who are we? Night &Day Magazine is a collaboration of music, fashion and art, allowing readers to engage in sight and sound with their own interpretation and creative vision. Night shows the journey of different creatives and their understanding of the word itself. A song and a story made to fit any night based on the readers own week. Follow through with the playlist to the right with the Spotify code to the official Night & Day Magazine profile.
created by: Jessica May Katie Hopkins Kiera Murray Olivia Motley SinĂŠad Jordan
the collaborators Emily Ryalls / @emryalls Holly Leece / @holly_leece Imogen Slater / @imooslater Natasha Evans / @nataasha The Jagz / @thejagz_ Amber Busuttil -Goodfellow / @abg.graphics Louise Colebourn / @louisecolebourn Cover Art by Annabelle Fozard @annabellllle.f
1 EMILY RYALLS
17 - Jaws
Emily Ryalls is a photography student who has been studying between Nottingham and Lisbon for the past year. Taken on 120mm film, this feature shows off Emily’s creative eye for photography and composition. The 2 of Emily’s features in this issue are a part of one of her projects, ‘Youth Content’.
Chamber of Reflection Mac DeMarco No Diggity - Chet Faker
In a recent interview, Olivia Motley spoke to The Jagz, an alternative band from the North West. Consisting of 5 members, the band talk about their inspirations, composition of their music and how emerging bands are able to break into the industry. IMAGES AND WORDS BY OLIVIA MOTLEY
From Left to Right: Macca, Tom, Brad, Paddy, Doyle Recently, I got the chance to meet with The Jagz, an indie rock band from the North West. The 5 members came together only last year in January 2017 and since then have released a number of sonwwgs on Soundcloud but are soon to be released on Spotify.
When interviewing a band, it’s inevitable that they’re going to be asked questions like: why did you choose your name?, what artists and bands inspire you?, who would you most like to collaborate with? – so of course, this is where I began. The boys began to tell me about a night out they had where Paddy (the lead member) came up with the name and since then, they’ve never been able to find a name that they like better so The Jagz has stuck. It became apparent that a lot of their inspiration is sparked from nights out and just general things they’ve spotted whilst out and the people they’ve met. Recently, when the boys were out, they came across a man who started talking to them about drugs in an unusual but interesting way and straight away, Paddy was writing it down on his phone, ready to merge his words into lyrics for a new song the next day.
It’s clear that the band take inspirations from all walks of life and take advantage of any bit of inspiration and in turn, they’ve been able to create great, unique music and a distinct style too. Mac DeMarco, Tame Impala, The XX and Blossoms are some of their biggest inspirations and there is a clear mixture of all these artists’ styles and genres within The Jagz’s music. Some of their songs can be more indie rock based whereas others can be more electronic and very 80’s inspired: a band that can appeal to a huge amount of people but stay true to their own genre at the same time.
band, he convinced his mates to pick up an instrument and join him to make a band. Tom also plays the guitar, Macca on bass, Brad on drums and Doyle on the keyboard. In the next few months, the band are going to be working on new music that they’re going to release on Spotify within the next 2 months so make sure you keep an eye out for them. The boys are constantly making new content and hope to perform at a few gigs over Summer in the coming months.
The band consists of Paddy, Tom, Macca, Brad and Doyle and they all met in school and through football. Paddy is on guitar and vocals and has been playing the guitar since he was 17. Paddy always being into music and wanting to start a
Find the boys on Instagram @thejagz_ to hear all about their gigs and new releases!
Same Drugs - Chance The Rapper
Love Will Tear Us Apart - Joy Division Common People - Pulp
Louise is a photography student based in Manchester. Being brought up surrounded by 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music, Louise chose Joy Division and Pulp songs to base her project around. She photographed key areas of Manchester that were fundamental parts of the Joy Division career as well as shooting a band who are inspired heavilly by this decade of music.
