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Posts Tagged ‘Bella Union’

An interview with Marissa Nadler and review of new album July

The prolific and talented Marissa Nadler returns with her 6th album of the decade, now signed to the fabulous Bella Union in the UK.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Marissa Nadler by Daniel Jamie Williams.

Gothic folk singer Marissa Nadler returns with her sixth album, released this month on the Bella Union label in the UK. The undoubted centre piece of July is the stunning Dead City Emily, an atmospheric ode to dead-end love. Her silky vocals weave deceptively depressing tales of longed for other lives, elegiac odes that cross the boundaries of folk and shoe gaze such as the beautiful Was it a Dream, the video for which was released this week. 'The song explores the blurry lines between reality and fantasy, something which is captured perfectly in the video as an elderly man gets lost within old archival footage.' I caught up with the talented Boston based singer...



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Andrew Bird, Eyeoneye: Animated Music Video Review

The new music video from singer songwriter Andrew Bird features a brilliant animation by Yu “Ewan” Morita. Think fuzzy felt and spinning planets!

Written by Amelia Gregory

I absolutely love the new animated video which accompanies Andrew Bird‘s song Eyeoneye, which is the first single from his album Break it Yourself, released on Bella Union earlier this […]

An interview with Peter Broderick and review of new album http://www.itstartshear.com

Peter Broderick returns with a wonderfully assembled album of low key beauty. Find out how the past and the present rubbed together to produce the uniquely titled http://www.itstartshear.com

Written by Amelia Gregory

Peter Broderick by Gemma Cotterell. http://www.itstartshear.com makes no grand entrance: I Am Piano is the softest of openers, with quiet keys gradually joined by the curling sighs of a looped […]

Album Review: I Break Horses – Hearts

Beautific electronic shoegaze from Sweden's Maria Linden and Fredrik Balck. Delve in and discover Hearts by I Break Horses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Break Horses by James Shedden. Hearts is the wonderful debut album from I Break Horses, otherwise known as Maria Linden and partner Fredrik Balck. They have been compared to […]

Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil. It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny […]

Review: Truck Festival 2011

Once a year, a farm deep in the Oxfordshire countryside opens its gate and in rushes the most talented musicians of the moment, kids, babies, lovely people.... and a monster. We wouldn't miss it for the world.

Written by Cari Steel

Truck Monster Illustration by Barb Royal Dancing like a loon to jungle music at 3am. Sitting next to a cornfield in the evening sunshine with a succulent burger in one […]

Free single download and video from I Break Horses: Hearts

The enigmatic and beautiful video for the delicious shoegaze electronica of Hearts was directed by Alex Southam of OOF Video. Check it out here.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve been falling in love with quite a few new female artists of late. One of whom is Stockholm based duo Maria Lindén and her musical partner Fredrik Balck who […]

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Music: Interview with Alessi’s Ark

She released her first album aged 17, now nearly 21, Alessi has since moved to Bella Union, an independent label and is on the brink of releasing her latest album; Time Travel. Here follows an interview with the singer/songwriter.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach We trudged through the mud. The boys were hungry and desperate to hit the falafel joint, whilst I was yanking on my boyfriend’s arm, telling him […]

A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, all photography by Amelia Gregory. Last week Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou held a preview screening for their Tin Tabernacle tour video, titled 11 Nights […]

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

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration. Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we […]

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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

Beach House by Karolina Burdon Being the new year and all, perhaps it might be nice to take an appreciative glance at the wonderful music that touched our ears and […]

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Beauty in the broken places: A conversation with Anna Brønsted of Our Broken Garden

Ahead of Wednesday’s gig at St Giles-in-the-Fields, we sat down with Our Broken Garden singer Anna Brønsted and talked about making connections through music, dark undercurrents and the struggle to find the right words.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Anna Brønsted illustrated by Alison Day. Original photo by Eva Edsjö. That is a really big sound coming from such a small woman, I think as I’m standing at the […]

Our Broken Garden & Still Corners at St. Giles-in-the-Fields: Live Review

Bella Union and Sonic Cathedral joined forces for this very special gig featuring Our Broken Garden and Still Corners, plus ambient sounds from Ulrich Schnauss. All in a beautiful church setting. On Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Broken Garden by Karina Yarv. I have to say, if there hadn’t been a very special reason to go out I would have stayed in last night. Needling icicles […]

Our Broken Garden: The making of the Garden Grow video with Broken Pixel

Ashley Dean of Broken Pixel talks about his production of the fab Fraggle Rock inspired video for Our Broken Garden's latest single Garden Grow, out now on Bella Union. Read on to find out how it was made.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Dean, as depicted by Russty Brazil. I recently reviewed the superb second album from Our Broken Garden, so when Ashley Dean got in touch to tell me he was […]

Our Broken Garden: Golden Sea – Album Review

The second album from Efterklang's keyboardist Anna Bronsted is hauntingly gorgeous.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our Broken Garden is fronted by vocalist Anna Bronsted, sometime keyboardist with Efterklang, the Danish group fabled for the same lush orchestrations that sweep throughout her second album Golden Sea. […]

Bella Union Label Night at the Union Chapel

In the hallowed and intimate setting of this North London institution, four performances send shivers down our spine

Written by Rachel Clare

Bella Union are one of those labels who quietly release album after album of quality music, waylaying the hype and bullshit that so often surrounds major labels’ releases and concentrating […]