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5 Billion In Diamonds eponymous debut album is out now and receiving great reviews as well as lots of 6 Music play.

Here’s a video to Travelling, one of the highlights of the album, sung by Helen White.

Described in a recent review as “One part folk, one part psychedelia and all parts wonderful”.

Exactly. In all good record shops now.

 

 

Great new video – please share!

The first 5 Billion In Diamonds track is released. Watch the video to Gravity Rules.

Congratulations to all the cast & crew of Lanark for an amazing launch night at The Edinburgh International Festival on Sunday night. Here are some reviews:

‘astonishing’
The Scotsman ★★★★★

‘astounding piece of theatre produced on an operatic and highly physical scale.’
Edinburgh Guide★★★★★

‘Lanark is loud, large and visually stunning.’
The List★★★★

‘all of the excitement and weight of a capital-letter Theatre Event.’
All Edinburgh Theatre★★★★

‘like a heady, unsettling, unpredictable dream.’
The Guardian★★★★

‘undeniably modernist and quintessentially Scottish’
The Telegraph★★★★

‘Lanark on stage is a fine tribute to the novel…appreciated both by those who know the book and others who might be tempted to give it a try.
British Theatre Guide★★★★

‘a moving elegy for life and art.’
The Herald★★★★

‘A landmark event’.
The Stage ★★★★

‘rich in exhilarating set pieces’
The Times★★★

I have collaborated with composer Nick Powell on a few pieces of music in his soundtrack for Alasdair Grey’s classic Lanark which opens at Edinburgh this week. More news to follow…

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How Big How Blue How Beautiful goes straight in at number 1 in UK Album chart and USA Billboard Top 200 chart.

Billboard article

BBC news story

 

 

US magazine Billboard vote Florence & The Machine best band of the weekend at Coachella 2015.

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The Flies are playing at The Exchange in Bristol on January 30th 2015

A highlight from the Goldfrapp Royal Albert Hall gig 18/11/14