I don’t think that EMI ever really knew what to do with Alessi’s Ark. Less than a year after the release of her debut Songs From the Treehouse, Alessi Laurent-Marke has parted company with the label who seemed to do very little to promote her album. Despite this, it’s been a busy year for Alessi, [...]
A couple of years ago Dev Hynes made the journey from London to Omaha, Nebraska to have his debut album produced by Mike Mogis. The result was a triumph of production with the Bright Eyes man taking the often thin Lightspeed Champion songs and turning them into a country-tinged indie pop sucess.
Last year Alessi Laurent-Marke [...]
It might not be a scene, but there’s only one degree of separation separating almost all of London’s young musicians who could be very broadly described as ‘folk’. Two sets of them are on stage tonight, and their stars are definitely in the ascendancy. Particularly the headliners who are on a run of selling out [...]
Time now for a new feature. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for ages, but never quite getting round to. Until now. The idea’s pretty simple. I ask an artist seven questions about seven songs. The first one today comes from Alessi’s Ark. As you can see she’s a woman of fine taste.
1. A song [...]