3 Mar 2018

Last week we released two new tracks from espher featuring vocals from Dream English Kid. Accompanying the double A-side single is a series of four video stills from Edinburgh-based artist Ella Yolande.

Currently studying Intermedia at Edinburgh School of Art, Ella’s pr...

21 Jan 2018

Many of you will have become familiar with headlines such as ‘listening to too much Christmas music is bad for your health’ which sprung up on social media over the festive period. Nevertheless, whether it was through habit by association, experiencing that warm conviv...

8 Jan 2018

Rowan Harris takes a look at first light's dark, ethereal dreampop quartet Dream English Kid.

The new year is finally upon us; millions of us have made hollow promises in an indifferent obsequiousness to tradition known as a ‘resolution’. Yet amidst this frivolous festi...

18 Dec 2017

Partisan lives up to its name at the gloriously conventional anarchist fair.

All fringe groups suffer from the same delusion. Freud argued that any collection of individuals has a self-destructive neurosis whereby their opponents are those who exist outside the group, b...

10 Dec 2017

Rowan Harris explores the releases that stood out to him in November. 

Robert Haigh – Creatures of the Deep

It was once assumed that the deep would be sparsely inhabited - a natural corollary of the absence of light. As products of visucentric societies, it is often diff...

21 Nov 2017

Each month, first light features four up-and-coming artists. This month's collection features Liverpool-based multimedia artist, Lucy Archer.

Lucy is a multimedia artist aiming to construct landscapes, interiors and imagined spaces through drawing and installation. Insp...

8 Nov 2017

It was in 1980 that the term ‘Fourth World’ entered the musical lexicon. A collaboration between Jon Hassell and Brian Eno resulted in the production of Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics, an album which pioneered the subsequent syncretic approach to ‘World Music’....

29 Oct 2017

Each month I will be discussing a new release which wouldn’t necessarily make it onto my playlist but has nevertheless caught my attention.

Ales Tsurko – Microscale

January saw the release of Brian Eno’s Reflection, a generative one-track album and app accompaniment. Not...

18 Oct 2017

Cinema Within – Silhouettes


Cinema Within is the solo-project of Mirza Begovic, also a member of the post-rock band Gullwing, of the Tampa Bay area. As an alias like his suggests, his music provides precisely those moments of soul-sweeping introspecti...

14 Oct 2017

Megan Wakelam graduated with a BA Honours in Fine Art: Painting from Plymouth University, the same city where she is now based. Seeking to represent the Earth from numerous perspectives at the same time, Megan uses ecological and chemical techniques that tie together t...

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