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Posts Tagged ‘mary hampton’

Interview: Laura Hocking

"Like biting into a cream cake and finding a razor blade" Intrigued? You should be. We certainly are! Here's our conversation with the folk-tinted freak pop chanteuse, which delves into Expressionism, opera-writing, and how to brew homemade beer.

Written by Cari Steel


Illustration by Georgia Coote

As with all the best new music discoveries, more about my introduction to Laura Hocking and The Long Goodbye began with snippets from light-hearted conversations. By the time that three separate friends, (whose judgement I value deeply) had announced excitedly that they were off to see her play, waxing lyrical about her delicate voice, gorgeous harmonies and all-round One To Watch-ness, I couldn't resist it any longer. Cut to a few Sunday nights back where I found myself in the top room of the Old Queen's Head in Angel. So it seemed, did a lot of people; the room was packed - always a good sign! On Saturday night they take this heady brew to Deptford, where they will be playing at the consistently excellent Folie à Deux. The wonder and magic of standing in a converted dairy shed whilst hearing the best of the new alt:folk scene never abates. Laura Hocking… read more

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Martha Tilston, A Musical Goddess

She grew up surrounded by folk legends, art, and theatre from England and Ireland. It all mixed up to create Martha: An earthy lady who sings like a heavenly bird and paints like a dream. She's touring in May, so do read on.

Written by Helen Martin

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This Is The Kit: Wriggle Out the Restless – Album Review

Beautiful Bristol and Paris based band This is the Kit features the dulcet tones of Kate Stables. Luscious stuff.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Sandra Contreras It’s clear the beauty industry is relentlessly changing as fast as the fashion industry, pharmacy with both mediums always being used to express the latest trends. […]

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Music Listings: 2nd – 8th November

A lovable selection of gigs this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

Diamond Tears From the 13th November the Tatty Devine Brick Lane gallery space will host an exhibition of work by artist Verena Paloma Jabs. ‘Diamond Tears‘ will showcase Jabs‘ mixed […]