Follow

Twitter

|

Facebook

|

MySpace

|

Last.fm

RSS

Subscribe

Top 25 Art Blog - Creative Tourist

Music

Maz O’Connor & Marry Waterson collaborate on an animated video for Awake Awake

Combining an ancient sensibility with modern means, Maz O'Connor and Marry Waterson have made this wonderful animated video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Maz O'Connor moon
Folk singer songwriter Maz O’Connor releases the first single from her much hailed album This Willowed Light accompanied by a beautiful animated video by fellow folk star Marry Waterson. I asked Maz to tell me a bit more about the project.



I found the song in The Full English Collection, which was being put online by the English Folk Dance and Song Society for public access while I was a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow with them last year. It's an English version of the well-known American folk song The Silver Dagger, but I'd never heard anyone sing these particular words before. I've given the words a new tune, too.

read more

Recent Articles

Rainbow Reservoir 400 imperfect rhymes thb

Rainbow Reservoir: City Bike video exclusive

Oxford based Angela Space releases her new EP 400 Imperfect Rhymes - we caught up to find out more about the surreal video for new single City Bike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Angela Space works under the moniker Rainbow Reservoir, producing surreal tunes with poppy arrangements that only hint at her classical background and an alternative career teaching saxophone […]

Douga by David Tolu Graham thb

The Silent Well: an interview with Douga

An interview with Johnny Winbolt-Lewis, the man behind the new record from Manchester based band Douga.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Douga by David Tolu Graham. Former member of Keith and Plank! drummer Johnny Winbolt-Lewis has released The Silent Well with his new band Douga. Much of the record was made […]

tom vek by gianluca thb

Tom Vek introduces new album Luck: interview and review

Tom Vek returns with a brilliant new album that takes an upbeat and idiosyncratic look at modern life. Out now on Moshi Moshi records.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tom Vek by Gianluca Floris. I was super excited to discover that Tom Vek has completed his third album Luck, which came out a few weeks ago on Moshi Moshi […]

Desperate Journalist by Matilde Sazio

Desperate Journalist at Power Lunches: Live Review

The fast rising North London quartet play an intimate show on Wednesday May 28th 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Desperate Journalist by Matilde Sazio In amongst a cluster of kebab shops on Kingsland Road, just before it gives way to the disparate delights of Dalston Junction, sits Power Lunches. […]

Waking Aida - Eschaton album cover thb

Waking Aida release debut album Eschaton and a video for Glow Coin

Southampton based experimental rock band Waking Aida release their debut album Eschaton this week. We caught up with them to find out more about their new video Glow Coin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Waking Aida, Glow Coin by Simon McLaren. Waking Aida are an experimental rock band from Southampton who combine the soundscapes of Explosions In The Sky with the hooks of Minus […]

Alexander The Great by Amelia Grace thb

Alexander the Great : a Folk Operetta

Welcome to the wonderful world of Humphrey 'Huck' Astley - a multitalented musician and writer who is currently touring his mini Folk Operetta...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Alexander The Great by Amelia Grace. Humphrey ‘Huck’ Astley is a poet-singer-songwriter and author of the three-part album and stage show ‘Alexander the Great: a Folk Operetta‘ – here he […]

Las Kellies By Thomasina Smith

Las Kellies at Oslo Hackney: Live Review

We catch the Argentine trio at London’s newest venue on Thursday 14th May 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Las Kellies by Sam Parr Very much the new kid on the block in terms of East London music destinations, Oslo Hackney has been attracting some interesting (and surprisingly big […]

Wood Festival by Tabby Booth and James Heslip thb

Wood Festival 2014 Review: Sunshine, Drumming, Children, Singing, Bubbles and Yoga

A review of the best bits of Wood Festival that we managed to catch, including a special playlist for your delight... plus the story of my Broken Nose.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Tabby Booth and James Heslip. This year I was super excited about taking Snarfle to Wood Festival – last year he had not quite started walking yet […]

Tallulah Rendall by Alison Day thb

Tallulah Rendall introduces new album The Banshee and The Moon

Tallulah Rendall crowdfunded her third album, and next week she launches it alongside a photobook at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tallulah Rendall by Alison Day. Musician Tallulah Rendall is a super talented woman with an indomitable vision that inspires; launching her self-released crowdfunded third album The Banshee and The Moon […]

First Aid Kit My Silver Lining thb

First Aid Kit: My Silver Lining Video

Watch the video for new single My Silver Lining right here. It's a taster of the brand new album Stay Gold, out in June!

