Articles about 'songwriters'

First Aid Kit: mini review

Joanna is blown away by First Aid Kit's glittering Royal Albert Hall performance

Joanna Whitehead // 8 October 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Sarah Jane Morris

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’ with The Communards. Chrissy D has...

Holly Combe // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

Mama Rhythm

Mainly a modern jazz soul singer, Sarah Jane Morris is perhaps most known for her 1980s pop cover of 'Don't Leave Me This Way' with The Communards. Chrissy D has a listen to her latest album, a politically charged project produced in collaboration with musicians including Keziah Jones and Tony Rémy

Chrissy //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Savages

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing. Savages have been hyped for over a year...

Holly Combe // 5 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Savages are here!

Marta Owczarek sees this Mercury-nominated act live and finds a performance that is full of conviction, with no hesitation and no second-guessing

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Gaptooth

Cazz Blase has a listen to Gaptooth’s debut album and finds a raw and honest but mixed result that nonetheless shows a sense of integrity and politics. Holly interviewed Hannah...

Holly Combe // 29 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Hannah rages for her sisters

Cazz Blase has a listen to Gaptooth's debut album and finds a raw and honest but mixed result that nonetheless shows a sense of integrity and politics

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Demand the Impossible!

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that “talks straight to the stomach”. Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that...

Holly Combe // 27 November 2013

Categories: Blog

To the riot, the survival and the fight

Swedish singer-songwriter Jenny Wilson has spoken of a longing to make music that "talks straight to the stomach". Marta Owczarek listens to her latest album and finds a sound that is decidedly more aggressive than her previous work

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part two)

Mariam Wallentin discusses musical influences, political causes and creative freedom in the face of the patriarchal-capitalist music industry. This is the second and final installment of Holly's two-part Q&A with Mariam the Believer. You can read the earlier part here

Holly Combe // 5 November 2013

Categories: Blog

Mariam the Believer Q&A (part one)

Holly has a chat to singer and musician Mariam the Believer about her recent single 'Invisible Giving'

Holly Combe // 4 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Zola Jesus at the Tabernacle

Russian-American singer songwriter Nika Danilova – aka Zola Jesus – is known for her very physical stage energy. Marta Owczarek heads to the Tabernacle in London to check out a...

Holly Combe // 29 October 2013

Categories: Blog

As monumental as ever

Russian-American singer songwriter Nika Danilova - aka Zola Jesus - is known for her very physical stage energy. Marta Owczarek heads to the Tabernacle in London to check out a gig with J. G. Thirlwell and Mivos Quartet and finds a more low key but nonetheless powerful performance

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman

The iconic Tori Amos and her devoted followers do not fit the stereotypical view of women’s place in music. But what about the women who just crave a good tune?...

Holly Combe // 21 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Tori and the women who love her: feminism in action?

The iconic Tori Amos and her devoted followers do not fit the stereotypical view of women's place in music. But what about the women who just crave a good tune? Louise Allan takes a critical look at US scholar Adrienne Trier-Bienieck's recent book about Amos fans and argues that there are a variety of female music lovers out there doing their own thing who cannot all be categorised by "women's issues"

Louise Allan //

Categories: Books, Music, Reviews

New review: Valerie June

Cazz Blase listens to Valerie June’s debut studio album, Pushin’ Against a Stone and finds a maturity and ease of style that suggests longevity. Valerie June calls her music “Organic...

Holly Combe // 7 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Stone cold talent

Cazz Blase listens to Valerie June's debut studio album, Pushin' Against a Stone and finds a maturity and ease of style that suggests longevity

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New feature: interview with White Blush

Cazz Blase revisits White Blush’s self-titled EP and talks to the creator, Carol Rhyu, about her work and what’s next for White Blush. Carol Rhyu (AKA White Blush) first came...

Holly Combe // 3 July 2013

Categories: Blog

Eerie electro: White Blush on extended play

Cazz Blase revisits White Blush's self-titled EP and talks to the creator, Carol Rhyu, about her work and what's next for White Blush

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Features, Music

New review: Dear River

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last. Dear River, the fourth album...

Holly Combe // 30 June 2013

Categories: Blog

The Long Journey Home

Helen G listens to the fourth album from Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo and is immersed from the first note to the last

Helen G //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New review: Emily Wells

Trained violinist Emily Wells successfully merges hip-hop and classical to create a folktronic sound that is all her own. She has brought out seven albums since 1999, mostly on her...

Holly Combe // 3 June 2013

Categories: Blog

‘Drums, keys, beat machines and whatever else she can fit in her road case’

Trained violinist Emily Wells successfully merges hip-hop and classical to create a folktronic sound that is all her own. She has brought out seven albums since 1999, mostly on her own label. Cazz Blase has a listen to Mama, her first release in the UK

Cazz Blase //

Categories: Music, Reviews

New feature: Karen Ablaze! talks to Sabrina Chap

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of...

Holly Combe // 31 May 2013

Categories: Blog

The long walk to equality

Musician and singer Sabrina Chap talks to Karren Ablaze! about putting the joy in the fight for LGBT rights and how same-sex marriage is by no means the end of the road

Karren Ablaze //

Categories: Features, Interviews, Music, Politics and Current Affairs, Sex and Relationships

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