Hannah Van-de-Peer

  • February 7, 2018By Hannah Van-de-Peer

    Exuding raw talent, attitude and sex appeal (aka “the big three”), it’s a wonder these boys haven’t made it big time yet. I recently sang the praises of my favorite Manchester-based band The Bright Black in my tail-end-of-2017 article Undiscovered UK Artists Who *Need* To Make The Mainstream In 2018. The four-piece absolutely stood out to me … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/review-the-bright-blacks-stellar-indie-soul-hit-midnight/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 23, 2017By Hannah Van-de-Peer

    The fashion industry has gained notoriety for being unashamedly problematic over the years. From Dolce & Gabanna’s unsavoury views on same-sex families to Donna Karan’s inexcusable “are we asking for it?” comments on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. So it came as no surprise to the vast majority of us when Jimmy Choo’s winter 2017 advert … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/jimmy-choo-winter-ad-2017-a-problematic-portrayal-of-sexism-in-our-society/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 17, 2017By Hannah Van-de-Peer

    TW: Anxiety and Depression A wise woman once said the following to me earlier this year: “Tomorrow is always another day. Today may have been a glorious f*ck up, but if you carry that attitude over into the next day, it’ll end in exactly the same manner.” And those are some memorable words to live … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/tomorrow-is-another-day/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 11, 2017By Hannah Van-de-Peer

    To say 2017 had its highs and lows would be a dangerous understatement. To say that the one saving grace of this year was the great music it provided would be… questionable. Managing (for the most part) to save myself from such tortures like Ed Sheeran’s 500th album, Luis Fonsi’s inescapable summer hit Despacito, and Lil Pump … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/undiscovered-uk-artists-who-need-to-make-the-mainstream-in-2018/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • December 4, 2017By Hannah Van-de-Peer

    “SZA makes side-b*tch music.”  “SZA reminded me it’s dumb to approach a side-chick”. “Lol when rolling stone says u make side-chick anthems”. Google search the name ‘SZA’ (real name Solána Imani Rowe) and the probability of seeing the word ‘side-chick’ alongside it is incredibly likely. This talking point is, of course, related to the release of … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/szas-ctrl-is-more-than-just-music-for-side-chicks/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read