DOES YOUR MUSIC TASTE AFFECT HOW MUCH YOU SPEND ON YOUR CLOTHES? WORDS BY KIERA MURRAY
Music taste is a part of someone’s identity - it’s a form of self expression. Clothing is also a form of expression. These two categories often merge into one subculture: a group of people who have the same interests and/or beliefs. Depending on what your music taste is can depend on the way you want to dress. Which is often inspired by the musicians and artists being their style icon. Moreover, its no news that your wardrobe says a lot about you. What you wear and what you desire to wear doesn’t all come down to your music taste but also to your employment, your ambitions, emotions and spending habits. There has been research involved with how your clothes speak to you and not about you, this is called ‘enclothed cognition’. This is the psychological process of how your clothes make you feel. Clothing has the power to change how you feel and reflect your mood. That’s where music comes in, music also has the power to reflect and change your mood. Putting it into perspective, if your music taste is rock and
metal then you’re more likely to wear dark and simple clothing. As the rock scene is a strong subculture who think heavily on their bands and music, their interests lie more towards the music with going to concerts than investing in a wide range of clothing. You will most likely find them to be purchasing band tees from the concert. This subculture would rather express themselves through music than their clothing, therefore they wouldn’t be spending a large amount on clothes itself. Looking at other music genres, people who follow the Indie/Alternative category generally would wear more of a broader range than rock. As the music changes to be more upbeat and lighter, so do the clothes. High street brands with a mix of vintage clothing are generally the trends in this culture. Online shopping is also a thing for people with this style of music and clothing, websites such as Depop and Ebay are used to find rare vintage pieces, these are generally sports brands such as Fila, Nike and Adidas.
If you stop and think about what genre of music you would consider yourself to be in and see if there is a link to your shopping habits compared to the habits of fellow people in the genre. You will find yourself deep into the soul of the trends related to that music culture. From shopping at luxury department stores, spending and caring a lot about your clothes whilst listening to pop music to buying the basics and having the same wardrobe year after year. It all comes down to self expression, what interests you is down to your personality and mood. However, it does go to say that what you desire to purchase can be influenced by your income. What you wear isn’t always what you’re wanting to wear but has a feel of what you wish to wear. Music cultures can vary with how strict and stereotypical they look. It goes without saying that you can wear what you want no matter what your music taste is, being classed as apart of a culture is entirely an individual’s choice and that is what effects how much you spend on clothes.
Hip Love - Jamie XX Remix - FaltyDL
Redbone - Childish Gambino
Part two of Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s project consists of black and white images, again taken on 120mm film.
IMAGES BY IMOGEN SLATER MODELLING BY HOLLY LEECE STYLING AND DIRECTING BY KIERA MURRAY AND OLIVIA MOTLEY
Late nights roaming around Manchester, stumbling through China Town in the hope of returning home from the standard night out.
Jungle - Emma Louise Gypsy Woman - Crystal Waters
To find her on Instagram: follow @lilyfin98
Lily: Songwriting is like a diary for me, it’s always been the case that it’s so honest and personal. Everything I write is true to me and my experiences. I would always want that to be a driving force people can hear in my lyrics but for people to be able to listen and relate to the music is something really special also.
You can find Lily’s song, Jeans on Spotfiy and on our playlist too!
I can’t wait to hear your new music, how do you feel about making new music, what drives you?
Lily: Thank you for talking to me! I have a new EP coming summer so look out for that!
Lily: Jeans is obviously very special to me with it being one of the first songs I’ve wrote, however I’ve grown and changed since I was 13 and my music has evolved with me, so I’m just very excited to release newer material and for people to hear the new stuff.
Where do you hope this will take you? Lily: I don’t think I’ll ever stop writing but to be able to just continue performing and releasing is the dream. I love doing it and I hope other people continue to enjoy my music as well. That’s great! Thank you so much for talking to us today, we hope to hear new songs soon!
Hi Lily, how’re you? Lily: I’m good thank you! I’ve been busy with my music and recording lately so that’s really exciting. So I’m here to speak to you about your music, what made you get started in the beginning? Lily: I’d been singing and doing theatre since I was small but I picked up a guitar in a music class in high school and fell in love with it straight away. As soon as I started learning I didn’t want to stop.
