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LONDON’S BEST KEPT SECRET

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South West London-Native, KDVSGOLIATH, reveals himself as one of the most slept-on up-and-comers in the underground alternative scene with his newest single, “SAD.”.

Showcasing once more, his versatility and unique sonic affinity, London’s KDVSGOLIATH will be releasing his second single of 2021, “SAD.”, on Friday, June 25th. While this may be the first time you’ve heard of the name, KDVSGOLIATH, it surely won’t be the last. With two more singles before the release of his “Bipolar” EP on July 17th, the young british talent is looking to take big steps in the coming months. With exposure and a steady release schedule, London’s, KDVSGOLIATH, is a force to be reckoned with in the up-and-coming music scene, especially as his influence begins to expand throughout England and into the West. In just the past month, KDVSGOLIATH has been added to five editorial playlists across Spotify and Apple Music, so expectations are high for “SAD.” as he looks to build upon his recent success. 

From UK Drill to alternative pop-punk, KDVSGOLIATH can do it all and more. While there is no question that KDVSGOLIATH’s sound is unequivocally unique, listeners of artists such as XXXTentacion, YUNGBLUD, and Eminem will quickly fall in love with his melodic style, infectious energy and passion for his craft, and fearless tone.  In “SAD.”, the multi-faceted singer-songwriter tells the story of a young man getting in his own way while in a relationship.

“I made this song a few days after meeting my first girlfriend. The relationship was clouded by the fear that I would one day lose her, and that got in the way of me being able to love her properly…My love became a burden and it drove me to let her go.”

This emotion-filled record somehow blurs the line between pop, punk, emo rap, and indie as it’s unlike just about anything you’ll hear in today’s scene. Produced by SEAN T, the song’s production stuns with a beautiful intro that introduces the infectious guitar line heard throughout the song. With the added rock-influenced live percussion, KDVSGOLIATH’s vocals set sail atop a groovy instrumental that makes the song a sing-a-long that is contagious. 

“SAD.” Official Music Video

With over thirty thousand views on his,“LET ME GO.”, video in just two weeks, KDVSGOLIATH’s visual direction is proving to be a cornerstone in his artist project. In the accompanying music video for “SAD.”, KDVSGOLIATH is found bleeding from his stomach as his partner rushes him home in a panic. The highly symbolic visual portrays KD’s struggle and growing awareness that he has become emotionally burdensome in the relationship, and that it’s best for everybody if he lets go. With the official music video set to release on the same day as the song, mark your calendars for a big day on June 25th for KDVSGOLIATH. 

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Getting to Know Actor Jesse Kove

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Jesse Kove is an actor best known for his role alongside Joseph Fiennes in “On Wings of Eagles” (the unofficial sequel to “Chariots of Fire”). Son of pop-culture icon Martin Kove (Sensei Kreese in “Karate Kid” and “Cobra Kai”), the 6’2” superhero-in-the-making was born in Los Angeles and raised in the world of film, television, and theatre. At the age of 10, he spent his time creating movies using his father’s camera and performing skits for the family. Through his younger years and up into high school, he studied at a variety of performing arts and improv classes, continuing to cultivate his cinematic craft and even venturing off to New York to perform off Broadway. Jesse went on to appear in an array of TV and film projects, and even took on the task of producer for the teen crime thriller “As Night Comes.” In 2019, Jesse led the cast of the film “D-Day: Battle of Omaha Beach” alongside MMA fighters Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture, as well as Weston Cage Coppola (Nicolas Cage’s son). And in 2021 he came full circle when he officially joined The Karate Kid universe by bullying a young John Kreese in season 3 of Netflix’s breakout series “Cobra Kai.”

Your dad is a pop culture icon. What was it like arriving to set to play his character’s childhood bully on “Cobra Kai?”

There was something about it that felt just right. And there was also an aspect of nervousness in the right way because I really wanted to do the character justice.

I see you have a musical in your future called “Ask Me to Dance.” Can you tell us a little more about that? Do you sing?

I love to sing in the shower [laughs]. I could definitely use some training. But I think my voice is pretty good. I love to dance. It’s a thing in my family. The Koves are always the first ones on the dance floor.

And then how do you find making the transition (from a musical) to a thriller like “A Deadly Abduction”?

That’s a good question. It’s always nice to jump to different genres as an actor, to play different characters and to go from a comedy to a thriller, but hopefully the comedy is after the thriller so you have something nice to do after a thriller. I love the challenge of the different aspects of these different genres.

Jesse Kove

What would your dream project be?

It would be so exciting to play a superhero on some series similar to a Batman-type character or Captain America-type character where they use a lot of physical training and hand-to-hand combat and creative weaponry versus being able to fly or bend space and time. I feel that a superhero who’s a little more “Earthly” would be so much fun! I still have my fingers crossed.

How about directors? Someone you’re dying to work with?

I’d of course love to work with James Cameron, who is such a visionary. And Martin Scorsese would be such an honor. But there’s more than that — list is long for sure.

You’re in incredible shape. What’s your mantra when it comes to taking care of your body?

Get the hard stuff out of the way first. It’s always downhill after that. And that goes for life as well.

What does your ideal day off look like?

Being lazy with my girlfriend, Shelby, and our Pitbull, Brody — watching TV shows or going to the movies and eating whatever food we want.

Any travel plans this summer?

Yes, I will be in New York filming, and also Las Vegas filming another romantic comedy. Then I will be back in New York filming again during the summer. And I will also be doing some vacationing in Nashville, Tennessee too.

Any upcoming projects you’d like to mention?

“A Deadly Abduction,” a TV Thriller. I’m very much looking forward to that. Also, series called Gravesend, which I’ll be working on in New York. And of course, “Ask Me to Dance,” the musical, which is very exciting. And several others that I can’t really discuss at the moment.

