'I felt I wanted to focus on her compassion and humanitarian values and I admired the fact that she did not shirk the responsibility and took her decision based on her own conviction, with no consideration of the political fall-out.' So how exactly did he set about reproducing those smokey blue eyes and that candid face?'I studied photographs and viewed film footage and I looked back through my own archive to remind myself of how light works on people’s faces.' Davidson submitted his completed portrait of Merkel on time in the form of a high resolution digital image.The overall results are an album that should mark Snow Patrol as a band big on experimental ideas as well as stadium sized anthems.'Fallen Empires' feels like a suitably weighty follow-up to the platinum success of 2008’s ‘A Hundred Millions Suns’ and the million-selling 2009 collection ‘Up To Now’ - it is simply their best record to date.
The pedal steeled “Through The Morning, Through The Night” could’ve been lifted from one of Alison’s own albums, with her gentle voice taking the spotlight.
Larne five piece We Collide released their self titled debut EP on the 24th of January.
You can check out the four tracks on officialwecollide.
This week details have emerged of the several exciting EP releases from acts familiar to the ATL playlist.
Decomposing in Paris, a former feature band in our That New Band Smell Feature, will release their trip-hop influenced debut EP 'Personal Ad' on the 29th of March with a launch in The Menagerie in Belfast.