Category Archives: Interviews

Athletes in Paris – coming to a house party near you

Having found the business of dishing out flyers in a former life as the band Djanglearbra not as effective as they would like the business of marketing to be, Athletes in Paris struck upon a novel way of bringing their … Continue reading

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Ajimal

Ajimal is a 22 year-old musician from Newcastle. You might be thinking that that’s an interesting sobriquet and you’d be right; it certainly is intriguing. His namesake, and where in fact this moniker originates from, is a former Haitian witchdoctor … Continue reading

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Love is brilliant

Love is, among many other magical things, the unexpected appearance of a cup of tea one nondescript morning. It says more than you think such ordinary things possibly could. It says I love you, I know you, and I don’t … Continue reading

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Weaving a project of their own

Perhaps it’ll be three members of the Woven Project one evening, and the next time maybe it’ll be somewhat of a duet or even a full-on seven-piece ensemble in attendance. That variety and malleability gives the music collective a unique … Continue reading

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A dog, some cash, foot hair and music

Foot Hair are a five-man punk metal band with song titles that are blatantly hostile. Casual Rape, Miserable Faggot, and Harlequin Baby to name a few are patently shocking when read verbatim. What is it we presume from just that? … Continue reading

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Nadine Shah – New Talent

Her candour is charming: “I played a gig last night with Sting’s daughter Coco. It was a really sterile event, not so much a music gig, more a clinical posh event in a hotel. But they had a free bar, … Continue reading

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Fiona Crisp – Interview

Fiona Crisp’s new installation Subterrania is an intricate, multilayered, and insightful look at what we perceive life to be. It is thoughtful body of work exploring the phenomenological experience of an image – its raison d’être so to speak – … Continue reading

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Gay Against You – Interview

New on the scene is Gay Against You, a truly fruity musical duo from the bonny city of Glasgow, who see the release of their second album Righteous Signals, Sour Dudes in August. With a thoroughly imaginative and unclassifiable style … Continue reading

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Seripop

The curator of the Seripop installation paints a rather superb description of what we are can expect from the weekend long event at the Baltic: “My intentions are to arrive and present an explosion of craziness; a full installation of … Continue reading

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Harland Miller – Interview

It all started with peanuts. In a sweet and praiseworthy act of loyalty, a young Harland Miller deliberately sabotaged his 11 plus exams to stay close to his best friend, Dean Robinson. Ironically, his friend ended up passing, whereas Miller … Continue reading

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