The Bic competition was an incredible opportunity for you, talk me through what happened? Lily: Well I applied for the competition after seeing Bethan Leadley post about it and I didn’t expect for my song to even be listened to, never mind being shortlisted for the final. After a voting period, I won and I was able to record professionally and perform at The Big Feastival in Oxford which was an incredible experience for me.
‘As soon as I started learning I didn’t want to stop’ You performed your song jeans that’s now available on iTunes on Spotify, so tell me, what’s the meaning behind it? Lily: Jeans is one of the first songs I wrote when I was 13 and it’s about feeling as if someone is bored of you or has outgrown you, which I’m sure everyone can relate to at some point. It’s available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play; all the main streaming services really. Is your first song on Spotify your favourite one you’ve written or do you have a soft spot for another?
Jeans - Lily Finlay
LILY FINLAY IMAGES AND WORDS BY KATIE HOPKINS
YOUR ULTIMATE FESTIVAL PLAYLIST Moss Is Boss - Red Leopard Coat £140
Stolen Dance – Milky Chance Holding On – Disclosure, Gregory Porter Not Nineteen Forever – Courteeners Dakota- Stereophonics Fire – Stereophonics Lola’s Theme – The Shapeshifters My Number – Foals Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon Mountain At My Gates – Foals I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys Sing It Back – Pete Tong, The Heritage Orchestra, Jules Buckley, Becky Hill The Weekend – Michael Gray Gold Dust – Shy FX Re-Edit- DJ Fresh, SHY FX The Mother We Share – CHVRCHES Helena Beat – Foster The People Kids- MGMT Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis Loud Places – Jamie xx, Romy Elephant – Tame Impala Praise You – Radio Edit – Fatboy Slim
Vans - Sk8-Mid Reissue Trainers - £60
Fire - Kasabian Stolen Dance - Milky Chance Urban Outfitters - Bimrie Black Sunglasses - £16
Find the playliston Spotify using this code and scanning it on the app!
Urban Outfitters Loom Black Revere Shirt - £45
With festival season right around the corner, here are some essentials to get you through and give you some inspiration. The Gypsy Shrine - Dark Unicorn Glitter - £4.50
Festival outfits are always important it’s key that you pack for all weathers so don’t forget a waterproof coat but don’t forget your sunglasses too! Along with some outfit inspiration, a playlist with all the iconic and classic festival tunes to help you get in the mood for those muddy fields and cramped crowds.
Shop Easy Tiger Disco ‘All of the Colours’ Giant Sequin Bra Top - £30
Ivy - Frank Ocean
HAS VINTAGE CLOTHING LOST IT’S EDGE? WORDS BY SINÉAD JORDAN
Fashion is constantly evolving and changing all the time. Whilst something is appealing to the mainstream, there will be something else brewing, ready for everyone to jump on the bandwagon. When something starts appealing to the masses, it loses its creativity and becomes less appealing to the more fashion forward. So, they find something else and it’s only a matter of time until everyone else cottons on to it, it’s a vicious cycle. Vintage clothing peaked and is now not half as original or unconventional as it was years ago, becoming boring and ordinary which is not what it was about. It’s a shame how things get commercialised and turn into all about money and the masses, it’s so easy for things like this to get into the wrong hands and lose its authenticity. But, it’s the way of the world and unfortunately things come and go, fashions fizzle out eventually for new things to come out. Although vintage clothing is a reappearance of old fashions, I’d say it’s had an interesting influence and its proof that everything comes back around.
