's own Ratking.

Murky trip-hop with a 2k20 feel, you can check out 'Misery' below.

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