Monday, 31 October 2011

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Black Power Mix Tape

So, October is the month of Halloween, it's also Black History Month. And to celebrate this I took my mum and went to see Black Power Mix Tape at the weekend.
I really enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who wanted to know about Black Power and the Black Panther Movement (from the years 1967 - 1975) or just if you want to be in awe of Angela Davis.

Saturday, 22 October 2011


Yes we can't all queue up outside Woolworths for bargains now, but you can't get yourself to the Sugar Paper Shoppe and buy some sale things for you, a friend or even someone you hate if your that way inclined.
TREAT YR SEN, tis the season to dress up, blow shit up and fill your belly up!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Christmas Crafty Decorations...

WHAT!! CHRISTMAS!?! We haven't even had the colder months other amazing holidays that are Halloween and Bonfire night (Sugar Paper favourites!) and I'm talking about Christmas!

Well we have put together these kits to make great decorations for your tree, and we want to make sure you have chance to make them and get them up, anyway some people put their decorations up super early!
get yours here.
This is Keana's Candyland in Portland, Oregon a weird yet wonderful place I got to visit!
Also it's not too early for a Christmas song is it?

Bryony Jackson...

Here at Sugar paper HQ we are putting the almost finishing touches to Sugar Paper #8. This issue has a whole host of exciting stuff, and that starts with the cover.
This issue we got the great
Bryony Jackson to work her magic!
Bryony is a super amazing artist based in Manchester, a multi talanted printer, illustartor, toy maker and more!!
She makes a world of weird and wonderful characters in amazing colours, plus she is a fellow '90s fan! Check her out here.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Hello we are Bis from Glasgow Scotland...

I have a confession, I have a secret love. A love of singing, in a Glaswegian accent.
I can't help it, I can't sing but give me a good Scottish indie pop song to sing along to and I think I'm the best singer EVER!

It all started in the mid 90s when my (second) favourite band was Bis (my first Placebo, I liked black bobs A LOT back then). and then a whole host of other Glaswegian bands fell onto my radar and I was hooked.
But then all those bands, well disbanded and it wasn't until I heard ONE TWO THREE FOUR and ARE THESE ATOMS? THESE ARE ATOMS! out of the mouths of Danananaykroyd that I remembered my secret passion. And it came flooding back, it's not just singing either, I've been reading Grant Morrison's Supergods book in a Glaswegian accent too!
And now they are no more.

And so in honour of those Scottish bands, past and (not for much longer) present, here are some of my favourites, sing along as Glaswegian as you can (even Urusei Yatsura who sound more 'American' and I met hottie Fergus in the late noughties and he is totally from Salisbury/shrewsbury/somewhere more south than Manchester!).