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Posts Tagged ‘Florence and The Machine’

An interview with The Flower Appreciation Society

Meet Ellie Jauncey and Anna Day: between them they combine floristry, illustration, knitting and delivering babies. What an inspiring pair of creatives!

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Ellie and Anna are not your average florists.... inspired by a mutual love of flowers, illustration and all things English, they formed The Flower Appreciation Society, supplying beautiful and unusual arrangements to a multitude of customers from their studio space in Hackney. And that's not all they do: Ellie also runs knitwear label EDE, and Anna is a nearly qualified midwife. Inspiring indeed. Ellie explains:

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I studied Textiles at Manchester and Anna studied illustration at Brighton. After being made redundant twice in one year, I went back home to Wales and spent the summer helping my Mum (who is also a florist) with all her weddings. When I returned to London I decided I wanted to continue working with flowers. I started… read more

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Abby Wright Rider to the sea starts. With slow, sensuous notes, running then halting. We wait. This is like some sort of Spanish guitar tease; the heroin with […]

Secret Garden Party 2010: Saturday Review

On Saturday the fancy dress came out in force and the party truly kicked off, accompanied to the sounds of Sarah Blasko, The Whip, I Blame Coco and The Golden Filter.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory. Saturday arrived with none of the threatened rain we were worried about. Indeed, the ground was so dry and cracked en route to our far flung […]

Latitude Festival 2010: Friday Music Review

A review of Martin Creed, The Kissaway Trail, The Kominas, Villagers, Empire of the Sun and Florence and the Machine. All wrapped up in a tasty load of illustrations...

Written 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 other options for entertainment. But that […]

Festival Review: Glastonbury!

As our coverage of Glasto draws to a close, we take one last look at the many highlights of this sun kissed and magical weekend. Many thanks go to our contribuor Emma and our team of fabulous illustrators.

Written by Emma Barlow

Illustration by Natasha Thompson There is no denying Glastonbury 2010 was a really special one. So if, like me, you are still feeling a touch of the post-festival blues read […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Saturday

The Tripod Stage was super busy on Saturday: starting with a very special secret set from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. followed by one-to-watch Kyla La Grange, then folk wonders Patch William, another secret set from comedian Robin Ince, and then the gorgeous sounds of Dry the River.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. by June Chanpoomidole. Our Saturday starter was none other than Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. who changed his stage time so that […]

Festival Preview: the Eden Sessions

In the most unexpected (and magical) setting lies a two week festival about to begin, to find out more, you need to step inside the greenhouse.....

Written by Cari Steel

There are some places on this planet that I can’t believe I haven’t been to yet. On this occasion I’m not talking about far flung exotic hideaways, but bio-domes. One […]

Festival Preview: Standon Calling

Midnight parties in a cowshed, frolics in a swimming pool and not a sponsor in sight, Standon Calling has a magic line-up, and even fairies to get you going in the morning. Tis true!

Written by Cari Steel

Now this one has us rubbing our hands together in excitement. It’s not just the music that is getting us hot under the collar – although the line up is […]

An interview with artist and illustrator Pete Fowler

The hugely talented yet humble artist talks about the inspiration behind Hot Chip’s window display for Selfridges’ 'Sounds of the Mind' project

Written by Kat Phan

Hot Chip – I Feel Better (close up) Two soft-bodied beasts wearing headphones hold onto each other tightly as sinister robotic-looking owls swoop over them. Two creatures – which look […]

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The Drums – Interview

Sunny Summer Fun With, The Drums

Written by Andy Devine

They’ve already been creating quite a bit of buzz over here but it looks like 2010 could be the year of The Drums. Their EP Summertime is already available to […]

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Plastiscines: An Interview

Meet The Pretty Parisian Popstars, Plastiscines

Written by Rebecca Milne

Following their super successful appearance at Barfly last week I made my way to a west London location to meet the Plastiscine girls. On the way, I’m trying desperately to […]

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Introducing new designer on the block Holly Russell

Written by Elizabeth Johnson

Recently Holly Russell graduated from Manchester University with a First class degree, and in the few months since has caught the eye of Nicola Formichetti (Stylist to Lady GaGa and […]

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Music Listings: 26th October – 1st November

Musical delights this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

To celebrate Halloween, Amelia’s Magazine are giving you free entry to one of the gigs below. Read on to find out more… Monday 26th October, ATP Film w/ Les Savy […]

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Music Listings: 12th – 18th October

Gigs you might like this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 12 October, Pamelia Kurstin/Pete Drungle, Café Oto Theremin viruoso, Pamelia Kurstin teams up with award-winning composer, pianist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pete Drungle in this premier live performance in a […]

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Music Listings: Sept 27th – Oct 4th

Gigs this week lovingly handpicked by me for you

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 28th September: Loverman, Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man, A Grave With No Name and Sunderbands, Hoxton Bar & Grill, London Hotly tipped grunge punk trio Loverman launch their EP release via Young and […]

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Written by Prudence Ivey

Monday 24th November The Shortwave Set, 93 Feet East Catch this self-proclaimed ‘Victorian funk’ act performing songs from their recent album, including the single ‘Glitches and Bugs’ heard everywhere around […]

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Tuesday 4th November Sigur Ros – Civic Hall, Wolverhampton Stars Of Sunday League and Catriona Irving – Wilmington Arms, London The Feeling and Das Pop – Hammersmith Apollo, London The […]

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Monday 27th October Connan Mockasin and Drop The Lime – Durr at The End, London Noah & The Whale – Academy 3, Manchester Jesus & Mary Chain, Black Box Recorder […]

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Tuesday 14th October The Aliens and Sisters Of Transistors – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London Beggars – 100 Club, London Shred Yr Face – No Age, Los Campesinos and […]

Florence and The Machine

Florence and The Machine

Bar Music Hall, Shoreditch, 10 May 2007

Written by Joanna McGarry

Thursday 10th May marked a first for Florence of new soulful double act Florence and the Machine; it was the first time she had ever performed alone after a curious […]