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Spring is in the air: Music to go travelling by

The almost-spring feeling is here, and I don’t know about you but it makes me want to go exploring. Nine excellent illustrators have chipped in to bring to life nine songs for journeying, whether it’s down dusty roads or up above the clouds. Happy vagabond-season, everyone!

Written by Jessica Furseth

Annie: Chewing gum (bonus track), illustrated by Mhairi-stella McEwan

Spring officially starts the first day you can run to the corner shop without a jacket, and that was a couple of weeks ago now. Soon it will be summer – the prime season for hitting the road, whether it’s for city breaks, festivals or far-away backpacking. So we’ve put together eight songs (and a bonus track) for getting on the road – each interpreted by an illustrator. The first half of the list is fitting of a road trip, for singing loud out of open windows, but it also works as a soundtrack for the Gatwick Express, as is more often the case for me. While the destinations make it worthwhile, the travelling itself can be a chore – meaning the second half has some more meditative tracks. These are for turbulent airplanes, or when you’ve been driving too long - they also work for hungover mornings on freezing buses or delayed flights with no end in sight. (If all else fails, try AC/DC.)

As this piece is a virtual illustrator-palooza, music videos have been omitted to curb the length, but click on the song names for the full YouTube experience. So without further… read more

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Lulu and the Lampshades: Cold Water EP review

Lulu and the Lampshades have made a gorgeous little EP that makes us crave summer, festivals and iced lollies. With illustrations by Sarah Matthews, Matilde Sazio, Mhairi-stella McEwan and Romain Lambert-Louis.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Romain Lambert-Louis It’s good thing it’s starting to feel like spring outside, as listening to Lulu and the Lampshades in the dead of winter strikes me as being […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Catwalk Review: Ones to Watch (by Amelia)

Fashion Scout's Ones to Watch showed another tightly edited collection of fashion designers to look out for. My favourite? A no brainer - Kirsty Ward stole the show. But there was also much to admire from Anja Mlakar, Tze Goh and Sara Bro-Jorgensen. With lush illustrations, of course.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Ward A/W 2011 by YesGo Illustration. Every season I eagerly anticipate Fashion Scout’s Ones to Watch because it is invariably a wonderful place to discover raw talent before everyone […]