Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Interview – Mira Gonzalez

Untitled_artwork-2 What you do in three words. Mostly I sleep. Three key things people need to do/understand to make poetry into a viable career option. 1.) Don’t listen to me. 2.) Struggle. A lot. 3.) Poetry honestly doesn’t seem like a viable career option. I would recommend maybe getting a degree in neuroscience, or something. Perks ...

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New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – Leisure – Mexico

leisure Check out this new live session from promising electronic pop outfit Leisure. Their debut single Tourist, released by Young & Lost Club last year, had us falling in love with their clean, upbeat but sophisticated sound and their new single Mexico is no different in that respect. Mexico is a beautiful balance between introspective: “You’re 25, ...

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New Music – This Week in New Music – April 25

140414-robyn-royksopp-monument-do-it-again-EP copy Robyn and Röyksopp – Do it Again and Every Little Thing Listen here. You can’t really go wrong with Robyn and Röyksopp in cahoots. After all they made The Girl and The Robot and that’s one of the baddest songs to ever grace a dance floor. Two great tracks, one EP to come and some ...

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Noah and his White(wash) Saviour Complex

noahs-ark-4271 Braveheart has had a remake on a cruise ship. Robin Hood (since murdering Kevin Costner) asked Hermione for a spell for the animals, before docking in Turkey for the final 18-30 Club Med party tour. My version of Noah is, of course, functioning with about as much relevance and loyalty to the fable’s roots as ...

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New Music – Mara Hruby – Archaic Rapture

tumblr_n2n1ziq3ys1qdg4ipo1_500 copy What do you get if you mix Burt Bacharach, some country, a little folk, some jazz and a lil electronic? You get something awesome and beautiful that is full of vintage touches but sounds entirely new and fresh. If you love artists like Julie London and Dionne Warwick, you’re going to love this elegant and ...

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Going Out – Jawdance – April 23

Jawdance_banner2_696x260 copy You can’t ignore the jaw, come and explore the jaw - don’t want to hear no can’ts or won’ts or shan’ts. Talk your way through the door - it’s what your jawbone’s for: Jawdance Jawdance Jawdance – JAAAWDAAANCE! Apples and Snakes presents Jawdance – a night of spoken word from some of the city’s best ...

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New Music – This Week in New Music – April 18

FP1437_Space_Cover copy 2 The Space Project Listen to stream here. This is a gorgeous, inspired project. Several innovative bands with their own unique style of doing things and instant recognizability apply their gifts to sounds taken from space to make something eerie, beautiful and very cool and perhaps because of the interaction with sounds from somewhere most of ...

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Music – Insomniax – Whyd Mix of the Month

rsz_insomniax In an alternate universe, you’ve all heard of the spoken word/bass duo The Insomniax. You all bought the Green Cross Code EP (because the sort of cheeky, intelligent, dance-floor-friendly fare the Mitchell Brothers should have been releasing on that blasted Beats label. What’s that? You don’t know who the Mitchell Brothers are?) You definitely clued ...

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Going Out – Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare – April 17

Douglas Dare_630x410   We featured the inimitable Douglas Dare on our music picks of the week recently (ahem, last week) We couldn’t let you just download his epic single Swim for free without telling you about the poetry reading he is doing on April 17 in conjunction with the release of his new album, Whelm. The reading ...

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New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – These Ghosts

Screen_Shot_2014-04-14_at_13.08.25 These Ghosts perform Coat of Feathers for Poejazzi...

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New Music – Fever Trails – Fever Trails/Pattern Language

rsz_10177255_853116624704251_192145397731667425_n One day everyone will know. One day everyone will look back and say ‘you know those Fever Trails fellas? That band what with Nicolas Van Reenen? The one what sounds like Son Lux fights a Bass Dragon? Consistently amazing electronic gorgeousness from SA? Yeah, they’ve been something else for a long time, haven’t day?’ Fever ...

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Guest Post – E.Amato – LACMA, LA

rsz_lacma Cities transmit currents of energy. Patterns surface, become ideas, then words. Open palm on Jerusalem stone in the Old City, I heard gallop of horses, felt sweat of fear, smelled blood of centuries. Streets in Prague’s Jewish Quarter hem me in until I am a Kafka story. Essaouira’s medina asks me to wonder where the ...

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New Music – This Week in New Music

SZA-Z-Cover copy     Sophie Jamieson – Stain Sophie’s voice is a tonic to soothe all the ills in your world. That is all. Ok, that’s not all, I say your world because her voice, her song structures have a mysterious way of creeping into your mind and becoming part of the soundtrack of your thoughts very ...

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New – Spoken Word – Jess Green – Dear Mr Gove

1618525_10151836945915059_2131331404_n1 copy This brilliant video from poet (Roundhouse/Early Doors) and poetry workshop leader Jess Green, addressing Michael Gove’s educational reforms, is providing a lot of validation for teachers caught in the bureaucratic storm but it is a must watch for everybody who cares about the future of education in the UK. With the poem gaining the attention of ...

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New – Spoken Word – Talia Randall – Common Room

470201563_640 Common Room from Common Room Animation Project on Vimeo. Check out this new spoken word piece called Common Room by popular poet Talia Randall. This poem, full of personal experiences, has been made universal in its visual (and gorgeous) form with the help of 13 animators from  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem: the result is ...

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New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – Holy Milk – Caves

Screen_Shot_2014-02-11_at_19.11.36 Poejazzi Live Sessions - Holy Milk performs Caves ...

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The Interview – Rachel Rose Reid

RRR_Professional_InPerformance3 The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers. Rachel features on the free Poejazzi app: available on iOS and Android via  iTunes, Google Play and Samsung Apps now. What you do in ...

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The Interview – Hinako Omori

Untitled_artwork copy The Interview – We take a look at the creative people behind the art, brands and projects that Poejaazi loves and thinks you will too. Get an insight into the arts’ future stars and its influencers. What you do in three words.   With my In The Woods hat on – Bookings/Artist Liaison. At Focusite/Novation, Artist ...

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News – Chill Pill – Poets in Residence at The Guardian

yea2 Poetry collective/promoters Chill Pill are The Guardian’s new poets in residence from today: meaning  a Chill Pill Poet will be performing a topical poem for The Guardian to make all of us spoken word fans happy and induct some new ones. Week 1 features Simon Mole Porter & Mista Gee responding to Earth Hour and ...

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