Stolen Girlfriends Club

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Pxlx


With a sound built upon stretched out vocal samples and cavernous bass, Pxlx is an exciting young producer from Christchurch, New Zealand who looks set for bigger things in 2014. Blending the stunning soundscapes of Burial with agonizingly beautiful pop melodies, this is the sound of a producer reaching his own artistic zenith. There is an incredible depth to Pxlx’s music that belies his age, and the rich vein of melancholy that runs through his songs gives them an edge many more experienced producers fail to capture.

A quick look through the comments on his Soundcloud page reveal many superlatives from fans, describing Pxlx’s songs as “symphonic” and “intricate”, and it is these qualities that make his music such a richly rewarding listening experience. Look out for Pxlx to take his uniquely haunting sound to the world in 2014, with shows over summer in New Zealand, and releases planned for early in next year, this incredibly talented producer looks set to garner the audience his music deserves.

Petra Collins #stolenidentity


Name: Petra Collins

Where do you live: Everywhere

What do you do: Artist

Lust for Life: Candy – all kinds

Any Apologies: None!

TWFT (word for today): Totally

Your Instagram: @petrafcollins

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @othergirl_julia

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #artselfie

Song at your wedding: You Da One – Rihanna

Song at your funeral: Age of Consent – New Order

Petra wears: Dead End – Flesh

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Literal Fuck


Crazed female Michael Jackson fans establish vacuous tribute project “Literal Fuck”.

From the backblocks of Planet Earth comes Literal Fuck, an MJ-crazed duo dead set on bringing *a greater awareness* of MJ’s lesser-known singles and b-sides to the world.

Literal Fuck is the result of endless nights singing MJ karaoke, dancing to Dangerous in the bedroom and poring over image search engines seeking out the most obscure and strange of MJ shots throughout history.

Thom Powers #stolenidentity

SELFIE - Thom Powers

Name: Thomas Brading Powers

Where do you live: NZ; rarely, LA; often, but I will be “on the road” for most of this year. I am currently homeless

What do you do: I’m a song writer, poser, singer, dreamer, producer and average guitar player. My band is called The Naked And Famous

Lust for Life: Love, friendship, irony, humor, coffee, drinking, running in the sun or the rain, sex, video games, smoking, traveling, staying-put, learning & unlearning

Any Apologies: For all and none of the above… and to Alisa

TWFT (word for today): Denouement

Your Instagram: @thompowers

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @alisaxayalith

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #icant

Song at your wedding: I know Scott from Frightened Rabbit and I’d pay proper money for him to play something

Song at your funeral: Perhaps silence is a more apt sentiment at the death of a musician?… Music is in my bones. When I die I will make no more noise

Thom wears: Sunbeam – Black

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Taste Nasa


“More emotion than the intro to a Rick James video clip” – The Internet

The man responsible for single handedly bringing back feelings-funk has just arrived to the shindig with a brand new track entitled Ordinary Touch which will feature on his forthcoming EP.

‘Big Taste’ has been making his way through the musical spectrum to arrive at his sound of 80′s baselines, 90′s guitar’s, 00′s sampling and today’s lyrical ideas. Plus there’s a plethora of production goodies peppered in there like a spicy tomato juice.

The track is available as a free download now from Soundcloud and is accompanied by a groovy visual, which is now live on YouTube.

Lydia Kirwood #stolenidentity

SELFIE - Lydia

Name: Lydia Kirwood (Lyds)

Where do you live: Byron Bay

What do you do: What everyone in Byron does; mess around and post crap on the internet, people also sometimes take photos of me

Lust for Life: Profound connection/appreciation with the universe

Any Apologies: Probably quite a few, hopefully not left unsaid

TWFT (word for today): Panzy (because I really am one and its my cat’s name)

Your Instagram: @llydiakirwood

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @wolfcubwolfcub

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #faded

Song at your wedding: I’m never getting married!

Song at your funeral: Blondie: Die Young, Stay Pretty

Lydia wears: Moonbeam – Tokyo Tort

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Dan Croll

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Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folk scene, a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. He started 2012 with one of his demos (Marion) as a Q Essential Download and another (Home) picked up by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music and ended it with his debut single From Nowhere being hammered by Radio 1.

Don’t be fooled by the Buddy Holly specs – he’s a one-time rugby fanatic whose career in sport at the highest level was derailed by a broken leg – or by the sensitive acoustica: the 23-year-old is a former nightclub doorman who used to live above a strip joint in Liverpool.

“I want music with life and a bit of a story, that comes from genuine inspiration, to be in the mainstream,” decides Dan. “Not just songs put together in a day by a bunch of anonymous writers chosen by a record label. Music from the heart, with meaning, that means something to me and will hopefully be meaningful to listeners.”

Mark Hunter #stolenidentity


Name: Mark The Cobrasnake Hunter

Where do you live: Hollywood, CA

What do you do: Work out, drink fresh juices, take pictures of cool people and fun objects, make the world a more stylish place

Lust for Life: Yes!

Any Apologies: I’m sorry to my body that I still love to eat candy

TWFT (word for today): Thighs

Your Instagram: @thecobrasnake @thecobrashop @cobrafitnessclub (you can choose your own adventure or follow all 3)

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: @porous_walker

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: #justateawholewatermelon

Song at your wedding: I refuse to get married until all of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters can get married too

Song at your funeral: I Love L.A. – Randy Newman

We Are Ugly But We Have The Music – Banks

BANKS - Brain (Artwork)

Los Angeles siren BANKS unveils her new track “Brain” in anticipation of her debut album, which is set to be released later on this year via Harvest Records (U.S)/Good Years (UK). The song hit the airwaves on BBC Radio 1 via Zane Lowe’s show – claiming the title of “The Hottest Record In The World” – and first appeared online at “Brain” is a taste from the singer’s recent time in the studio with LA native Shlohmo who opens up BANKS’ raw emotional lyrics with a seductive electronic beat.

Only one year into her already promising music career, the hypnotic tune emerges right after BANKS landed #3 on BBC’s Sound of 2014 while earning critical acclaim as an Artist to Watch in 2014 from Huffington Post, SPIN, Hype Machine, Spotify and more. The tastemaker praise from Pitchfork, Noisey, Pigeons and Planes, The FADER, etc. helped to secure the songstress her forthcoming debut performances at major music festivals Coachella and Governors Ball.

Brian Roettinger #stolenidentity


Name: Brian Roettinger

Where do you live: Los Angeles

What do you do: Graphic Design, Art

Lust for Life: Braided hairstyles

Any Apologies: No regrets!

TWFT (word for today): Braid Brigade

Your Instagram: @brianroettinger

Favourite person to follow on Instagram: I’m really new at it. So far @officialautumndewilde

Best #hashtag you’ve ever seen: So far #whothefuckdidthis

Song at your wedding: New Order, Ceremony

Song at your funeral: New Order, Ceremony

Brian wears: Moonbeam – Black