NEWS: Guillemots Embark On Major UK Tour This Week!

Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album ‘Walk the River’ in April, Guillemots are taking their captivating live show on a sixteen date tour of the UK this November, finishing against the appropriately dramatic backdrop of London’s KOKO on the 17th.

A series of secret gigs in London earlier this year firmly cemented the band’s status as one of the most spellbinding live acts around, making this tour one not to be missed.

A highlight of the live shows is guaranteed to be the ethereal new single ‘I Don’t Feel Amazing Now’ released through Geffen on 23rd October.  Produced by Dave Kosten (Bat for Lashes, Everything Everything), this bleak but beautiful song of loss and longing must be one of the most moving things recorded by Guillemots to date.

Following the Mercury Music Prize nominated ‘Through the Windowpane’ (2006), the top ten ‘Red’ (2008) and last year’s gold selling solo debut ‘Fly Yellow Moon’ by frontman FyfeDangerfield, the band recorded ‘Walk the River’ at Bryn Derwen Studios, a converted country manor in the mountains of North Wales.

October

Mon    31st     BRIGHTON                  The Old Market

November

Wed    2nd       EXETER                        Phoenix
Thu      3rd        FALMOUTH                Princess Pavilion
Fri        4th        BRISTOL                      Trinity
Sat      5th        LIVERPOOL                Stanley Theatre
Mon    7th        GLASGOW                Oran Mor Auditorium
Tue      8th        NEWCASTLE               Riverside
Wed    9th        BIRMINGHAM            HMV Library
Thu      10th      CREWE                       The Box
Sat      12th      HULL                            Fruit
Sun      13th      LEEDS                          Cockpit
Mon    14th      OXFORD                    O2 Academy 2
Tue      15th      NORWICH                 Waterfront
Thu      17th      LONDON                    Koko
Fri        18th      CARDIFF                     The Coal Exchange 

www.guillemots.com
www.geffenrecords.co.uk


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October Issue Out Now!!!

October Issue!!

Well as we close in on the autumn The Kaje is back for October with another edition packed. This month we have the sensational Imelda May on the cover. Read on to find out who you will find in our pages this month…

Read it here!

Email us at thekaje@thekaje.com to ensure you get updates on our future issues. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The October issue contains:

Features:-

Imelda May “I didn’t want to lose the charm it had last time through the need for flashy production.”
Sarah Blasko “It was time to be inspired and challenged by new things.”
Woman E “We like to put things together than don’t necessarily match.”
Ólöf Arnalds “My music is kind of the only output I could have.”
Alexis Houston “I just sing the way I sing.”
Chris Aliano “We were comfortable in each other’s company, so we said let’s just give this band a go.”
Delta Maid “It’s important to me to be original.”
Absynthe Minded “Our minds are always somewhere different to our bodies.”
Jon McGovern “There are so many landscape photos out there that look almost identical.”
Josh Ritter “You don’t need grace to push.”
Fyfe Dangerfield “It is all about sounds making you feel something.”
Sirens “I’d say we were living the dream now.”

Regulars:

WIN!!!! – Loren Scott CDs, Mary J. Blige Tickets, Signed Josh Ritter Albums, Absynthe Minded T-Shirts, Regiimental ft. Matt Henshaw CDs, Hauschka Tickets

Forgotten Gems:-

Album: Aaliyah “Aaliyah”
Book: John Lennon “In His Own Write”
Film: The Italian Job

Designer of the Month: Exquisite
A Word Of Advice

Reviews:-

Albums: Imelda May “Mayhem”, Ambeson “When Colours Flow”, Momo:tempo “Sweetseeker”, Cas Haley “Connection”, Louis Eliot & The Ember “Kitow’s Moor”

Singles of The Month: Sirens “Stilettos”, Eliza Doolittle “Rollerblades”

Live: Delta Maid, Fyfe Dangerfield, Gina Yashere

Theatre: Faust, My Romantic History

DVD: The Collector, Villa Amalia, Wild Target

Books: Zooborns!, Rosamund Lupton’s “Sister”

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LIVE REVIEW: Fyfe Dangerfield, HMV Institute, 25.09.10

Fyfe Dangerfield took to the stage for the opening night of Birmingham’s newest music venue. The old Sanctuary and Barfly have been revamped to become the HMV Institute in Digbeth. With a carpeted entrance adorned with chandeliers and Fyfe’s gig  located in the smaller rather aptly named “Library” room, the venue is definitely worth a mention.

The smaller venue adds a more intimate feel to the gig, as Fyfe and co. take to the stage and hammer straight into “Faster than the Setting Sun”. This is live music at it’s best as Fyfe proves his frontman status. It is clear that he feels the music, and it’s hard not to get drawn in as he performs a set list primarily from “Fly Yellow Moon”. This self penned album, was written whilst in the midst of a relationship and then breakup. Although he may lose some of the Guillemots fans when he embraces some of the more tender and heartfelt tracks, “Livewire” and “High in the Tide” in particular, it is still hard not to feel penetrated by Fyfe’s world. His voice almost haunting as it resonates throughout the room.

The more upbeat “When You Walk In The Room” and “She Needs Me” get the crowd jigging along, and provide a happy contrast to the more melancholy tracks. A couple of Guillemots tracks are also sprinkled in for good measure and elicit a cheer from the crowd.

The encore includes Fyfe’s version of “She’s Always A Woman”, a track I suspect many in the crowd were waiting for. One man and a guitar make this a truly special moment.

The hour and half set seems over almost as soon as it’s begun. As he closes with a reprise of his first song, the audience really feel that they have come full circle. With talent like this at their helm, it with eager anticipation that we should await Fyfe’s return to The Guillemots and the release of their next album!

