Posts Tagged ‘Fairewell’

An interview with Sam Genders of Diagrams, and album review of Black Light

Sam Genders left experimental folk band Tunng a few years ago. After time out teaching and working with other musicians he's back with a stand out new album, Black Light.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The former frontman of Tunng returns with his solo project, Diagrams. Black Light is a laid back creation that exudes the lush harmonies and atmospheric lyrics that Tunng lovers will be familiar with. Acoustic instruments meld with electronically produced beats, but this time the sentiments are all Sam Genders' own. Standout tracks include the jaunty melody Tall Buildings, which is quickly followed by the hypnotic Night all Night. Antelope focuses on vocal gymnastics with the sparsest of choral accompaniments - the extra voices taking on animal-like characteristics. Animals are a common theme throughout, as the album explores the philosophical edges of humanity - all this melded with a delightful danceability.

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Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2011

This year there indie bands have released a plethora of Christmassy tunes. And I'm here to present you with a round up of the best: including songs from Piney Gir, Viv Albertine, Darren Hayman, My Tiger My Timing, Flow Machines, Fairewell, Dog is Dead, Honour Before Glory, Very Most and She & Him.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ukulele Christmas Carol by Abi Hall.
Christmas tunes from respectable bands have never been more popular – both original compositions and covers of old favourites – here’s my round up of …

An interview with Fairewell and review of debut album Poor, Poor Grendel

Johnny White is solely responsible for the beatific sounds of Fairewell. In this interview he explains how he's influenced by a combination of heavy metal and the magic of being a young child.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fairewell by Jacqueline Valencia.
The debut album from Fairewell starts with the beauteous tones of Grendel, after which the album is named. It’s the soporific sounds of a thousand voices, electronic …