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I have been working on a project with an artist friend of mine Sarah Hodgkiss (a.k.a – artsy doodling) for Manchester based band August&Us.

We made some trousers for the lead singer Simeon, based around their song FUN. The lyrics are so uplifting they deserve to be seen as well as heard. Taking an existing pair of jeans, Sarah created some stencils and worked her magic with freehand drawing. We then added more colour and texture with embroidery. Simeon wore these at the Fly53 gig at Sound Control in Manchester last Thursday 20th November to much appreciation from the audience. August&Us were fantastic live and we can’t wait for more of their music to be up online.

Sarah and I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simeon and hope we can do more collaborative projects with August&Us and more local bands in the future. If you are one such band/artist or you know of one, please do drop me a line either over on the contact page or at Or tweet me @niccihollymandy (I know bands love twitter!)

Be sure to check out Sarah’s work online as she is truly such a talented artist who can turn her hand to anything. Literally anything. Also TUMBLR.


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