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Posts Tagged ‘Heavenly Recordings’

An interview with James Levy and review of Pray To Be Free by James Levy and the Blood Red Rose

Singer songwriter James Levy has created a beautiful album of songs duetting with Allison Pierce. Pray To Be Free is out soon on Heavenly Recordings.

Written by Amelia Gregory

James Levy by Natalia Nazimek (Nhtlee)
James Levy & Allison Pierce by Natalia Nazimek aka Nhtlee.

James Levy may need something of an introduction, but his cohort Allison Pierce has already risen to fame as one half of The Pierces (read my welcome back interview here). Not that James Levy hasn't paid his dues… after touring extensively in the mid 2000s with his previous band Levy he almost kicked it all in before deciding to make one last ditch attempt with his music. Picking over an extensive songwriting back catalogue he chose the best tracks and enlisted Allison to duet with him. The result is a richly satisfying album of songs that reek of infidelity and betrayal: James Levy's throaty growl is perfectly complemented by Allison's honeyed vocals on tunes which whisper of folk, old school romance, big band and country influences.… read more

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Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou describe making the video animation for new single Big Water

In an Amelia's Magazine exclusive Trevor Moss describes the making of the stop-motion animated video for new single Big Water, released on Heavenly. Fascinating stuff.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Out tomorrow, shop the fab new single from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, pilule now signed to Heavenly Recordings. When I was sent a link to the video for Big […]

Fionn Regan: brand new 100 Acres of Sycamore video and instore gigs

Irish Mercury Music Prize nominee Fionn Regan unveils his new music video for 100 Acres of Sycamore, and instore dates around East London...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fionn Regan is a folk musician with the history that befits his heartfelt words. The son of musicians, buy information pills he grew up in the Ireland that we all […]

An interview with Julie Ann Baenziger of Sea of Bees

As new single Gnomes is released I finally publish my interview with the most wondrous Sea of Bees. Julie Ann Baenziger came out of a small suburb of Sacramento to sign with Heavenly last year, and now we can't get enough of her heartfelt tunes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sea Of Bees by Calico Charlotte Melton. Sea of Bees released her new single Gnomes on Heavenly Recordings yesterday. It’s yet another heart rending slice of Julie Ann Baenziger, treatment […]

Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil. It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, look since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a […]

Review: Truck Festival 2011

Once a year, a farm deep in the Oxfordshire countryside opens its gate and in rushes the most talented musicians of the moment, kids, babies, lovely people.... and a monster. We wouldn't miss it for the world.

Written by Cari Steel

Truck Monster Illustration by Barb Royal Dancing like a loon to jungle music at 3am. Sitting next to a cornfield in the evening sunshine with a succulent burger in one […]

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

Jesca Hoop by Rebecca Strickson Jesca Hoop by Avril Kelly. I love Jesca Hoop‘s new song City Bird and the accompanying video so much so that I decided to get […]

Smokefairies Illustration

Live Review: Smoke Fairies and Sea of Bees at The Fleece, Bristol

Smoke Fairies are all ethereal, moody blues/folk, whilst Californian, Sea of Bees' sound is sweet and wistful. A mighty mid-week treat to see them both play on one blustery night in February.

Written by Helen Martin

Smoke Fairies Illustration by Alice Potter The violinist comes on stage. He’s very tall and his tailcoat, ask wide tie and long hair and mostasche are how I consider a […]

Sea of Bees: Songs for the Ravens – Album Review

Dreamy folk from Californian songstress Julie Ann Bee, Sea of Bees will have you float away in a drift of autumnal bliss.

Written by Helen Martin

In autumn nature is vibrant, story drug but also gently muffled, dosage there as it whispers within the trees and slowly looks away from the warmer month’s naivety and brash […]