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Posts Tagged ‘sigur ros’

Fiona Paxton: London Fashion Week S/S 2013 Preview Interview

Meet Fiona Paxton: queen of beading!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fiona Paxton Green dress - Yasuko necklace
Fiona Paxton is a jeweller who works with the fine art of tambour beading to create bold earrings, necklaces and bracelets. I spoke with her about her intriguing career and her eye-catching designs.

You started out as a textile designer: how did you make the transition to making jewellery?
I wanted to launch my own collection and the initial idea was fringed scarves with fine chains. During the design and sampling process I tried some scarves with the chains looping around. It then just snowballed from there - I showed a few people the samples and the reaction was incredible. I just built on the original designs each season and broadened the collection. I have had to learn everything along the way and I still am.

Fiona Paxton by Claire Bartrop
Fiona Paxton by Claire Bartrop.

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An interview with Pieter Nooten and review of new album Surround Us

Venerable electronic music pioneer Pieter Nooten talks about his latest album, a collaboration with the celloist Lucas Stam.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Pieter Nooten by Adam Pryce.
There are echoes of Brian Eno in this beautifully haunting collection of songs that straddle the definitions of classical and ambient music. Surround Us opens with …

Latitude Festival 2010: Sunday Music Review

A review of a hazy Sunday afternoon spent listening to Mumford and Sons, Kirstin Hersh, Rodrigo y Gabriela and the wondrous sounds of Sigur Ros frontman Jónsi.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Photography by Amelia Gregory.
Sunday afternoon belonged to Mumford and Sons – it was an absolutely glorious summer afternoon and it felt like the whole festival had turned out to see …

Festival Preview: Bestival & Camp Bestival

A look at two of Britain's more interesting festivals, taking place every year on the south coast

Written by Ian Steadman

Another weekend on the festival calendar that has readily established itself as one of the more well-regarded events around is Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank’s Bestival, which takes place …

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Efterklang – The Asylum, Birmingham – Live Review

Seeing this band live hurts, but in the good way

Written by Wolfdisguisedasmonk

Efterklang are a seven-piece from the tiny Danish island of Als who have big ideas involving strings, brass and symphonic harmonies, refusing to let a lack of classical training serve …

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Efterklang – Performing Parades – An Album Review

Danish band retell stories of Parades

Written by Garreth Akerman

The sonically cinematic Danish outfit, Efterklang, release a live recording of their stunning 2007 release, Parades. I know what you’re thinking, apart from the obvious few, (MC5 – Kick Out …