WE’VE BEEN COUNTING THE DAYS BUT SHE IS FINALLY HERE.
HARMONY IS IN TOWN!
WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE NOW REPRESENT BRITISH ICON
As a Vogue.com ‘Best Dressed’ list favourite, Portia’s first modeling job was for British Vogue with Mario Testino. She has modelled for Chanel and Dolce & Gabanna, and walked exclusively for Louis Vuitton.
Further, Portia has shot for W magazine and Italian Vogue with world-renowned photographer Steven Meisel.
She has fronted campaigns for Alexander McQueen, Alberta Ferretti and a Matthew Williamson fragrance.
Of recent Portia has shot Vogue Italia with Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello and Italian Vanity Fair with Mari Sarai. She continues to be the face of Charlotte Olympia SS12 & AW12.
Portia recently returned to modelling after having a baby boy, Dylan, with her partner The Kooks bass player, Pete Denton.
OUR BELOVED HARMONY’S BAND VUVUVULTURES RELEASED THEIR NEW SINGLE “PILLS WEEK” EARLIER ON THIS MONTH. WONDERLAND SITS DOWN WITH THE BAND AND CHATS ALL THINGS VVV…
Vuvuvultures is not a simple name to pronounce, but this striking and industrial looking quartet, who’ve just reached their 12 month milestone together, are rapidly establishing a solid reputation on London’s live circuit. Harmony Boucher (vocals), Nicole Bettencourt Coelho (bass), Paul Ressel (guitar, production) and Matthew Christensen (drums) sat down with Wonderland to discuss their impressive, raw and charismatic debut EP VVV, and “that” power-walking video, below.
As a four piece, what would you say you each bring to the table?
Harmony: I do my best bring the stories in all our brains out in a coherent, lyrical way. I also do my best to make them in to vocal melodies that aren’t impossible to remember. That and trying to be a front women for a bunch of weirdos on stage.
Paul: I bring my producer brain into the mix. My focus is on experimentation with sound, finding interesting ways to bring the electronic elements in our sound to life. And I play guitar…
Nicole: I’m particularly fond of playing with riffs and slightly uncomfortable or weird sounds, and generally increasing intensity in song structures. I’d say I help cultivate a sort of relentless ambition to keep doing more stuff in every area, not just musically. I tend to consider everything in an overall package, visually and online. I’m also very interested in the local music community and really make an effort to find out about other bands.
Matt: I think I bring a human side to our electronic soul. I bring stubble and B.O. to the machine.
Your sound has been described as “chaotic and controlled”. Would you agree?
Probably, yes. All the songs start life in a recording studio – we tend to go off on layering and detail. Then we take the song into a live context with drums, guitars and bass and it’s literally a chaotic mash of sound. Perhaps the sort of tension that is created in the sound also has a lot to do with the fact that we all look at music very differently and have differing tastes.
What can we expect from the full length record?
More variation. We would love to be able to tell you exactly but we are still writing the album and honestly we don’t know yet! We seem to touch on different genres every time we sit down to write a new song, which is great. Because we all have such different tastes in music, the cross-over points tend to be pretty amazingly random. We’re still in the process of finding our sound, but I’m sort of hoping we never do.
What is your favourite thing that begging with the letter “V”?
We aren’t going to tell you who said what.
Victor (telepathic wolf puppy).
The video for “Pills Week” was directed by Tim Main and Joe Dixon. Are you happy with how it turned out?
Completely. The power-walking, the “suddenly we’re in space” – all of it. Tim and Joe had a really clear vision of what they wanted to do, and based on how well it all resonated with the things we like. We trusted them entirely and basically gave them free reign to work on it.
WHEN YOU LOOK AT ELLIE STUART HUNTER YOU CANNOT HELP BUT SEE A LOT OF HER SUPERMODEL SISTER IN HER LOOK.
THAT SAID, WE CAN TELL YOU THE BRITISH BORN AND LA RAISED MODEL IS MAKING HER OWN MARK ON THE INDUSTRY.
IN THE LAST YEAR, ELLIE HAS BUILT A VERY EXCITING CLIENT LIST. FROM JAPANESE VOGUE TO W, EVERYBODY SEES A LOT OF THE FUTURE IN THOSE PIERCING EYES!
AND WAIT UNTILYOU HEAR HER SING, TALENT ALL AROUND