The Famous Elsewhere Questionnaire

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THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Alicia Dara of Volcano Diary

24 Jan 2011  |  2 min read

Alicia Dara is the sublime voice and guiding intellect behind the currently unsigned Seattle band The Volcano Diary whose self-titled debut album is reviewed at Elsewhere. She was born in Vancouver, Canada, studied at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, worked in theatre and cabaret, and has released solo albums prior to forming the electro-acoustic Volcano Diary whose... > Read more

The Volcano Diary: Lightning Seed

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Chris Thompson

21 Jan 2011  |  2 min read

Chris Thompson was one of the disappearing figures in the New Zealand folk scene who toured with Julie Felix, counted among his peers the likes of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham while he was in the UK, and recorded some fine albums which have disappeared into the ether. His has recently released a self-titled double CD of a lost album from the mid Seventies along with some tracks off other... > Read more

Chris Thompson: Hugo Spellman

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Daniel Hewson

17 Jan 2011  |  2 min read

Daniel Hewson is a multi-instrumentalist living in Kerikeri, north of Auckland, New Zealand. His new album This Moment is released on his own label Scrynoose Music. It is reviewed at Elsewhere here and available from Amplifier here. The first piece of music which really affected you was . . . Stevie Wonder's Living for the City Your first (possibly embarrassing) role... > Read more

Daniel Hewson: Son of a Butcher

THE FAMOUS ELSEWHERE QUESTIONNAIRE: Lloyd Cole

16 Jan 2011  |  2 min read

Lloyd Cole sprung to success with his band the Commotions on the highly literate and pop-memorable album Rattlesnakes in '84 but within a few years had moved to New York where he fell in with the likes of Robert Quine and Matthew Sweet. He has continued to explore his intelligent, probing and exquisitely crafted pop over a series of solo albums, the most recent being Broken Record. He... > Read more

Lloyd Cole: Inverse Midas Touch (from Broken Record)