In fact, it was the hippies back in the 60’s that created this idea of incorporating peoples second hand clothes into their outfits as a cheaper alternative, so surely selling someone’s parents hand-me-downs for the same price as a brand-new garment from Topshop, kind of undermines its origin? It’s questionable whether vintage clothing is a dying industry now, with so many big chain stores and online stores it’s kind of losing its originality, which is what the attraction was in the first place, wasn’t it? It’s hard to find those hidden gems beneath the same old, grubby Adidas t-shirts. Not to mention high street stores such as Topshop and Urban Outfitters selling vintage inspired clothing now, practically replicas which isn’t even much more expensive. When something’s ‘in fashion’ is it even fashionable anymore? People are brainwashed into thinking that because these second-hand garments have been given the title ‘vintage’ it’s worth the money, however, what’s the difference in rooting through some charity shops to get
some second-hand finds? Surely something’s wrong when you walk into COW Vintage and spot an old, worn out pair of black Dr Marten boots, priced at £100! When you can go and buy the exact same pair, brand new for an extra £30. Everyone’s so desperate to fit in, yet so desperate to stand out. It’s great that people are being themselves and dressing how they want to, but it just seems like people are being tricked into a moneymaking hoax. No one knows if these are genuine vintage pieces but for some reason that word, ‘vintage’ sucks people in. It somehow makes it more appealing to go into the store, because it’s vintage. It’s okay to pay more than what it’s worth, because it’s vintage and it doesn’t matter that it smells like you’ve just pulled them out of the back of your Nans musty wardrobe, because it’s vintage. It doesn’t matter that you’re being conned into believing it’s vintage, because it’s… vintage?
First of all, what is vintage? Depending on what generation you come from, people define vintage differently. Whether it’s the 1940’s or the 1990’s, the word vintage sure does get thrown about by retailers. It seems that vintage clothing has been overhyped to today’s generation, into thinking it’s fashionable to wear an oversized, second hand Umbro jumper with a hole in it just because someone decided to call it vintage and sell it at £40. When, in reality they’re being royally ripped off. Over the past decade, the demand for vintage clothing has significantly increased, as well as the competition, which has resulted in prices rising. Even ASOS have their own marketplace dedicated to vintage and thrifted products. It’s noticed that the majority of the younger generation think the whole vintage clothing scene is new and innovative, however, older generations recall vintage clothing being around 20+ years ago.
Denali Jumpsuit - Â£60
Aegean Shirt - £38 / Flora Pant - £45
THE BRAND: Native Youth is a Manchester based brand first launched in 2013 as a menswear brand but later expanding to both mens and womenswear. The brand was started by Ash Kumar a former Manchester Metropolitan University student when he realised there was a gap in the market for a high quality, affordable clothing. It originally started to provide clothing for men that was better quality than the fast fashion clothing on the high street but less expensive than the designer defusion brands that are better quality. The menswear collection offered inexpensive clothing and due to positive response it led to the expansion of the company. A womenswear collection was launched in 2015 and it’s been success after success since then. You can now find Native Youth on ASOS, Nasty Gal and in Topshop and Urban Outfitters as well as having their own website. The brand has dressed a handful of celebrities from Zayn Malik to Kendall Jenner and has seen it’s most success with the womenswear collection splitting the income of the company 60:40. Native Youth has a wide selection of products suited for both men and women but also contains a selection of gender fluid clothing. They are attempting to open up a more affordable market level for gender fluid clothing. Catering for a wider customer market garments from both collections are made of the same high quality materials with items in both the mens and womenswear
Words by Jesssica May
collections. Owner Ash Kumar released his first gender neutral piece of clothing in the autumn of 2017 which sold out almost immediately giving the brand confidence that more gender fluid clothing would be well received. Native Youth are always adapting to whatever the current trends demand. Their collections are always in high demand and many pieces sell out as soon as they’ve been restocked. Their most popular item is the Teddy Coat it is almost impossible to get your hands on one. Native youth often have suppliers asking for more stock but they seem to keep up with demand. Here at Night and Day we got our hands on a few pieces from their most recent collections. The quality of the garments is unquestionable and we were able to test the pieces out for ourselves during the shoot. We paired the floating Flora trousers with a white T, some white trainers and added a light layer with the Coast Coat for a great daytime look in this unpredictable summer weather. The wide legged, burnt orange Maria Jumpsuit works well as a casual workwear piece as it is conservative but modern. The floaty Grey Denali Jumpsuit although photographed alone would work well layered with a white long sleeve t shirt. For a smarter look we paired the Flora trousers with the Aegean shirt which can be worn buttoned or unbuttoned.
