Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Eighties Matchbox B line Disaster- Interview

I was unwell that day so didn't do well at diffusing a slightly awkward interview, lovely chaps though and they certainly know how to put on an amazing live show!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Cate Blanchett at Cannes

I wasn't at Mcqueen for long but due to the hours you put in it seems a lot longer. It was an experience I now cherish more than any other, for obvious reasons. I feel truly honored to have worked there and shared a studio with such a genius. A few weeks back after the news unfolded of Lees sad death a few of us met up for drinks, to toast him and to catch up. It was then that I found out he had used this illustration for one of his gowns in his final pre collection. This particular illustration took a long time to do, with tweaks and colour changes along the way. By the time I left it seemed like it wasn't going to be used due to themes being etc which was a bit disappointing.

The fact it was returned to was a lovely surprise( and honour) in itself, but to see that it was chosen by him to be worn by one of my favourite actresses on the Cannes red carpet has really made my day/year!!! He once again have proved that he knows how to dress a woman, the cut showing the most feminine parts of the neck and wrapping round her silhouette, all with his innate an uniqie twist..... the fashion world will never be the same.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Press trip County Hall Park Plaza

Penthouse suite baby!!!!!!!

Here's a vid of my Indulgent weekend!!


Saturday, 8 May 2010

My Passion at The Electric Ballroom

I headed to the Electric Ballroom with my trusty camerawoman Sandy to interview the My Passion boys. Whilst looking for the band we bumped into Mat Devine from Kill Hannah, had a quick chat and said we'd hopefully get to interview them next time they are in the UK. The My Passion boys were great blokes, the interview should be up on Bring the Noise shortly. Here is a taster from their performance.....


Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hole- Brixton Academy

Very poor quality vid of a few moments from the gig, Thanks to Som for sorting tickets and the company!

Atsuko Kudo Interview for Stylebible (Lady Gagas Latex Designer)

Head to Stylebible.com for full interview x


Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Eighties Matchbox B line disaster

When the email came through a few weeks ago regarding EMBDs return I emailed back straight away with a resounding Yes to both attending the intimate gig at the Macbeth and to the opportunity to interview the Brighton rockers.

The day prior to the gig my mother took over the cooking reigns from my Dad who over the last few weeks has very sweetly been making homemade curries minus all of my allergies, just so I have at least one exciting meal a week that won't make me ill. Unfortunately my mum was not so vigilant on the offending ingredients and my evening spiraled into a rather painful and unsightly mess of illness.

The itchy rash and misbehaving bowels kept me up most of the night so the idea of trekking into London, interviewing a band and standing in a stuffy pub for hours did not seem terribly sensible. I tried to find someone else on the Bring the Noise team to cover, to no avail and emailed Mark (Press man) explaining I wasn't sure I'd make it. Although he was very kind in his response I could sense it would be a missed opportunity and I do hate to let people down, so I jizzied myself up and decided to just agree to stick to the arrangements, warning that I wouldn't be on top form.

To add difficulty my editor said he wanted me to think of a different format for the interview rather than just straight forward chat regarding the music, productions, and writing process. I wasn't sure this was a band that would enjoy Popworld style alternative interview techniques but I did as I was told as I didn't have the energy to oppose. In honour of their new single Love turns to Hate I put together a list of objects, people, things of which they would respond by holding up paper imprinted with either Love or Hate..... I know ingenious right??

So I got dressed, wearing clothes that would hide as much of the oh so sexy red bumpiness and headed up to town, having to stop in various questionable toilets on route. I was preying my body would behave for the 5 minute interview- a dash during the chat might make for a YOUTUBE classic but wouldn't do much for my dignity!

So I arrived at the venue with my trusty camera woman, blonde bombshell Sandy, and waited on the leather couch while various techs, staff , managers, band members milled around.

The time had come and I shook hands with tall and softly spoken Guy Mcknight and another member of the band. They had just received their brand new records so were like exciteable kids at Christmas and wanted to start the interview holding them up to the camera. I began with a simple enquiry about how it felt to be back on the road, which was greeted with quizzical expressions and a silence, a few more awkward Qs and As followed so I decided to give up and go straight into the interview concept of Love/Hate. I won't give away what happened after this point, but let's say it should make for a funny/cringey watch...

I wasn't on top form so awkwardness wasn't dissolved by witty banter on my part I'm afraid. I want to point out though the last time the band were about and doing press, video interviews and internet magazines weren't as prevalent, so it was kinda new for them . Please don't interpret their lack of response to rudeness either, they weren't rude at all, in fact they were extremely nice, pouring me a drink afterwards and having a nice chat , even sitting down to watch the interview on the camera, repeatedly asking if it was okay! These guys are the real deal, the genuine article. There's no facade, they are their eccentric selves and all about the music....

Interview and Review will be up on Bring the Noise soon....


Monday, 3 May 2010

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