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Junkboy: Sovereign Sky – an interview with Rich Hanscomb

Singer songwriter Rich Hanscomb introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, recorded with his brother in Brighton, and featuring stunning artwork by Christopher Harrup and Claire Softley.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Rich Hanscomb of Junkboy introduces his new album Sovereign Sky, created in collaboration with his brother Mik on the south coast of England. Since 1999 they have been quietly experimenting with multiple genres, from analogue synth soundtracks to woozy post-rock and electronica and, more recently, a song based pastoraldelica. The result is an idiosyncratic album full of strange influences and loving detail. Here he introduces the album and describes the process of producing the beautiful album artwork.

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What are the major themes of Sovereign Sky?
I don’t think Mik and I discussed themes whilst we wrote the album I guess these things just grow organically. However, when we were sequencing the tracks we noticed that most of them reference nature and/or the elements! Tipping points in seasons – summer to autumn or early spring – and all the feelings they prompt. I guess we’re coming from that kind of place. We’re in our… read more

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BRIGHTON SHOW: University of Brighton 2014 Graphic Design and Illustration Degree Show Review

A round up of the graphic design and illustration talent graduating from Brighton this summer, exhibited at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower over the weekend…

Written by Matt Bramford

Installation by Charlie Barrows Over the weekend more than 70 students from the University of Brighton‘s Graphic Design and Illustration programme brought their wares to The Bargehouse, a cavernous part […]

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Becky Becky: Good Morning, Midnight

Introducing the astonishing debut album from Becky Becky, based on the story of an ageing drunk and inspired by a book by Jean Rhys.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Becky Becky by Gareth A Hopkins. I often listen to the music that I am sent when I am driving, and only a very few albums make a big impression: […]

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An Interview with Illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole

The super talented illustrator Tom Clohosy Cole graduated from Kingston University in 2011, and has since built an impressive portfolio of clients. Find out more about his career and inspiration in this exclusive interview.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Financial Times editorial. Since I discovered the unique and wonderful work of Tom Clohosy Cole at his Kingston University graduate show in 2011 his career has unsurprisingly gone from strength […]

Halloween Horrorshow: An interview with Papercut Artist Eelus

It's Halloween! And what better way to celebrate than with this wonderful papercut homage to horror films that fixate on death... new from Eelus.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Monster, by Eelus. When new work by Brighton based artist Eelus dropped into my inbox I knew it was the perfect thing to share on Halloween. Horrorshow is his […]

An interview with Georgia Ruth and review of debut album Week of Pines

An interview with Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, on returning to Wales and feeling at home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell. Week of Pines is the beautiful long playing debut album by Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, it’s creation prompted by a return to Wales. […]

Woodpecker Wooliams at King’s Place: Live Review

The mercurial singer plays her first show of the New Year in the stylish surroundings of King’s Place on Saturday 12th January 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Woodpecker Wooliams by Sam Parr Turning a corner from King’s Cross station, it was a chill wind that blew as I hurried down York Way. Past those Victorian facades touched […]

David Bramwell introduces his upcoming book to be published with Unbound: No.9 Bus to Utopia

Crowd funded publishing company Unbound will be publishing David Bramwell's new book No.9 Bus to Utopia, an entertaining look at different communities across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I first heard David Bramwell talk about his upcoming book No.9 Bus to Utopia at Wilderness Festival last summer, where he spoke engagingly about his adventures whilst searching for happiness […]

Modern Love: S/S 2012 Preview Interview with designer Sarah Arnett

Meet Sarah Arnett, one half of fashion design duo Modern Love, a label that is exclusively stocked at Liberty. She's a super talented lady with an inspiring career that spans illustration, interior design and of course fashion.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Modern Love by Ola Szpunar. Sarah Arnett is a multi talented designer who just happened to train at the same university as me. She graduated the year above, and since […]

