Isabel Armitage

I am a freelance journalist specialising in the arts. My writing is featured in Kerrang!, The Quietus, Clash Magazine and more.

  • Overmono – Good Lies Review

    Overmono – Good Lies Review

    PUBLISHED BY CLASH MAGAZINE An album built on a family’s strong roots… Tom and Ed Russell came from humble beginnings. Forging a music career out in the Welsh countryside, there was little to do other than produce music. From the age of 14, the duo began building the foundations of what is now Overmono and the drop… Read more



    PUBLISHED BY EDM MAGAZINE “Polarities” is a formidable showcase of the South African bass music star’s dedication to genre fluidity. Renowned producer CHEE has dropped a brand new EP, Polarities, which arrives via Zeds Dead’s Deadbeats. The South African star has created a unique sound that’s become more and more refined through the years. With a notable shift of focus to composition,… Read more

  • IMANU – UNFOLD Remixes Review

    IMANU – UNFOLD Remixes Review

    PUBLISHED BY CLASH MAGAZINE A web of diverse electronic music…  A remix involves changing an existing recording of a song to make a new version; one that breathes a new lease of life but still provides some form of familiarity. IMANU inventively resets his debut album ‘UNFOLD’ with a dynamic mix of musical interpretations in his latest remixed LP.   Jonathan Immanuel Kievit… Read more

  • From the Shadows – Danny Larsen playing with the light

    From the Shadows – Danny Larsen playing with the light

    PUBLISHED BY FLUX MAGAZINE Weary of the shadows? Danny Larsen’s new book, From The Shadows is challenging our perception of darkness  Robert McFarland mentions in his book Underland that you must first be buried deep down into the darkness in order to truly appreciate the light. As humans, we seem to have a rocky relationship with darkness.… Read more

  • Elderbrook – Little Love Review

    Elderbrook – Little Love Review

    PUBLISHED BY CLASH MAGAZINE A bold, moving account of fatherhood… It is a certain rarity to have an emotional narrative alongside cold electronics. It is difficult to navigate a story through synths and drum patterns combined in a DAW. Nevertheless, Elderbrook’snew album ‘Little Love’ develops a story about a love like no other.  “I wanted her to… Read more

  • 2022 Turner’s Best at Tate Liverpool

    2022 Turner’s Best at Tate Liverpool

    PUBLISHED BY ARTMAG Sentimentality, our unstable ecosystem, the complexity of Black history and the notion of reality are among the themes that feature in the 2022 Turner Prize exhibition at the Tate Liverpool. The winner receives a hefty sum of £25,000, alongside the niggling idea of the promise of fame. Closing for a £30 million pound refurbishment in 2023, the… Read more

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