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Posts Tagged ‘Arcade Fire’

Interview: Washington Irving introduce new album Palomides: Volumes I & II

This Scottish band combines elements of folk with walls of noise to create a brand new sound that is all their own. I set out to learn more about the intriguing five some.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Palomides by Rebecca May Higgins

Palomides by Rebecca May Higgins.

Why does the new album, Palomides, come in two volumes?
Before releasing Palomides, we'd primarily focused on touring for a while, so when we came to it, we thought it would be better to put it out in two parts over the course of the year. It has allowed us to tour a bit more frequently (which we love doing) and meant we'd always have something new to show our fans. We wanted to do something different from the norm, as it's our first full record. It gave us the opportunity to put the songs in a certain context, which they may not have had if it was just an LP. 

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What prompted your decision to 'revolutionise folk music' when you were all back in high school?
Joe and I may have had lofty ambitions when we said that, (back when we were in High School) but it did ultimately give everyone a direction for when read more

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Live Review: Tasseomancy at CAMP Basement

Canadian twins Sari and Romy Lightman debuted their lovely new album Ulalume at CAMP Basement on Tuesday 30th August 2011. Here's my illustrated review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tasseomancy by Claire Kearns. Thanks to a combination of insouciance and lost leads Tasseomancy opened the launch show for new album Ulalume nearly 45 minutes late. Keeping true to their […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Music – introducing Parlovr

Discovered playing between the skyscrapers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design Montreal: meet Parlovr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Parlovr by Sally Jane Thompson. Introducing: Parlovr. Also known as Parlour Montreal. Discovered at Festival Mode et Design in Montreal, price where they played a mid afternoon set in between […]

Competition: win a pair of VIP Golden Lanyard all expenses paid tickets to Montreal Festimania this summer!

Montreal Festimania takes place between mid July and mid August 2011, showcasing the very best of the arts across 11 different festivals. Read on to discover how you can win a pair of all expenses paid tickets to Canada.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love a good festival I do, pilule and I am really excited because I have been asked to attend a brand new month long showcase for the Canadian arts […]

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Music: Interview with Alex Winston

Detroit born 21 year old Alex Winston makes lighthearted, catchy pop - the best kind. Full of sisterhood, attitude, feeling and fun. Her EP came out this month. Here's an interview with the lady herself.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith Alex Winston‘s music is the sort that you drive around listening to in the summer. Aha! And look outside, viagra page it looks as if spring […]

Reading Festival 2010 Round Up

In descending order, our contributor Matt gives us his highlights of Reading festival 2010. Special thanks to all our illustrators!

Written by Matt Pinder

Mumford & Sons illustration by Lana Hughes 5. Mumford & Sons Mumford & Sons have had a special piece in my heart for a couple of years now. Having played […]

Album Review: Born Ruffians – Say It

Toronto's Young Bucks dazzle us with the follow up to their 2008 album, Red, Yellow & Blue.

Written by Rachel Clare

God Bless Canada. Quietly producing some of the most influential and downright awesome musicians known to all mankind (I’m talking Neil Young, viagra Joni Mitchell, treat Leonard Cohen & Arcade […]

A meeting with indie folk blues rockers Peggy Sue.

Peggy Sue tell me all about making their new album Fossils and Other Phantoms, and how they lost the Pirates. Illustrations by Kellie Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Kellie Black. I arrive by bike as usual to meet the three members of Peggy Sue at Spitalfields Market. Rosa got lost on hers and […]

The New Pornographers – Together – Album Review

Canadian supergroup led by AC Newman returns, their latest album being a rip-roaring collection of joyful harmonies

Written by Ian Steadman

ew pornographers “When I found out our record was coming out the same day as Broken Social Scene‘s I wanted to call Kevin Drew and shoot a little promo video, […]

Hjaltalín – Interview

Yet another brilliant band from Iceland, this time the wonderfully orchestral Hjaltalín

Written by Ian Steadman

Claire Roberts The central premise of Silent City, treat the group comprised of artists Emily Whitebread, Cara Nahaul and Sally Mumby-Croft, whose first exhibition has just opened in Brick Lane, […]

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Hey Rosetta! The Windmill, Brixton : A Review

"A loose balloon, I am lost and loving the view"

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brixton’s Windmill had a distinctly North American flavour to it, about it with a cold (and windy) November Monday being warmed up by the scuzzy blues of J.D. Smith and […]