HUNGER’s MVP of the week
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If you fancy some weekend tunes, then check out The Native’s new EP, Looking Back, which is released today. Exploring themes of feeling adrift and disillusioned in young adulthood, the release of the new record is a landmark in what has been a great year for the Plymouth quintet. The EP features all of their recent singles, ’20 something’, ‘Changes’, and ‘Blindside’, as well as two brand new songs, including the reflective ‘All or Nothing’, and the closer ‘If Not Now, Then When?’ Expect big keys, subtle synth textures and Charlie Noordewier’s yearning voice.
Next up is Fitzrovia-based gallery OMNI, which will be presenting a debut show by Sophie Crichton, titled Little Bones. The Canadian artist, who is now based in Barcelona, takes inspiration from seemingly banal encounters, including the everyday unrest of her urban environment, tangled wires, graffiti and neon signs. With her interest in what happens in the margins of everyday life, Crichton wanders through cities, in hopes of getting lost, and searching for moments, memories, experiences and stories, which she then relays into her abstract canvases. Speaking to HUNGER about the launch, Crichton says: “The show Little Bones represents a whimsical and contemplative body of work that came from accessing fragments of memory, and is a manifestation of, and accumulation of experiences in my life.”
Rounding up this week’s MVP Is the launch of season two of comedian Munya Chawawa’s Deep Tissue Massage. The five-part series, which is powered by men’s care brand Harry’s, celebrates the ‘ups’ and dissects the ‘downs’ of prominent male figures in the hope of normalising common issues and the conversation around them. Tackling deep issues and deep tissues, the show sees prominent male figures in sport, music and entertainment opening up whilst winding down, including the likes of Jordan Stephens & Kojey Radical, MMA fighter Michael Venom Page, footballing legend Patrice Evra and viral TikTok creator, Victor Kunda.