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Album Review – Crystal Stilts: In Love With Oblivion

The new album from Brooklyn based Crystal Stilts is out now on Fortuna POP! The Joy Division comparisons are impossible to shake off, but we're still impressed by this second outing.

Written by Emma Barlow

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I was hoping to be able to stay away from the Joy Division comparisons while writing this review of New York band Crystal Stilt’s new album In Love With Oblivion, visit this site but like many before me I’ve found it basically impossible – the influence of Ian Curtis flows through the band’s second album like a vein of precious metal. It’s singer Brad Hargett’s drone-like vocal that does it, strongly recalling Curtis as well as the similarly enigmatic Jim Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain. (And now I won’t mention the J D words ever again…promise.)

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Album Review – Gang Gang Dance: Eye Contact

The New York based art collective is back with a new album to follow the global success of Saint Dymphna... and it's another swirling piece of enigmatic otherworldly sound art.

Written by Laura Lotti

It was probably down to skepticism that it took me some time to get into the latest Gang Gang Dance album. After all, erectile how on earth could they follow […]

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, discount who met, viagra like, mere […]

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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

Cults by Gemma Smith 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 […]

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Music: Album Review, Lia Ices

From Brooklyn, New York, classically trained, graceful, haunting and magical. Her voice is an instrument that she uses to mesmerising affect. Lia Ices' album; Grown Unknown, is out now.

Written by Helen Martin

Ross Harrison, information pills Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, diagnosis Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on […]

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Music: Interview with Alex Winston

Detroit born 21 year old Alex Winston makes lighthearted, catchy pop - the best kind. Full of sisterhood, attitude, feeling and fun. Her EP came out this month. Here's an interview with the lady herself.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Gemma Smith Alex Winston‘s music is the sort that you drive around listening to in the summer. Aha! And look outside, viagra page it looks as if spring […]

Beat the Champ by Cory Arcangel at The Curve, Barbican

We were bowled over by the latest large scale installation from the Brooklyn digital artist Cory Arcangel.

Written by Eleanor Whalley

Illustration by Oliver John Quinn After hanging out with contributor Nick for lunch during Menswear Day, information pills I hot-footed it up to Vauxhall Fashion Scout to check out D.GNAK‘s […]

Music Interview with Zohra Atash of Religious To Damn

Described as pretty gypsy, garage psych. Me neither. However this description does surprisingly make sense when you listen to Religious to Damn. Here is my interview with the lead singer; Zohra Atash.

Written by Helen Martin

This screen print by Franz Vesolt accompanies the release of Wild Nothing’s ‘Evertide’ EP. Music and art have always made the best of bedfellows, recipe so it seems only natural […]

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Meet Nicholas Stevenson: the friendly songwriter and illustrator from the North Pole…

Splendid music, fantastical and dreamy illustrations - and the North Pole? Let's have a cup of tea and chat about this Nicholas.

Written by Helen Martin

Gemma Milly_Nicholas Stevenson Illustration by Gemma Milly Nicholas sent me his CD and tape, troche accompanied by a lovely letter about living and musing about in Bristol. One of my […]

Interview: Chad Valley

Chad Valley discusses inspirational musical decades, favourite gigs and what his music would look like where it a geographical location...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Aysim Genc Did you know that we’re all buying a third more clothing than we did a decade ago? Yep, find you read that right. A third more […]

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The Composer, John Barry 1933 – 2011

John Barry, known for his iconic movie soundtracks, died on Monday in New York at the age of 77

Written by Helen Martin

Laurel Harple of i-D by Antonia Parker. Antonia Parker is just delightful. She’s also exceptionally talented and prolific, link medicine using bold colours and pattern to achieve wonderfully glossy idiosyncratic […]

Vauxhall Fashion Scout Ones to Watch A/W 2011 – A Preview

The winners of the Ones to Watch accolade have been announced for this coming A/W 2011 season. Here's an illustrated preview of the four designers billed as the hottest new London talent…

Written by Matt Bramford

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Photography exhibition: ‘New York Sleeps’

Abandoned squares and silent train stations paint an unusual and spellbinding picture of the metropolis of New York. Christopher Thomas’ photography exhibition is showing at The Wapping Project Bankside until 26th February.

Written by Jessica Furseth

View from Rockefeller Center Whether you blame Woody Allen or Carrie Bradshaw, discount we all feel like we know New York a little. I’ve listened to Candace Bushnell’s heroine wax […]

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Ahoy there Amelia’s Magazine! What’s your fave Christmas song?

After yesterday's post on fabulous Christmas songs, here Helen Martin asks contributors of Amelia's Magazine: What's your favourite Christmas song and why?

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Lorraine Nam Back with post two on Christmas music. I hope post one was enlightening. Now let’s see what the chaps at Amelia’s Magazine love to listen to […]

Eco Fashion by Sass Brown: A Review

Laurence King have published a guide to ethical fashion design by Sass Brown, herself a fashion designer and lecturer. But how does it stack up against my own book on ethical fashion? Here's my review.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivd memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, malady pulling ridiculous faces, find […]

The Photobooth Phenomenon… an interview with Alex Kokott of Photoautomat

We have a chat with Alex Kokott - London's representative of the Photoautomat analogue photobooth project - about his mission to bring the glory of analogue to the UK. We also managed to take some silly photographs, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Avril Kelly http://cargocollective.com/avrilkelly/ ‘Does my neck look fat in this?’ ‘My other scarf is an alpaca.’ ‘Under this scarf is a lovebite from Santa.’ Have a look at […]

Interview: The Books

Musical alchemists The Books return with their new album The Way Out, and give us a snapshot of their creative process (spoiler: it includes hiking)

Written by Cari Steel

Emma and I had been told to arrive at the ridiculously grand 33 Fitzroy Square for a “Townhouse Party” at 7pm punctually; but we’re both crap at being on time […]

An interview with Spanish fashion duo Animal Bandido

Matt Bramford chats to Claudia and Zosen, who together make up whacky Spanish fashion label Animal Bandido - they give us an insight into the label and tell us about their anti-multi-national ethos…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Donna McKenzie Regular readers of Amelia’s Magazine will know that we covered the Maison Martin Margiela 20 exhibition last March, story capsule when it showed in fashion capital […]

An interview with Laura Mackness

Laura Mackness talks us through the role illustration plays in her bold geometric designs and the aspects of fashion she finds the most inspiring...

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Knitwear design student Phoebe Thirlwall was an unquestionable highlight of Graduate Fashion Week 2010. Her work demonstrated an impressive level of craftsmanship, cialis 40mg about it receiving recognition even before […]

Sheena Matheiken’s The Uniform Project

Sheena Matheiken and the Uniform Project graduate in [sustainable] style after 365 days of wearing, styling and accesorising the same simple Little Black Dress…

Written by Helen Davis

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