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Posts Tagged ‘Beach House’

Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Warpaint, PJ Harvey, Animal Collective and more! (Day 3)

With today's review we come to an end of our mammoth Primavera Sound 2011 review. What amazing stories will our reporter Laura Lotti tell us today? Something involving PJ Harvey, Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes... and a lot of rock 'n roll!

Written by Laura Lotti

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Warpaint by Rebecca Elves

The first band I aim to see today is Warpaint. Breathing salty seabreeze and sipping the first flat beer of the day I make my way to the stage where they’re playing, doctor that is already packed. I’ve been into this band since the times of Billie Holiday, pill and today they confirm the first impression I had of them. They play and sing perfectly, build up intricate layers of harmonies, and they look so cool on stage - having fun between themselves and engaging with the audience - that’s a pleasure to watch their show. With this performance I’m officially sold to their magic. They’re my new favourite girls band. Better, they’re my new favourite band, and the fact that they’re girls makes me empathise with them even more. “Love is the only way out”, Theresa Wayman sings with grave voice during their stunning performance of 'Beetles' (from their first EP Exquisite Corpse). And for a moment I believe… read more

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Primavera Sound 2011 Review: Tennis, Pere Ubu, Deerhunter, Pulp and more! (Day 2)

Welcome to the second part of our Primavera Sound 2011 review. Yesterday our field reporter Laura Lotti took us into her world made of sun, melodies and... beer and told us about Moon Duo, PiL and Suicide among the many bands she fulfilled her senses with. Let's see where she's going to bring us today.

Written by Laura Lotti

Jarvis Cocker of Pulp by Sam Parr. After una copa de tinto de verano, about it I’m ready for another night of music overdose. First on my list is Julian […]

Beach House by Karolina Burdon

Eleven Glorious Albums of 2010

So many to choose from, but Helen Martin brings you eleven of what she considers the best albums of 2010. Take a look and have a listen.

Written by Helen Martin

Eugene Lin, medical illustrated by Gareth A Hopkins Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again when we all set about making resolutions and miraculously changing our lives for […]

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Spectrals, Dreamy Rock and Roll: Music Review and Interview

Spectrals is all psychedelic surf sounds. Originating from a bedroom in Yorkshire, the music is brazen, fun and mostly about a girl.

Written by Helen Martin

Louis Jones illustration by Matilde Sazio Yorkshire right now is covered in snow. Its rocky walls, pill white capped, its sheep bleeting in the wind. “Bahhh”. Very picturesque, perfect for […]

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

Illustration by Yelena Bryksenkova Animal Bandido are a fashion label with a difference. They’re totally anti-establishment and detest the omniprescent multi-national fashion empires that exploit workers and fabrics, price case […]

Festival Review: Primavera Sound

Our sunkissed contributor reports from the frontlines of Spains biggest music festival, and discovers bands that drove her wild, the second coming of Kurt Cobain (maybe) and a few acts that should be put out to pasture.

Written by Laura Lotti

Natalie Rae graduated from London College of Fashion this year with a BA in fashion design. The designer caught my attention for her stance on the use of fur in […]

An interview with Swedish musician Lykke Li

The enigmatic genre-defying starlet takes time out to talk to Amelia's Magazine at a recent gig in London

Written by Kat Phan

Photography by Lee Goldup Sweden is a small country but it has produced some big exports. Whether it’s infectious pop, this web affordable furniture or fashionable, well-priced clothes (take a […]

Festival Preview: Dot-to-Dot

Regional cities showcase new bands, in annual festival across many venues

Written by Ian Steadman

Illustration by Naomi Law For the last day of  the Sketchbook Pop-Up Shop, case Susie Bubble of Style Bubble fame gave a lecture on Newburgh St, bookending an event that […]