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Posts Tagged ‘wales’

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

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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...

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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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The Sounds of Ghost Folk: an interview with Samuel Mason of Die Man Die

Samuel Mason is the enigmatic singer behind Die Mason Die, purveyors of your finest Ghost Folk. Find out more here...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Die Mason Die by Daisy Steele. Die Mason Die describe themselves as ‘Making ghost like noises with bearded grins‘ and they are set to make major waves on the UK […]

An interview with Georgia Ruth and review of debut album Week of Pines

An interview with Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, on returning to Wales and feeling at home.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Georgia Ruth by Gemma Cotterell. Week of Pines is the beautiful long playing debut album by Welsh singer-songwriter and harpist Georgia Ruth, it’s creation prompted by a return to Wales. […]

An interview with Sue Denim, talking about debut solo album And The Unicorn:

Sue Denim is best known as one half of electro clash wonders Robots in Disguise, but she's taken a decidedly different approach to the songs on her debut album, lovingly crafted in Wales...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Sue Denim by Louise Bennetts. Sue Denim is one half of electroclash duo Robots in Disguise, who launched with a bang in the same year that I began making Amelia’s […]

An interview with Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, created with wool from sheep who live on Trevayne Farm in Wales

Abi Renshaw talks to Anna Felton of Monkstone Knitwear, purveyors of the finest designer hand knits, created with love on a sustainable farm in Wales. It doesn't get much better than this...

Written by Abi Renshaw

Monkstone Knitwear Stripe Sweater by Stephanie Brown (FAIIINT). With the mild Autumn being over, the weatherman now talks of snow. Panic! Wondering what wardrobe essentials can help fight the impending […]

Lammas Low Impact Courses and Conferences

The pioneering sustainable self-build community takes its visitors back to the land in West Wales

Written by Amy Hughes

Illustration by Aurelia Lange Wales – the land of soaring song, turf-churning scrums and cunning cross-dressing rioters – is today at the forefront of sustainable, ecological development. In 2009 the […]

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Preview: Jayne Pierson

In the last of our series of pre-LFW interviews, we chat to Welsh designer Jayne Pierson to find out what's inspiring her this season and why she needs a holiday…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Gareth A Hopkins Welsh designer Jayne Pierson won the Graduate Fashion Week Ecological Design Award in 2007 and since then has quickly risen up the fashion ranks. Her […]

Howies: Ethical active clothing pioneers in Wales

Howies was set up by former ad execs Claire and David Hieatt, with principles of good design and sustainability at its heart. Here's an extract from my profile about this active wear brand in Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Howies by Bex Glover. Howies has since 1995 pioneered the creation of ethical active clothing with a strong design aesthetic. Based in Cardigan Bay, Wales, the company has built up […]

Akamuti: natural organic skincare from Wales

Lindsey Hedges founded the Akamuti skincare brand when she was just 20 years old. She now runs it with the help of her family from her base in rural Wales. Read on to find out more about this ethical entrepreneur....

Written by Amelia Gregory

Akamuti by Jenny Lloyd. I first became enamoured with Akamuti skincare products when I discovered the brand in 2008 and subsequently interviewed them for the last print issue of Amelia’s […]

An interview with the creators of Jessie and Buddug, the Shop

Sally Mumby-Croft interviews intrepid entrepreneurs and the designers of beautiful textiles, Jess Chorley and Buddug about expanding their Broadway Market stall into a shop on Columbia Road.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

A selection of Jessie’s corsarges Walking around Broadway Market, one cold wintery Saturday, feeling hungry and looking at all the delicious food I could ill afford, (oh the joys of […]

Beach Break 2010 Review

A sunny weekend in Wales (it can happen) was the perfect setting to discover hot new bands, and check in with the always superb Vampire Weekend.

Written by Laura Nineham

Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig. Illustration by Patty Bowman As I write this I’m exhausted; I’ve slept all weekend and still haven’t fully recovered from Beach Break. I’ve got an impressive […]

Merthyr to Mayo Solidarity Bike Ride: Galway to Castlerea

The first blog in a series detailing my adventures on a bike bound for Rossport Solidarity Camp in County Mayo, Ireland. Featuring a demo against the atrocities in Gaza, a Lidl carpark and Dallas style houses.

Written by Amelia Gregory

My touring bike, kindly lent by Velorution. At the start of June I went on an exciting adventure to Ireland… on a borrowed bike from Velorution. It was a trip […]

Glastonbury 2010 Climate Camp Tripod Stage Review: Sunday

The last day on the Tripod Stage. On Sunday we hosted Luisa Gerstein's band Lulu and the Lampshades and had a special visit from Cats and Cats and Cats, whose debut album If I'd Had An Atlas is out this week.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Sunday we lost a few and gained a few. Pete Lawrie called by with terrible hayfever to say he couldn’t sing for fear of losing his voice but kindly […]

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London Fashion Week A/W 2010 Catwalk Review: Welsh Designer Collective

A handpicked selection of the finest talent to come out of Wales since Charlotte Church, in the form of designers Josie Beckett, Elinor Franklin and Emma Griffiths. My Beautiful Fashion, Sunday 21 February

Written by Matt Bramford

The Welsh Designer Collective is a handpicked selection of Wales’ emerging fashion design talent. The Welsh are GOOD. Who knew? They certainly know how to plug Wales, for starters. I […]

Climate Camp Cymru: Ffos-y-Fran mine action

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, 13-16 August 2009

Written by Amelia

What would it be like to live just 37 metres from the gaping chasm of an opencast coal mine. Seems unimaginable eh? Surely it’s not possible? Who would choose to […]

Landscape Gallery – Oriel y Parc

words and photos from Polly Corrigan

Written by Polly Corrigan

St Davids, on the far south-western tip of Wales, is a city of contradictions. Being the smallest city in the UK, it is really more of a village with a […]