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Best Christmas Indie Tunes for 2013

This year there have been plenty of Christmas albums from mainstream artists, but here I bring you a selection of the best from indie musicians across the world.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards

Joe Innes & the Cavalcade by Katie Edwards.

This year, despite a flurry of releases from mainstream musicians, there seems to be a dearth of Christmas tunes from indie artists. Never mind, I've done my best to dig out what there is to share here.

For Folk's Sake It's Christmas album 2013

First up, my favourite Christmas album comes, as ever, from the good folks at For Folk's Sake, who have managed to cobble together 14 top quality tunes for your delection: all in aid a very worthy cause: buy the CD or digital download and support Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.

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Favourite Christmas Albums for 2011: For Folk’s Sake, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Smith & Burrows, Kirsty Almeida

It's a bumper crop of Christmas tunes for 2011: with entire albums from the likes of For Folk's Sake, Emmy the Great and Tim Wheeler, Smith & Burrows and Kirsty Almeida. Listen on and enjoy. Merry Christmas everyone!

Written by Amelia Gregory

For Folk’s Sake Christmas 2011. Cover illustration artwork by Amelia’s Magazine contributor Amber Cassidy. Possibly my favourite Christmas album amongst a bumper crop is the collaborative effort from For Folk’s […]

X Factor 2011: An Illustrated Retrospective

This year's X Factor illustrated: see if you can guess who was the favourite contestant to draw...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Little Mix by Alison Day. Every year X Factor is my guilty pleasure, something to look forward to as the weather draws in – a comforting combination of manufactured spats, […]

An interview with CocknBullKid on the release of new album Adulthood

It's an anthemic tour de force: Adulthood by CocknBullKid comes out today on Moshi Moshi / Island Records. I had a little catch up with Anita Blay, the lady behind the songs.

Written by Amelia Gregory

CocknBullKid by Laura Warecki. When Amelia’s Magazine first met CocknBullkid she stood out as a unique singer, flying far from any obvious pigeon hole. I was impressed. Now, a couple […]

Introducing AOFM: the Academy of Freelance Make Up

AOFM was founded by Jana Ririnui and Jason Mallet just five years ago but already it's doing amazing things in the world of fashion make up. Here's a bit of their story...

Written by Amelia Gregory

AOFM by YesGo! AOFM or the Academy of Freelance Make Up (artists) is the brainchild of New Zealander Jana Ririnui and Englishman Jason Mallet, who met, like, mere months before […]

X Factor 2010: An Illustrated Retrospective

A bunch of illustrators illustrate this year's X Factor contestants. What fun!

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wagner by Karina Yarv. Another year, another X Factor out of the way. I went through a period of not watching any telly at all, and oh how I used […]

Joe Worricker at XOYO: Live Review

Joe Worricker played his debut showcase to a packed crowd at XOYO on Tuesday 16th November. From new single Finger-Waggers to slower numbers it was a right soulful romp.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Worricker by Karina Yarv. Joe Worricker was indeed wearing stars on his face, as declared on twitter twenty minutes before I arrived at his gig. I could hear Joe’s […]

Joe Worricker and his Finger-Waggers

New indie soul sensation Joe Worricker has just released his single Finger Waggers... and you can catch the accompanying video set in a Tupperware Party right here first.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Joe Worricker by Renato Pequito. Joe Worricker was turned away from X Factor but that didn’t prevent him from being snapped up by the coolest of labels Rough Trade. He’s […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: David Koma (Reprise)

Running ever so slightly late... Here's our second review of David Koma's beautiful collection for Spring Summer 2011.

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Andrea Peterson Only two seasons ago David Koma presented his – Niki de Saint Phalle inspired – collection of dresses off schedule headlining Freemasons as the winner of […]

London Fashion Week S/S 2011 Catwalk Review: David Koma

After his stunning show in the BFC Tent on Monday 20th September 2010 I gave David Koma a bit of a grilling about his use of python... and discovered just how charming this new talent is.

Written by Amelia Gregory

David Koma by Maria del Carmen Smith. Last Monday’s shows opened with a double whammy from David Koma and Holly Fulton, which I shall review in separate blogs. David Koma […]