Monday, June 15, 2020

Archives: Isabelle Dunlop on Urban Rush - December 2005

This is a televised fashion show by Isabelle Dunlop on the Urban Rush program with hosts Fiona Forbes and Michael Eckford. Originally broadcast on December 7th in 2005, it features an interview with the designer along with several holiday season dresses on display.

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Friday, June 12, 2020

Jehnny Beth - Records In My Life

This one is a personal favorite of all the interviews we've done in 2020 so far. Jehnny Beth is the lead singer of the band Savages as well as a host on Apple Beats 1 radio. Jehny joined us from her apartment in Paris to discuss the creation of her brand new solo album "To Love Is To Live" as well offer up a few of her favorites growing up!

Friday, May 8, 2020

Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods on Records In My Life

We had the opportunity to meet with Jason Williamson of the UK duo Sleaford Mods last week via Zoom. Jason gave us some great stories as well as the reasoning behind their latest release "All That Glue"and several hilarious anecdotes from their history. Very fun person from an interesting and cool band.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Combine on Fiona Forbes' show Onstage (basement tapes live)

Combine the Victorious appeared on Fiona Forbes' show Onstage this week. They duo had a great conversation with Fiona from the Isabelle Dunlop Clothing store to talk about the shutdown, setting private appointments, and of course music. After the interview Combine performed five songs that were previously recorded in the basement of their house. Included here for the first time is their song "What's Going On In Your Head" as well as favorites "Smoke and Choke" and an acoustic piano version of "Embrace."

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Combine - Embrace (piano version)

Isabelle and I have been self isolating for the past month just like everyone else. One thing that has been a true benefit to this extra time is going back over some of our older songs and figuring out how to play them again. This song, Embrace, was originally written and recorded for the debut Combine the Victorious album The World Over back in 2007. While the album version is rather epic with a long crescendo build from the beginning to the end, this piano version is much simpler, with only an upright piano for accompaniment.  We recorded this last night as part of our Friday night music rehearsals. Have a look, we are both rather pleased with it!