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" I’ve never been the most prolific of songwriters" Ian MacKinnon talks working in Isolation.

" I’ve never been the most prolific of songwriters" Ian MacKinnon talks working in Isolation.

Interview by Isabella Eastwood. As is becoming more normal and (slightly) less awkward, Medicine Men’s frontman Ian MacKinnon and I start our video interview on what is a still abnormally sunny afternoon. Ian cracks open a beer as he settles down, and I greedily eye the bottle while mentally shuffling my notes. As for many of the artists I’ve spoken with so far, Ian has benefitted from the Isolation Session project, not only in terms of having a focus, but having the opportunity to approach music in a new way.   First things first, Ian tells me why he chose...

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"People are being coerced into being creative" - Nicol & Elliott talk the new norm.

"People are being coerced into being creative" - Nicol & Elliott talk the new norm.

Interview by Isabella Eastwood - April 2020 In the second set of our Isolation Interviews series, Andrew Nicol, Rachel Elliott and I gathered around our phones and discussed the stress of shifting work patterns, identity in isolation, and how remote working has afforded them a certain freedom to experiment in a different way.   Both Andrew and Rachel are witnessing changes in their daily working lives and the jobs they hold outside of music. Andrew’s visits as a public health nurse for children from 0 to 5 and their families are restricted, and Rachel, working for Scottish Water, is temporarily...

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"I learned to juggle" Sophie talks Isolation with LNFG

"I learned to juggle" Sophie talks Isolation with LNFG

Interview by Isabella Eastwood - April 2020   What with coronavirus supplanting the mandatory weather chat, Lemon Drink’s Sophie and I exchanged the usual “How are you coping with lockdown?” “It’s a bit shit, how are you coping with lockdown?” while she kindly ignored my struggles with a packet of biscuits. Once that was done, she shared her experiences of isolation, working with limited resources, and the healing powers of juggling.   “TeenCanteen’s “How We Met (Cherry Pie)” was the obvious choice, firstly because I really like their music, and secondly because I really like Carla J Easton’s other work,”...

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"There's always a need to be the shiniest hamster on the wheel" Deer Leader talk isolation with LNFG

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"There's always a need to be the shiniest hamster on the wheel" Deer Leader talk isolation with LNFG

Interview by Isabella Eastwood - April 2020 In the first of a virtual set of Isolation Interviews, I speak to Robin of Deer Leader, one of LNFG’s more recent recruits. Resentfully eyeing up the garden he is sitting in, the conversation rolls out easily – isolation makes friends out of all of us – and Robin explains why Deer Leader didn’t cover his favourite track off the Lemon Drink EP, jigsaw puzzles, and “the need to be the shiniest hamster on the wheel”. Needless to say, a lockdown will impact everybody differently, with some finding a more space to breathe,...

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Isolation Sessions Raises Over £5000 and counting

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Isolation Sessions Raises Over £5000 and counting

Isolation Sessions raises over £5000 and counting ..

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