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A couple of years ago, I was with some friends from Rome, walking along Regent Street in London. We noticed people going inside one of those famous and shining snickers stores and heard live music. Once we walked inside, we were unable to leave. The gig by Nimmo and the Gauntletts was absolutely brilliant!!! Fantastic voices and music. I then made some researches on them and discovered the band is from Brighton. Their sound is really captivating and I love to play their songs over and over.
Tonight I discovered their new music video, directed by Agyness Deyn, a young English model who loved their music so much to play one of their songs during her BBC 6 Music playlist.
Enjoy the video!!!

New year, new Turner Prize

Four new artists have just been nominated as shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2013' edition.
The nominees are: Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shringley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. Congratulations to all of them!!!

I feel particularly supportive to artist Laure Prouvost, who I had the chance to meet some years ago in London at a bus stop. We were both coming out from a conference on British Films where she was speaking and I was listening. We had a very nice conversation on our way back home (we discovered that we were living closeby, somewhere in Hackney). I always kept a very nice memory of this meeting and I found myself to support her work since then. So a double good luck to Laure Prouvost from me!!!

Named after painter J. M. W. Turner, the prize is awarded every year to ‘a British artist under fifty for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the twelve months preceding’.The ceremony takes place at Tate Britain in London.
Since his inception in 1984, …