Tearing up the cover of Dazed & Confused this June are controversial electro-noise mavericks Crystal Castles, shot in a series of intimate portraits at their Toronto home by Ari Marcopoulos. Dazed reports from the frontline of their chaotic secret warm-up show, and gets the inside story on the making of their amazing second album. Keep your eyes peeled on DazedDigital.com for a special Crystal Castles surprise coming soon.
Dazed also gets young and restless with artist Collier Schorr, who lends her artist’s eye to an unmissable extended portfolio of youth and beauty, styled by Dazed fashion editors Katie Shillingford and Robbie Spencer.
Elsewhere in this month’s Dazed & Confused, Yannis from Foals ponders the big questions, A Prophet star Tahar Rahim looks dangerously sharp, pulp fiction novelist Jim Thompson is the dime-store Dostoevsky, photographers Inez van Lambswerde and Vinoodh Matadin, notorious London party-starters Greco-Roman, grime channel SB.TV, and veteran activist Stewart Brand.
Plus in our 32-page South Africa Youth Special, the Dazed team revisits the country to ask how the country’s youth culture has changed, meeting some of the most interesting faces in music, art, film and fashion – from global rap-rave provocateurs Die Antwoord and Afrikaans punk rockers to the latest street style and sounds bursting out of Soweto.
The Dazed June issue with Crystal Castles is on sale Thursday 13 May.