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Dance With Anyone: An interview with I am Harlequin

Anne Freier, the music artist and fashion designer behind I am Harlequin talks to us about juggling both of her passions and her new summer infused single ‘Dance With Anyone’.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

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Anne Freier, aka I am Harlequin, has long had her toes dipped in both the fashion and music industries. The stylish, electro pop songstress and dress maker made big waves with previous release ‘Wild One’ which featured in the BAFTA award winning E4 series Skins. Her latest release ‘Dance With Anyone’ released on June 26th 2015 on Stop Being Cute Records is set to be a big summer hit having gained significant support online and across UK radio stations.

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What came first – music or dressmaking?
I've made music since I was a little kid. I used to belt Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston around the house until my parents told me to… read more

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Weyes Blood arrives on European shores: an interview with Natalie Mering

We catch up with Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood amid her European tour supporting Kevin Morby.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Having released her second album under the title Weyes Blood at the end of last year on Mexican Summer, collaborated with the likes of Ariel Pink and been a one […]

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Video Premiere: Best Girl Athlete presents new single Seven Seconds

Katie Buchan talks to us about the making of her brand new video, Seven Seconds.

Written by Amelia Gregory

We first met 16 year old musical wonder Katie Buchan in this interview by Gemma Dietrich a few months ago. As Best Girl Athlete gets set to release her delicious […]

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Blues in my bones: An interview with Swiss Mauritian blues duo The Two

We catch up with Mauritius born Yannick who shares his inspiring philosophy on life and making music. The Two’s sound is embellished with a mysterious and magical energy and as they treat every day as an exciting gift he explains how the future for The Two is now.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Every now and then you stumble across something really special. A music project that seems to capture more than a pleasing melody, some nice lyrics and good PR shots. Something […]

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Marching To Another Beat: an interview with Malka

Visionary musician Tamara Schlesinger talks about her brilliant new album, and what it means to control all aspects of her creativity whilst being a mother.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Marching To Another Beat is the beautiful new album from Tamara Schlesinger, otherwise known as Malka in her solo guise. The album continues her journey away from the acoustic fanfare […]

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Olive Haigh introduces Secret Cupboard Waltz

Olive Haigh tells us more about the making of her beautiful new tune.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Many a moon ago Olive Haigh contributed illustrations to Amelia’s Magazine, but now she is making waves as a talented musician. The beautiful and haunting Secret Cupboard Waltz is her […]

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Piney Gir presents Purple Heart

Cult singer songwriter Piney Gir returns with new album mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE, and a beautiful new single in the form or Purple Heart. Here she explains what inspired the song, and introduces the video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Purple Heart is literally a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed in war. My grandfather was awarded a Purple […]

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Vanbot Live at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen: Review

The brilliant Swedish pop sensation Vanbot performed tracks from her new album Perfect Storm on Friday 8th May in London. Here's my live review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A few weeks ago I ducked out for the first time in what seems like forever to take in a rare treat: the first and only UK show of Swedish […]

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Coves and Caves introduce the video for Present Company

James Eary of Coves and Caves introduces their new video - a collaboration with filmakers Patrick Mateer and Josh Moor working with a group of actors at the Hull Truck Theatre.

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Following the success of our first collaboration on the Heart Explodes video (read more about this here), we asked Hull-based filmmaker Patrick Mateer to direct once again for Present Company. […]

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Sofia introduces the new video for Ice Cold Love

In advance of the debut album In The City due out later this year, London based artist Sofia introduces her beautiful new single.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Half Venezuelan and half Lebanese, London based artist Sofia lays her heart on the line with new single Ice Cold Love, an airily beautiful tune that spins a tale of […]

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The Long Lost Friend: Special Edition – an interview with Husky Rescue

An interview with Marko Nyberg and Antony Bentley of Husky Rescue, describing the process and inspiration behind their new album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The latest album from Finland’s Husky Rescue celebrates ten years of releases with Catskills Records and is a continuous musical exploration, blending Marko Nyberg’s melodic electronica and folk-tinged vocals with […]

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Emily Hall presents Folie à Deux at Spitalfields Music Festival

A sneak peak into what the Spitalfields Music Festival 2015 has to offer.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

As one of the Spitalfields Festival Associate Artists, award winning composer Emily Hall is curating the Sound Among Sounds event at Rich Mix where she will be debuting her latest […]

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Perfect Storm: An interview with Swedish singer songwriter Vanbot

Wonderful electro pop from Sweden's newest musical maestro. If you love Robyn and Lykke Li you'll adore Vanbot.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vanbot, Seven by Jenny Kadis. Stockholm based melody maestro Vanbot is set to release the wonderful electro pop album Perfect Storm, a much anticipated follow-up to her 2011 debut. The […]

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When Shadows Return to the Sea: An interview with Martha Bean

Martha Bean is a Leicester based singer songwriter with a unique approach to music.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Martha Bean by Simon McLaren. Martha Bean is a hotly tipped singer songwriter with a classical training. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she has already played alongside some well known names such […]

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Digitonal: Beautiful Broken – an interview with Andy Dobson

A very candid interview with Andrew Dobson, electronica pioneer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Andy Dobson is Digitonal: a classically trained melodic electronic music pioneer. He is back with a brand new album called Beautiful Broken which is a gorgeous slice of cinematic electronica […]

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An interview with Mike Gale: introducing solo album Finger Bone From Swan Wing

Mike Gale is a prolific songwriter and collaborator, with one solo album just realised and another on the way.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I catch up with prolific musician, writer and seaside dweller Mike Gale, Co-pilgrim frontman and now solo artist, with one album out and another on the way. Why did you […]

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Mark Olson: Good-bye Lizelle UK Tour Interview

Mark Olson introduces his new album and collaborator, with a UK tour throughout April.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mark Olson played with the seminal folk-rock/Americana bands The Jayhawks and Original Harmony Ridge Creek Dippers, before becoming an acclaimed solo artist, earning acclaim for his sun drenched melodies, and […]

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Record Store Day: Let’s Celebrate

An insightful look at the ways in which we discover, listen to and enjoy music...

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Record Store Day is like the Christmas of the music world. Music lovers from all over the world come together in unity to support their local record stores and favourite […]

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Gurun Gurun featuring Cuushe: Atarashii hi video – an interview with director Cristina Maldonado

The new album from cult label Home Normal features this beautiful track with Japanese singer Cuushe. Here the director of the trippy video talks us through her process.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Japanese influenced Czech group Gurun Gurun return with a new video featuring Cuushe (read more about the Japanese singer in our 2012 interview here). The EP features a host […]

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Carve Every Word: An interview with Best Girl Athlete

Fifteen year old Katie Buchan talks to us about her outstanding debut release Carve Every Word, what it’s like collaborating with her Pops and her other dream of studying Astrophysics…

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Katie Buchan is the Aberdeen based voice behind new talent Best Girl Athlete, delivering indie pop to your ears in one of the finest packages. It is kind of irrelevant […]