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Posts Tagged ‘Sam Parr’

East India Youth at the Sebright Arms: Live Review

Ahead of the release of his second album, we catch the Mercury Prize nominated electronic musician play an intimate venue in East London on Wednesday 4th March 2015.

Written by Richard Pearmain

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East India Youth by Sam Parr

2014 had proved an eventful year for East India Youth, otherwise known as William Doyle. His debut album, Total Strife Forever, received glowing reviews and popped up in assorted mid and end of year lists (the Guardian and Quietus included). There was also the Mercury Prize nomination, where he found himself on an unusually strong shortlist, along with assorted support slots and festival appearances.

The bijou basement venue at the Sebright Arms, a rejuvenated old East End boozer tucked away just off Hackney Road, was a bit of a contrast to the last venue I’d seen East India Youth at, namely the rather cavernous environs of Heaven. Perhaps unsurprisingly, tonight’s show sold out well in advance, and the room was already buzzing by the time Doyleread more

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Kate Bush at the Eventim Apollo 2014: Live Review

We catch the iconic singer during her sold out run of London shows on Saturday 6th September 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Kate Bush by Daria Hlazatova This could never be an ordinary show. Not like some 20 minute set at the Windmill, oh no. This was Kate Bush, and Kate Bush […]

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Las Kellies at Oslo Hackney: Live Review

We catch the Argentine trio at London’s newest venue on Thursday 14th May 2014.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Las Kellies by Sam Parr Very much the new kid on the block in terms of East London music destinations, Oslo Hackney has been attracting some interesting (and surprisingly big […]

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Depeche Mode at the O2 Arena: Live Review

We catch the electronic music legends on their return to London on Tuesday 19th November 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Depeche Mode by Sam Parr I was definitely in unknown territory, trying to make sure I took the right exit from North Greenwich station on a bitterly cold evening, with […]

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George Pringle at the Social: Live Review

We catch the London singer’s much anticipated return on Saturday 15th June 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

George Pringle by Maria Montiel It seems strange to think that it’s been three whole years since George Pringle last graced a stage. I’d seen her a few times at […]

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The Eccentronic Research Council at Village Underground: Live Review

There were dark tales to be told as the synth-wielding Sheffield combo, featuring an acclaimed actor in their ranks, played their debut London show on Friday 17th May 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

The Eccentronic Research Council by Laura Hickman For the first in a series of events celebrating a century since Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo published L’Arte dei Rumori (The Art of […]

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Mary Epworth at St Pancras Old Church: Live Review

The acclaimed singer returns to London with a show at this intimate venue on Wednesday 3rd April 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Mary Epworth by Gemma Cotterell Hidden away between Mornington Crescent and St Pancras railway station, in that relatively little known area of London that is Somers Town, St Pancras Old […]

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Josh & Nicol: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Label Josh & Nicol presented The Promise of the Rainbow at LFW A/W 2013 at the Charing Cross Hotel on Friday 15th February

Written by Jessica Cook

Josh & Nicol, LFW A/W 2013 by Sam Parr Somewhere over the rainbow, namely at Charing Cross Hotel, Josh & Nicol presented their LFW A/W 2013 collection. The Promise of […]

Woodpecker Wooliams at King’s Place: Live Review

The mercurial singer plays her first show of the New Year in the stylish surroundings of King’s Place on Saturday 12th January 2013.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Woodpecker Wooliams by Sam Parr Turning a corner from King’s Cross station, it was a chill wind that blew as I hurried down York Way. Past those Victorian facades touched […]

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Bat For Lashes at the Forum: Live Review

The twice Mercury Prize nominated singer plays the second of two sell-out nights at the HMV Forum on Tuesday 30th October 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Bat For Lashes by Sam Parr Escaping from the chilly evening air of Kentish Town (and making my way past a somewhat disconcerting poster advertising the Polyphonic Spree singing tunes […]

Ashley Isham: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Ashley Isham showed at the My Beautiful Fashion venue on Saturday 15th September 2012.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ashley Isham by Lo Parkin. I nearly didn’t make the Ashley Isham show, but a chance encounter with a catwalk photographer on the tube home persuaded me to take a […]

Corrie Nielsen: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Catwalk Review

Corrie Nielsen's Florilegium collection was shown on Friday 14th September at the BFC Showspace in Somerset House, styled by Rebekah Roy.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Corrie Nielson S/S 2013 by Deborah Moon. I knew we could expect something really special from Corrie Nielsen‘s S/S 2013 show: but even I was not prepared for the staggering […]

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The History Of Apple Pie at Birthdays: Live Review

Hotly tipped new band celebrate the release of their latest single on Wednesday 15th August 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

The History Of Apple Pie by Sam Parr From the queue snaking up the stairs, I knew it was going to be a busy one at Birthdays. I’d guessed as […]

Think Act Vote presents The Future We Choose \\ Pop Up Radical Think Tank and Book Launch Party

On July 25th we went along to The Arch Gallery for an afternoon of inspirational talks and the launch of 'The Future We Choose', the new book by radical think tank Think Act Vote, which features a lot of contributions from the Amelia's Magazine family.

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

On the 25th of July I had the pleasure of attending – unfortunately only a part of – the launch event organised by Think Act Vote (?!X) at The Arch […]

Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Interview with Alex Ostrowski

Singer Alex Ostrowski talks about the launch of new album Staycations, and tells us why Kotki Dwa's collaboration with the National Trust is so important.

Written by Abi Renshaw

The band at their Sutton House album launch by Sam Parr Your 5 track EP ‘Lunch‘ came out in November 2011. Before that, It had been a wee while since […]

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A Summer Punch Up at Sutton House: Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Party Review

The new Staycations album from Kotki Dwa was launched on Saturday 14th July with A Summer Punch Up at Hackney's Sutton House.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Kotki Dwa Staycations CD bundle by Sam Glynn Staycations. A word us Brits are getting more and more used to: when the sun shines, there is honestly just no place […]

London 2012: The XXX Olympic Games

Seven years in the making, the London 2012 Olympic Games FINALLY begin this evening. Here's our illustrated guide, with some surprises, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Olympic Gymnastics by Lucy Palmer Tonight’s the night. After what has quite possibly been the longest warm up for anything to happen ever, seven years in the making, the 30th […]

The Canine Games 2012 Illustrated

Absolutely atrocious weather could not stop the first ever Canine Games getting off to a brilliant start. Featuring lots of dogs in fancy dress: perfect to illustrate!

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Canine Games by Nanae Kawahara. Last Saturday east London hosted the very first Canine Games, a chaotic mishmash of dog parade, craft stalls and musical entertainment. Due to the […]

An interview with Japanese singer Cuushe about the making of Girl / You Know That I am Here / But the Dream

Three years after the release of her captivating debut album Red Rocket Telepathy, contemporary Japanese dream-pop singer Cuushe is back with a new EP of bewitching remixes...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Cuushe by Sam Parr. Japanese singer Cuushe releases an extended EP, Girl / You Know That I am Here / But the Dream, featuring remixes of her dreamy vocals set […]

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Frankie Rose at the Lexington: Live Review

Following the release of her new album, the former Vivian Girl brings her band to the Lexington on Thursday 28th June 2012.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Frankie Rose by Daria Hlazatova It was a warm weekday evening on the Pentonville Road and, away from the football on the big screen, Frankie Rose was about to take […]