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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

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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 compositions by Antony Bentley and charismatic vocals by Johanna Kalén. The album is accompanied by a high-concept instrumental collaboration with Bentley, made to coincide with a New York exhibition by designer and long-standing Husky Rescue collaborator Kustaa Saksi. Husky Rescue describe the inspiration behind The Long Lost Friend: Special Edition.

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What states of emotional intimacy (or lack thereof) have informed the current album?
Tricky question but,… read more

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Emily Hall presents Folie à Deux at Spitalfields Music Festival

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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.

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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

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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...

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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

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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 […]

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Owen Duff introduces special Easter tune The Resurrection (Easter Sunday)

What is your Easter experience? It's not always a joyous affair as this beautiful tune from Owen Duff illustrates. I wish you the best for a calm and social weekend (with chocolate).

Written by Amelia Gregory

Owen Duff talks us through his inspiration for special Easter tune The Resurrection (Easter Sunday). I have an unhappy relationship with Easter weekends, as being a spontaneous (okay, chaotic) type […]

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Once There Were Sparks, Now There Are Ashes: An interview with Winter Villains

Josef Prygodzicz and Faye Gibson of Winter Villains talk to us about the making of their second album and the eclectic musical community of the valleys.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Winter Villains by Jo Dumpleton. Winter Villains are an experimental, chamber pop band based in Cardiff. In 2013, their alluring debut album ‘February’ was met with much acclaim and shortlisted […]

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Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves: an interview with founder Hannah Saunders

We experienced our first Big Fish Little Fish rave at Shapes in Hackney Wick. Here's an interview with founder Hannah Saunders.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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New Music: Isolde introduces debut EP Seed Bud Bloom

New kid on the block, Isolde, introduces her debut EP, a dreamy collage of found sounds and surreal stories.

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Bristol based Isolde releases her debut EP Seed Bud Bloom this May. The talented woman behind the dreamy pop, toytronica is much more than your average singer-songwriter. Collecting and then […]

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Celebrating Women in Music: Producing It For Themselves

This is a man’s world: Or is it? Despite the huge imbalance between the genders there are many awesome women making the music industry great behind the scenes.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

FKA Twigs by Tiffany Baxter. The music industry would have us believe women are dominating the music scene right now. Fierce, female, singer/songwriters are in abundance. We’ve got Miley on […]

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East India Youth at the Sebright Arms: Live Review

Ahead of the release of his second album, we catch the Mercury Prize nominated electronic musician play an intimate venue in East London on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

East India Youth by Sam Parr 2014 had proved an eventful year for East India Youth, otherwise known as William Doyle. His debut album, Total Strife Forever, received glowing reviews […]

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Disturbing Wildlife: An interview with Invisible Familiars

Brooklyn based musician Jared Samuel introduces his band Invisible Familiars and talks of William Blake, coconuts and their delicious debut LP Disturbing Wildlife.

Written by Gemma Dietrich

Invisible Familiars is the creation of the talented multi instrumentalist Jared Samuel. His debut LP Disturbing Wildlife, which he penned on a houseboat named Gypsy docked in Jamaica Bay, was […]

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Jennifer Evans at the Windmill: Live Review

The rising Irish singer headlines an intimate show in Brixton on Wednesday 18th February 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Taking the stage at a pretty busy Windmill was the hotly tipped Jennifer Evans. Although largely an unknown quantity in the UK, she’s been picking up a fair bit of […]

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New Music: Fable introduces Silence Myself

The new song by Brighton based Fable is inspired by transcendental meditation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fable by Sara Netherway. Brighton based artist Fable released new single Silence Myself this week on 74 Music, a song inspired by transcendental meditation and the need to clear the […]

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Plastic Mermaids: Inhale the Universe Interview

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Written by Amelia Gregory

Plastic Mermaids by Kat Hassan. Plastic Mermaids are a five piece band from the Isle of Wight. Since their 2014 release of debut EP ‘Drømtorp’ they have rightfully been earning […]