Lift each other up: an interview with Girls Girls Girls

Samantha Lindo and Eliza Shaddad have known each other for over a decade. When we meet on the stairs of St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch to talk about Girls Girls Girls, a female arts collective they formed in 2011, the two singer songwriters haven’t seen each other face to face for months. Our interview becomes a catchup of sorts, where their work, ideals and friendship seem almost inseparable from the overarching subject of artistic sisterhood.

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An interview with Samantha Crain

An interview with Samantha Crain

What is a modern folk song? The answer could be Killer, the first track on Samantha Crain’s new record Under Branch and Thorn and Tree. Interweaving stories the singer songwriter encountered in the camps of The Occupy Movement, the song carries a political message balancing wearily on an irregular drum beat. While briefly in London, Samantha meets me for coffee and we chat about the 99 percent, equality and channelling political frustrations through music.

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