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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

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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 as Seth Lakeman, Bon Iver and First Aid Kit. I caught up with the Leicester based talent to find out more...

How did you learn so many instruments and do you have a favourite you return to when you are songwriting?
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a musical house - my Mum is a pianist and double bassist, and my Dad (who plays with me, too) a cellist. My Dad was also a music therapist for a few years, so we had a few other instruments around the house - guitar, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, etc - so I've been surrounded my lots of instruments from an early age. Since I moved out, I've found my musical instrument collection growing as I can't resist the charm of a £20 banjo... I find myself more inspired by exploring and experimenting with different instruments - it keeps it exciting. The piano is my favourite instrument to write on because… read more

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First Aid Kit: My Silver Lining Video

Watch the video for new single My Silver Lining right here. It's a taster of the brand new album Stay Gold, out in June!

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Carie Martyn. I am super excited that the third First Aid Kit album is due for release in June 2014. Stay Gold is preceded by the […]

An interview with Annie Dressner and review of EP East Twenties

Annie Dressner has swapped the East Twenties district of New York for the UK. As she prepares to embark on a nationwide tour I caught up with her to discuss inspiration, lyrics and cups of tea.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annie Dressner by Karina Järv. American songstrel Annie Dressner crafts beautiful tunes that deal with love and loss, melodic folk that lovers of the likes of First Aid Kit are […]

An interview with Pascal Pinon and review of new album Twosomeness

Meet 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur and Jófriður: their new album Twosomeness is a gorgeous collection of ethereal harmonies.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pascal Pinon by Bex Bourne. Following hot on the heels of Scandinavian sibling act First Aid Kit, comes the new album from Pascal Pinon, 18 year old Icelandic twins Ásthildur […]

Album Review: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

The sophomore album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit is produced by Mike Mogis and every tune is a bittersweet delight. Here's my track by track breakdown.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Sarah Ryan. Out today: the beautiful new album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit. Every tune is a wonder… starting with first single The Lion’s Roar, […]

An interview with First Aid Kit about working with Mike Mogis on second album The Lion’s Roar

The talented Swedish singers Johanna and Klara Söderberg are back with an amazing new album produced by Mike Figgis. Read my in depth interview to find out what's been happening over the past few years.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Michael Julings. The new album The Lion’s Roar from the wondrous Swedish band First Aid Kit is coming out later this month. In advance of my […]

First Aid Kit: a taster of the new album with single The Lion’s Roar

First Aid Kit return with a taster of upcoming second album The Lion's Roar. Lush.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’m a massive fan of the incredibly young Swedish twosome known as First Aid Kit, tadalafil and none more so than when I discovered that their father (and mentor) was […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Saturday Music Review

A review of Active Child, James, Gaggle, First Aid Kit, Crystal Castles and Belle and Sebastian. With lovely illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Latitude 2010-Florence crowd by Amelia gregory The Kissaway Trail by Natasha Thompson. The music at Latitude can feel like a bit of a byline given that there are so many […]

Gig Review: Wichita 10th Anniversary Celebrations at The Highbury Garage

First Aid Kit, Peggy Sue and Meg Baird lead the celebrations, and treat our reviewer to a night of sublime and delicate harmonies

Written by Oliver Franklin

Peggy Sue Illustration by Emilie Lashmar Wichita, price the record label that has brought us Bloc Party, The Cribs, Los Campesinos! and Simian Mobile Disco (to name but a few) […]

Climate Camp Tripod Stage at Glastonbury 2010: How did it all go?

This year I ran the Tripod Stage for the Climate Camp field. Was it a success? Read on for my thoughts on Glastonbury 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

thumbnail Kirsty Photograph by Hannah Kinver Miles There is nothing generic about Kirsty Almeida; she was not artificially created from a record labels wish-list, site nor manufactured during an X […]

First Aid Kit: Review of the gig at Union Chapel, Islington

A review of the First Aid Kit at Union Chapel on 4th March 2010. With illustrations by Joanna Cheung.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Tiny by Rosalie Hoskins. When I slipped the new album Gravity & Grace by The Tiny into my desktop, cialis 40mg visit this site I had no expectations. I’d […]

The Tiny: Swedish band interview at the Union Chapel, Islington

An interview with the wonderful Swedish band The Tiny at the Union Chapel in Islington, London on 4th March 2010. We talk about marriage, releasing your own records and the power of the internet. Illustration by Rosalie Hoskins.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Steve Reich by Gemma Milly. Steve Reich is a seriously cult figure for contemporary beats based music. Famed for his minimalist compositions from the 60s onwards he continues to be […]

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First Aid Kit – The Big Black and Blue – Album review

First Aid Kits Debut Album, A Shining Release

Written by Laura Nineham

The first time I heard First Aid Kit was when they supported Slow Club during their tour last year. They were kicking around the empty venue watching Slow Club’s sound […]

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First Aid Kit – Interview

Let First Aid Kit, Heal Your Soul

Written by Andy Devine

Since hearing First Aid Kits debut album The Big Black and The Blue we’ve been incredibly impressed with the sibling duo. The album is full of lush harmonies, visit this […]

Music Listings: 27th July- 1st August

Gigs of the Week, Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Roisin Conway

Featuring competitions in the already overly competitive world that is Art may seem somewhat crude to say the least. But in fact it’s through these well supported and sponsored prizes […]

Climate Camp does Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival, June 2009

Written by Amelia

Undercover: Lingerie Exhibition at the Fashion and Textiles Museum “Welcome to Limehouse.” With those words, about it Jarvis Cocker set off on the latest instalment of his 30 year musical […]

Gig: First Aid Kit

12 Bar Club, Soho, December 2008

Written by Luisa Gerstein

Launching Earth’s Drrrruuuu(drum roll) rrrrrapp… Environmentalist Hero of the Week! I’m going to be honest I’m not entirely sure how this is going to pan out, dosage salve possible winners […]

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Music Listings

Written by Prudence Ivey

Pop-Up Shop 14 Bacon Street, erectile E1 6LF, page 11th-18th December The pop-up shop does what it says on the tin, buy appears in a different location for a limited […]