Maria Jumpsuit - Â£70
Coast Jacket - £65 / Flora Pant -£45
Mirror - The Drums Falling - HAIM
Native Youth is a clothing brand who was named Young Fashion Brand of the Year in 2017. The brand was created by Ash Kumar and their collections are now sold at Topshop and on ASOS.
New York - Urban Cone Islands - The XX
This series of photographs is shot by photographer Imogen Slater. Imogen is currently studying Fashion Photography at Leeds University. Her style of photography is focused on high-end fashion editorials and this particular shoot was shot at Formby Beach.
Past Life - Tame Impala
LANNA DE BUITLÃ&#x2030;AR
one on a big canvas, I’ve been working on it for months, I could never leave it alone, it never looked right until now and it’s something I’m really proud of. As well as the fact that Sleaford Mods are one of my favourite bands of all time. They’re lyrical like hip-hop, it’s about what they’re saying, singing about things that actually matter, people don’t speak up about stuff enough. They’ve been a huge inspiration on a lot of my art work recently. Have you been working on any projects recently? Spat: Yeah, I’m working of some stuff for Nottingham Street Art Festival. It’s to celebrate the world of street art and the local artists. It’s great for meeting new people and seeing the variety of different styles. What’s a long-term goal of yours as an artist? Spat: I’d love to do something that could raise awareness and make a
‘It’s like an urge to leave your mark’ difference to a charitable project. I’d find it so much more rewarding to know my art could have a positive effect on something, it’d be nice to be able to make a difference. Do you have any advice for those out there that want to follow their passion for graffiti? Spat: Yeah, don’t get caught spraying walls kids, you’ll get 5 years. It’s been great chatting with you, take care and we look forward to seeing more of your talent. Thank you.
You can find more of Spat’s work on Instagram @graffbyspat
Thanks for talking to us today Spat, how’re you doing? Spat: All good thanks, having a good day! So, tell us, what’s the story behind your artist name? Spat: So, Spat was given to me when I was in a break dancing crew, one of my mates came up with it. It went with my name and just sounded good at the time. It’s also cool for tagging. What is it that inspired your love for graffiti? Spat: The vandalism of spraying on private property. As a kid I was just in awe of it. Like wow, someone’s taken the time out of their day to spray that huge piece of art on the side of a subway, pretty cool. I’ve also always been into the hip-hop scene: the music, breakdancing, graffiti, all kind of went hand in hand, it was all a part of the movement and something I was passionate about. I liked the rebellion of it and what it stood for, the fact you’re not allowed to do it just makes me want to, it’s like an urge to leave your mark. Do you have a piece of artwork that’s a particular favourite of yours? And what was the inspiration behind it? Spat: Probably my Sleaford Mods
In a recent interview with Spat, a graffiti artist, we discover the inspirations for his designs and how he first got into art.
Girls - Beastie Boys
created by: Jessica May Katie Hopkins Kiera Murray Olivia Motley Sinéad Jordan
the collaborators Agnė Juckevičiutė / @agnejuckeviciute Imogen Slater / @imooslater Lanna de Buitléar / @lannadb Lily Finlay / @lilyfin98 Natasha Evans / @nataasha Native Youth / @native_youth Spat / @graffbyspat Cover Art by Annabelle Fozard @annabellllle.f
who are we? Night & Day Magazine is a collaboration of music, fashion and art, allowing readers to engage in sight and sound with their own interpretation and creative vision. Day shows the journey of different creatives and their understanding of the word itself. A song and a story made to fit any day based on the readers own week. Follow through with the playlist to the right with the Spotify code to the official Night & Day Magazine profile.