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Posts Tagged ‘guitars’

Album Review: The Magic Lantern – A World In A Grain Of Sand

It's clear from this latest offering that The Magic Lantern harbour some impressive songwriting skills not to mention extraordinary musicianship. There are fantastic songs on the album and it requires your full attention

Written by Emma Barlow



Much of The Magic Lantern’s A World In A Grain Of Sand reminded me of the folk music coming out of London three of four years ago, sildenafil before the Mumfords came along and popularised the genre and made it synonymous with banjos, dosage harmonies and big anthemic choruses. I know this music still exists, here but it seems everyone has sort of forgotten about it. Brilliant artists like Johnny Flynn, Emmy The Great, and Lightspeed Champion – they are more about stripped back, folksy ditties, accompanied by traditional, acoustic instruments and usually, crucially, only one voice. It’s reminiscent of what we get here with The Magic Lantern’s latest offering and… read more

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Album Review: Get Well Soon – Sarabeth Tucek

The songstress that enchanted the likes of Bob Dylan and Brian Jonestown Massacre - not to mention our own Laura Marling -  is back from the dark with an intimate album that talks about pain, self-destruction and death. Ultimately this heals with its magic.

Written by Laura Lotti

Illustration by Chandra Viola This morning I woke up sick – emotionally and physically sick. And upset with myself, cheap because I knew that partly it was my own fault. […]

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Meet Nicholas Stevenson: the friendly songwriter and illustrator from the North Pole…

Splendid music, fantastical and dreamy illustrations - and the North Pole? Let's have a cup of tea and chat about this Nicholas.

Written by Helen Martin

Gemma Milly_Nicholas Stevenson Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, troche accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my […]