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Posts Tagged ‘Montreal’

Thus Owls introduce the video for new single As Long As We Try A Little

The transatlantic duo that is Thus Owls are set to release their stunning debut album, Turning Rocks, but first comes the single, accompanied by a wonderful video featuring the brothers Phil and Pierre Tétrault.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Thus Owls by Lindsay Lombard

Thus Owls by Lindsay Lombard.

In a romantic transatlantic tale of deja-vu Erika and Simon Angell met on tour whilst with other bands, and soon melded together as husband and wife and as Thus Owls. As Long As We Try A Little is their first single from the upcoming album, Turning Rocks, which features Erika’s striking vocals and Simon’s woozy guitars. The album was inspired by the tiny island in Sweden where Erika grew up, and the colour of Montreal, and this track is a beautiful example of their laid back melodic sound. Here they describe the making of the video.



This is a night time song. It was born at night and there's actually a very clear memory of when the melodies and the words came together. It's a rare thing, the birth is usually a blur to me. Simon had written these beautiful chord changes which I fell in love with instantly so I knew this song had to be special. As Long As We Try A Little is also a… read more

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Holiday Life: an interview with Asher Lack of Ravens and Chimes

An interview with Asher Lack, principal singer and songwriter with the brilliant New York band Ravens & Chimes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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My Top 10 Favourite Things To Do in Montreal

There is so much to do in Montreal that I thought I'd put together a short guide to my favourite things: including Poutine, racoons on Mont Royale, avante garde food at Europa and so much more...

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. I had a truly wonderful time in Montreal earlier this month. Alongside the many festival goings on during Montreal Festimania there were plenty of other […]

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk

If you find yourself in Montreal then you should get along to the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective show. But if you can't get to Canada then here's a host of fab illustrations for you to enjoy instead.

Written by Amelia Gregory

John Paul Gaultier by Melissa Kime. Since June the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts has been running the first ever international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier Jean Paul […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Fantasia International Film Festival Review

The Fantasia International Film Festival is a world class event where I discovered some great new films, including the British short film trio Little Deaths and Korean rom com Petty Romance.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fantasia International Film Festival 2011 poster by Donald Caron. Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, Canada bills itself as a celebration of all things niche and genre. Our visit during […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Brut Design, Bye Bye Bambi, AQUAOVO

Homegrown design talent from Montreal showcased in containers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Design by Bye Bye Bambi. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Sitting in bright blue containers between the two catwalks on McGill College Avenue there were a series of showcases for […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Collectif: Fashion Pop

Collectif: Fashion Pop showcased the collections of up and coming Montreal designers on the Scene de l'Esplanade catwalk at Festival Mode et Design. Here's some of the local talent!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Anomal Couture by Alia Gargum. Collectif: Fashion Pop took place on Friday afternoon at the Festival Mode et Design at Montreal Festimania. It was a chance to see some of […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: First Peoples’ Festival Review

Between 2nd - 9th August 2011 the Montreal First People's Festival celebrated indigenous cultures across the Americas and beyond. Centred around the Place des Festivals, with events happening throughout the city.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mohawk Dancer by Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs. At the Place des Festivals in downtown Montreal there were iridescent reindeer wading through sparkling fountains of water next to a […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Music – introducing Parlovr

Discovered playing between the skyscrapers on McGill College Avenue during Festival Mode et Design Montreal: meet Parlovr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Parlovr by Sally Jane Thompson. Introducing: Parlovr. Also known as Parlour Montreal. Discovered at Festival Mode et Design in Montreal, where they played a mid afternoon set in between catwalk […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal

Montreal design houses Bodybag by Jude, Mélissa Nepton, Renata Morales and Mulcair were asked to present outfits along the theme of Beige. Boring, you might presume? Never! Particularly loved the floaty embroidered gowns by Renata Morales.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Beige-Moi by Caitriona Moore. Beige-Moi presented by Hotel Le Crystal was a new concept for young designers to show edited outfits from their current collections along a theme of cream, […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Highlights of Montreal Fashion Week A/W 2011

My Montreal Festimania adventures kicked off with highlights from Montreal Fashion Week worn by Canadian celebrities. Favourite outfits came from Christian L'Enfant Roi, Nadya Toto, Barila and Anomal Couture.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Montreal Festimania Fashion Week Highlights by Emma Jardine. My first show at Festival Mode et Design Montreal was a round up of the best from A/W 2011 at Montreal Fashion […]

Montreal Festimania 2011: Festival Mode et Design Review – Jean Paul Gaultier Bourgeoises Sans Age

Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off on Wednesday 3rd August 2011 with an exclusive retrospective catwalk show put together by Jean Paul Gaultier to celebrate his exhibition at the Musee de Beaux-Arts de Montreal. It was amazing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Jean Paul Gaultier by Becky Smout. Festival Mode et Design Montreal kicked off properly for both myself and the public with the final late night catwalk show on Wednesday evening. […]

Competition: win a pair of VIP Golden Lanyard all expenses paid tickets to Montreal Festimania this summer!

Montreal Festimania takes place between mid July and mid August 2011, showcasing the very best of the arts across 11 different festivals. Read on to discover how you can win a pair of all expenses paid tickets to Canada.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I love a good festival I do, and I am really excited because I have been asked to attend a brand new month long showcase for the Canadian arts this […]

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Two wheels good: London’s Borisbike cycle hire scheme proves its worth

Four months after launch, London’s new bike hire scheme is securing its place in Londoners’ hearts. We take a look at the ‘Borisbikes’ as they mark their millionth ride, along with a few tips on cycling in traffic.

Written by Jessica Furseth

Illustration by Daria Hlazatova To be honest, I was skeptical of the idea of a bike rental scheme before the launch. If we are going to spend £140 million on […]

Live review: Chromeo at the Roundhouse

Synth superstars Chromeo wowed the crowds at the Roundhouse…

Written by Miranda Williams

All photography by Matt Cheetham On Friday 12th November Chromeo, Montreal’s finest electro export, took The Roundhouse by a sexy, synthesized storm. Camden’s iconic venue, The Roundhouse, is humming with […]