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Posts Tagged ‘King Creosote’

Review: The Lost Cavalry, Three Cheers For The Undertaker and interview with Mark West

Former guitarist with Fanfarlo, Mark West talks to us about the process of creating his new album, a beautiful series of narratives set to delicate instrumentation.

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Lost Cavalry Three Cheers for the Undertaker album cover
Three Cheers for the Undertaker is the new album from The Lost Cavalry, the band founded by ex Fanfarlo guitarist Mark West four years ago. It opens with the mournful strains of Secret Steps, before crashing drums bang into Snow City Radio. Melodies are key in this atmospheric twelve track record, with lyrics gleaned from unusual sources in a bid to steer clear of generic love songs. The elegiac sounds of a brass section create a full sound that is beautifully harmonised with female voices in recent single Stars are Ripe, a stand out track that is the current single. The Elephant of Castlebar Hill shows off Mark as lead singer, who has a pretty voice that reminds me of the lilting King Creosote at his best. Only Forward takes a minimalist approach, with gentle male voices murmuring behind the gently building instrumentation… read more

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Live Review: King Creosote and Jon Hopkins at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Francois and The Atlas Mountains provided support for King Creosote and Jon Hopkin's gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday 9th September 2011. It was a packed out affair.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Francois and the Atlas Mountains by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. The fabulous Francois and the Atlas Mountains provided opening support for King Creosote and Jon Hopkins at the […]

New video for Diamond Mine single Bubble by Elliot Dear

The gorgeous new video to accompany Bubble was created by director and illustrator Elliot Dear. It features a black dog who swims amongst the fish deep below a harbour, and it's absolutely wonderful.

Written by Amelia Gregory

There’s no denying that a good music video is increasingly a necessity to accompany any new single release in our multi media world, ampoule so it is no wonder that […]

Jon Hopkins and King Creosote perform Diamond Mine live at the Union Chapel: Review

This sold out event at the Union Chapel on Wednesday 25th May 2011 was a rare chance to see Jon Hopkins and King Creosote perform Diamond Mine live. Not to be missed.

Written by Ferdie Cloak

Jon Hopkins and King Creosote by Jim Design. It was a while before I twigged who Jon Hopkins‘ was: he provided a lovely soundtrack for a piece of contemporary dance […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. An interview with Kenny Anderson.

King Creosote answers my questions about his collaboration with Jon Hopkins with amazing frankness and candour. So worth reading.

Written by Amelia Gregory

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins by Rosemary Cunningham. In the second part of my attempt to delve into the creation of the amazing collaborative album Diamond Mine, physician Kenny Anderson […]

Diamond Mine by Jon Hopkins and King Creosote. A review and interview with Jon Hopkins.

Diamond Mine is an absolutely gorgeous album, the result of a collaboration from two very different musical talents. In the first of two blogs find out how the partnership worked from both sides.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Diamond Mine was released in the UK a few months ago and came out in the US only recently, for sale so I hope that some of my readers will […]