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Posts Tagged ‘debut’

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Jazzkatze

Tokyo-born Central Saint Martins graduate Ayumi Sufu, aka Jazzkatze, presents her debut collection at Fashion Scout - and it's good. Illustrations by Gareth A Hopkins, Stéphanie Thieullent and YesGo!

Written by Naomi Law

Kyla la Grange by Gemma Smith
A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight figure was easily missed as I walked through to the glass walled meeting room, generic but I greeted her warmly as soon as she joined me. Kyla la Grange performed on my hastily assembled Climate Camp (RIP) stage at Glastonbury last summer, gamely playing a beautiful semi-acoustic set in the sweltering summer heat. Today she releases her first official single - the anthemic Walk Through Walls - so let's find out a bit more about this intriguing new musician...

She may look very young but don't be fooled by Kyla's youthful exterior - she's actually a 24 year old Cambridge University graduate. It wasn't until her uni years that she finally found the guts to make music, performing at an open mic acoustic night called Songs in the Dark. "It was a good place to cut my teeth." The process was very organic. She met other musicians, formed a few bands and played in some Battle of the Bands competitions. "Basically it was all very low pressure." She loved studying philosophy, and admits that she misses the academic stimulation. "Being at Cambridge was like living in a magical piece of history... but I am incredibly grateful to be making music now."

When the outside world of work beckoned she found herself working long hours in a high end… read more

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The High Wire – The Sleep Tape – Album Review

Debut album from British dream-pop trio, a woozy aural landscape that thumps as much as murmurs

Written by Ian Steadman

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Kyte: Planet

Kyte: Planet

Sonic Cathederal Recordings, Release Date: 1 October 2007

Written by Megan Vaughan

Aided in no uncertain terms by a show stopping performance at Texas’ recent South By Southwest festival, order case Portland three-piece Menomena present their debut UK release. This is in […]

Emmy the Great: My Bad

Emmy the Great: My Bad

Release Date: 20 August 2007

Written by Rhyannon Rodriguez

Aided in no uncertain terms by a show stopping performance at Texas’ recent South By Southwest festival, order case Portland three-piece Menomena present their debut UK release. This is in […]

The Go! Team: Grip Like A Vice

The Go! Team: Grip Like A Vice

Memphis Industries, Release Date: 16 July 2007

Written by Emyr Price

Aided in no uncertain terms by a show stopping performance at Texas’ recent South By Southwest festival, order case Portland three-piece Menomena present their debut UK release. This is in […]

Robin Allender: The Bird and The Word

Robin Allender: The Bird and The Word

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Written by Marco Barbieri

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The Little Ones: Sing Song

The Little Ones: Sing Song

7 March 2007

Written by Emyr Price

…A band that wear their classic pop influences on their sleeves

Los Campesinos!: We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives/ Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s)

Los Campesinos!: We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives/ Don’t Tell Me To Do The Math(s)

27 February 2006

Written by Harry Rose

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Candie Payne: I Wish I Could Have Loved You More

Candie Payne: I Wish I Could Have Loved You More

12 February 2007

Written by Dominic Gilmore

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Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson In Crime

Tokyo Police Club: A Lesson In Crime

19 February 2006

Written by Harry Rose

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Apartment:  The Dreamer Evasive

Apartment: The Dreamer Evasive

11 March 2007

Written by Jazz Kaur

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