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Posts Tagged ‘Oxford’

Happy Halloween! Flights of Helios: Succubus

Music to seduce this balmy All Hallows' Eve.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Flights of Helios Succubus Still Grace split
I've just hosted a toddler Halloween party and I could not for the life of me locate a suitable playlist for them to jump around to in skeleton costumes. However, I do have one great new song that suits the occasion: Succubus from Oxford based Flights of Helios is just the ticket this All Hallows' Eve. 'Succubus was inspired by folk myths from various traditions, and the kind of corrosive obsession that only leads to catastrophe.' Enjoy!


Fabulous video by Nicola Armitage.

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Rainbow Reservoir: City Bike video exclusive

Oxford based Angela Space releases her new EP 400 Imperfect Rhymes - we caught up to find out more about the surreal video for new single City Bike.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Angela Space works under the moniker Rainbow Reservoir, producing surreal tunes with poppy arrangements that only hint at her classical background and an alternative career teaching saxophone […]

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical […]

Wood Festival 2013 Review

This year Wood Festival returned after a year's break: with another stella musical line up and plenty for the family to make and do. Wonderful!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival by Ben Rothery Illustrator. This year I was soooo looking forward to camping with our baby Snarfle at Wood Festival, my favourite family friendly small music festival in […]

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, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny […]

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 […]

Album Review – Chad Valley: Equatorial Ultravox

The beautiful new Chillwave of Equatorial Ultravox by Chad Valley is out now on Loose Lips records. Chad Valley is Oxford based Hugo Manuel and he'll be playing at this year's Truck Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From the teasing synths of opener Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?) to the closing wails of Shapeless it is clear that this new super long length EP […]

Stornoway talk about playing at the 2011 Larmer Tree Festival, 13th-17th July in Dorset

We speak to Stornoway about the UK festival scene in advance of their performance at the Larmer Tree Festival, taking place between 13th-17th July at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. With lots of illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stornoway by Sally Jane Thompson. I’m really excited that Oxford indie folksters Stornoway will be playing on the bill at Larmer Tree Festival this year. Their lovely debut album Beachcomber’s […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Castor and Pollux in Brighton

I had a wonderful time at Castor & Pollux in Brighton last night, Tuesday 24th May. With a little help from Juiceology, Lahloo Tea, Angel Food Bakery and Dr.Hauschka. Here's who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Art and design shop Castor and Pollux is situated in three airy arches on Brighton seafront, a location that was formerly public loos and then a yoga studio. The view […]

The ACOFI Book Tour: visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh

I gave my talk at The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh on Tuesday 17th May and there was a really wonderful turn out of inspiring local creatives... read on to find out how it went and for information on a very special offer.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Tuesday I hit the second date of my ACOFI Book Tour, this time at the rather wonderful Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. I chat with super friendly bookshop guru Matthew […]

Announcing: The ACOFI Book Tour. Please join me as I visit some of the UK’s best design shops!

On Tues 10th May I set off on a tour of some of the UK's best art and design shops. I'll be book-ending the tour with 24 Hour Crits at the two London Tatty Devine shops, and I'll also be visiting The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, Castor and Pollux in Brighton, Comma in Oxford and Soma Gallery in Bristol.

Written by Amelia Gregory

ACOFI at the Forward PR press day in March. WOO HOOO Grafik magazine have beaten me to an official announcement of dates for my ACOFI Book Tour. But here’s everything […]

Charlie Coombes and the New Breed by Octavi Navarro thb

Charly Coombes and the New Breed at London’s Monto Water Rats, December 11th 2010, Live Review

On a brisk December night, Amelia's Magazine headed down to London’s Monto Water Rats to check out the Oxford based band Charly Coombes and the New Breed to see what all the indie fuss was about.

Written by Willemÿn Barker-Benfield

Charlie Coombes and the New Breed by Octavi Navarro Familiar with a fair few live music venues across London, I’ve been pretty up close and personal to a number of […]

An interview with painter, Jethro Buck

In celebration of Jethro Buck's solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Centre, Amelia's Magazine took a trip to Oxford to visit the exquisite painter's studio...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Oxford Edgar Degas’ statement; “Art is not what you see, but what you make others see,” pre-empts the paintings of Jethro Buck. Whilst Buck and Degas’ individual work relates to […]

Festival Review: Truck 2010

A wandering woolly monster, a vicar serving ale, and a line-up of singers and bands that define the term 'shit hot'; there is no other festival like Truck.

Written by Cari Steel

Darwin Deez at Truck Festival. Photograph by Sabrina Morrison It was only a matter of time before Amelia’s Magazine and Truck Festival became the firmest of friends. With circles overlapping […]

Festival Preview: Truck

For those in the know, Truck has long been a highlight of the festival season, we take a look at what Truck 2010 has in store for us, and find more than enough reasons to book a ticket.

Written by Cari Steel

Turning our attention to the smaller independent festivals, we are thrilled to be featuring Truck, an event with an impeccable reputation and massive good will behind it. There are so […]

Alexander McQueen: Genius of a Generation Book Launch

Florence Massey speaks to Kristin Knox, author of a new book which pays tribute to the late Alexander McQueen, at the signing at Material bookstore, Kingly Court

Written by Florence Massey

Illustration by Katie Harnett After attending the Susie Bubble talk at Sketchbook’s pop up shop, I headed to Kristin Knox’s book signing, who coincidently is the magazine’s resident fashion editor. […]

Robin Ince’s School for Gifted Children May Ball – Module One: A Review

On Friday 7th May we were all still reeling from the general election results. Time for a good dose of comedy and science at the Bloomsbury Theatre, courtesy of Robin Ince and friends.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Robin Ince by Jenny Robins. It was only thanks to Professor Brian Cox on twitter that I discovered Robin Ince’s School for Gifted Children May Ball – Module […]

Colourful Coffins become a Happy Journey

A few of the illustrators that feature in Amelia's Anthology of Illustration have got together to set up an exciting new venture: the Happy Journey Collective. Read on to discover what you can do to get involved.

Written by Abigail Daker

Colourful Coffins from Lesley Barnes, Thereza Rowe and Abigail Daker. A couple of weeks ago, while playing around on twitter, I saw a link posted by Thereza Rowe for a […]