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Posts Tagged ‘Stornoway’

Glastonbury Festival’s 2014 Emerging Talent Competition: My Top Three Acts

Here are my top three acts to go forward to the second stage of judging for the Emerging Talent Competition: Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles, Alev Lenz and George Boomsma.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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I was very flattered, when, thanks to a recommendation from Stay Loose music PR, I was asked to be one of the judges for the first round of Glastonbury Festival’s 2014 Emerging Talent Competition. The panel is made up of ‘about 40 of the UK’s top online music writers’ that includes the likes of Drowned in Sound, TLOFBF and Breaking More Waves, so I am indeed in good company. Together we have compiled a long list of 120 acts from around 8000 entries (with the selection sent to me predominantly consisting of folk, electronic, acoustic and pop acts, at my request), from which the second stage judges must pick the 8 finalists and then the final winner. Over the years I have frequently been very impressed with the bands that have been highlighted by this competition as ones to watch, and so… read more

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Larmer Tree Festival 2011 Review, Saturday: Stornoway, Gabby Young, Caitlin Rose and Mud!

Saturday was marred by sporadic heavy rain showers, but that didn't put a dampener on the amazing Larmer Tree line up: highlights included Gabby Young, Stornoway, Caitlin Rose and Gary Stewart.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Gabby Young and Stephen Ellis at Larmer Tree. All photography by Amelia Gregory. By Saturday the rain had well and truly settled in at Larmer Tree Festival and it was […]

Stornoway talk about playing at the 2011 Larmer Tree Festival, 13th-17th July in Dorset

We speak to Stornoway about the UK festival scene in advance of their performance at the Larmer Tree Festival, taking place between 13th-17th July at the Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. With lots of illustrations.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Stornoway by Sally Jane Thompson. I’m really excited that Oxford indie folksters Stornoway will be playing on the bill at Larmer Tree Festival this year. Their lovely debut album Beachcomber’s […]

Live Music Review: TV Nights

A nu-folk night at Ronnie Scott's? Whatever next! Luckily for us it was a joy from start to finish, and gave us a sneak peek at the exceptional talent emerging from the current folk scene.

Written by Rachel Clare

Bobbin Bicycles wall Bobbin Bicycles by Natasha Thompson. I first heard of Bobbin Bicycles just over three years ago, shop when as a nascent bespoke bike company they contacted me […]

Festival Preview: Truck

For those in the know, Truck has long been a highlight of the festival season, we take a look at what Truck 2010 has in store for us, and find more than enough reasons to book a ticket.

Written by Cari Steel

‘Glass Gun 2′ by Julie Hill A couple of days ago my housemate returned home bursting with a tale that he’d been carrying around with him all day. What he […]