You Me Bum Bum Train in New Oxford Street, December / January 2011-2012: Review

The You Me Bum Bum Train experience is like no other.... here's my lowdown on what to expect from this intriguing participatory theatrical experience... plus news of how to get yourself a ticket for the extended run.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Writing about You Me Bum Bum Train is hard work: for understandable reasons visitors, and especially pesky reviewers such as myself (a necessary but somewhat unruly mob) are asked very […]

An interview with Cave Painting and review of debut EP You’ll be Running Soon

The debut EP from Brighton's Cave Painting came out yesterday, so it's time to find out what makes this brilliant new Brighton band tick.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cave Painting by Barb Royal. Brighton’s Cave Painting released debut EP You’ll be Running Soon with Hideout Recordings yesterday. It’s a magical slice of ambient indie pop, the dramatic backdrop […]

An interview with The Miserable Rich about their spooky new album Miss You In The Days

An interview with the spooktastic band The Miserable Rich... just the thing as Halloween approaches. Their new single On a Certain Night is out on October 24th 2011.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Miserable Rich by Kathryn Corlett. Miss You in the Days is the new album from The Miserable Rich, a fabulous collection of songs inspired by ghosts, ghouls… and possession. […]

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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

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 […]

An interview with Lee May Foster-Wilson of Bonbi Forest

Meet the super talented lady behind the artwork and treats of Bonbi Forest: Lee May Foster-Wilson talks me through her inspiration and techniques. Fascinating stuff for new and old fans alike!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Equus Scarf by Bonbi Forest. I fell in love with the artwork and treats of Lee May Foster-Wilson’s Bonbi Forest many years ago, so it seemed only right to catch […]

An illustrated interview with designer Rebecca Cluett

I chat to Rebecca Cluett about life after graduating, style inspirations and making it as a fashion designer. With amazing illustrations from Claire Kearns, Maria Papadimitriou and Francesca Harris.

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Maria Papadimitriou AKA Slowly the Eggs Now living in Brighton, Rebecca Cluett graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication in 2009. Since leaving college she has completed […]

Album Review: Gazelle Twin – The Entire City

An astonishing debut album from Brighton based musician Elizabeth Walling. The download version came out on 11th July 2011, but you can catch the official launch performance on 1st September at The Islington Metal Works: not to be missed!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin‘s debut album opens with the threatening bass horns of new single The Entire City, and straight away the mood is set for what is to come. Singer Elizabeth […]

Album review and interview – Mechanical Bride: Living With Ants

Her debut album came out a few weeks back - Living With Ants is a haunting feast for the senses, full of jazz and classical inflections. Please welcome Lauren Doss, aka Mechanical Bride.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride by Sam Parr. Her debut album came out a few weeks ago and she’s been busy promoting it since then, but I’ve finally managed to secure an interview […]

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An interview with musician and artist Elizabeth Walling, aka Gazelle Twin

Gazelle Twin is a Brighton based musician who is making waves with her avante garde approach to music. The new album The Entire City is out soon and there's a very special chance to catch her playing the Soundwaves Festival on Sat 16th July.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gazelle Twin by Sarah Arnett. I’ve been keeping a firm eye (and ear) on Gazelle Twin since I discovered her enigmatic first single at the tail end of last year. […]

Album Review – Chad Valley: Equatorial Ultravox

The beautiful new Chillwave of Equatorial Ultravox by Chad Valley is out now on Loose Lips records. Chad Valley is Oxford based Hugo Manuel and he'll be playing at this year's Truck Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From the teasing synths of opener Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?) to the closing wails of Shapeless it is clear that this new super long length EP […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Castor and Pollux in Brighton

I had a wonderful time at Castor & Pollux in Brighton last night, Tuesday 24th May. With a little help from Juiceology, Lahloo Tea, Angel Food Bakery and Dr.Hauschka. Here's who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art and design shop Castor and Pollux is situated in three airy arches on Brighton seafront, a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio. The view […]