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Posts Tagged ‘Bat for Lashes’

A Trip to Pontins Camber Sands Holiday Park with Toddlers

We booked a weekend for 6 toddlers and their mums at the Camber Sands Holiday Park during the winter season, and here's my mini review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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A few weeks ago myself and some other Shoreditch mums took our 6 toddlers down to Pontins in Camber Sands. It was a cheap holiday in down season, meaning that we pretty much had the resort, wind and rain to ourselves. I’ve been to Pontins many times for ATP weekenders back in the day, but this was my first time doing it as a mum.

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We had a run of chalets along an entire ground floor row, so the kids loved racing between everyone’s identical… read more

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Review: Renegade Craft Fair in London, 2013

Fabulous finds from the Renegade Craft Fair, held at the Truman Brewery on 9th and 10th November 2013. Why shop on the high street when you can buy fabulous one offs by those who love to design and make?

Written by Amelia Gregory

This weekend I hot footed it down Brick Lane to the Truman Brewery for the 2013 London edition of the Renegade Craft Fair. It was a great chance to catch […]

Nadine Shah by Tetsuya Toshima

Nadine Shah at the Lexington: Live Review

We saw the hotly tipped singer as she wowed the crowd at her album launch on Monday 22nd July 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Nadine Shah by Tetsuya Toshima It was a bakingly hot day, even by the sweltering standards of the past week or so, and the upstairs venue of the venerable Lexington […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Artist Prints for the Wall

Loads of inspiration here if you want to give art this Christmas: including work by Simone Lia, Jack Teagle, Petra Borner, Sanna Annukka, Matt Sewell, Von and many many more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There are so many to choose from, where on earth do you start when you set out to buy a print for the wall? Well, here’s my run down of […]

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Bat For Lashes at the Forum: Live Review

The twice Mercury Prize nominated singer plays the second of two sell-out nights at the HMV Forum on Tuesday 30th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Bat For Lashes by Sam Parr Escaping from the chilly evening air of Kentish Town (and making my way past a somewhat disconcerting poster advertising the Polyphonic Spree singing tunes […]

Londoners: an interview with film maker Joseph Ernst

Working entirely with an ancient 100 year old hand cranked camera, Joseph Ernst set out to record a very different view of London for his new short documentary, Londoners.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joseph Ernst has created a unique project: a documentation of Londoners in the 21st century which has eschewed the usual high tech approach in favour of an old hand cranked […]

Single Review: Mechanical Bride – To The Fight

The new Mechanical Bride single is released on 5th December 2011 on Transgressive Records. With an intriguing video inspired by an ancient Greek fable.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride returns with the new single To The Fight, a beautiful slice of dramatic indie folk that Bat For Lashes fans will adore. The track is released today on […]

Interview with Laki Mera and review of new album The Proximity Effect

Meet Glasgow based band Laki Mera, who fuse acoustic and electronica to create a unique trip-hop influenced sound.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laki Mera by Abi Lewis. The Proximity Effect is the second album from Glasgow based Laki Mera, a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip hop […]

An interview with Lee May Foster-Wilson of Bonbi Forest

Meet the super talented lady behind the artwork and treats of Bonbi Forest: Lee May Foster-Wilson talks me through her inspiration and techniques. Fascinating stuff for new and old fans alike!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Equus Scarf by Bonbi Forest. I fell in love with the artwork and treats of Lee May Foster-Wilson’s Bonbi Forest many years ago, so it seemed only right to catch […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Charlie Le Mindu (by Amelia)

More outrageous genius and full frontal fannies from Charlie Le Mindu, showing Berlin Syndrome at On/Off on Sunday 20th February 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Charlie Le Mindu by Andrea Peterson aka Artist Andrea. Charlie Le Mindu has already done massive headpieces and copious nudity… what could possibly be next? How about dripping blood, Nazi […]

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, a voice a bit like Alison Goldfrapp […]

Our Broken Garden: Golden Sea – Album Review

The second album from Efterklang's keyboardist Anna Bronsted is hauntingly gorgeous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Broken Garden is fronted by vocalist Anna Bronsted, sometime keyboardist with Efterklang, the Danish group fabled for the same lush orchestrations that sweep throughout her second album Golden Sea. […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Sunday Review

Sunday at Secret Garden Party is a day for extreme silliness... mud wrestling, paint powder fights and doing the limbo. To the sounds of Savoir Adore, Horace Andy, Gabby Young and Other Animals and Mercury Rev.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young by Moon. Our Sunday got off to a sleepy start, as it did for most Secret Gardeners. Bypassing the cleverly marketed Hendrick’s gin carriage in favour of a […]

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ATP Film – A Review

10 Years of All Tomorrow's Parties on Film

Written by Katie Weatherall

All Tomorrow Parties, a music festival that largely happens at out of season holiday camps, celebrates it’s tenth year in 2009 and part of that anniversary celebration sees the release […]

Music Listings

Live Music Listings, April 13 - 19

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Monday, 13th Enough with the chocolate eating! Music can be delicious as well, so go enjoy your last holiday evening with Bombay Bicycle Club (the band, not the restaurant silly!) […]

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Polly Scattergood @ Rough Trade

Photos by Matt Bramford

Written by Matt Bramford

Polly Scattergood Rough Trade Saturday 28th Feb, 2009 The ethereal Polly Scattergood performed a short set at Rough Trade East on Saturday evening to a small but attentive crowd. Whether […]

Latitude Festival

Latitude Festival

Henham Park, Southwold, Suffolk, 12 - 15 July 2007

Written by Joanna McGarry

Festivals. These days its hard to know where to begin; with so many vying for our affections (and hard earned cash) you can’t see the wood for the trees. And […]

Bat for Lashes: What’s A Girl To Do

Bat for Lashes: What’s A Girl To Do

Written by Lena Dystant

Above all things Natasha Khan is a great storyteller and a brave songwriter. Someone who isn’t afraid to wander into a Kate Bush-esque world of old-fashioned fairytales and exploration of […]