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Amber Run Announces New Single, Album and UK Tour

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SEEN is looking forward very much to seeing Amber Run at the Forum Kentish Town on 25th February, the final date of their forthcoming UK tour. If you haven’t heard their wonderfully atmospheric pop then be sure to check out the new single Stranger. The accompanying black and white video is a delight:

The song’s narrative is centred on the necessity of suffering for your art. As the band says, it’s ‘about realising that sometimes you don’t get what you need but you’ll keep moving on regardless.’ Despite the suffering there is always hope.

Amber Run also has a new album in the works, the 12-track For a Moment I Was Lost. Thinking about the creative process behind Amber Run’s evolution from their roots in Nottingham, the band reflects that ‘somewhere along the way, we forgot that evolution takes time. We forgot that any new experience has a learning curve.’

It’s clearly been worth the wait since 5AM (their last album). The new work features pared-down music that gets right to the heart of the matter. Also on the album is the track Haze, which doubles as an instant download for pre-ordering the record early. You can listen to this now via Soundcloud:

UK Tour Dates in February:

8th – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
10th – Rock City, Nottingham
11th – The Institute, Birmingham
13th – Phoenix, Exeter
14th – Engine Rooms, Southampton
16th – O2 Academy, Newcastle
17th – QMU, Glasgow
18th – Plug, Sheffield
19th – Welly, Hull
22nd – Stylus, Leeds
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – SWX, Bristol
25th – Forum, London

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MO-GA: Perfectly Imperfect

As the Sun shines on Earth, so MO-GA’s gender-fluid designs grace the bodies of everyone, rejoicing in ambiguity. Multiple sleeves and feathers recall the animal kingdom in all its glorious diversity; it’s a new aesthetic.

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Cocktails at the General Store

SEEN is tireless in her cocktail research, and very much enjoyed travelling to Highbury last week to try The General Store’s new summer cocktail menu and to check out the new interior. She was delighted to sample a Honey Mimosa, very sweet and fruity and just the ticket after a hot journey. It was, as its name suggests, a Mimosa with just a touch of honey.

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Canaletto: A Drawing Workshop with Alexandra Blum

SEEN has long been an admirer of Alexandra Blum’s liminal and apocalyptic renderings of London’s urban spaces, in which the capital seems ever-changing. It is the artist’s job to capture not only space but the passage of time itself.

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Rock the Strand is Back Thursday 27th July

One of SEEN’s favourite live music events, Rock the Strand, returns to Strand Palace Hotel on Thursday 27th July for a summer showcase featuring a stellar line-up of talented artists. Curated by industry mogul Tony Moore, Rock the Strand is a free music night that showcases an eclectic range of genres from indie alt-folk to country from emerging new talent and established acts, highlighting the UK’s varied and diverse musical landscape.

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Love Hunt at the British Museum

SEEN had the pleasure (pun intended) of being invited to a ‘Love Hunt’ at the British Museum. The museum, founded in 1753, is committed to preserving art, culture and history, and has collected around 8 million objects. These artefacts come from every corner of the world, revealing a fragment of many significant moments in time, from Mesopotamia to the Vikings; from the Inuits to the Indians. So, when one embarks on a visit to the world famous British Museum, where does one start?