Use This Spell to Hex TERFs

This summer, we have a rare opportunity to improve trans rights. Come Out For Trans Equality and have your say on reforming the Gender Recognition Act. We turned to YaYa Bones, the non binary witch and musician  (musical moniker of multi-disciplinary artist Ayesha Tan-Jones) to bring us tools, a spell and a video, for erradicating TERFS. Follow the spell...

MAKE SOME NOISE: Polyester x PUSSYLIQUOR

PUSSYLIQUOR are one of the hottest new bands around, self- described as ‘unapologetic punk female power,’ the four piece from Brighton are taking no shit when it comes to making their way in the world. In the first in her monthly msuic column for Polyester, Georgia Evans caught up with lead singer Ari to talk...

Computer Magic, Ordinary Life Video Premiere

Polyester are proud to host the British premiere the video for Computer Magic’s newest video, Ordinary Life (Message From an A.I. Girlfriend.) Ordinary Life is a synthesis between a neon gilded sci-fi universe and a raw feminist display of confidence and sexuality. Delving into the inevitable development of Artificial Intelligence and their sentience – Computer Magic...

White Nights

White Nights is inspired entirely by the song of the same name by the band Priest – my interpretation of this song is that its about an overwhelming feeling of disconnect, not fitting in and trying to convince yourself that your fine but in reality your struggling with these inner demons. In the end there’s this hope...

Don’t Call Us A Girl Band

“Girl bands” don’t want to be called “girl bands”, and it utterly perplexes me. Last December, I put out an open casting call for a “girl band” of my own. I posted self-made flyers around my uni’s music building. My desperation to create a band came in A4-paper form: “BASSIST LOOKING TO FORM ALL-FEMALE GARAGE-PUNK...

Polyester x Moonchild: Netflix And Chill Mix

    Without knowing what the weather is going to bring each week, the only plans you can definitely count on is a classic “Netflix and chill?” Curated by Polyester music editor and DJ Moonchild, this playlist consists of classic downtempo electronica to soothe your soul come rain or shine.     Playlist: Luna Cohen-Solal,...

Porridge Radio Video Premiere

The first thing I did after watching the new video for Porridge Radio’s song ‘And I Was Like’ is google ‘Did Isaac Newton die a virgin?’. And I’m gonna bet that you do the same.  Porridge Radio are an elastic Brighton-based group of between 1 and 5 people and their track ‘And I Was Like’...

Iceland Airwaves

It has been such an intense end to the year it’s hard to believe Iceland Airwaves was a whole November ago, but the photos are here to prove it. The five days of Reykjavik’s biggest music festival felt like a blissful bubble of music, energy and creativity, and we discovered enough new bands to last us...

Polly As In Polyester: An Interview With GFOTY

Flashback to early ’00s Hot Topic fashion that you could never quite pull off with Ambar Navarro’s shoot and interview with emerging British pop star GFOTY. 1. Hi GFOTY! I was so excited to hear about your new album “Call Him A Doctor” which dropped in Oct right after we did this shoot, can you tell us a...

Ones To Watch: Iceland Airwaves

This week our Music Editor Luna Cohen-Solal travels to Reykjavik to find out what’s cool and fresh (literally!) at Iceland Airwaves. Here are her tips for the most exciting acts on the line-up, both official and off schedule. Dream Wife  Dream Wife are a brilliant band from Iceland and England and they happen to be...

Pretty Girli

She’s the teenage riot that’s been heralded as the UK’s answer to Brooke Candy. Making music that sounds like getting a bit too drunk on vodka & mixer as a 15-year-old, Girli sits down with Luna Cohen-Solal to talk feminism, fashion & female film characters. What made you choose music as a means of expression...

Mix #2: Moonbow For Polyester

The second mix in our project which aims to feature DJs that aren’t your archetypal heterosexual male by Moonbow, aka Eleanor Hardwick. The mix is based around the political and dystopian sci-fi vibes that inspired the new release and upcoming album.   Why did you decide to venture into music? I spent so much of my youth being a fanatic...