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Posts Tagged ‘folk’

Live Review: Laura J Martin at the Lexington

Ahead of the release of her debut album, the precociously talented Liverpudlian and self confessed “folkie weirdie beardie (without the beardie)” graces the stage at the Lexington on Wednesday 4th January 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Laura J Martin by Sam Parr
Illustration by Sam Parr

At a time of year when live music is usually thin on the ground, Fortuna Pop’s trio of Winter Sprinters at the Lexington gave the grateful gig-goer a chance to shelter from a damp and dismal early January evening. Nestled on a first night’s set list, between the rockabilly of the Werewandas and the acerbic laments of the Singing Adams, was the gifted Laura J Martin.

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I’d first caught Laura J Martin last year, supporting Hannah Peel at the Windmill and then Misty’s Big Adventure at read more

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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 […]

An interview with Pumajaw and review of new album Demonmeowmeow

The wonderful artist and musician Pinkie Maclure answers a few question about her stunning new album Demonmeowmeow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pumajaw by Tiana Dunlop. The enigmatic Pumajaw are a male/female duo who hail from Scotland, and their new album Demonmeowmeow is a must hear slice of new wave electronica with […]

An interview with singer songwriter Roxy Rawson

Meet Miss Roxy Rawson, African aid worker by day and very talented musician by night. Her peculiar but highly infectious sound is influenced by the art house rock and folk of her childhood as well as her training as a classical musician

Written by Kat Phan

Roxy Rawson by Matilde Sazio. Roxy Rawson isn’t your average singer-songwriter, no. For a start, there’s her quirky lyrics which cover topics as diverse as throwing apricot trees out of windows, philanthropy, […]

An interview with Rapunzel and Sedayne on the release of new album Songs From The Barley Temple

Folk musicians Rapunzel and Sedayne have crafted an astonishing new album from the very best of old time and modern day influences. Find out more about their unique process in this in depth interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rapunzel and Sedanye by Ada Jusic. It’s no secret that I am partial to a bit of old time folk music: it’s the sound of many a campfire singalong, viagra […]

Fionn Regan: brand new 100 Acres of Sycamore video and instore gigs

Irish Mercury Music Prize nominee Fionn Regan unveils his new music video for 100 Acres of Sycamore, and instore dates around East London...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fionn Regan is a folk musician with the history that befits his heartfelt words. The son of musicians, buy information pills he grew up in the Ireland that we all […]

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, order a band who excel in the creation of their own unique trip […]

An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow

Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the […]

Album Review: Butcher the Bar – For Each A Future Tethered

Butcher the Bar's album For Each A Future Tethered is Joel Nicholson's second stab at this album malarky and if, as I suspect, this time he set out to create a collection of sweet and sunny folk-pop songs then he has succeeded!

Written by Emma Barlow

For Each A Future Tethered is easy-listening embodied in 11 songs and Nicholson’s is a voice that simply seems to melt into your ears. There are a few artists that […]

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Sunday: Show of Hands and the Recycled Safari Carnival

My final round up and verdict of 2011's Larmer Tree Festival. Plus happy music in the rain from the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, magical folk from Show of Hands and the fabulous Recycled Safari Carnival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jaipur Brass Band by Cassandra Yap. Our first destination on Sunday at Larmer Tree Festival was the main stage to witness the joyous sounds of the Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, […]

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory. By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was […]

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Friday: Bellowhead, Russell Kane, Yoga, Bane

There was a plethora of music and activities to enjoy on Friday at Larmer Tree Festival: loved one man drama Bane, folk from Goodnight Lenin, Bellowhead and Kidnap Alice... and quiffed comedian Russell Kane rocked my world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Russell Kane by Finn O’Brien. We woke up early on Friday at Larmer Tree Festival, order baked out of our tent by the brilliant sunshine… and turned up to witness […]

Album Review: Gazelle Twin – The Entire City

An astonishing debut album from Brighton based musician Elizabeth Walling. The download version came out on 11th July 2011, but you can catch the official launch performance on 1st September at The Islington Metal Works: not to be missed!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin‘s debut album opens with the threatening bass horns of new single The Entire City, stuff and straight away the mood is set for what is to come. Singer […]

Review of album Dig Down Deep and interview with Vandaveer

The third album from Vandaveer sees Washington based Mark Charles Heidinger joined by Rose Guerin for a phenomenal musical experience that is steeped in old world wonder.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Vandaveer by Gemma Sheldrake. Dig Down Deep opens the latest album from Vandaveer of the same name. It’s a rousing ditty that traces the journey of a merry band of […]

Stornoway talk about playing at the 2011 Larmer Tree Festival, 13th-17th July in Dorset

We speak to Stornoway about the UK festival scene in advance of their performance at the Larmer Tree Festival, taking place between 13th-17th July at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. With lots of illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stornoway by Sally Jane Thompson. I’m really excited that Oxford indie folksters Stornoway will be playing on the bill at Larmer Tree Festival this year. Their lovely debut album Beachcomber’s […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Zeus, Treetop Flyers Eliza Carthy and printing with lino!

Sunday at Wood Festival was another relaxing day filled with great music and lots of messy art with the kids. Plus harmony singing. Perfect.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival Samba Band and Tents by Sam Parr. Sunday at Wood Festival began with a stint of harmony singing led by Katy, capsule the talented teacher of the Bennett […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Sarabeth Tucek, Khaira Arby, Willy Mason, The Epstein and more!

Wood Festival was a wonderful way to kick off the festival season - here's my review of Saturday's bands. And so much more - make sure you take a peek!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Willy Mason at Wood Festival by Sam Parr. I woke to a parent discussing the merits of dressing up as a crocodile with her child, viagra buy and when I […]

Brainlove Festival 2011 at the Windmill Brixton: Review

The top alternative music festival (with a free barbecue) returned to the Brixton Windmill for a day of audio and visual delights on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Victoria Haynes As festival season shifts into gear, this the Brainlove Festival made a welcome return to Brixton’s Windmill. Curated by Brainlove Records, drugs this annual shindig is […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, for sale so I hope that some of my readers will […]