Category: Acoustic

Album review: Building On The Land – Arcelia by Anna Morell

Arcelia

Kent-based Arcelia have been quietly building a discerning national following since their debut album, ‘Wrap Your Bones’ came out in 2014. There’s a solidity to their craft as songsmiths and singers, as each has honed their skills for years before finding themselves in a holy trinity of harmony in this band. There is a maturity…

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A summer of Sick! by Anna Morell

Sick!

A whopping one in three people suffer from an invisible illness. And you can’t tell. Because they’re some of the most normal people you know. They’re also some of the most bad-ass, creative people you know, like Zara Carpenter and Matt Bray, Medway-based artists who are running Sick! – a contemporary arts programme funded by the Arts Council and supported by Medway Council Arts Team running in Rochester and Chatham this summer.

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Gig review: Martha Wainwright + Bernice at Revelation Ashford (5 stars) by Anna Morell

Martha Wainwright by Carl Lessard

“Hello,” she says simply, hand placed as if for reassurance across her heart, before piercing a pick-a-note electro-lounge soundscape with a clear, bright vocal somewhere between Yo La Tengo’s Georgia Hubley, Judy Tzuke and Scout Niblett on a more tuneful day. Robin Dann, here playing under the moniker Bernice, is a cerebral support act, imagining…

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