“The notion that skateboarding needs a critic is, of course, absurd. Skateboarding speaks for itself, and doesn’t need a commentator. With Instagram, however, when we post skateboarding clips, we are, even if subconsciously, looking for feedback, or approval.”
As a musician who lovingly imbues the conventions of country and folk with Yorkshire-based nuance, The Tandem Café in Meanwood is perhaps the most fitting venue for a Serious Sam Barrett gig…
“I broke up with my girlfriend right in the middle of that part and that affected it a little bit. Which is basically what happened with my ‘Vase’ part too…”
“It’s a brave look that few have pulled off because so few have had the courage to try. While in more recent times it’s become a staple of Team Handsome, its made some of the most eye catching tricks caught on film that much more appealing. Doing a trick is a great accomplishment but doing one in all white can escalate a seemingly average photo into an iconic ranking.”
“After the trailer for cherry I was pleasantly stoked that this video could be something special. As release drew even closer I found myself in a similar situation to the hypebeasts I had once mocked and as anticipation grew my main thought was that in similar style to their exclusively elusive products, it would probably get something like a £90 floppy disk release…”
Review of ‘Albion’ by Ryan Grey, Kevin Parrot and Morph. Featured in Sidewalk Magazine Issue 211.
Review of Zero Skateboard’s ‘Cold War.’ Featured in Sidewalk Magazine Issue 207.
Review of Nike SB’s ‘The SB Chronicles Volume 2.’ Featured in Sidewalk Magazine Issue 207.
“I think the first time I went to the UK was maybe ten yours ago and Southbank was the first spot we went to go skate. I didn’t know much about it before that but it was my introduction to London skateboarding.”
Stefan Janoski discusses the popularity of, and influences behind, the Nike SB Janoski.