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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

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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 I really wanted to catch 'this sweet singing lady'. Stomach comes first is his life's motto, but I assured him that he had heard of her and she was folky, acoustic goodness. Tick, tock - wait for his response. I'm walking... slowly...Excellent! And there we stood in a big top candy striped tent. This is to be the first time we saw Alessi's Ark, a few years ago at a festival. Wearing a full length, high necked, pastel coloured dress, she was late and a bit flustered, but this only added to her utterly likeable self. Full of 'umm's and little stories, she goes from timid to devoted singing and playing. Alessi is beautiful, sweet and a very good musician. We have since seen her several times, and she has got better with each performance. Not even 21, her voice is quirky, shy and vulnerable sounding, but also holds a confidence in her musical abilities. She has gusto, charm and modesty wrapped up in one. Here's an interview with read more

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