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Posts Tagged ‘Truck Festival’

Reports of Snow: an interview with Abe Davies of Reichenbach Falls

Reichenbach Falls is a collective that features members of Cornershop, Little Fish, Viarosa and Goldrush. Together they have created a lush album tinged with hints of Americana.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Reichenbach Falls_Reports of Snow album_cover

Reports of Snow is the new album by Reichenbach Falls, a collective headed up by singer songwriter Abe Davies, and based out of Oxford, that ever burgeoning hub of musical creativity. The album is chock full of mellow tunes with a tinge of Americana, perfect for those long winter evenings...

Reichenbach Falls portrait

How would you describe the sound of Reports of Snow?
Reports of Snow started out as a solo acoustic record - it was going to be just me and my guitar, with maybe a little keyboard and piano, that kind of thing. But as we worked on the songs we kept thinking 'this should be an acoustic song, for sure, but maybe with electric guitars, drums, bass, piano' ... so not really an acoustic song at all! So once we'd decided to let the songs go wherever they wanted to go, we worked on the basis that there should be a… read more

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Truck Festival 2011: Saturday Review

In our second review of Truck Festival I give you the low down on top new musical discoveries Monument Valley, Trophy Wife and reacquaint you with old school favourites Edwyn Collins and Saint Etienne.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Truck Fest by Cat O’Neil. It’s been six long years since I last attended Truck Festival, since when boutique festivals with eclectic musical line ups have become two a penny […]

Review: Truck Festival 2011

Once a year, a farm deep in the Oxfordshire countryside opens its gate and in rushes the most talented musicians of the moment, kids, babies, lovely people.... and a monster. We wouldn't miss it for the world.

Written by Cari Steel

Truck Monster Illustration by Barb Royal Dancing like a loon to jungle music at 3am. Sitting next to a cornfield in the evening sunshine with a succulent burger in one […]

Album review and interview – Mechanical Bride: Living With Ants

Her debut album came out a few weeks back - Living With Ants is a haunting feast for the senses, full of jazz and classical inflections. Please welcome Lauren Doss, aka Mechanical Bride.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Mechanical Bride by Sam Parr. Her debut album came out a few weeks ago and she’s been busy promoting it since then, but I’ve finally managed to secure an interview […]

Review of debut album Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm and interview with Benjamin Francis Leftwich

The debut album of York based singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is a romantic delight, perfect for a lazy summer's day...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Benjamin Francis Leftwich by Sam Parr. He’s got a beautiful lilting voice and a way with words that belies his age: meet romantic new singer songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich of […]

Album Review – Chad Valley: Equatorial Ultravox

The beautiful new Chillwave of Equatorial Ultravox by Chad Valley is out now on Loose Lips records. Chad Valley is Oxford based Hugo Manuel and he'll be playing at this year's Truck Festival.

Written by Amelia Gregory

From the teasing synths of opener Now That I’m Real (How Does It Feel?) to the closing wails of Shapeless it is clear that this new super long length EP […]

Wood Festival 2011 Review: Goodnight Lenin, Thea Gilmore, Telling the Bees

The first night at Wood Festival in Braziers Park was a relaxed sign of the weekend to come: wonderful folk music set against a beautiful backdrop.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Tents by Lorna Scobie. Wood Festival is billed as one of the greenest festivals in the UK, a fully sustainable event that takes place in the lovely sun dappled meadows […]

The ACOFI Book Tour visits Comma Shop in Oxford

On Wednesday 25th May I visited the wonderful Comma Shop in Oxford to give a talk about ACOFI, eco fashion, illustration and social media for creatives... and this is who I met!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last Wednesday was my second night on the ACOFI book tour last week – and my first time visiting the lovely new Comma Shop on Iffley Road in Oxford. Comma […]

Wood Festival 2011: a special preview interview with founder Robin Bennett

The wonderful Wood Festival was founded by the brothers Bennett, the fabulous family behind Truck Festival and Truck Store. I decided to get the downlow from Robin in advance of this year's Wood Festival at Braziers Park.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wood Festival is mere weeks away, so what better opportunity to catch up with one of the founders? I asked Robin what inspired him to create this fabulous boutique festival, […]

A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, all photography by Amelia Gregory. Last week Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou held a preview screening for their Tin Tabernacle tour video, titled 11 Nights […]

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 […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Friday

On Friday the Tripod Stage hosted Kirsty Almeida, Newislands, the Danny Chivers, Claire Fauset and Merrick triple-headed poetry tag team, Danny and the Champions of the World and a surprise performance from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kirsty Almeida by Lisa Stannard. On Friday we kicked off with Kirsty Almeida, who you can read more about in our interview here. My description of her music as bayou […]