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Sound It Out: an interview with Jeanie Finlay

'High Fidelity with a Northern accent.' We chat to film maker Jeanie Finlay about her acclaimed documentary on the last independent record store on Teesside.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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Illustration by Sarah-Jayne Brain

Record shops have always been a particular haunt of mine - from my (short-lived) days as a superstar student DJ when I’d go on the hunt for Friday night floor fillers for the student union, to my weekly shopping expeditions to the much missed Selectadisc in Nottingham to boost my Bowie collection, right up to the present - rummaging through the record racks in such establishments as Rough Trade and Sister Ray.

Being a record geek, I naturally had to check out a new documentary which I’d heard had been made about a small independent record shop in the North East (at a time when such shops are disappearing at an alarming rate), especially when it was then premiered at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, and subsequently became the official film for read more

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An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Eco Luxe Showroom Hipstamatic Fair+True and Reluxe illustration by Andrea Kearney The EcoLuxe exhibition was held at the ultra chic One Aldwych Hotel, sickness just across the road from Somerset […]

SXSW – Tips for 2010

After recuperating from her 'stressful' week in Austin,, our girl on the ground gives us her top tips for up-and-coming acts

Written by Laura Lotti

The latest in a series of events from Bad Idea Magazine, illness ‘Future Human’ explores a new topic each month and hosts an evening of discussion and debate at The […]

SXSW – Diary of a Festival Attendee

Our writer details her manic week in Austin, home of the biggest band showcase on the planet

Written by Laura Lotti

austin texas sxsw south by southwest festival laura lotti Photographs by Laura Lotti The South-by-Southwest Festival (or SXSW, no rx in the shorthand) is perhaps the world’s most infamous record […]