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Posts Tagged ‘Rough Trade’

Lilies on Mars present new album ∆GO

An interview with Lisa Masia and Marina Cristofalo of Lilies On Mars, talking about their intriguingly titled new album and stunning video for lead single Stealing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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∆GO by Lilies on Mars is a hypnotic slice of synth driven electronica that will carry you away to a place where the skies are big and the stars are close...

What is the most magical thing about Sardinia?
Marina: The contrast between beautiful turquoise sea and the mountains skyline, the air you breathe, the light and the starry sky, even storms are incredibly beautiful and evocative. It's an incredible place to create and record music.
Lisa: There is a straight contact with the universe from here, from the earth to above seems distant-less. Night time the sky gets wider, to make space for the stars, it might be because of the absence of the city lights in certain areas. You can really feel the universe just above or inside somehow.

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Why did you move to London, and why have you stayed here?
Marina: Mainly for music, it was the most inspiring city in Europe… read more

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The Hidden Cameras introduce the video for Year of the Spawn 

Director Matt Wolf introduces the beguiling new video from The Hidden Cameras. Old newsreel perfectly complements this haunting song.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Hidden Cameras by Charlotte Mei* Since 2001 the Canadian musician Joel Gibb has played with his band The Hidden Cameras, staging unforgettable nights in the churches of Toronto, complete […]

An interview with Lavender Diamond and review of new album Incorruptible Heart

Meet Becky Stark, the multi-talented maestro behind LA based Lavender Diamond.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Lavender Diamond by Suky Goodfellow. Their debut album Imagine Our Love was released in 2007 through Rough Trade to rave reviews, and at last there is a follow up. Hailing […]

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The History Of Apple Pie at Birthdays: Live Review

Hotly tipped new band celebrate the release of their latest single on Wednesday 15th August 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

The History Of Apple Pie by Sam Parr From the queue snaking up the stairs, I knew it was going to be a busy one at Birthdays. I’d guessed as […]

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Sound It Out: an interview with Jeanie Finlay

'High Fidelity with a Northern accent.' We chat to film maker Jeanie Finlay about her acclaimed documentary on the last independent record store on Teesside.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Sarah-Jayne Brain Record shops have always been a particular haunt of mine – from my (short-lived) days as a superstar student DJ when I’d go on the hunt […]

Joe Worricker at XOYO: Live Review

Joe Worricker played his debut showcase to a packed crowd at XOYO on Tuesday 16th November. From new single Finger-Waggers to slower numbers it was a right soulful romp.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Worricker by Karina Yarv. Joe Worricker was indeed wearing stars on his face, as declared on twitter twenty minutes before I arrived at his gig. I could hear Joe’s […]

Joe Worricker and his Finger-Waggers

New indie soul sensation Joe Worricker has just released his single Finger Waggers... and you can catch the accompanying video set in a Tupperware Party right here first.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Worricker by Renato Pequito. Joe Worricker was turned away from X Factor but that didn’t prevent him from being snapped up by the coolest of labels Rough Trade. He’s […]

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Girls Who Are Boys, Who Like Boys To Be Blur

Review: Blur at Rough Trade East, 16th June 2009

Written by Matthew Fitzgerald

Waking up at around half 11 the last thing that I expected I would be doing today was going to see a band that up until a few months ago […]

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Polly Scattergood @ Rough Trade

Photos by Matt Bramford

Written by Matt Bramford

Polly Scattergood Rough Trade Saturday 28th Feb, 2009 The ethereal Polly Scattergood performed a short set at Rough Trade East on Saturday evening to a small but attentive crowd. Whether […]