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Posts Tagged ‘Wild Beasts’

Single and Video Review: I Like Trains – Sea of Regrets

A wonderful narrative video by Ben Lankester accompanies the new I Like Trains single Sea of Regrets. From today they are back in the studio to record their third album with producer Richard Formby.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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My favourite music videos are those which take you on a narrative journey such as that for the new I Like Trains single, Sea of Regrets. In this 8 minute video Ben Lankester times his story in perfect harmony with the highs and lows of this emotionally extravagant song. Actor Segun Akingbola beautifully embodies the character, a man who is leaving something undetermined behind to head into the great unknown. The result is a silent cinematic piece that stands up to its own scrutiny.

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Director Ben Lankester is a founding member of The Progress Film Company. Visit their website to view a film about the London Riots, asking Why Has This Happened?

From today I Like Trains are in the studio with Mercury Prize nominated producer read more

Recent Articles

An interview with Fireworks Night and review of new album One Winter, One Spring

I first discovered a nascent Fireworks Night way back in 2007, when they appeared in the print issue of Amelia's Magazine. Now they are back with the release of new album One Winter, One Spring. And it's a real winner...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fireworks Night by James Shedden. Straight from the opening clatter of Settle Down its clear that the new album from Fireworks Night (championed in Amelia’s Magazine many a moon ago) […]

An interview with Dry the River

The lush five way harmonies of folk band Dry the River are causing major waves wherever they play. On the eve of their headline gig at the Nest in Dalston I caught up with singer and lyricist Peter Liddle.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Dry the River by Avril Kelly. I first encountered Dry the River when they offered to do a gig for the Climate Camp stage at Glastonbury this summer. On record […]

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 […]

Review: Dot-to-Dot Festival 2010, Nottingham

Britain's best regional city-centred venue festival, returning for another edition with some of today's best up-and-coming and established bands

Written by Ian Steadman

Another year, another bank holiday at the start of the summer, and another edition of the Dot-to-Dot Festival, a sprawling mess of bands and audience occupying venues and bars in […]

Festival Preview: Kendal Calling

Nestled in the dramatic landscape of the Lake District, Kendal Calling is every inch the boutique festival, with tickets running out fast.

Written by Cari Steel

For a festival that is just five years old, Kendal Calling has already amassed a kudos rating that belies its youth; (Annie Nightingale remarked simply, “It’s how festivals should be”). […]

Festival Review: The Great Escape

Who made the grade at Brighton's version of SXSW?, our intrepid contributor gives her verdict on the bands to watch for 2010.

Written by Laura Nineham

Sleighbell Illustration by June Chanpoomidole I love the idea of city festivals. To me the idea of being confined to a field, stranded miles from the nearest off license and […]

Festival Preview: The Great Escape

A look at Brighton's annual music explosion, featuring some of the world's best new bands

Written by Laura Nineham

The Great Escape Festival is like a British version of SXSW. It’s the one festival where you’re guaranteed to stumble across the next big thing, catch some already big bands […]

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, […]

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Two Door Cinema Club – An Interview

The Electro Pluck of the Irish

Written by Barbara Mattivy

Two Door Cinema Club are three Northern Irish lads from Co. Down, who, armed with a trusty Macintosh, are intent on providing our dance floors with some bona fide, hooky […]

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Music Listings: 5th – 11th October

Gigs lovingly handpicked by me for you

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 5th October, Fuck Buttons, Rough Trade East The excellent, abrasive yet sublimely melodic electronic duo, Fuck Buttons, who we reviewed last week, play cuts from their much-anticipated Andy ‘great […]

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Windmill, Brixton, London, 27 January 2007

Written by Matt Hussey

The first gig of the year is always a bit cagey. Bands are a bit rusty, and crowds tend to be a bit comatose. Cue Fucknuckles. Two guys, two girls, […]