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Tide: an interview with Wooden Arms

Be seduced by the intricate chamber trip pop of Norwich band Wooden Arms... playing TONIGHT in London.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Wooden Arms by Alice Jamieson.

Mixing lush orchestration with percussive vibes, the Norwich based band Wooden Arms present a haunting debut album with Tide: be prepared to fall in love. Vocalist Alex Carson answered my questions.

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Wooden Arms by Sarah Parris. 'I felt the music was quite dream like so the image is a combination of photographic and illustrative. I like the sound in the sky with the look of woodgrain. Wood and trees just seemed right as I listened to them...'

How did you get together as a band?
We formed rather accidently about 2 years ago, I had been writing some songs on a piano I had recently inherited from a kind neighbour and I was put in touch with a work colleagues sister, Jess… read more

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Palm Ghosts: an interview with Joseph Lekkas

When his previous band came to an end, singer songwriter Joseph Lekkas went through a period of intense depression, emerging to write a beautiful collection of songs as Palm Ghosts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palm Ghosts – Canaries In The Mine, by Carly Watts. Pennsylvania’s Joseph Lekkas makes ‘sun-damaged American music’ in his new guise as Palm Ghosts. His first self-titled album as Palm […]

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Kimberly Anne introduces new EP Liar

Kimberly Anne shares her life and soul in songs such as Almost On My Feet, streamed here. Hers is a talent to watch...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kimberly Anne by Melissa Pierce. South London born and bred, singer songwriter Kimberly Anne bears her heart on her sleeve, sharing life and love in soulful songs such as Almost […]

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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting […]

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Keiko Nishiyama: Ones to Watch S/S 2015 London Fashion Week Preview

It's tomorrow! The S/S 2014 collections are just around the corner. Here's one of the rising stars: LCF graduate Keiko Nishiyama.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Keiko Nishiyama by Sarah Rossignol. Japanese born fashion designer Keiko Nishiyama is another LCF graduate, whose work I fell in love with last year, so I am super excited to […]

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Aftermath: An interview with Hundreds

This German sibling duo creates emotional songs that are equally at home on the car stereo or the dance floor. I caught up with Eva to find out more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Hundreds by Florence Zealey. This summer I fell in love with Aftermath, the new album from Hundreds, comprised of German sibling duo Eva and Phillip Milner. Aftermath is a soaring […]

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Thereza Rowe, Hearts: interview and review

Brazilian born illustrator Thereza Rowe has just published her first graphic novel with Toon Books. Here she describes the inspiration and process behind this universal tale of lost love.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A year or so ago Thereza Rowe came over to visit me with an idea for a wonderful, colourful, heartfelt graphic novel. Hearts has now been realised thanks to Toon […]

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Moving Textiles: Digital Encounters, an interview with Louize Harries

Multi-disciplinary textile designer Louize Harries talks us through her marvellous and thought provoking work for the Digital Enounters exhibition, hosted by the University for the Creative Arts in Canterbury.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Louize Harries, Digital Encounters. The University for the Creative Arts currently hosts Digital Encounters, the final exhibition in the Crysalis Project Moving Textiles series, curated by Jenna Rossi‐Camus. In this […]

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An Interview with Future Classics Fashion Designer Julie Wilkins

Multi-talented designer and musician Julie Wilkins describes the ideas behind her latest fashion collection.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Future Classics A/W 2014 by Gareth A Hopkins. Fashion designer Julie Wilkins explores ideas of garment construction/deconstruction, radical conservatism and androgyny for A/W 2014. Her capsule collections come with the […]

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Becoming A Successful Illustrator: An interview with illustrator, publisher and author Derek Brazell

Derek Brazell introduces his new books Becoming A Successful Illustrator and Understanding Illustration: both essential guides for illustrators today.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration guru Derek Brazell has an awesome amount of projects on the go – as well as being a successful illustrator in his own right he also works for the […]

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Molluscs, Microbes and Mutants: an interview with luxury silk scarf designer Claire Corstorphine

Emerging Fife based designer Claire Corstorphine talks about her luxury accessories label.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Luxury accessories designer Claire Corstorphine graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Design in Dundee in 2012, when I discovered her bold designs at the annual New Designers […]

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An Interview with Illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole

The super talented illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole graduated from Kingston University in 2011, and has since built an impressive portfolio of clients. Find out more about his career and inspiration in this exclusive interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Financial Times editorial. Since I discovered the unique and wonderful work of Tom Clohosy Cole at his Kingston University graduate show in 2011 his career has unsurprisingly gone from strength […]

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Life Cycles: an interview with cyclist, world record breaker and author Julian Sayarer

Life Cycles: A London Bike Courier Decided to Cycle Around the World. 169 Days Later, He Came Back with a World Record. Here the author tells us more about his debut book, his love of cycling and what comes next...

Written by Amelia Gregory

We have been following the adventures of Julian Sayarer for several years, since I first met him in the now defunct (and much missed) Foundry Pub in Old Street. This […]

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Tallulah Rendall introduces new album The Banshee and The Moon

Tallulah Rendall crowdfunded her third album, and next week she launches it alongside a photobook at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tallulah Rendall by Alison Day. Musician Tallulah Rendall is a super talented woman with an indomitable vision that inspires; launching her self-released crowdfunded third album The Banshee and The Moon […]

Sirens: an interview with artist Rosie Emerson

Hackney based artist Rosie Emerson explains more about her techniques and inspiration in this exclusive interview. Catch her Sirens exhibition soon at the Hang Up Gallery.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Capella edition 1 of 5, Cyanotype, 42 x 61 cm Rosie Emerson explores the ancient form of Cyanotype printing in her new ‘Sirens’ show at the Hang Up Gallery, with […]

Fashion design inspired by the classics: An interview with Anna Popovich

Anna Popovich describes an unusual start to her career running an independent fashion label, now producing beautiful limited edition items throughout the year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anna Popovich by Karolina Burdon. Anna Popovich grew up in Leicester and has taken a far from direct route into fashion, first studying Literature at King’s College London, before refining […]

Astonishing occult illustrations and richly patterned surface designs: an interview with Llew Mejia

Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of Minneapolis based designer Llew Mejia. Think occult inspirations, unusual candy, collaborations aplenty and a day job as textile designer for Target.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Supr Natr zine cover. Minneapolis based illustrator and textile designer Llew Mejia creates richly wondrous images, full of exotic furled leaves and wide eyed beasts. Ever since discovering his daily […]

Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration. Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant […]

MT Warning on the making of Midnight Dawn with Taylor Steele

Mikey Bee describes his unique collaborative process with film maker Taylor Steele, who helped shape not only the video for Midnight Dawn, but the entire Midnight Set album.

Written by Amelia Gregory

MT Warning by James Grover. Mikey Bee (aka MT Warning) was playing a solo show in Australia, when American film-maker Taylor Steele happened to be in the audience. Intrigued by […]

Magnetic Wallpaper Designs: an interview with interiors surface designer Sian Zeng

As she reveals a brand new range for S/S 2014, designer Sian Zeng reveals how celebrity singer and actress Hilary Duff helped her get her innovative magnetic wallpaper to market.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first encountered Sian Zeng‘s sew your own bespectacled bears a couple of years ago at a craft fair, and am the proud owner of one such bear which I […]