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Posts Tagged ‘Greek’

Evropi: an interview with Sea + Air

Sea + Air combine exotic Mediterranean melodies and unusual instruments with an extravagant Stadium Rock sound they have coined Ghost Pop. Meet musical couple Eleni Zafiriadou and Daniel Benjamin.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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How did you meet and how and why did you decide to make music together?
D: I was bicycling one night and saw Eleni sleepwalking outside of the little village we lived in. So I guided her home. I knew where she lived, had seen her at school and knew she was a great dancer. That' s why I assumed she would be a great singer, too. When I finally dared to ask her if she could sing she said: I can scream! That' s how our punkrock band Jumbo Jet started.

Why the name Evropi?
E: It's Greek for Europe. We had a three year tour across Europe going on with 600 shows in 22 countries where we also started writing the songs for the new album. We were inspired by the music we caught and the conversations we had with young people whose ideas of how Europe could be were very similar.

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How did you hook up with wave machines producer Tim Bruzon and what was it like making the album in Liverpool?
E: We met Tim in Stuttgart while he was joining his girlfriend on tour and ever since we've stayed in… read more

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Defining Beauty at the British Museum: From a Child’s View

Greek art as seen through the eyes of a toddler: I took my nearly 3 year old to the Defining Beauty exhibition earlier this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Earlier this week I dragged Snarfle down to the press preview of Defining Beauty, the new blockbuster exhibition from the British Museum. When we arrived the curator was giving a […]

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best for Natural Skincare and Beauty

Look no further: here's my round up of gift suggestions from the best ethical and natural skincare and beauty brands around...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevarno Organic Skin Products by Alice Jamieson. Don’t forget, gift buyers, that it’s always nice to feel a bit pampered on special occasions, nudge nudge wink wink. Which is why […]

Ena Salon Review: a new haircut thanks to Mothers Meeting

Last week I had my hair cut by the charming Jonathan at the family run Ena Salon in Holborn, with Snarfle in tow.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I’ve never really been one to pamper myself (I didn’t cut my hair AT ALL for at least five years, and styling products stay woefully untouched on the bathroom shelf) […]

An interview with The Finger Band: self-releasing debut album I Don’t Believe My Eyes

The Finger Band self-release their debut album from Thessaloniki in Greece on March 15th 2012. It's an anthemic, new wave influenced wonder, with lyrics that reflect tough times, and so much more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Finger Band with Lia by Madeleine Lithvall. When the singer of The Finger Band got in touch with me a few weeks ago to share their new single I […]

Single Review: Mechanical Bride – To The Fight

The new Mechanical Bride single is released on 5th December 2011 on Transgressive Records. With an intriguing video inspired by an ancient Greek fable.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride returns with the new single To The Fight, a beautiful slice of dramatic indie folk that Bat For Lashes fans will adore. The track is released today on […]

Half Japanese and The Lovely Eggs at Scala, Kings Cross: An illustrated review by Slowly the Eggs

On May 31st Half Japanese played at the London Scala, supported by The Lovely Eggs and Let's Wrestle. Maria Papadimitriou, also known as Slowly the Eggs, went along to gather illustrations for this wonderful illustrated review.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Half Japanese ‘Fire in her Eyes’ by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. One Tuesday evening at the end of last month I found myself going along to the Scala […]

Joanna Cave: luxury ethical jewellery made in Greece from recycled silver

London educated Joanna Cave works in recycled silver to create beautiful jewellery. Here's an extract of her interview in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Les Antliaclastes by Stephanie Thieullent. Hilum opens with the ominous popping of corn, recipe patient stealthily reaching a crescendo before the pan jerks off stage to reveal an oversized scullery […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: Romina Karamanea

I love Romina Karamanea: not only is she a fabulous and edgy designer but she's also engaged in sustainable practice. Just don't tell the hyped up fashionistas...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Rob Wallace JW Anderson’s Autumn Winter 2010 collection was a celebration of the understated. Opening the rather quiet menswear day at the BFC on September 23rd, buy information […]