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MANIFESTO

WE LOVE A GOOD CONVERSATION, NIGHT LONG TALKS ABOUT POLITICS, FEMINISM, ART AND MUSIC. THOSE NIGHTS WHERE JUST A COUPLE OF WORDS, SPARK A LIVELY CONVERSATION, BECAUSE YOU INSTANTLY FELT A CONNECTION. A CONVERSATION THAT MAKES YOU FEEL WARM INSIDE BECAUSE YOU FOUND SOMEBODY THAT SHARES YOUR VALUES, BELIEVES AND IDEAS ABOUT THE WORLD. ONE THAT MAKES YOU FEEL STRONGER FOR CONNECTING AND THE PROSPECT OF BUILDING A FUTURE WITH THESE LIKEMINDED, AMAZING PEOPLE. WE LOVE IT WHEN A SONG THAT COMES UP, AND YOUR EYES MEET WITH THE PERSON IN THE ROOM THAT TOO, RECOGNIZED HIS FAVOURITE SONG, AND YOU EXACTLY KNOW HOW THEY FEEL. THAT CORD, 32 SECONDS IN, THAT GIVES YOU BUTTERFLIES. WE LOVE THE IDEA THAT YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN THINGS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO BE PART OF A GROUP, OR BECAUSE RIGHT NOW IT’S COMMERCIALLY ATTRACTIVE. BUT THAT YOUR VALUES COME FROM DEEP INSIDE. THAT THEY WILL NOT CHANGE WHENEVER YOU CHANGE LOCATION, FRIENDS OR LIFESTYLE. BUT THAT THEY ARE A BURNING DESIRE TO HAVE IT LIKE THAT, BECAUSE YOU THINK IT’S RIGHT.

BUT WE ALSO VALUE LAUGHTER, HUMOR AND AESTHETICS. DANCING AROUND THE ROOM IN YOUR BEST OUTFIT, PREFERABLY SOMETHING BLACK, BUT THAT’S JUST US. FALLING IN LOVE WITH THAT IMAGE YOU FOUND IN THAT MAGAZINE YOU DIDN’T KNOW IT’S EXISTENCE OFF. OR ONLY LIKING ONE PAINTING IN THE WHOLE FANCY MUSEUM AND DAYDREAMING AWAY IN FRONT OF THAT ONE INSTEAD OF LISTENING TO THE GUIDE. PREFERRING COLD, NEXT DAY PIZZA INSTEAD OF HAUTE CUISINE.
WE DO. WE LIKE LAUGHING ABOUT HOW SHITTY WE FEEL, THE NEXT MORNING, AFTER TOO MUCH RED WINE WITH THAT PIZZA. AND FINDING OUT THAT WE SEND SOMEBODY A LENGTHY LOVE DECLARATION. WELL THEY SAY DRUNK PEOPLE SPEAK THE TRUTH.

WE BELIEVE THERE ARE STORIES AND BEAUTY TO BE FOUND IN EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY AROUND YOU. YOU JUST HAVE TO LOOK, MAYBE UNDER A STONE, BUT LOOK. IT’S IN THE SWEATY BACK OF SOMEONE THAT JUST WORKED FOR 10 HOURS AND STILL BIKED TO THAT CONCERT THROUGH THE SHITTY DUTCH RAIN. IT’S IN THE TANGLED HAIR FROM THE GIRL IN THAT BAND THAT HASN’T BRUSHED IT FOR DAYS, BECAUSE SITTING IN THE VAN WILL MAKE A MESS OF IT ANYWAY, AND ALSO SHE DOESN’T CARE. IT IS IN THE THINGS THOSE PEOPLE WILL GO THAT EXTRA MILE FOR. BECAUSE IT MAKES THEM FEEL SO GOOD. IT’S IN THE GUITARIST THAT PUTS ON FAKE NAILS FROM THE CHEAPEST EURO STORE TO KEEP PLAYING, IN SPITE OF BLOODY FINGERS UNDERNEATH THEM. IN THE WRITER THAT PUSHED THOSE WORDS OUT RIGHT BEFORE THE DEADLINE, BECAUSE THAT’S HOW SHE WORKS, AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE SO BEAUTIFUL. IT IS IN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ARTIST DOING INTERVIEWS ALL DAY IN THE BACK OF A VENUE OR GOING OUT, DO SOMETHING AND HAVE A GOOD TIME GETTING TO KNOW THE PEOPLE IN THE BAND. BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIMIT, TIMEFRAME, AGE OR FEELING THAT IS NEEDED TO MAKE SOMETHING THAT WILL LIGHT UP YOUR HEART AND MIND.

WE BELIEVE IN REALLY WATCHING A SHOW. WITH YOUR EYES, EARS AND YOUR MIND. TAKING IT IN SO INTENSE YOUR MIND ASCENTS THE DARK, BEER REEKING ROOM. WE DON’T BRING OUR TELE LENSES AND BE CLICKING TILL WE HAVE A PHOTO. WE’D MUCH RATHER JUST TAKE A COUPLE OF ANALOGUES, THEN PUT OUR CAMERA AWAY AND SEE WHAT THE ARTIST IS GIVING US. HAVE A CONNECTION, A PERSONAL ONE WITH THE ART THAT IS BROUGHT TO YOU, NOT A CONNECTION WITH THE VENUES WI-FI AND YOUR PREFERRED INSTAGRAM FILTER. AND AFTER A FEW DAYS, WHEN THE PHOTOS ARE DEVELOPED, RELIVE IT ALL AGAIN. PURELY AND INTENSE, BECAUSE WE CAN REMEMBER IT BY HEART.

WE ARE COMMITTED TO HONORING ALL THE UGLY, SPARKLY, STICKY, MESSY AND SHINY THINGS IN LIVE. WE WANT TO BELIEVE THAT THERE’S A NEW ERA OF ROMANTICISM ON THE RISE. ON THAT WE CAN HELP BUILD AND GROW TOGETHER.
AN ERA OF DOING AND BELIEVING FULLY IN EVERYTHING YOU DO, AND HOLDING ONTO THEM FOR A LIFETIME. BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN THE POWER OF UNITY AND COMMUNITY, IN SEEING THE WORLD THROUGH SOME ROMANTIC, PINK GLASSES.

THE NEW ERA OF ROMANTICISM.