How One Indie Singer Trolled The Football World
Transfer deadline day. A day that Britain's football fans collectively lose their shit, to focus all their attention on sports journos furiously speculative tweets and make sweeping generalisations about the futures of their fav players. Evidently, Los Campesinos! frontman, Gareth Paisey, picked up on this and thought it'd be an excellent day to abuse that massive verified tick on his Twitter account to troll the football internetz. With a quick profile pic change and the confidence that enraged footie fans probably aren't going to be the type to investigate if tweets are actually from the singer from a gentle indie band, he got away with posing as respected football journalist Martin Samuel.
He's since owned up, though not before gleefully pointing out the fruits of his Twitter troll game:
STATS: over 2,500 RTs. Trending #1 (Reina to Arsenal) and #9 (Martin Samuel) in the UK, #4 Worldwide. Gained over 2,000 (temp) followers :)— Gareth David (@grthdvd) January 31, 2013
So, I rang Gareth up to A) give him a slap on the back B) ask him why he did it.
Lil Durk Terrifies the City - Chiraq - Ep 4
We roll through the South Side of Chicago with Lil Durk, then hit the strip club with OTF.
Egypt: How To Play a Gig in a Revolution (Full Length)
Disillusioned with the gig circuit at home, London band I.R.O.K travelled to Cairo, Egypt to witness the aftermath of the revolution and try and play some shows for the locals.
A First Date With... Sky Ferreira
She’s got the tortured eyes of a former child star, the demeanour of someone permanently on Quaaludes, and looks really fit in an orange jumpsuit. I haven’t felt this way about anyone since Lindsay Lohan.
Is Kanye West About to Drop an Eight-Track Album?
Yeezy season approachin', fuck whatever
Hawk House and The Imminent Emergence of UK's Beast Coast
They’re the Leaders of the New School, adept, and with enough talent to ignite the flame of something that’s been dormant for far too long.
I WENT TO PRINCE'S SECRET GIG
Armed with only a Twitter refresh button and an undying allegiance to The Purple One, we got into Prince's secret show.
Jamaican Dancehall Artists are Blinding Themselves by Getting Eyeball Tattoos
Two young Jamaican artists have done it, and it's disgusting.