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Posts Tagged ‘Laura Marling’

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
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 review, let's catch up with the talented duo. Life has become much more busy in the past few years!

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You've done 5 tours across America in the past 2 years, what has been the highlight?
All five tours have been highlights in their own ways. The first tour was especially exciting because everything was new and it felt like an adventure. We realized how big this country is, traveling through endless landscapes of of deserts, fields and forests. We sort of felt like we were on that epic american road-trip we've always dreamt of. Last September we… read more

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Wilderness Festival 2011: Sunday Review

I spent most of Sunday listening to fascinating lectures at The Idler Academy and perusing the wonderful hand made treasures in The Secret Market Emporium. By evening time there was fab music from the likes of Guillemots and Laura Marling.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Laura Marling by Jenny Lloyd.
Sunday at Wilderness Festival came somewhat early due to my ill informed decision to put up the tent in the family camping area, a major no …

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An interview with the Smoke Fairies

Smoke fairies play the guitar with their eyes closed, and sing like heavenly creatures. The Sussex girls have toured with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling. I caught them after they'd just completed their own headline tour. Here's my interview with Smoke Fairies.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Georgia Coote
You may have seen my review of Smoke Fairies, with Sea of Bees supporting, last month in Bristol. ‘I’m telling you when they play together live on …

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Album Review: Emily Jane White – Ode to Sentience

The Californian has an album out now; Ode to Sentience - it features cathartic, winding notes, strings and a voice as pure as the morning sunshine.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Laura Godfrey, LG Illustration
I know that folk music isn’t all organic, whole foods, and love – or indeed deep lust – buried in a haystack. Happy all day, …

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration.
Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we got …

Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit at Shepherd’s Bush Empire: Live Review

We love Johnny Flynn. Oh yes we do. And at his recent headline gig he even shared the stage with the wonderful Laura Marling. Read on to find out more about this very special gig.

Written by Rob Harris

Illustration by Jennifer Oliver
“Hello! Erm…Welcome!” says Johnny Flynn as he takes to the stage for this homecoming show, and the Sussex Wit’s biggest ever headline gig. This is definitely the …

Sea of Bees: Songs for the Ravens – Album Review

Dreamy folk from Californian songstress Julie Ann Bee, Sea of Bees will have you float away in a drift of autumnal bliss.

Written by Helen Martin

In autumn nature is vibrant, but also gently muffled, as it whispers within the trees and slowly looks away from the warmer month’s naivety and brash explosions. These later, brown, …

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize – A Preview!

Emma Barlow takes us through the line up of stellar nominees in this years' Mercury Prize ahead of tonight's glitzy awards bash at the Grosvenor House Hotel…

Written by Emma Barlow

Laura Marling, illustrated by Natasha Thompson
The nominees:
Biffy Clyro ‘Only Revolutions’
Villagers ‘Becoming A Jackal’
Corinne Bailey Rae ‘The Sea’
Mumford & Sons ‘Sigh No More’
Paul Weller ‘Wake Up The Nation’
Wild Beasts ‘Two Dancers’
Kit …

Festival Review: Green Man

The soggy Brecon Beacons is the perfect home for the fertile Green Man; where wading through the mud is only half the fun!

Written by Amelia Wells

Photography by Amelia Wells.
So it turns out, the grass is greener where you water it, and Green Man certainly was abundant with green green grass and wet, wet rain. Many …

Interview: Johnny Flynn

In this exclusive video chat with the golden boy of the folk scene, we find out more about Johnny's new album 'Been Listening', his occasional forays into acting, and the ethics of saying no to Coca-Cola.

Written by Chloe Stead and Cari Steel

Way back in 2007, Amelia’s Magazine was one of the first to recognise the raw talent of a young Johnny Flynn, who won us over with the delicately nuanced themes …

Hop Farm Festival

There's nowt more glorious than attending a festival on a hot summers day with a cider in hand, especially when you are being serenaded by the gentle folk of Laura Marling and Johnny Flynn.

Written by Sophie Hill

Feelin’ hot hot hot… we arrived at the field with a blanket and straw hat, and headed straight to the bar. Queuing for what felt like a life-time in the …

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 on …

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Thursday

On Thursday the Tripod Stage hosted Anna Log of We Aeronauts, my ceilidh band Green Kite Midnight, and Glastonbury Emerging Talent winners My Luminaries.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bands bands bands…. how did I luck out with such a great selection for our Climate Camp Tripod Stage? Well, I can only conclude that the universe conspired to provide …

An interview with ace comedian and Latitude regular Robin Ince.

Robin Ince talks Latitude, crabs, climate change and the joys of Mills and Boon. Plus what he recommends you see at Latitude festival this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Robin Ince by Sayaka Monji.
I will not tell a lie – I first encountered Robin Ince only last month, when I attended his School for Gifted Children at Bloomsbury Theatre. …

Laura J Martin single review: The Hangman Tree

Introducing new music PR Superelectric's first signing, the very talented multi-instrumentalist Laura J Martin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Hangman Tree artwork by Jess Swainson.
This week I popped a single CD into my computer to copy it over to my hard drive, as I do with every music …

Festival Preview: Latitude

Come one, come all, to Suffolk. Suffolk? Yes, Suffolk. There's a really bloody brilliant festival there.

Written by Ian Steadman

The first festival I ever had the fortune to attend was Latitude 2007. Still a fresher at university, still fresh-faced and just a little naïve; a small hatchback, four friends, …

Laura Marling – I Speak Because I Can – Album Review

It's a welcome return for the precociously talented Laura Marling, with a second album of dark and ambitious compositions that belie her young age

Written by Nina Joyce

Sometimes I can imagine a Laura Marling height chart on my wall. I’ve seen her as just a girl, the fresh-faced ponytailed pinnacle of the human pyramid she posed in …

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Music Listings: 2nd – 8th November

A lovable selection of gigs this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 2nd November, Daniel Johnston and Laura Marling, Union Chapel
Troubled singer-songwriter troubadour Johnston returns to the circuit playing his brand of brutally honest lo-fi songs ahead of next year’s new …

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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 lovely …

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Laura Gibson – Live Review

Rough Trade East in-store, September 14th 2009

Written by Katie Weatherall

Autumn has arrived and with it brings a desire to be contemplatively snuggled up in a quilted blanket wearing your finest armour of knitted garments. Close your eyes and the …