Latest London Undersound Stories

2009-05-15 11:41:00

NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- British singer-songwriter-producer and two time Grammy nominee Imogen Heap is set to release her much anticipated new solo album Ellipse on August 4th 2009 through RCA Records. The same day Imogen wrapped up her tour in support of her last breakthrough album Speak For Yourself, she delved into the writing process for Ellipse. Without so much as unpacking, Heap spun Google Earth around a few times to plot some destinations to begin writing. She began in Hawaii...

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By Charlotte Cripps When Antony Gormley heard Nitin Sawhney's latest album, he decided to supply the CD artwork. Charlotte Cripps talks to them about how mutual artistic appreciation developed into a deep friendship The acclaimed British sculptor Antony Gormley is far better known for his Angel of the North sculpture and for winning the Turner Prize in 1994 than he is for designing album artwork. But when he listened to his friend Nitin Sawhney's new album London Undersound which...

2008-08-18 18:00:00

Disappointing news from the Big Chill, the music festival that prides itself on its environmentally-friendly philosophy. The organisation's motto is "Leave no trace", referring to the pristine state it always leaves its temporary home in the beautiful Deer Park at Eastnor, Hereford. It seems that this year, the army of litter pickers, admitted in exchange for a free weekend ticket, failed to turn up for work on Sunday morning, by which time the site was rather the worse for wear after...

2008-07-30 00:00:31

By CHARLOTTE CRIPPS Pop THE BIG CHILL Eastnor Castle MALVERN The Big Chill - a multi-media festival - is held in the Eastnor Castle Deer Park in the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire. The eclectic line-up this year includes Martha Wainwright, Lykke Li, Beth Orton, Portico Quartet, Don Letts, The Orb, Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Witt and Norman Jay, as well as spoken word performances from Apples and Snakes, moonlight cinema screenings of Dracula and Oliver Twist, and comedy from Bill...

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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
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