Interview: “Not the Beginning of the End” For Laura Veirs

Laura Veirs’ song “July Flame” is one of my favourite things of the last few years – there’s something about that vocal and the atmosphere it creates that is incredible. When its parent album proved to be a real critical success for the Oregon-based singer-songwriter, she didn’t choose to simply do the same thing all over again: instead, Veirs has just released an album of songs intended for children. A while back I gave her a call and asked all about the background and recording of Tumble Bee, which has earned some glowing reviews over the last couple of weeks. My interview is now up over at PopMatters.

Read the full interview at PopMatters

Summer Sundae Part 2 Coverage Live

As promised my thoughts on Saturday at this year’s Summer Sundae are now being broadcast to the word by the fine, fine TLOBF. Again there are photos by Joe Collins, and this time around the bands covered include Market Harborough experimental rockers Black Carrot, London’s Kings of Rome Goldheart Assembly (with whom I should have an interview transcribed by next week, incidentally) and the lovely songstress of July Flame fame Laura Veirs. We also saw The Fall, but we were mystified by them. Have a look at our work if you’re that way inclined, and keep your eyes peeled for part 3, which I might add contains the best photography of the likes of Local Natives and will be up tomorrow. You’ve been warned.

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"There's a flaming red horizon that screams our names..."

Jeff Buckley - "Eternal Life"

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