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An interview with Joan As Police Woman

Known mainly for her melancholic torch songs, the singer/songwriter Joan Wasser talks to Amelia's Magazine about her brilliant new album, new-found zest for life and goofing around with friends

Written by Kat Phan


Illustration by Matilde Sazio

“This song is about fucking up against the wall,” announced Joan Wasser as an introduction to “Hard white wall”, a track from her second album To Survive at her Barbican gig on Sunday. Never the shrinking violet, Joan stood centre-stage in an all-in-one fitted black leather number, slashed at the back, as the spotlights converged on her small frame. It was the seventh time I had seen Joan As Police Woman play in London.

The first time I saw Joan was on a balmy summer’s evening in 2006 at the now defunct Spitz in Spitalfields, which in my opinion, used to put on some of the best gigs in London. The venue was at capacity that night and the air inside was clammy to the point where every surface I touched, whether it was a table or wall, seemed to be coated with a film of sweat. Fresh from a tour supporting Guillemots,… read more

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Rufus Wainwright – All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu – Album Review

A sombre and bewitching back-to-basics musical outing, best experienced after dark…

Written by Kat Phan

The first time I encountered Rufus Wainwright was at the O2 Wireless Festival in Hyde Park five years ago after a friend had cajoled me into joining her for a …

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frYars – Dark Young Hearts

An Album Review

Written by Katie Weatherall

Hailing from the same North London “talent factory” as Bombay Bicycle Club and Cajun Dance Party, frYars is 19 year old, one-man-band, Ben Garett, who possesses a complexity and maturity …

Rufus Wainwright: Release The Stars

Rufus Wainwright: Release The Stars

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Written by Emyr Price

Five albums in, and with only mild commercial success to date, it would be a reasonable assessment to describe Rufus Wainwright’s dramatic, theatrical pop as something of an acquired taste. …