Cian Ciaran: It’s been a learning curve to say the least

Super Furry Animals’ Cian Ciaran has been working on his first, ever orchestral piece, which was performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, coinciding with a TV documentary which goes out on S4C/iPlayer on 30 November.
Cian took some time out to speak to The Fountain about working outside of SFA, the album release and where the momentum came from with this project.

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Harry Harris: It feels like a new start

With the recent release of EP, Andre The Giant, which features some guest spots from Natasha Hodgson and Stella Hervey-Birrell, Harry Harris has much to look forward to.

He took time out of his schedule to speak with The Fountain about the new EP, working with Chemikal Recipe and graphic novels.

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Leif Vollebekk: I tend to remember little moments

Leif Vollebekk wrote the ten-song Twin Solitude while re-calibrating from a creatively difficult time on the road, a time where his own songs just didn’t seem quite right. He began to find beauty in the everyday vignettes that made up his life at home and on the road, finding inspiration in a bike ride, a Moog synthesizer, an untuned guitar, a Nick Drake record.

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Review: Milky Chance

Milky Chance sold out their gig at what was meant to originally be at the ABC in Glasgow, and so there was a change in venue, to the O2 Academy. Performing to an energetic crowd the three-piece opened the gig with Clouds which evidently appealed to the mostly young crowd.

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Review: Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea

Longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Mrs Engels by Gavin McCrea enlivens a piece of history that few are aware of, looking at the relationship between Frederick Engels and a poor worker from the Irish slums by the name of Lizzie Burns.

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