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Posts Tagged ‘country’

My favourite finds from the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition 2014

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner for 2014 has been announced, but there were many more brilliant tunes submitted. Here are my favourites which did not quite make my final top three.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova

Ellie Ford by Daria Hlazatova.

A few weeks ago the final showdown between 8 finalists was held at Pilton Working Men’s Club, with the ultimate winner of the 2014 Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition announced as M+A with their super catchy tune Down the West Side, below.



When I wrote about my top picks for the Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition I promised to also share some of the great bands and tunes that did not make it on to my short list. I was given a long list of 140 bands and musicians to listen to, from the genres of folk, country, dance, electronic, dance, indie, pop, acoustic and singer/songwriter - so obviously this selection reflects that choice. The… read more

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Brainlove Festival 2012: Live Review

Ace alternative festival (with a free barbecue) celebrated five years at the Windmill, Brixton on Saturday 26th May 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Brainlove by Ed J Brown
What a day for a birthday! After what seemed like an interminably wet few weeks, the weather was cooking nicely for a trip to Brixton Hill. …

Album Review: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

The sophomore album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit is produced by Mike Mogis and every tune is a bittersweet delight. Here's my track by track breakdown.

Written by Amelia Gregory

First Aid Kit by Sarah Ryan.
Out today: the beautiful new album from Swedish sisters First Aid Kit. Every tune is a wonder… starting with first single The Lion’s Roar, a …

Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory.
By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was quite …

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Zeus, Treetop Flyers Eliza Carthy and printing with lino!

Sunday at Wood Festival was another relaxing day filled with great music and lots of messy art with the kids. Plus harmony singing. Perfect.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival Samba Band and Tents by Sam Parr.
Sunday at Wood Festival began with a stint of harmony singing led by Katy, the talented teacher of the Bennett family. It’s …

Caitlin Rose at the Windmill Brixton: Live Review

The rising star from Nashville makes a welcome return for two sell-out shows at the Brixton Windmill on Thursday 10th March 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Hayley Akins.
Such had been the anticipation surrounding Caitlin Rose’s return to the UK, especially after the release of her acclaimed debut album, Own Side Now, that her shows …

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Daks

The designer shows their AW11 collection at Somerset House and brings a very English country feel with it on Saturday 19th February. Illustrations by Jaymie O'Callaghan!

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustrations by Jaymie O’Callaghan
Daks was always going to be a good old English Heritage show and I think some of the looks may be my favourite of the season.
In particular …

Interview: Caitlin Rose

Country music never sounds so fresh as when it's being sung by twenty three year old Caitlin Rose. The Nashville native tells us about her new album 'Own Side Now', and gives us some pointers on which Country singers should be added to our record collection. It's an interview and an education rolled into one!

Written by Cari Steel

Illustrations by Emma Block
In a genre steeped in tradition, Caitlin Rose springs forth like a breath of fresh air. Stripped down to the sweetest bare essentials, her voice rings …

Murder By Death

Murder By Death

Camden Barfly, 11 January 2006

Written by Tom Howard

Murder By Death ooze hard-man, tattooed, cowboy charm. They’re not as dirty as I’d imagined (although it’s pretty dark, and after being in the Barfly for an hour or so, …

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

Born Ruffians: Born Ruffians

20 February 2007

Written by Harry Rose

The press release for this EP not only offers the terrifying prospect of a “jazz flute” but also the use of something called a “shlang dan”. Thankfully, the prospect …