at South Place Hotel

“I’m sitting in the bar of the South Place Hotel – a boutique, 5-star setup in the centre of Shoreditch – looking for a quiet corner to interview Raff Law (yep, Jude Law’s eldest son) and Rudy Albarn, one half of new London-based band Outer Stella Overdrive.

But before I can order a drink I’m ushered upstairs, and not because the pair are here on staycation. Raff’s art-music-clothing collective, and now record label Something To Hate On is throwing a party with Jamal Edwards, founder of media channel SBTV. The whole first floor is lined with Halloween decorations, a CÎROC sponsored bar, and I’m told the laser machines are about to arrive. For the laser room, obviously.

Their anticipation is palpable – for the party, but more for the release of Outer Stella Overdrive’s first single, “State Your Name.” Of course, a certain hype is to be expected for a group so embedded in the worlds of music and fashion: they’re already distinctly culturally relevant; they already have the eyes and ears of thousands of like-minded young people. But that’s not why they’re about to blow up.”

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South Place Hotel
3 South Place, London, EC2M2AF
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