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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

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 Church seems to be undergoing a bit of a reinvention. A church with a long and interesting history (and that’s before we get to the impressive churchyard, with its links to the Romantic Poets, the American Revolution and The Beatles), over the last couple of years it has begun to put on small gigs by many an up-and-coming artist.

Mary Epworth by Sylwia Szyszka

Mary Epworth by Sylwia Szyszka

Escaping a bitterly cold evening, I was immediately struck by how small the place is (apparently a capacity of only around… read more

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Sound It Out: an interview with Jeanie Finlay

'High Fidelity with a Northern accent.' We chat to film maker Jeanie Finlay about her acclaimed documentary on the last independent record store on Teesside.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Sarah-Jayne Brain Record shops have always been a particular haunt of mine – from my (short-lived) days as a superstar student DJ when I’d go on the hunt […]

Brainlove Festival 2011 at the Windmill Brixton: Review

The top alternative music festival (with a free barbecue) returned to the Brixton Windmill for a day of audio and visual delights on Saturday 28th May 2011.

Written by Richard Pearmain

Illustration by Victoria Haynes As festival season shifts into gear, the Brainlove Festival made a welcome return to Brixton’s Windmill. Curated by Brainlove Records, this annual shindig is a well-spring […]

An interview with Tim Plester, director of Way of the Morris

Way of the Morris premieres as part of the London International Documentary Festival at the Barbican on Sunday 15th May. Director Tim Plester eloquently guides us through the making of this lovely film about Morris Dancing.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Way of the Morris by Rosemary Cunningham. Actor and film director Tim Plester has produced a beautiful documentary film inspired by his childhood antagonism towards the reignited Adderbury village cult […]

An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey. A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight […]

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 […]

A meeting with indie folk blues rockers Peggy Sue.

Peggy Sue tell me all about making their new album Fossils and Other Phantoms, and how they lost the Pirates. Illustrations by Kellie Black.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration of Peggy Sue by Kellie Black. I arrive by bike as usual to meet the three members of Peggy Sue at Spitalfields Market. Rosa got lost on hers and […]

Festival Preview: The Great Escape

A look at Brighton's annual music explosion, featuring some of the world's best new bands

Written by Laura Nineham

The Great Escape Festival is like a British version of SXSW. It’s the one festival where you’re guaranteed to stumble across the next big thing, catch some already big bands […]

SXSW – Tips for 2010

After recuperating from her 'stressful' week in Austin,, our girl on the ground gives us her top tips for up-and-coming acts

Written by Laura Lotti

2010 salutes the return of the 60s, but forget the bubblegum pop of The Shangri-Las & co – I’m talking about the deeper and more sophisticated psychedelic sounds of Cream […]

SXSW – Diary of a Festival Attendee

Our writer details her manic week in Austin, home of the biggest band showcase on the planet

Written by Laura Lotti

Photographs by Laura Lotti The South-by-Southwest Festival (or SXSW, in the shorthand) is perhaps the world’s most infamous record company picnic. Every year, hundreds of bands turn up from around […]