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Signs Your Relationship may be Struggling and how to Overcome It

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Today we want to talk about signs your relationship may be struggling and how to overcome it. The relationships we form as humans play a huge part in determining our happiness. Most of us crave a happily ever after but, sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way. All relationships have their ups and downs, but how do you know when the downs are unrecoverable? Let’s take a look at some warning signs.  

Warning signs 

signs your relationship may be struggling

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Resentment – When someone feels misunderstood or unheard, bitterness and resentment can begin to grow. Once this gets too big, it can then be hard to negotiate your feelings over the immense negativity, making it hard to rationalise the situation you are in. Resentment could be caused by a difference in priorities, making you question whether they prioritise someone or something else over you. 

Dishonesty – It can be argued that the occasional white lie is excusable, or even necessary, when protecting other people’s feelings. However, once these lies become manipulative, it can be seriously damaging to your relationship and leaves you struggling to regain that trust.   

Disrespect – Respect is a fundamental part of any relationship so when it dwindles, it can create imbalance between the two parties. High expectations can often cause contempt. Acknowledging the bad and disregarding the good parts of your relationship can leave you wanting more, causing bitterness and disdain.  

What can you do to tackle this? 

Communicate – Whilst talking about your feelings might not always come naturally, communication is often the most effective way to resolve an issue before it escalates. Practising effective communication techniques can allow you and your partner to open up and work through your problems together.  

Consider parting ways  If you feel you have exhausted all methods of reconciliation, then the best solution could be to part ways amicably. You might be able to achieve this cordially between yourselves or it might be worth looking for a divorce solicitor to help proceedings be as harmonious as possible.  

Self-care – While it’s amazing to have found someone to share your life with, the time you spend in your relationship must be balanced with time alone. Give yourself time to reflect and consider whether the issues you are facing need to be detrimental. Taking time out of your routine to do the things that make you happy can put perspective on a situation and help you find your inner peace.  

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How Retro Style Clothing is Making a Comeback

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Today we’d like to discuss how retro style clothing is making a comeback. So it seems like there is an end in sight to lockdown with restrictions lifting, and we can’t wait. As a glimpse of ‘normality’ returns, we’re seeing friends for the first time in months, hitting pubs and restaurants for an inside meal, and getting outside after what seems like an eternity inside. So, whether you want to make an impression, boost your confidence or simply feel great – your wardrobe matters this summer.

After so long of not going out, it can be challenging to think of something to wear, and for many of us, we don’t want to spend a fortune on a whole new wardrobe. Well, we have great news for you.

Didn’t you hear? Retro is in.

retro style clothing

That’s right, retro style clothing is making a comeback in a big way, and we are completely here for it. So start digging through your wardrobe and find the brightest and best from all the old eras because whether or not this summer weather decides to make a comeback, you can be sure retro fashion has.

Don’t have anything that’s suitably retro? Reseller apps like Facebook Marketplace, eBay and Depop are great starting points to build your wardrobe with unique pieces.

Unique Style

retro style clothingThrough all the years of fashion and the trends that have come and gone, it is safe to say that there have been ups and most definitely downs. Despite this, we have been left with some truly unique styles, especially regarding some retro style clothing.

You’ll find distinctive signature looks bound to let you stand out from the crowd and make a statement. Mod clothing originated in the late 50’s but came to the forefront of fashion in the 60’s. Since then, it has cemented itself throughout the years as one of the most unique looks around, with a slick and sharp feel.

The influence of mod fashion can still be seen throughout certain clothing pieces today and helped build what we know as modern fashion. Then there’s the oversized lapels, shoulder pads and bright colours of the 70’s era – or maybe you’re after something more classic, like a 90’s silhouette or some killer cat-eye shades?

Whatever calls to you, there’s a decade to suit, and we’re looking back fondly at retro fashion, so now is the perfect time to try your hand at dressing retro.

Timeless Pieces

Another reason why we see such a resurgence in retro style clothing because the styles never truly leave us. They’re just reimagined. Retro style clothing pops up throughout the eras with a twist to fit that time. Hawaiin shirts, for example, initially came into fashion in the early 90’s and are now the must-have shirt for any guy or girl for those summer parties and BBQs.

So when you shop retro, you know that you’re investing in timeless pieces that will always be ‘in’ for you – because what matters most is your personal style!

Tell A Story

retro style clothingWho doesn’t love a good story? Especially one your clothes can tell for you. Retro style clothing offers such a rich and cultural story about the time it was created, what was ‘in’ fashion, and which pieces or looks are standouts from that era. Retro clothing is a glimpse into the past, into the lives of the people that have loved the clothes before you.

For many, when wearing retro-style fashion, it’s not just about the clothes, but what they mean to the individual and their background. They’re not just mere garments but an iconic piece of history that has its own soul and story to tell.

For some, it could be a personal story; if it is possibly clothing that parents or grandparents used to wear, this legacy is carried on.

For others, it’s a chance to hark back to a period, a movement, or a sentiment that makes sense to them. Dressing in retro clothing means you’re bringing back to life a cultural moment in history and expressing yourself in a unique way!

Sustainability

Reduce, reuse and recycle. It’s the defining statement for current generations, so it’s no surprise that many of us are trying to factor it into several aspects of our lives, including our fashion. So many of us are trying to find ways to be more sustainable and make more conscious decisions about what we buy. This is where pre-loved fashion comes in.

By rehoming, shopping vintage and investing in those retro pieces, we’re ensuring that the pollution and wastage levels from the fast-fashion industry are lessened.

It’s no longer just a fashion statement we are making with our clothes.

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