This Week We Heard

Relevant and inspiring happenings tied into music and media

Ikea & Teenage Engineering preview new ‘Frekvens’ collection

Slated to arrive in-store February 2019, Ikea has collaborated with Teenage Engineering (known for their wonky-looking yet functional synths and speakers) to create a line of products called Frekvens (literally translated to ‘frequency’) including an LED box, a spotlight and, of course, speakers – all the tools needed to party. More info here and here.

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H&M pinches music, insists it’s theirs, then recants

H&M’s spectacular fails over recent times have unfolded like a car-crash in slow motion. Apparently not content with their ‘Coolest Monkey In The Jungle’ racist gaffe, they’ve since been caught out for using Melbourne producer Harvey Sutherland’s music without permission. Initial denial of culpability then led to a meek apology.

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Nike nails what it means to be a LDNR in new clip

In a powerful montage that oozes authenticity (not just for its all-star and everyday-people cast, but also in its accurate representation of LDN culture), Nike taps into the beating pulse of one of the world’s most incredible cities via the culture it represents. Featuring cameos from Grime artists Skepta, Giggs and comedian du jour Big Shaq.

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Young Henrys releases custom-brewed Foo Fighters ‘Foo Town’ Lager

The Sydney-based brewing company has collaborated with Foo Fighters on the limited-edition lager named ‘Foo Town’ in conjunction with the band’s ‘Concrete and Gold’ album and tour. This is by no means the first musical collaboration for the locally-based brewery: from a recent Dune Rats brew, to a DZ Deathrays beer released in 2016.

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