Rating: 5/5
Reviewer: Kim Harrell

The Kaje talks “Fireplace” to The Boy Who Trapped The Sun

The Boy Who Trapped The Sun has been the support act of choice this year – having already supported Alan Pownall, Lisa Mitchell and Lissie – the man otherwise known as Colin MacLeod is about to join The Guillemots’ Fyfe Dangerfield on a trek around the UK. With his debut album “Fireplace” having also won over a wave of new fans (including Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody), MacLeod has teamed up with Ed Harcourt to write latest single “Dreaming Like A Fool”. Here at The Kaje we have been big fans since his early EPs, so we decided to have a quick chat before Colin heads out on the road again…

 What prompted the decision to call yourself The Boy Who Trapped The Sun as opposed to using your real name?

It’s more interesting than my name.

You hail from Lewis, how easy did you find it to get attention to your music? 

It’s easy for a man as talented as myself.

How instrumental was the internet in winning you a wider audience? 

The Internet only made the island a few months ago, so I’m still not very sure how to use it. So I’d have to say not very.

You are currently travelling about a lot touring the record, how do you enjoy the non-stop touring? 

Well you asked this question at a very good time as I’m currently on route to a pre gig surf with my good friends Ben and Sam, then later on I’ll play some songs and have a few tasty  beverages. It’s a tough life on the road but I make do.

What sort of feedback have you been getting from the shows?

Depends how well I play. 

Do you prefer the recording process or the live performance?

Live.

What have been the best and worst performances to date?

Hard to say. They all merge into one awesome night after a while.

Can you tell us a little bit about the thought process behind “Fireplace”?

Sorry to bore you but it was write, record, play live. I’m a simple man.

You come across as a bit of homebird on the record, would you say this is the case?

Yes.

Do you have a favourite song on the record?

I love them all the same, but maybe, secretly, I’m most proud of “Home”. 

Were there any inhibitions in converting the personal to song?

No.

How important is storytelling within a song for you?

Very.

When did you first set your sites on a career in music?

I’m still trying to adjust my sights. This is all very sudden.

Who would you say were your initial inspirations?

Mr. Money.

How have these changed as you have developed as a musician?

I’m still very focused on being filthy rich.

Have you always veered towards folk, or have you experimented in different genres?

I don’t know, I like all music but one man and hi guitar appeals to me more than anything else.

What are your hopes for “Fireplace”?

My biggest hope for “Fireplace” is that it brings world peace and makes me filthy rich.

New Issue Out Today!

September Issue!!

The summer has come and gone, and The Kaje is still here! Issue 5 is our best to date with an array of well-known, and some not so well-known artists gracing our magazine. Come take a look…

Read it here!

Email us at thekaje@thekaje.com to ensure you get updates on our future issues. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The September issue contains:

Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

Win! Win!

Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Reviews:
Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

NEWS: August Issue Out Now!

August Issue!!

Well as we close in on the autumn The Kaje is back for August with another edition packed. This month we have the gorgeous Ella Montclare on the cover. Read on to find out who you will find in our pages this month…

Read it here!

Email us at thekaje@thekaje.com to ensure you get updates on our future issues. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

The August issue contains:

Features:-

Ella Montclare “The words are no longer restricted to my own experiences”
Patch William “We were mistaken yesterday for Patrick Williams”
Lotte Mullan “You have to find solace in your own strengths”
Elisabeth Molin “Its all about looking at possibilities”
Stuart Favill “Profound and complete realism”
Keith Jack “I am now getting the chance to play the part I wanted to play in the first place”
Magic Polar Bears “There just isn’t enough money in football”
Tim Thornton “I wanted to try and bring out the ridiculousness of an unsigned band’s situation”
Hayden Cohen “The fact it’s free means that people either want to see my show or not”
The Unconventionals “Some people will always knock us for entering the X Factor”
Bruce LaBruce “I really think I am undead”
Candice Hirson “Art is the expression of the self”


Regulars:
WIN!!!!: Signed Lotte Mullan CDs, Signed Tim Thornton books, Signed Magic Polar Bears albums, Fyfe Dangerfield CDs, signed Mr Fogg CDs, and The Unconventionals CDs up for grab as well.

Forgotten Gems:-
Album: Ludovico Einaudi “I Giorni”
Book: Georgette Heyer “Arabella”
Film: Dark City
Designer of the Month: Loula Creates
Steal My Style: Alex
The Way I Saw It: Vancouver

Reviews:-
Albums: The Saurdays “Headlines!”, The Lost Cavalry “Waves Freeze to Rolling Hills”, The Unconventionals “Flower to the People”, Lotte Mullan “Plain Jane”, Young & The Lost Club Compilation
Singles of The Month: Charlene Soraia “When We Were Five” and Jukebox Collective “Icon Parade”
Live Music: The Bombay Bicycle Club, Seth Lakeman, CBSO Friday Night Classics: Rodgers & Hammerstein
Theatre: The Butler, TeakShow’s Inner Nutter, Portraits of An Actress, Mum’s The Word
DVD: Otto Or Up With The Dead People, Shutter Island, The Blind Side, Psycho
Books: Gavin Esler “Power Play”, Seth “George Sprott”, Tom McCarthy “C”, Sandra Newman “Changeling: A Memoir of Parents Lost & Found”

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VIDEO: Thomas White “Accidentally Like A Martyr”

There is always an element of beauty to be found in despair, a point which is explored beautifully by Matthew Lawes in his video for Thomas White’s rendition of Warren Zevon’s “Accidentally Like A Martyr”. A feast of life and death and everything in between, Lawes once again shows his mastery as a director (last demonstrated exquisitely for Fyfe Dangerfield’s “Faster Than The Setting Sun”). White doesn’t let the side down, with his heartfelt mournfully uplfiting rendition proving him a talent to get excited about.

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