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Posts Tagged ‘Carley Chiu’

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Lost Cavalry Three Cheers for the Undertaker album cover
Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful strains of Secret Steps, before crashing drums bang into Snow City Radio. Melodies are key in this atmospheric twelve track record, with lyrics gleaned from unusual sources in a bid to steer clear of generic love songs. The elegiac sounds of a brass section create a full sound that is beautifully harmonised with female voices in recent single Stars are Ripe, a stand out track that is the current single. The Elephant of Castlebar Hill shows off Mark as lead singer, who has a pretty voice that reminds me of the lilting King Creosote at his best. Only Forward takes a minimalist approach, with gentle male voices murmuring behind the gently building instrumentation… read more

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Introducing Tiny Dancer: Who Am I?

There's a new pop star on the scene: Kate Bush has been rebooted for the 21st century in the form of Sheffield's Tiny Dancer. Step this way...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tiny Dancer by Jo Ley. It’s not often that I get over-excited about a music artist on the basis of one video, but that is exactly what happened after hearing […]

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell

Mary Epworth at St Pancras Old Church: Live Review

The acclaimed singer returns to London with a show at this intimate venue on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell Hidden away between Mornington Crescent and St Pancras railway station, in that relatively little known area of London that is Somers Town, St Pancras Old […]

An interview with Mike Gale of Co-Pilgrim and review of A Fairer Sea

An interview with the man behind Co-pilgrim: Mike Gale explains the creation of new album A Fairer Sea.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Traveller by Gemma Cotterell. This illustration was inspired by the concept of a A Fairer Sea, title of Co-Pilgrim‘s album. The octopus is taming the sea with his melodic […]

An interview with Annie Dressner and review of EP East Twenties

Annie Dressner has swapped the East Twenties district of New York for the UK. As she prepares to embark on a nationwide tour I caught up with her to discuss inspiration, lyrics and cups of tea.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Annie Dressner by Karina Järv. American songstrel Annie Dressner crafts beautiful tunes that deal with love and loss, melodic folk that lovers of the likes of First Aid Kit are […]