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Posts Tagged ‘tour’

A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

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We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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An interview with The Raincoats as 1981 album Odyshape is rereleased on We ThRee

The seminal all girl post punk band rerelease second album Odyshape on the 30th anniversary of its creation, and it sounds as wonderful as ever. I caught up with band members Ana da Silva and Gina Birch for a catch up in advance of their ATP performance this December

Written by Amelia Gregory

The Raincoats by James Shedden. The Raincoats are an all girl band who formed during the late 1970s and split up in the mid 1980s. I was very little at […]

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Music: Interview with Cults

Spontaneous, fear of growing up, adult responsibility and cults - make for a happy mix in the music duo, Cults. Here follows an interview with the private Californians.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith Cults are a New York duo with a 60s guitar pop sound. Their debut album is out in May and I can’t wait. Go Outside has […]

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An interview with the Smoke Fairies

Smoke fairies play the guitar with their eyes closed, and sing like heavenly creatures. The Sussex girls have toured with artists such as Bryan Ferry and Laura Marling. I caught them after they'd just completed their own headline tour. Here's my interview with Smoke Fairies.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Georgia Coote You may have seen my review of Smoke Fairies, with Sea of Bees supporting, last month in Bristol. ‘I’m telling you when they play together live […]

The I Like Trains interview: singer Dave Martin answers my Q&A

I Like Trains have been one of my favourite bands for a long long time. After a significant break they're back with a brand new album and tour... as they embark on their UK leg I found out how it's been going so far, and how climate change inspired the lyrics for He Who Saw The Deep.

Written by Amelia Gregory

I Like Trains by Gemma Smith. You are currently on a very extensive tour: what prompted the decision to do such a big tour? The best way to promote an […]

Lissie’s Star Is On The Ascendant.

It's a busy life for this humble Midwestern singer. Currently on an ever expanding tour to promote her new album "Catching A Tiger", an enchanting snapshot of blues, Americana and folk, Lissie is having a memorable year; and it's not over yet!

Written by Cari Steel

Illustration by Abi Daker A while back I happened to catch a performance by Lissie at the Old Queens Head in Angel. I hadn’t planned on watching her – truth […]

Clayton Strange – Interview

Danceable South Coast post-punks are setting out on tour, so we decide to ask them why they're worth checking out.

Written by Laura Nineham

Four-piece Clayton Strange have already been heralded as “Portsmouth’s most promising local band at the moment” by the local press, and they’re gaining popularity across the South Coast. I managed […]

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The Drums: “I Felt Stupid” : Single Review

A piece of sunshine, available now

Written by Georgie Van Kuyk

Brooklyn quartet The Drums have hit everyone’s playlists hard (bit of a drum pun there for you), their infectious summer style is sustaining us through what looks set to be […]

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Earth Listings 22nd – 28th June

Green events this week

Written by Tom Russell

It’s Recycle Week! Look out for events near you. Monday 22nd June Voting begins for Climate Rush feminism poster. Carbon Trading Workshop In association with Climate Camp, come join a […]

First Thursdays Bus Tour

Written by Luisa Gerstein

I’m not a person who wins things; Lady Luck is not my friend. Never has my name been picked from a raffle or hat, scratch cards always defeat me, and […]

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Purple Turtle, London, 8 Nov 2006

Written by Amelia Gregory

Well, the Purple Turtle is nothing like I expected; after years of cycling past it I finally got to go to a gig there, and I was very pleasantly surprised. […]