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Interview // Liela Moss (The Duke Spirit)

Nov
09

Kathleen Coyle interviews Liela Moss about the band’s latest EP, ‘Serenade’.

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‘Serenade’ feels like the natural successor to ‘Follow’, which was more upbeat than previous tracks on ‘KIN’. Heartbreak reverberated throughout the album, but a serenade suggests a celebration of love. Will the next album be more sanguine in tone?

I think most of the lyrics that tumble out of my head, oscillate between an optimistic vision of the triumph of humanity over fear, or the pessimism of losing love and being separate from the whole. So regarding the next record as it emerges, well it will doubtless peer into both of those realms, and come out blinking!
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Interview // Anna Meredith

Nov
07

Rosie Davies talks to Scottish Album Of The Year winner Anna Meredith about her latest project.

Photo credit: Kate Bones.

Photo credit: Kate Bones.

People are, apparently, surprised to find out that Anna Meredith’s music has been written by a woman. If her music was, God forbid, marketed by Nestlé she’d be a grab bag of Mexican Chilli McCoys or a Yorkie. NOT FOR GIRLS!!!! Lol.

It feels like a betrayal to something or someone to whisper, “Yeah, I can kind of see what they mean.”
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INTERVIEW // MICHELLE OVENS

Sep
15

TYCI interviews MBE Michelle Ovens ahead of PRS For Music‘s Edinburgh workshops. 

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INTERVIEW // LITTLE KITT

Sep
15

Gabrielle Corbett interviews inspiring entrepreneur Caoimhe about her own baby clothing range Little Kitt

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Interview // Zyna Hel

Aug
12

Rebecca Moore interviews self-proclaimed “disco witch” Zyna Hel.

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How would describe your sound for our readers who might not be familiar with your work?

I write magical pop songs for starseeds and strippers.
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Interview: Lynda Radley

Aug
05

Clare Marcie interviews Lynda Radley about her latest play, The Interference, which just premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe.

So, The Interference – what is it?

The Interference is a play that I’ve written for Fringe which has a cast of 12 young people in it. It was commissioned by Pepperdine University, who every few years get a playwright from Scotland to write a play for their young acting students… I had been, as a lifelong feminist, really interested in things like online misogyny, but had also noticed a couple of instances of deep misogyny on campuses in the UK. There was the hockey team from Stirling University,  then there was the debating situation at Glasgow University, where the two young women who’d come up from Oxford were shouted down and had comments made on their appearance. At the same time, there were a lot of grumblings about sexual assault cases on campuses in the States and how those were handled by colleges and how that shone a light on internal bias and a lot of rape myths that a lot of people carry within them.
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Interview // The Anchoress

Jul
29

Rebecca Moore interviews The Anchoress ahead of her show in Glasgow next week.

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Congratulations on the release of Confessions of A Romance Novelist. What has the response been like? How do you feel post-release?

Thank you! I make a rule not to read reviews (for my own sanity) but of course I’ve seen the pull-quotes on the website and it’s nice to see that the response has been, on the whole, a very welcoming one. It’s a relief to have the album finished and out there after such a long journey to get to this point. I’m very much focused on the next album project now and not losing the momentum of working. How do I feel post-release? Busy…
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TYCI chats to Anna Meredith

Jul
26

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Last week, award-winning and celebrated composer Anna Meredith led a four-day residency as part of Brighter Sound‘s Artistic Director Series in Manchester. Alongside guitarist and composer Jack Ross, and visual artist Eleanor Meredith, the residency provided an opportunity for young and emerging female musicians and multidisciplinary artists to collaborate and create new work inspired by the Wonder Materials:Graphene and Beyond exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Produced as part of the programme for the Science in the City Festival, and in wider celebration of Manchester as the European City of Science 2016, the work will premiere at the museum’s Science in The City Late event tomorrow (Wednesday 27 July). Before the residency began, Stacey Walton conversed with Anna over email…
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Behind The Scenes // Gender-Blind Theatre With Arielle Seidman

Jul
18

Sarah Brosenstern interviews Arielle Seidman, Artistic Director for Britches and Hose, a gender-blind theatre group in Northern Virginia, U.S.A.

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With today’s ease of streaming video to cell phones, computers, and home televisions in a matter of seconds, it is a sad reality that many young people today have a limited exposure to live theatre. Yet there are many community theatre groups out there who seek to make live theatre more accessible to their local communities. Recently, I touched base with Arielle Seidman, a longtime friend and the Artistic Director for Britches and Hose, an American gender-blind theatre group whose actors hail from Washington, D.C. and the nearby states of Virginia and Maryland.
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Into The Wild… Life Drawing

Jun
15

Gabrielle Corbett interviews conservationist and artist Jennie Webber about her Wild Life Drawing classes, as part of our EXPLORATION series.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Illustration by Gabrielle Corbett.

Jennie Webber is next in a session of interviews / profiles from CueGirls. The aim is to celebrate current young, creative and interesting women in order to inspire more.

Wildlife is something that a lot of people do not explore despite it being so close. As more and more of us move to cities we become increasingly detached from nature and the natural world we used to be so content with. Recently, I joined Jennie and class at Charter House Aquatics (FYI it’s free to just pop in and have a snoop about) in London for a drawing class as a pre-Teleman gig activity and was infatuated by the lax atmosphere to roam free, use any of the drawing materials and admire the sea creatures. Before painting we were walked around the tanks and informed of the fascinating habitats and conservation issues surrounding certain species.
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