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Posts Tagged ‘Piney Gir’

Piney Gir presents Purple Heart

Cult singer songwriter Piney Gir returns with new album mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE, and a beautiful new single in the form or Purple Heart. Here she explains what inspired the song, and introduces the video.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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The Purple Heart is literally a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed in war. My grandfather was awarded a Purple Heart medal in World War 2, but he never spoke of his time in the war. I was always intrigued by the bravery and scars he must have had (both physical and emotional) from his time spent in the war.

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The year I wrote the album mR. hYDE'S wILD rIDE I was having a really difficult year, with things around me spinning out of control, my work, my life, punctuated by death. It was a hard year. I used this song as a metaphor for what I was feeling, the swelling challenges of forging a path, the artists' walk is a difficult one, a road less travelled, and it's full of obstacles. I needed to make this song the way that I made it: with me playing guitar in the rough way that I play, singing and layering more and more voices almost random… read more

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Favourite Christmas Indie Tunes for 2011

This year there indie bands have released a plethora of Christmassy tunes. And I'm here to present you with a round up of the best: including songs from Piney Gir, Viv Albertine, Darren Hayman, My Tiger My Timing, Flow Machines, Fairewell, Dog is Dead, Honour Before Glory, Very Most and She & Him.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ukulele Christmas Carol by Abi Hall. Christmas tunes from respectable bands have never been more popular – both original compositions and covers of old favourites – here’s my round up […]

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Music Listings November 16th – 22nd

Written by Rebecca Milne

Monday 16th November, price 30 Seconds to Mars and We Fell To Earth, KOKO The planets collide as We Fell To Earth support 30 Seconds to Mars tonight at KOKO. […]