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Posts Tagged ‘brighton’

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

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Mechanical Bride by Sam Parr.

Her debut album came out a few weeks ago and she's been busy promoting it since then, adiposity but I've finally managed to secure an interview with Lauren Doss, shop better known as Mechanical Bride. At the root of Living With Ants is Lauren's piano… sometimes dissonant, see sometimes mournful but always spare and well considered. The nuances of jazz and classical music are a welcome addition to this hauntingly beautiful collection of songs. Mechanical Bride will be performing live at Truck Festival in just a few short weeks and in the meantime you can hunt out Living With Ants on the excellent Transgressiveread more

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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, ampoule a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio. The […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, buy this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

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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

Poster on Dutch posters SM 1968 Illustration by Mina Bach We trudged through the mud. The boys were hungry and desperate to hit the falafel joint, search whilst I was […]

Amelia’s Compendium of Fashion Illustration launch party photos: meet Liz Johnson-Artur

We've worked together since way before the dawn of Amelia's Magazine. Meet Liz Johnson-Artur: a fabulous photographer who still shoots on film. She's answered a quick Q&A alongside the last photos from my ACOFI launch party.

Written by Amelia Gregory

6 Day Riot‘s Tamara Schlesinger by Natsuki Otani. There were so many amazing guests at my ACOFI launch who didn’t come down to the afternoon tea party that it seemed […]

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, purchase surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), […]

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Martha Tilston, A Musical Goddess

She grew up surrounded by folk legends, art, and theatre from England and Ireland. It all mixed up to create Martha: An earthy lady who sings like a heavenly bird and paints like a dream. She's touring in May, so do read on.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Emma Block From student life to Vogue fame in one action packed year, here Daisy Knights’ creations have already been snapped up by our most loved style icons […]

Frock Me! Vintage Fair at the Brighton Corn Exchange

We have a peruse around Brighton's biggest vintage fair, featuring frocks, accessories and hats galore…

Written by Faye Spiller

Illustration by Rosie Shephard Coming in from a freezing cold Brighton day, here dosage I was welcomed with the warm glow of row upon row of vintage. A cornucopia of […]

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MADE10: A review of the stands

MADE10, at the Corn Exchange, Brighton, showcased work by over 100 makers and designers. This is my pick of the bunch.

Written by Ursula Glitch

Few people have changed the world of fashion and people’s perception of femininity as Christian Dior. Revered in his own lifetime as a fashion god at the forefront of post-war […]

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Chrome Hoof at The Brighton Corn Exchange

A review of galactic adventurers Chrome Hoof at The Brighton Corn Exchange on 31st October.

Written by Sophie Parker and Daniel Sims

little fish by octavi navarro Little Fish by Octavi Navarro I saw you guys at the Royal Albert Hall, erectile supporting Them Crooked Vultures, pharmacy and was completely blown away […]

Beautiful Freaks: an interview with ceramicist Sophie Woodrow

Bristolian ceramicist Sophie Woodrow makes hybrid porcelain figures that are as beguiling as they are bonkers.

Written by Ursula Glitch

Illustration by Paul Shinn RD Franks has, this ed since 1877, been a hub for fashion students and journalists alike. The store, which recently relocated to Winsley Street, stocked everything […]

Andreya Triana: Something Like a Phenomenon

Finally, the UK has produced a neo soul singer that can match the mighty Erykah Badu.

Written by David McNamara

Climate Camp 2010-serving dinner All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Over the past few years I have become increasingly embedded in the process of Climate Camp, web so […]

Zine Symposium Review

Brick Lane played host to the greats of the Zine world last week, two of our contributors went along to get their thumbs inky, find out what's new in Zine's and eat vegan cupcakes. Here's the first installment.

Written by Amelia Wells

Well well well the kids certainly know what they’re doing at Graduate Fashion Week this year. Sunday kicked off day one of shows for the creatively minded at our very […]

Festival Review: The Great Escape

Who made the grade at Brighton's version of SXSW?, our intrepid contributor gives her verdict on the bands to watch for 2010.

Written by Laura Nineham

Illustration by Eugenia Tsimiklis Illustration by Eugenia Tsimiklis Illustration by Leah Wilson Illustration by Leah Wilson GUS AKERMAN aka AUGUSTA AKERMAN is an incredibly talented polymath, stomach since training as […]

Stars and Sons – Interview

Catching up with some funsters from the south coast, whose hook-filled indie pop is invading the airwaves

Written by Ian Steadman

stars and sons brighton mike interview Hailing from Brighton (there’s a veritable smorgasbord of great bands coming out of there at the moment, thumb aren’t there?), order Stars and Sons […]

:Kinema: – Interview

Talking to an indie-dance band from the south coast, who peddle an exciting brand of pop that matches brain to boogie

Written by Ian Steadman

All illustrations by Andrea Kearney. It is March and the daffodils are in full bloom. London is drunk on sunshine. There is talk of vest tops and the unbearably exciting […]

Clayton Strange – Interview

Danceable South Coast post-punks are setting out on tour, so we decide to ask them why they're worth checking out.

Written by Laura Nineham

Illustration by Daniel Almeroth. Back in the days when climate change was a vague notion – something for the 22nd century, order a problematical J curve for academics to ponder […]