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Justice – ‘New Jack’

, 8th May 2008

Written by Joseph Scott


Planet Patrol is a series of ongoing live urban art events held at various venues in and around London. The concept behind Planet Patrol is to present some of today’s most in demand and sought after urban artists, purchase prescription in an environment which allows people to witness live art/music & visuals all under one roof. Aside from the regular London events, this site prostate Planet Patrol recently held it’s first global sessions tour of Japan, troche Bruno 9LI one of Brazils most talented street artists was invited over to create live art whilst DJ Aya provided the necessary musical back drop.

Screen prints & original pieces from the likes of Eelus, SheOne, Dan Malone & Adam Koukoudakis were also on show. Planet Patrol held a total of three live events, these included Tokyo, Osaka & Fukuoka. Bruno 9LI created three mind-blowing canvases, one for each event, these took up to a total of fours each to complete. The lucky few who had been invited to these events witnessed live art from a truly dedicated and highly skilled master of his art!

Planet Patrol have Just released a very limited, signed, numbered & embossed silk screen based on an original piece that Bruno created for the Tokyo event! Bruno’s next exhibition will be taking place in August at the Annno Domini gallery in California, Planet Patrol will also be exhibiting the new silk screen & an original canvas from the Japan tour at the Burning Bridges group exhibition to be held from Friday 13th June – 22nd at the Bricklane gallery, 196 Brick lane, London.

Mr Bruno Novelli has also designed the cover of Issue 9 of Amelia’s Magazine…..

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Not to be confused with Shoreditch Hall, this web Hoxton Hall is a stunning Victorian venue more commonly used as a community centre, viagra buy hosting coffee mornings and craft sessions in the forgotten art of basket weaving. For tonight, nurse the ornate iron balcony and draped red curtain were the perfect setting for an intimate gathering of just eighty invited guests to showcase Micah‘s forth coming album.
Micah performed with all his usual vim and vigour, a two hour set of tracks old and new, from the tender, heart-wrenching chords of Beneath The Rose to the crashing tones of The Leading Guy. Insisting that nothing he played from the upcoming album sounded anything like the record, Micah sang quiet songs about wishing wells and loud songs about regret intermission by anecdotal tales of life’s ironies. He also spoke of the happiness he’s found with wife of two weeks and four days, Mrs Ashley Bryn Hinson, a picture of whom now adorns his guitar.
Picture if you will a young man sitting on the front porch of his family home in the secluded town of Abilene, Texas. Convalescing from intensive surgery, the young man is confined by a back brace and the haziness induced by a cocktail of sedatives and weed. He spends his days writing songs for the girl next door whom he longs to see if only for a moment as she cycles past. This was just one of many fables regaled by Micah at the showcase. Such romantic yarns are the stuff of fiction, just another chapter in the life of Micah P Hinson.


What a macabre bag. Imagine the Peter and Jane books of our childhood; now imagine what the Ladybird illustrator would have drawn if he’d been on acid. The bag from The Twilight Sad‘s merchandise collection reminds me of Martin McDonagh’s play, price The Pillowman. In this, order the Pillowman is styled as a kindly Father Christmas character that helps children (who will otherwise have deeply traumatic lives) pre-emptively kill themselves. It employs the same absurdist humour as this lovely bag which shows a son with a cloth mask about to smother his sleeping mother, with an inset of a mystery hand pouring a bottle of poison. It’s a series of confusing cartoon events that would have Jonathan Creek baffled for at least twenty minutes about who is to blame and who is the real victim in this two-dimensional world. But this is not just a generic piece of merchandise aiming to make money with as little creative effort as possible, in fact it doesn’t directly advertise the band at all. There’s no huge slogan distracting the eye from the unnerving image (taken from the Fourteen Autumns And Fifteen Winters LP artwork). This style of artwork has become a recurring theme for the Glaswegian band, as there are a series of these images available on t-shirts, screen prints, and previous EPs, all of which complement their passionate anthems. You can be sure you won’t be mugged with this subversively vicious image hanging from your shoulder.

The Twilight Sad and other Fat-Cat merchandise available here


While I am possibly the only person who thinks their music often sounds more like daft punk than Daft Punk, hospital there is no denying that Justice WERE 2007 for many people. Having burst into public consciousness back in 2006 with their remix of Simian’s ‘We Are Your Friends’ and made all of us D.A.N.C.E. (sorry!) in early 2007, viagra 40mg later that year they decided to give us † (that’s their album title, by the way).

On their debut LP ‘New Jack’ sits comfortably between the full-blown Jackson Five-esque pop of D.A.N.C.E. and ‘Phantom’, a track showcasing the Electro-Rock sound that the duo’s reputation (especially as a live act) is being built upon. As such, it is an apt metaphor for Justice themselves – part kiddie-friendly pure Pop delight and part something more adult.

Beginning with a now all-too-familar French Electro favourite – a kitsch, forgettable/’never remembered in the first place’ Disco-Pop sample – the track swiftly disinitigrates into a rhythmic storm of digital malfunction. The aforementioned sample is cut and pasted with decisive abandonment to resemble a skipping CD, carefully arranged distorted clipping introduces microscopic bursts of rhythmic silence, while random MP3-style glitches can be heard beneath the cacophony seemingly at random. And this is all before the listener’s audio equipment appears to give up and switch to another track.

Whereas a few years back a similar approach was to be heard in more obscurist music by everyone from Aphex Twin to sound artists like alva.noto, Justice have made these sounds a whole lot more accessible (and D.A.N.C.E.-able… sorry again!) without dumbing them down.

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2 Responses to “Justice – ‘New Jack’”

  1. Charito says:

    i would say they got certain elements of Daft Punk but doesnt most French electro artists??they bring a fresh sound and just as well its dancable and lovable as Daft Punk.they both got my vote :)

  2. Charito says:

    i would say they got certain elements of Daft Punk but doesnt most French electro artists??they bring a fresh sound and just as well its dancable and lovable as Daft Punk.they both got my vote :)

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