Seven days of influences, inspiration and innovation in a very musical best of the week.

Seven days of influences, inspiration and innovation in a very musical best of the week.

Today’s best of the week has an undeniable music theme to it. We have an interview with Sini Anderson, director of The Punk Singer, an incredible new documentary about one of the leaders of the Riot Grrrl movement, Kathleen Hanna. We were excited to be media partners of The Great Escape festival in Brighton, Europe’s answer to SXSW. We hosted a stage on the last night at the Komedia and had the pleasure of inviting four amazing groups to play to a packed venue. Below they share their biggest ‘DIY or Die’ moments. While we were down on the south coast we also managed to catch up with the amazing Hollie Cook for a short film on her influences and memories of growing up surrounded my music.

The Punk Singer

This seminal documentary focusses on the role of Kathleen Hanna in the Riot Grrrl movement that she helped drive during the 90’s. Director Sini Anderson also reflects on the current generation of fourth wave feminists and what they owe to figures like Hanna who came before.

Read the full interview here.

‘DIY or Die’ moments from Huck’s stage at the Great Escape

French for Rabbits, Young Summer, Blessa and Oliver Wilde graced Huck’s stage at the festival and all delivered thoroughly impressive performances. We caught up with them before the show to ask about the moments when they  had to make something from nothing, or tap their ingenuity to keep the show on the road.

Read the full article.

Hollie Cook: Influences & Beyond

Watch how the beat goes on as Sex Pistol drummer Paul Cook’s daughter Hollie Cook shares her influences along with a taste of unique brand of summery soul and reggae in this Huck mini doc.

Coming this week: Pop Pop Pop

Join us as Huck comes to life May 19-24 in the belly of one of London’s busiest Underground stations, Old Street, Shoreditch, for a  six-day celebration of DIY culture, featuring craft, photography, and illustration.

Check out the schedule and read more in our primer to the pop-up.