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Guardian Guide cover story: Bat For Lashes and Jon Hopkins

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

Here is the October cover feature I did for The Guardian Guide on Jon Hopkins and Bat For Lashes, who collaborated on a brilliant song (Garden Heart) for the How I Live Now soundtrack. You can read the online version of the interview here.

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Guardian Guide: The Dance Issue

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

I've been temping at The Guide quite a bit this year, covering the editor, Paul, and the deputy editor, Sam, and editing a lot of the features. And here is my first cover story! It's an ode to the joys of dance, complete with guides on how to twerk, dutty wine and vogue. Click here or on the cover below – designed by the ever-brilliant Kate Moross – to see the full spread of features, which I've now uploaded to my portfolio.  

Review: End of the Road Festival 2011

Posted on by Kate Hutchinson

A couple of weeks ago, I went to review End of the Road festival for Drowned in Sound. I was an organisational disaster, but it was a super-lovely weekend in the end, and, best of all, I got to DJ with Anthony Chalmers from God Don't Like It inside a boat suspended above a flashing dancefloor while young children breakdanced. I am currently resisting the urge to say YEAHBEATTHAT. I suppose this is also the part where I tell you that I've been playing the odd record here and there since February and I rather like it.

Anyway, wonderfully, The Guardian have captured a split second of that moment in this short film about the festival.

You can read my review of it on Drowned in Sound here too, if you please. I swooned over Beirut rather a lot.