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Posts Tagged ‘album’

Music Album and Artist Review: Rebekka Karijord

Nordic/Swedish Rebekka Karijord has released her third album; The Noble Art Of Letting Go, recorded in the woods and city of Stockholm.

Written by Helen Martin

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Illustration by Karolina Burdon

When you have the radio on all the time, story it’s inevitable that you will discover new things. I discovered Rebekka Karijord when I was baking a Nigella Lawson chocolate cake for my boyfriend. The notepad next to the radio was left heavily smudged with chocolate as I scrawled her name down before it left my thoughts and sailed off onto the ‘wish I could remember island’. If you are fond of a female artist, approved piano notes and heart felt lyrics, ampoule you might like Karijord too. She’s smokey, delicate and sounds as if she is singing only for herself. The audience a dark blue mist, she is alone on a long boat sailing along the river of her thoughts, with only the midnight blue sky comforting her. read more

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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

Religious to Damn Illustration by Gemma Smith Religious to Damn‘s lead singer is Zohra Atash, more about a cool lady with a batwingged 70s style, look a voice a bit […]

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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

Mary Katrantzou A/W 2011. Photography by Amelia Gregory Illustration by Laura Godfrey, ed LG Illustration I know that folk music isn’t all organic, this web whole foods, and love – […]

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

This screen print by Franz Vesolt accompanies the release of Wild Nothing’s ‘Evertide’ EP. Music and art have always made the best of bedfellows, recipe so it seems only natural […]

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Music: An Interview with Nancy Elizabeth

We have been Nancy supporters for a long while. We were lucky enough to get an interview with the stunning singer, songwriter and multi-instrument playing lady. She's super.

Written by Helen Martin

Rachel Freire S/S 2011, website like this illustrated by Krister Selin ‘I’m terrible at interviews’ I announce shortly after arriving at Rachel Freire‘s East London studio. A bit of a […]

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Icelandic Music Artist, Eliza Newman: Interview

This Icelandic lady taught millions how to say 'Eyjafjallajökull'. She also plays the ukelele like a dream. We love her quirky, folk pop.

Written by Helen Martin

Eliza Newman by Jenny Lloyd Eyjafjallajokull. How did you say that it your head? The impressive word refers to the glacier on top of the volcanic mountain (remember the ash […]

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Album Review – Anna Calvi

Her debut album is self titled, and vibrant red. Red with passion, lust and womanly desires.

Written by Helen Martin

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Album Review: God’s Little Eskimo

A journey from paradise to the caves inhabited by bats, with a soundtrack strumming and singing about the mysterious and beautiful. What's round that corner...? BOO! The new album: Said The Owl To The Mouse

Written by Helen Martin

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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

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The Cinematic Orchestra with The London Metropolitan Orchestra and Heidi Vogel – Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 2010

A Review of The Cinematic Orchestra Live at The Royal Albert Hall, November 14. Featuring an interview with their vocalist, Heidi Vogel

Written by Helen Martin

Independent record label, Ninja Tune’s 20th birthday. They celebrate with a night at The Royal Albert Hall with The Cinematic Orchestra playing their music LIVE on stage.

Lissie’s Star Is On The Ascendant.

It's a busy life for this humble Midwestern singer. Currently on an ever expanding tour to promote her new album "Catching A Tiger", an enchanting snapshot of blues, Americana and folk, Lissie is having a memorable year; and it's not over yet!

Written by Cari Steel

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Album Review: The Magic Numbers

Having hooked us with with an entrancing blend of 60's melodies and church group harmonies, The Magic Numbers then disappeared for a few years. Popping up with a new album and tour, do they still have the same charm? And beards?

Written by Rachel Clare

ROKIT – the originators of vintage fashion boutiques (and my favourite vintage store) have done it again. Not so long ago they had me reminiscing of my time mincing around […]

Free Music Friday!

Enjoy a free digital download by Lail Arad, to kick start your weekend

Written by Cari Steel

Lail Arad We are going to try something a bit different and new today. In the spirit of it being a sunny summers afternoon on the best day of the […]

David Byrne & Fatboy Slim – Here Lies Love – Album Review

A tribute to the parasol-twirling, shoe-hoarding former first lady of the Philippines, set to 1970s and 80s disco.

Written by Kat Phan

There are certain musicians who do what they like. These are the frontline soldiers of the music scene, sales ed venturing into the unknown; fearless of the landmines that could […]

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 […]

Album Review – She & Him – Volume 2

Second album for folk singer M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel, another record of fun 50s- and 60s-influenced tunes that show it really ain't worth fixing something if it ain't broken

Written by Ian Steadman

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The High Wire – The Sleep Tape – Album Review

Debut album from British dream-pop trio, a woozy aural landscape that thumps as much as murmurs

Written by Ian Steadman

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DJ T – Fabric 51 – Album Review

The latest mix from the legendary London club, which for this release enlists the skills of German house legend Thomas Koch

Written by David McNamara

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]

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

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Gorillaz – Plastic Beach – Album Review

Damon Albarn's cartoon friends return, marking the strongest collection of songs by the bizarre and eccentric pop act known as Gorillaz

Written by Rachel Clare

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