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An interview with Adrian Edmondson: introducing new album Mud, Blood and Beer by his band The Bad Shepherds

Comedian Adrian Edmondson boasts many strings to his bow: as a musician with The Bad Shepherds he rearranges well known punk tunes into foot stomping folk and their new album is out now. I caught up with him to find out more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The Bad Shepherds by Lizzie Donegan at New Good Studio.

Readers of my generation will no doubt best know Adrian Edmondson for his role in the seminal 80s TV comedy The Young Ones, but it turns out that this polymath is also an accomplished musician. The Bad Shepherds was formed in 2008, infusing classic 80s punk tunes with a riotous folk sensibility, and this August they released their third album on Adrian's own Monsoon Music label. Snarfle and I have spent many a morning dancing around the living room to Mud, Blood and Beer - a foot stomping pean to festival culture and all that it entails. I asked Adrian some questions…

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TOY at the Lexington: Live Review

A highlight of a five day festival of fresh and challenging new music, we caught this hotly tipped band on Saturday 23rd March 2013

Written by Richard Pearmain

TOY by Christina Pavlou
Taking refuge from unusually arctic conditions outside, the main bar of the estimable establishment that is the Lexington was already beginning to swell as people patiently waited …

Wilderness Festival 2011: Saturday Review

This year was the inaugural Wilderness Festival, brought to you by people behind Secret Garden Party and Lovebox. It was held on 12th - 14th August at the beautiful Cornbury Park estate near Oxford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wilderness Festival by Rebecca Emery.
The inaugural Wilderness Festival took place last weekend on the Cornbury Park estate just north of Oxford. The new festival promised big things: a taste of …

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. …

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 …

Meet Submotion Orchestra, a new musical collective from Leeds

Leeds based musical collective Submotion Orchestra release the beautiful debut album Finest Hour in June 2011, mixing elements of jazz, dubstep and soul.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Submotion Orchestra by Clive McFarland.
Submotion Orchestra are a Leeds based seven piece who fuse jazz, dubstep and soul: a modern day musical collective in the style of those 90s greats: …

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 …

A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, all photography by Amelia Gregory.
Last week Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou held a preview screening for their Tin Tabernacle tour video, titled 11 Nights Under …

An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey.
A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight figure …

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration.
Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we got …

Our Broken Garden: The making of the Garden Grow video with Broken Pixel

Ashley Dean of Broken Pixel talks about his production of the fab Fraggle Rock inspired video for Our Broken Garden's latest single Garden Grow, out now on Bella Union. Read on to find out how it was made.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Dean, as depicted by Russty Brazil.
I recently reviewed the superb second album from Our Broken Garden, so when Ashley Dean got in touch to tell me he was making …

Sunrise Off Grid 2010: Festival Review

The Sunrise Off Grid festival took place in late August - here's our review of this very special kind of festival.

Written by Tiger Lily Raphael

Having been to each and every Sunrise festival since it started in 2006 I became one of the Sunrise Off Grid organising team this year. It’s only the second time …

Festival Review: Truck 2010

A wandering woolly monster, a vicar serving ale, and a line-up of singers and bands that define the term 'shit hot'; there is no other festival like Truck.

Written by Cari Steel

Darwin Deez at Truck Festival. Photograph by Sabrina Morrison
It was only a matter of time before Amelia’s Magazine and Truck Festival became the firmest of friends. With circles overlapping so …

Festival Preview: Aeon Festival 2010

We love small festivals! Illustrator Faye West tracks down wonderfully honest founder Niki Portus to find out what makes this popular Devon festival so special.

Written by Faye West

Illustration by Faye West.
This will be my third year at Aeon, and for me it’s been a wonderful, stress-free experience, no queues, suffocating crowds or over-priced disgusting burgers. It describes …

Secret Garden Party 2010: Stylish Headwear Photo Gallery

A pictorial tour through the strange and fabulous headwear worn by Secret Gardeners this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On my rambles around festivals this year it has been hard to escape the omnipresence of floral head garlands on the ladies, and indeed worn by some of the more …

Lissie’s Star Is On The Ascendant.

It's a busy life for this humble Midwestern singer. Currently on an ever expanding tour to promote her new album "Catching A Tiger", an enchanting snapshot of blues, Americana and folk, Lissie is having a memorable year; and it's not over yet!

Written by Cari Steel

Illustration by Abi Daker
A while back I happened to catch a performance by Lissie at the Old Queens Head in Angel. I hadn’t planned on watching her – truth be …

Festival Preview: Field Day

For any Londoner who is already showing signs of festival fatigue, you can get your music fix in Victoria Park on July 31st, and then go home and sleep in your own bed. Result!

Written by Laura Nineham

There’s a real charm to one day festivals: your money doesn’t run out, you don’t have someone peeing on your hammock (thanks Benicassim) or shouting at all the non-Welsh people …

Festival Review: Glastonbury!

As our coverage of Glasto draws to a close, we take one last look at the many highlights of this sun kissed and magical weekend. Many thanks go to our contribuor Emma and our team of fabulous illustrators.

Written by Emma Barlow

Illustration by Natasha Thompson
There is no denying Glastonbury 2010 was a really special one. So if, like me, you are still feeling a touch of the post-festival blues read on …

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Saturday

The Tripod Stage was super busy on Saturday: starting with a very special secret set from Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. followed by one-to-watch Kyla La Grange, then folk wonders Patch William, another secret set from comedian Robin Ince, and then the gorgeous sounds of Dry the River.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. by June Chanpoomidole.
Our Saturday starter was none other than Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. who changed his stage time so that he …

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Friday

On Friday the Tripod Stage hosted Kirsty Almeida, Newislands, the Danny Chivers, Claire Fauset and Merrick triple-headed poetry tag team, Danny and the Champions of the World and a surprise performance from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Almeida by Lisa Stannard.
On Friday we kicked off with Kirsty Almeida, who you can read more about in our interview here. My description of her music as bayou blues …