Saturday, 28 March 2015

Nobody Wants To Play With Me

Above is a design Mel & I submitted to a competition asking for artists to create a
 temporary public artwork for London using a piano as a starting point. Our design
was a sea monster idea inspired by the Billingsgate Fish Market. We were going to
create a scaled, (heh), piano using various plastics and PVC fabric to coat the body
which would have given it an interesting rubbery look and oily texture.

Unfortunately, our design was not picked but I thought I'd share it with you anyway.
It's very likely some of the ideas contained will be recycled and developed to create a
new textile based work.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass' self titled debut album is one of my favourite records of the moment.
It's essentially a collection of lovelorn break-up songs carried along by Prass' delicate
but direct voice, some rootsy acoustics and a lush string arrangement.

I saw her live at the Lexington recently and although visibly unwell she put on quite
an amazing show and was every bit as impressive I'd hoped she be. My highlights of
the performance included my two favourite tracks Why Don't You Believe In Me and
Your Fool, along with a surprisingly sultry cover of Janet Jackson's classic slow jam,
Any Time, Any Place.

Natalie Prass will be returning to London in June to perform at The Islington Academy.
You can guarantee I'll be there to see her again too...