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An interview with Fairewell and review of debut album Poor, Poor Grendel

Johnny White is solely responsible for the beatific sounds of Fairewell. In this interview he explains how he's influenced by a combination of heavy metal and the magic of being a young child.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Fairewell by Jacqueline Valencia
Fairewell by Jacqueline Valencia.

The debut album from Fairewell starts with the beauteous tones of Grendel, after which the album is named. It's the soporific sounds of a thousand voices, electronic rustlings gradually underpinning the sampled loops as the whole comes to life before abruptly cutting to the jangly indie pop of Others Of Us. This is a record where seemingly random influences rub shoulders and dance along together in the Faraway World of Fairewell… a fairytale land full of half recognised tunes to lull you towards a beautiful haven. But I'll let Johnny himself explain what lies behind the dreamy sounds of his first long player.

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Fairewell is Johnny White - where does the quaint sounding name come from? 
I like the word a lot. It’s a reference to the song Farewell,… read more

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Album Review: Get Well Soon – Sarabeth Tucek

The songstress that enchanted the likes of Bob Dylan and Brian Jonestown Massacre - not to mention our own Laura Marling -  is back from the dark with an intimate album that talks about pain, self-destruction and death. Ultimately this heals with its magic.

Written by Laura Lotti

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Our Broken Garden & Still Corners at St. Giles-in-the-Fields: Live Review

Bella Union and Sonic Cathedral joined forces for this very special gig featuring Our Broken Garden and Still Corners, plus ambient sounds from Ulrich Schnauss. All in a beautiful church setting. On Wednesday 17th November 2010.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Yeti Lane – S/T – Album Review

Yeti Lane Album, Spotted

Written by Nina Joyce

All Photos Couresy of Sonic Cathedral Yeti Lane should know what they doing; with three quarters of now defunct band Cyann and Ben making up the ranks they have all […]