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Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Interview with Alex Ostrowski

Singer Alex Ostrowski talks about the launch of new album Staycations, and tells us why Kotki Dwa's collaboration with the National Trust is so important.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Kotki Dwa at Sutton House by Sam Parr
The band at their Sutton House album launch by Sam Parr

Your 5 track EP 'Lunch' came out in November 2011. Before that, It had been a wee while since you put any music out other than your Halloween video and exclusive Amelia's Mag song for the USB Issue. Did this help you prepare for writing and recording Staycations, plus getting you back into performing live no doubt?

Yes we tend to leave quite big gaps in between our major projects. This time around it gave us the chance to develop our sound in the ways we'd been wanting to. The Lunch EP was kind of a 'study' to try out some new ways of doing things, moving forwards from our first album. We'd been working out how to be more economical with our part writing, so that things slotted together more deftly. Hopefully that comes through on the new album.

Great videos have always featured pretty heavily with your singles. I was locked in when I watched Robin's Clogs! You all look like you have a lot of fun making… read more

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A Summer Punch Up at Sutton House: Kotki Dwa Staycations Album Launch Party Review

The new Staycations album from Kotki Dwa was launched on Saturday 14th July with A Summer Punch Up at Hackney's Sutton House.

Written by Abi Renshaw

Kotki Dwa Staycations CD bundle by Sam Glynn Staycations. A word us Brits are getting more and more used to: when the sun shines, there is honestly just no place […]

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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 […]

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Bellowhead Live Performance Review

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

Written by Helen Martin

On their first night of their November tour, I join the mighty Bellowhead for a charming evening of joy inducing hardcore folk.

An interview with ace comedian and Latitude regular Robin Ince.

Robin Ince talks Latitude, crabs, climate change and the joys of Mills and Boon. Plus what he recommends you see at Latitude festival this year.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A new era in food shopping could have dawned a few weeks ago as The People’s Supermarket in Holborn opened its doors for the very first time. It’s ultimate aim? […]

The Futureheads – Interview

A chat with Sunderland's finest export, but don't dare call them a 'post-punk revival band'

Written by Ian Steadman

Style: “lu flux hats 2″ Illustration by Jenny Robins Lu Flux is one of the most interesting new British ethical fashion labels and one of the highlights in this year’s […]

Professor Brian Cox and his Wonders of the Solar System.

As this BBC2 series presented by Professor Brian Cox comes to an end, I ponder why this heart throb is so important to society. With collaborative illustrations by Abigail Daker and Lesley Barnes.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Ron Arad chair model All photography by Amelia Gregory unless otherwise stated. Once upon a time I assisted a well known stylist on a shoot with Ron Arad. We went […]

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Fashioning the Future 2009 Awards

The International Student Awards for Sustainability in Fashion

Written by Creative-Idle

Following their super successful appearance at Barfly last week I made my way to a west London location to meet the Plastiscine girls. On the way, sales I’m trying desperately […]