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Posts Tagged ‘Darren Hayman’

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2012: listen to the best here!

It's time to get into the festive spirit: listen to a host of wonderful new Christmas indie tunes right here and enjoy beautiful illustrations that were inspired by them.

Written by Amelia Gregory

christmas olive grove by bex bourne
Christmas Olive Grove by Bex Bourne, based on As A Child I Awoke by Jo Mango.

A hugely successful Christmas tune is the holy grail for many musicians: just think how many times Fairytale of New York has been played. With royalties like that you'd never need to work again, not that this is the only motivating factor for the majority of musicians. It would just be nice, wouldn't it, to have a song played every year… welcomed back like a much missed friend and enjoyed once more as if it were new. All of which is great because it means that every time the Christmas season swings around there is a host of brilliant new themed tunes to add to the mix, each hoping for a slice of immortality.


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Snow Palms, Intervals: an interview with Dave Sheppard

Illustrators interpret the tunes that make up a beautiful new instrumental album by Dave Sheppard.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Snow Palms by Grace Coombes. If, like me, you are partial to a bit of modern classical music, then your must buy album for 2012 must be Intervals by Snow […]

Favourite Christmas Albums for 2011: For Folk’s Sake, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Smith & Burrows, Kirsty Almeida

It's a bumper crop of Christmas tunes for 2011: with entire albums from the likes of For Folk's Sake, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Smith & Burrows and Kirsty Almeida. Listen on and enjoy. Merry Christmas everyone!

Written by Amelia Gregory

For Folk’s Sake Christmas 2011. Cover illustration artwork by Amelia’s Magazine contributor Amber Cassidy. Possibly my favourite Christmas album amongst a bumper crop is the collaborative effort from For Folk’s […]

Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2011

This year there indie bands have released a plethora of Christmassy tunes. And I'm here to present you with a round up of the best: including songs from Piney Gir, Viv Albertine, Darren Hayman, My Tiger My Timing, Flow Machines, Fairewell, Dog is Dead, Honour Before Glory, Very Most and She & Him.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ukulele Christmas Carol by Abi Hall. Christmas tunes from respectable bands have never been more popular – both original compositions and covers of old favourites – here’s my round up […]

Vostok 5 at The Outside World Gallery: an interview with Darren Hayman

Discover how an obsession with outer space led to this collaborative exhibition which commemorates both man and beast in space. It's on now, so catch it whilst you can!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bobik (Big Bull) by Darren Hayman. Vostok 5 officially opens at The Outside World Gallery today. The exhibition pays respects to the animals and humans who have been into space, […]

An interview with ace comedian and Latitude regular Robin Ince.

Robin Ince talks Latitude, crabs, climate change and the joys of Mills and Boon. Plus what he recommends you see at Latitude festival this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A new era in food shopping could have dawned a few weeks ago as The People’s Supermarket in Holborn opened its doors for the very first time. It’s ultimate aim? […]

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London Word Festival

Amy Hughes preempts the third installment of the bookish bonanza to discover why east is the word

Written by Amy Hughes

2009 Fashion Futures 1 – Project with teenagers in Newham “FAD” is shorthand for ‘Fashion Awareness Direct, drugs ambulance ’ a registered charity since 2005; although it was successfully managed […]

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