Josh Whettingsteel


Friday 16th March 2018

Josh Whettingsteel

Where are you from?
Ladbroke Grove.

What do you do?
Designer, Writer and Magazine Editor.

Describe your style in three words
Athletic Pensioner Chic.

What have you been working on recently?
Working on our sixteenth issue of So Young with (co-founder) Sam Ford.

Which British icons inspire you?
Peter Blake, Ian Dury, Humphrey Ocean, Peter Saville.

Your favourite album artwork?
So difficult to answer because album covers are the main source of inspiration for what I do. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Peter Blake has had the biggest effect on my life and career.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
We (So Young) put on HMLTD just as they were starting out, both in London and in Southampton. The Southampton show was particularly special as it was so small and intimate, nobody really knew who they were, but it was such an explosive show. HMLTD’s big shows are great but I think it’s in the small clubs where they really shine. That gig or any of the early Fat Whites shows in London are hard to top.

Which new British bands are you listening to?
It’s our job at So Young so loads, but at the moment, Insecure Men, Goat Girl and The Magic Gang.

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