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Carie Martyn. I am super excited that the third First Aid Kit album is due for release in June 2014. Stay Gold is preceded by the […]

My favourite finds from the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2014

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner for 2014 has been announced, but there were many more brilliant tunes submitted. Here are my favourites which did not quite make my final top three.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova. A few weeks ago the final showdown between 8 finalists was held at Pilton Working Men’s Club, with the ultimate winner of the 2014 Glastonbury […]

Let’s Go Extinct: Fanfarlo introduce the video for current single Cell Song

Cell Song follows the theme of the latest Fanfarlo album, full of ideas about human evolution and possible futures...

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Cell by Gemma Cotterell. Fanfarlo‘s released their stunning third album Let’s Go Extinct back in February. As the title suggests the lyrics were inspired by human evolution and possible futures, […]

Slo Light: an interview with Neil Davidge

Acclaimed Bristol based producer Neil Davidge talks about the making of his debut album, featuring many wonderful collaborations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Neil Davidge by Gemma Cotterell. Bristol based producer Neil Davidge has worked with the likes of Sandie Shaw, Cate Le Bon, Karima Francis and many others to produce a stunning […]

The Horn The Hunt introduce the video for Starless

Singer Clare Carter describes the making of the enigmatic video to accompany new single Starless, a precursor to THTH's album Terrafidella, due for release later this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Leeds based duo The Horn The Hunt have been locked away in a studio in Greenland in the middle of nowhere for three months creating anthemic pop music interlaced with […]

Joana Serrat: Dear Great Canyon, an interview and review

Introducing the wonderful Joana Serrat, a Spanish musician with her roots in the American heartland. Read on, take a listen and fall in love...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joana Serrat by youdesignme Illustration. Singer songwriter Joana Serrat hails from Spain, where she has carefully crafted her stunning debut album, produced by Howard Bilerman and inspired by the songs […]

MT Warning on the making of Midnight Dawn with Taylor Steele

Mikey Bee describes his unique collaborative process with film maker Taylor Steele, who helped shape not only the video for Midnight Dawn, but the entire Midnight Set album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MT Warning by James Grover. Mikey Bee (aka MT Warning) was playing a solo show in Australia, when American film-maker Taylor Steele happened to be in the audience. Intrigued by […]

Thus Owls introduce the video for new single As Long As We Try A Little

The transatlantic duo that is Thus Owls are set to release their stunning debut album, Turning Rocks, but first comes the single, accompanied by a wonderful video featuring the brothers Phil and Pierre Tétrault.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Thus Owls by Lindsay Lombard. In a romantic transatlantic tale of deja-vu Erika and Simon Angell met on tour whilst with other bands, and soon melded together as husband and […]

Gabby Young introduces the video for new single I’ve Improved

The acclaimed flame haired singer gives us an exclusive peek at the making of the video to accompany new single I've Improved.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Emma Farrarons. Gabby Young and Other Animals have announced their return this April with a brand new album, the third from the acclaimed North London songstress. One […]

Glastonbury Festival’s 2014 Emerging Talent Competition: My Top Three Acts

Here are my top three acts to go forward to the second stage of judging for the Emerging Talent Competition: Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles, Alev Lenz and George Boomsma.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I was very flattered, when, thanks to a recommendation from Stay Loose music PR, I was asked to be one of the judges for the first round of Glastonbury Festival’s […]