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Ensemble


Reviews


Ensemble (2006)


Powerful second album from Toulouse-based electro artist Ensemble, which features collaborations with both Lou Barlow and Cat Power


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Interviews

Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

In our fifth interview with them, John Clarkson talks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative/indie rock band the Band of Holy Joy about their remarkable latest album, ‘Neon Primitives’.


Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to London-based alternative rock group the Band of Holy Joy front man Johny Brown about their latest two albums, ‘The Clouds That Break the Sky’ and ‘Funambulist We Love You’.


Band Of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown, Inga Tillere and James Stephen Finn from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about the making of their band's latest album, 'The Land of Holy Joy'.


Glue Ensemble
Interview Glue Ensemble - Interview

'John Clarkson speaks to Ben Blaine, the singer with 'alternative acoustic' collective the Glue Ensemble about their debut album 'We Used to Live Around Here’, which has finally seen release despite having been recorded four years ago and the losses that inspired its recording


Band of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's life-affirming new album, 'Easy Listening'


Band of Holy Joy
Interview Band Of Holy Joy - Interview

John Clarkson speaks to Johny Brown from London-based alternative rock band the Band of Holy Joy about his group's two new albums, 'How to Kill a Butterfly' and 'The North is Another Land'; writing plays and his group's new radio show


Profiles

FILM Guerrero/Blankets
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Portland, Oregon ensemble Tracker have recently released the soundtrack to Craig Thompson's much acclaimed autobiographical graphic novel 'Rewards.' Frontman John Askew speaks to John Clarkson about rewards and difficulties of recording it


Live

Purdy
Corn Exchange, Wallingford, 21/9/2019 Purdy - Corn Exchange, Wallingford, 21/9/2019

NIck Dent-Robinson watches vocalist Rebecca Poole AKA Purdy, accompanied by a stellar ensemble, returns to her native Oxfordshire to perform originals and cover tunes.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, 6/2/2016 Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, 6/2/2016

Lisa Torem watches South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform a spectacular A Cappella concert at Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music.


Band of Holy Joy
Tiger Lounge, Manchester, 27/9/2014 Band Of Holy Joy - Tiger Lounge, Manchester, 27/9/2014

Bill Seagrave watches the Band of Holy Joy play an atmospheric and inventive set at the Tiger Lounge in Manchester


Camera Obscura
Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 23/4/2009 Camera Obscura - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 23/4/2009

Chris O' Toole watches Glaswegian pop-ensemble Camera Obscura play a a rewarding, but also strangely downbeat show at Shepherd's Bush Empire in London


Black Dice
Spitz, London, 31/3/2004 Black Dice - Spitz, London, 31/3/2004

New York ensemble and Fat Cat signings Black Dice recently toured Britain with their experimental music. Emma Haigh is enthralled by a show that is both "spontaneously individual, and strangely conversant between it’s three performers" at the London Spit


Features

Band Of Holy Joy
(With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020 Band Of Holy Joy - (With Moon Under Water and Dream Maps), Water Rats, London, 17/1/2020

We profile our next London Pennyblackmusic Bands' night which will take place with The Band of Holy Joy, Moon Under Water and Dream Maps at the Water Rats on the 17th January, 2020.


Band Of Holy Joy
(With the Cathode Ray), Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 10/12/2017 Band Of Holy Joy - (With the Cathode Ray), Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh, 10/12/2017

We profile our next Pennyblackmusic Bands Night which will take place with The Band Of Holy Joy and The Cathode Ray on the 10th December at the Wee Red Bar in Edinburgh.


Band of Holy Joy
(With the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son), Macbeth, London, 9/1/2015 Band Of Holy Joy - (With the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son), Macbeth, London, 9/1/2015

Dominic Simpson looks back on our first Bands' Nights of 2015, which at the Macbeth in London, saw sets from the Band of Holy Joy, the Bitter Springs and Idiot Son


Virgin Prunes
Profile Part 2 Virgin Prunes - Profile Part 2

In the conclusive part of our two part feature on the experimental Irish art rockers the Virgin Prunes, Anthony Strutt looks at their three of their latter albums,'...If I Die, I Die', 'Heresie' and 'The Moon Looked Down and Laughed'


Virgin Prunes
Profile Part 1 Virgin Prunes - Profile Part 1

In the first part of a two part series, Anthony Strutt profiles Irish new wave art collective the Virgin prunes and examines their debut album, 'A New Form of Beauty'







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