Lily & Madeleine Interview: Stripped Down

NB: A few months ago I had the pleasure of interviewing the duo Lily & Madeleine for I AM THAT GIRL. The interview went up and can be found here. However, I thought it would be fun to publish the stripped down Q&A version that I did with the sisters. As all writers know editing…

‘Until the Levee’ – The Swell and Surge of Vulnerability

‘Until the Levee’, produced by Charlie Peacock, Daniel James and Matt Morris, is the second single to be released from Joy Williams’ forthcoming album ‘VENUS’ due out June 30th. The song is sonically and lyrically much stronger than the first single ‘Woman (Oh Mama)’ as well as being more representative of the album as whole….

UK General Election 2015: When Hope and Compassion Were Lost to the Wind

Today hope, compassion and equality died. A part of my childhood naiveté broke apart too; that people are compassionate, inherently good and will ultimately act in the interests of those less fortunate than themselves. I have been proved undoubtedly wrong, as a large proportion of the population decided to follow the path of fear and…

‘What Happens In College Stays In College:’ The Hunting Ground

“What happens in college, stays in college” will be the first thing you hear when you sit down to watch The Hunting Ground, a documentary by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering. A university president speaks the words at the opening ceremony for new students. The comments are clearly meant as a lighthearted observation on student…

Sitting Down With Pop Sister Duo Lily & Madeleine

On a cold November evening I made my way to Bush Hall in London to sit on a sound check for the sisterly duo Lily & Madeleine. Hailing from Indiana, the duo released their sophomore album Fumes in October to critical acclaim. Lily, 19 and Madeleine, 20 Jurkiewicz were signed to the indie label Asthmatic…

The Weight Of Words

Everything we do– every action we take, every word we speak, and every move we make–does not exist separate from the world we live in. It builds on and adds to a story or narrative that already exists. In the words of Sir Isaac Newton, “for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”…