Khartoum's New Cold War

Khartoum's New Cold War

Cool kids of West London...

How long have you been together as a band?

Two years, going on strong.

How did you all meet?

Cam and Oscar went to school together where the seeds of Khartoum were planted. Later Cam met Jake at university and Scarlett was discovered at a rave in a field. We never looked back!

How would you describe your music?

21st-century dirty psychedelic dreamer pocket rock.

What do you love about the London music scene?

London has the best parties and venues hands down.

Last summer we threw 'A Night in Paris' at the Everyman Screen on the Green were the Sex Pistols played their first gig at a party put on by Vivienne Westwood. So it has this great punk history attached to it. We had our mates Babeheaven play, Jaime Winstone DJ’d and we had separate cabaret acts by Hugo Hamlet and Jessica Risqué from the East London Stripper collective - Sleaze played a late-night set too. We love the variety, the mishmash of genres... something we try and reflect at our monthly residency at Laylow which we curate. 

What more can we expect from you in the coming months? 

We will be releasing our next single in October, it's called New Cold War and looks at climate change and our position on earth. We've got more music lined up at the start of next year and we can't wait to get back to playing live. We had a bunch of festivals booked this summer and are missing them terribly, the live aspect to what we do is very important to us. We've also got a live video of Gameplan we've just released and are thinking we might stream a show this year too.

Khartoum's new single, New Cold War, will be out on October 16th.

 

 

Jewellery, talent's own.

Oscar wears: suit by GANNI; t-shirt by Gucci; boots by ASOS DESIGN; sunglasses by CHIMI.Jewellery, all vintage.[Clockwise from left] Jake wears: shirt by Turnbull & Asser; vest, vintage; ring, vintage. Cam wears: snake-print shirt by Heart & Dagger; ring, vintage from The Hirst Collection. Oscar wears: suit by GANNI; t-shirt by Gucci; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloé; rings, vintage. Scarlett wears: dress by RIXO.Oscar wears: trousers by Gucci; boots by ASOS DESIGN.[Left to right] Scarlett wears: dress by ROTATE Birger Christensen; boots by Nicholas Kirkwood; tights, stylist’s own. Oscar wears: blouse by SAINT LAURENT; trousers & boots, both ASOS DESIGN; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloe; coin necklace by Deborah Blyth Jewellery; rings, vintage. Cam wears: t-shirt, denim shirt & jeans, all SAINT LAURENT; scarf by Rockins; rings, his own. Jake wears: t-shirt by French Connection; shearling jacket, vintage; rings, vintage.[Left to right] Scarlett wears: dress by ROTATE Birger Christensen; boots by Nicholas Kirkwood; tights, stylist’s own. Oscar wears: blouse by SAINT LAURENT; trousers & boots, both ASOS DESIGN; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloe; coin necklace by Deborah Blyth Jewellery; rings, vintage. Cam wears: t-shirt, denim shirt & jeans, all SAINT LAURENT; scarf by Rockins; rings, his own. Jake wears: t-shirt by French Connection; shearling jacket, vintage; rings, vintage.Oscar wears: suit by CASABLANCA; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloé.[Clockwise from top left] Jake wears: blazer by ASOS DESIGN; t-shirt by French Connection; jeans by KITON; boots, his own; bandana (worn around neck), vintage. Oscar wears: blazer, vintage; t-shirt by Isabel Marant; trousers by Gucci; boots by ASOS DESIGN; rings, vintage. Cam wears: t-shirt by Paul Smith; jeans by R13; shirt by Sacred Hawk; boots by ASOS DESIGN. Scarlett wears: dress by In The Mood For Love; sandals by Aquazzura.[Left to right] Jake wears: checked blazer, vintage. Scarlett wears: dress by ASOS DESIGN; pumps by Nicholas Kirkwood. Cam wears: jeans by SAINT LAURENT; shirt & scarf, both vintage. Oscar wears: trousers by Gucci; loafers by ASOS DESIGN.Oscar wears: shirt & trousers, both Gucci; loafers by ASOS DESIGN; rings, vintage.[Left to right]Cam wears: shirt by Heart & Dagger; sunglasses by CHIMI Eyewear. Scarlett wears: Prada dress. Oscar wears: suit by Gucci; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloé; chain necklace by Deborah Blyth Jewellery; earring, his own; sunglasses, vintage. Jake wears: t-shirt by French Connection; blazer, vintage.[From top to bottom] Jake wears: t-shirt by French Connection; blazer, vintage. Scarlett wears: dress by ASOS DESIGN; earrings, stylist’s own. Cam wears: shirt & scarf, both vintage; rings, his own. Oscar wears: shirt & trousers, both Gucci; loafers by ASOS DESIGN; rings, vintage.

 
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[Left to right] Jake wears: t-shirt by French Connection; suit, vintage Burberry; sunglasses & rings, all vintage. Scarlett wears: cheongsam dress, vintage; earrings, stylist’s own. Cam wears: t-shirt by SAINT LAURENT; jacket, vintage. Oscar wears: suit by CASABLANCA; ‘Femininities’ necklace by Chloé.
 
 
Photography by Edward Cooke
Styling by Claudia Saadeh
Hair and makeup by Grace Hayward
 
Shot on location at London's LAYLOW.
 
Khartoum's new single New Cold War will be out October 16th.
Visit Khartoum's instagram here.
 

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