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  • Alistair Braidwood

Personal Space: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Vive-La-Rose’s David Luximon-Herbert…


For the latest podcast Ali went through to Cabaret Voltaire in Edinburgh to talk to musician David Luximon-Herbert, better known as Vive-La-Rose, about his latest album For She Who Hangs The Moon, which is destined to be one of the best of 2018.

The two talk about the making of the record, influences, themes, tone, space, the expectations David has, and the critical reaction so far. Soulful, bittersweet, fragile, yet with a power that is undeniable – it’s an album which is clearly intensely personal yet also universal, reflecting on life, love, and regret, but with an eye to the hope the future holds.

In a recent review of the latest double A-side single ‘The Watchmaker’ and ‘Interior Rules’ SWH! said,  “For She Who Hangs The Moon is the perfect soundtrack for the wee small hours of the morning, when thoughts turn to times past, both good and bad.” Couldn’t have put it better myself.

As well as the usual chat you also get two bonus tracks in the shape of ‘Night Terrors’ and the previous single ‘Schiehallion’ which give you just a taste of what is an impeccable collection of songs.

If you are new round these parts there is quite a substantial back catalogue of podcasts for you to discover (101, to be exact). If you aren’t yet a subscriber you can do so, (or simply listen) at iTunes, on Podbean, or by RSS (but you’ll need to have an RSS reader to do so). You can also download the podcast by clicking on the relevant link to the right of this post, or, if you want it right here, right now, you can listen on SoundCloud

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Our next podcast is with the poet and writer Donald S. Murray who will be discussing his latest novel As The Women Lay Dreaming which deals with the Iolaire disaster of 1919, but so much more. We’ll see you back here soon for that one.


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