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Posts Tagged ‘Antony Hegarty’

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
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) is something quite special. A violin curls hypnotically around the driving beat as the lyrics relish the 'untold pleasures of human interaction' in grand orchestral style. (Why not teach yourself to play like this? Find excellent beginner violin lessons with private teachers here.) Across the Sea is a partly delicate, partly bitter tale that yearns for something more far away across time and space, whilst the grind of strings dominates in Broken Bottles. Even as the vocals come to the fore, as in That Easy Way (where the falsetto has more than a touch of Antony Hegarty) there is always a defiant beat to drive the melody along. One Winter, One Spring is a rollicking slice… read more

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Saint Saviour: an interview with Becky Jones

We catch up with Becky Jones straight after her debut solo gig to find out how it all went... and what was that Jellyfish costume?

Written by Richard Pearmain

Saint Saviour by Stephanie Thieullent. Shortly after her debut solo show at Bush Hall (read my review here) I caught up with Saint Saviour to pose a few questions… How […]

An interview with Jamie McDermott of The Irrepressibles.

New contributor Andrew Lockwood managed to track down the incredibly talented Jamie McDermott, the man behind The Irrepressibles, a long time favourite band for Amelia's Magazine. Images by Helmetgirl.

Written by Andrew Lockwood

The Irrepressibles by Helmetgirl. If Amelia’s Magazine had a wish list of character traits that would perfectly encapsulate its personality then you would struggle to surpass those of Jamie McDermott, one of […]

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 […]