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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 // 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 // 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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How To Sing It

Jun
06

Clare Marcie interviews Isobel McArthur about her latest project, How To Sing It, debuting at the Tron Theatre later this week. 

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So what is this ‘How to Sing it’ show then?

Isobel: It is a show about my accents. I have more than one. And they’re my natural accents, places that my voice goes to throughout a conversation. They embody all these different sounds and places because of my mixed heritage, not all that mixed, all that exotic really, but it spans England and Scotland, to put it in broad and simpler terms.
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Interview: Skating Polly

May
06

Naina Bhardwaj interviews Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse of Oklahoma two-piece Skating Polly about their new record, The Big Fit.

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Boring background question: how did you get together to form the band? How has this experience influenced your music?

Kelli: We met when we were both really young, a few yeas before we started Skating Polly, and we shortly moved in together because our parents started dating. There were always instruments around the house and we were always messing around on them so forming a band seemed like the natural thing to do.
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