Author Archives: Daphne

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Emmo

When David Bowie left us a couple of months ago, a lot of people talked about – quite apart from what his music meant to so many people – what his image, his personality, his presence meant for those of … Continue reading

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It’s been so long. You’re welcome back, my friends…

So, it’s probably time to give a proper news update, for those who are still friends of Vostok Lake music. Vostok Lake is now formally a duo. The lineup is Daphne Lawless (keyboards, programming, frontline vocals); Tricia Hall (backline vocals, … Continue reading

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OH what a terrible dream!

So I’m playing some gig in a dingy basement at 3am, and who should be in the audience but one of my greatest influences as a lyricist and performer, Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters of Mercy. So we go for … Continue reading

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Mega-interview (slightly old now)

The record of a conversation carried out with artist-novelist Lawrence Burton from Tuesday 24th February 2009 to Thursday 7th January 2010. Mainly interesting for biographical details, in-depth discussion of musical influences, and historically ironic comments about Amanda Fuckin’ Palmer. Lawrence … Continue reading

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LIVE AT LAST

On stage at the Powertool Records Kaleidoscope showcase, UFO, New Lynn, Auckland, 2014 January 18. More at http://www.vostoklake.org/listen

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VL Manifesto #2: When Machines Rock

Q.  Jesus you really do like your synth-pop 80s music… Well, yes. And I love my 70’s prog-rock as well. The two most Critically Incorrect music genres of them all! Let me be more precise – I love Sigue Sigue Sputnik, and – … Continue reading

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