Posts Tagged ‘Coldplay’

An interview with James Levy and review of Pray To Be Free by James Levy and the Blood Red Rose

Singer songwriter James Levy has created a beautiful album of songs duetting with Allison Pierce. Pray To Be Free is out soon on Heavenly Recordings.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Levy by Natalia Nazimek (Nhtlee)
James Levy & Allison Pierce by Natalia Nazimek aka Nhtlee.

James Levy may need something of an introduction, but his cohort Allison Pierce has already risen to fame as one half of The Pierces (read my welcome back interview here). Not that James Levy hasn't paid his dues… after touring extensively in the mid 2000s with his previous band Levy he almost kicked it all in before deciding to make one last ditch attempt with his music. Picking over an extensive songwriting back catalogue he chose the best tracks and enlisted Allison to duet with him. The result is a richly satisfying album of songs that reek of infidelity and betrayal: James Levy's throaty growl is perfectly complemented by Allison's honeyed vocals on tunes which whisper of folk, old school romance, big band and country influences.… read more

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Review of debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm and interview with Benjamin Francis Leftwich

The debut album of York based singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a romantic delight, perfect for a lazy summer's day...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Benjamin Francis Leftwich by Sam Parr.
He’s got a beautiful lilting voice and a way with words that belies his age: meet romantic new singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich of York. …

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, so I hope that some of my readers will already have …

Album Review – The Travelling Band: Screaming Is Something

With their sound deeply rooted in rock, folk and country The Travelling Band’s second offering Screaming Is Something will please the ears of acoustic music lovers everywhere.

Written by Emma Barlow

The brand new album from The Travelling Band features all the trademarks of a good folk pop album, including introspective lyrics, fantastic harmonies and, as no self-respecting nu-folk band would …

Welcome back: an interview with The Pierces

Southern sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce are back with a brand new album that comes out at the end of this month: it's time to catch up with the girls who I first discovered way back in 2007.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Pierces by Laura Warecki.
I first met Southern songstrels The Pierces way back in 2007, and I was instantly impressed with their alt indie cabaret musings: an interview was arranged …

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Icelandic Music Artist, Eliza Newman: Interview

This Icelandic lady taught millions how to say 'Eyjafjallajökull'. She also plays the ukelele like a dream. We love her quirky, folk pop.

Written by Helen Martin

Eliza Newman by Jenny Lloyd
Eyjafjallajokull. How did you say that it your head? The impressive word refers to the glacier on top of the volcanic mountain (remember the ash cloud?) …

The High Wire – The Sleep Tape – Album Review

Debut album from British dream-pop trio, a woozy aural landscape that thumps as much as murmurs

Written by Ian Steadman

Is it really such a curse to receive the praise of Chris Martin? Does supporting one of the world’s biggest bands on an arena tour constitute something to be embarrassed …

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The High Wire : An Interview

Heavier than a ton of feathers…

Written by Rebecca Milne

The Guardian and The Sunday Times have both given them glowing reports and that one from Coldplay that’s quite famous is a fan. I’m not sure how to continue this …