Right then...I've begun the 3rd album (the follow-up to 'Speak For Yourself'). I'm going to write a more frequent blog as I did with the last one so you can keep an eye on me and make sure I'm not slacking! I wonder how it's gonna turn out? How exciting! You're very welcome to comment but please don't ask me questions on here or i'll never get any work done. You can email me with any questions you have and every month we'll pick 20 from the virtual 'hat' and post them. Send your questions to: igrill@imogenheap.com

Much much more to come! Love, fluv x i x Wheeeeee!!!


Click here and here to see 360s of my cosy studio in London where I wrote and recorded the last album "Speak for Yourself" xxx

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Got mine!

Got mine!
Originally uploaded by immi.

Yay! I went down early monday morning and bought one all for myself. Keeping the receipt. Somewhere i've got the receipt to my iMegaphone too bought in london 8 years ago when it came out. Wow...where do the years go?!

So. After all this time you guys. You've waited and waited (sorry for those outseide UK! getting there) and have one now in your hands...was it worth it? Is it everything you've hoped for? I really hope so. I am so grateful for your patience. Some of you have even longer to wait i'm afraid! We're working on it though. Don't you worry.

Some of you have been emailing in telling us it's not in the shop you went to. If you're going into shops and asking for it (even if you already have it!) this is the best way for me to get them in there. Shops have to decide whether they're going to sell something before accepting them off me. It's a bit of a chicken and egg situation but if enough people ask for it. Shops'll get it in then it'll be there for someone to stumble across.

It was definitely worth the wait for me. I got it just the way I wanted it for the first time. I LOVE the packaging. It's so touchy feely. Lots of things to look at...(mainly me and a green dog!) Any of those reading the blog back in December will know where this pic comes from.

Now i'm sure a few of you are responsible for Speak for yourself being at no.11 on the UK itunes chart. THANKYOU BIG TIME! This is really exciting for me. What a great beginning. Kisses! xx

Funny...had such a great day wondering round the shops buying me a couple of albums and seeing where they weren't and where they were...beaming...light footed. Like things are somehow, cliche, but clearer. Noticing how the air, feels. How the clouds lie. All that time waiting and here it is. In and out in a day. I had a really great night too on Monday where i invited some friends to meet me under Waterloo bridge (nicer than it sounds!) outside the NFT all sit together on the big wooden pews, drinking. I bought quite a lot of champagne too when i heard that Zane lowe played Hide and Seek on his Radio 1 show as the "hottest record in the world today" and then it got chosen for an Encore out of everything he played that night! THANKYOU! So many thank yous!

on that note
p.s. Sorry steve for getting your last name wrong! Bevis not Bevin! DOH! we love immifont.

oh and another thing i've forgotten to mention was the bike trip i did! Well in brief I had a great time and i'm doing it next year. Maybe see you there? Hopefully it won't be quite as hot next year. Again, thank you all who donated some money for the BHF. You raised £250! Not bad for a days notice. All sent off and put to good use i'm sure by now.

Ok...you know that Tori tour...well...erm...it's not happening. I'm really sorry for anyone who's already bought tickets in the hope of catching me play. Some of you know I STILL haven't signed a licensing deal for the states yet (my goodness these things take time!) and it's now only 3 weeks until it would have kicked off. Also due to the exchange rate it's almost twice as expensive for a US label to fly me out as ususal and at the start of the album US campaign that is a lot of money gone... I am going to tour the States. YOU BET! I will make up for it. A little later in the year i'll be over there in some form or another and it'll make much more sense timing wise too. I hope you understand. I feel bad that i may have pissed off Tori too. I'm sure she'll understand. She's a Pro!

I'm off for a spot of gigtasticness in shoreditch for some heavy ROCK at "on the rocks". Plus, not dressed yet and i have a feeling it's going to be one of those "all the clothes pulled out of cupboard" evenings.

Love to you all.
Sorry about Tori again. Will tour there by the end of the year...and a big one hopefully in the new year. I would only have played for 30 mins anyway.
I know you can hold out on me! ;)

love, fluv


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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Good tings

Originally uploaded by immi.

So...what is going on! there is sooo much immi love in the house! Jo Whiley and this evening Zane lowe plays Hide and Seek on radio 1! WICKED! who'd have thought one TV spot could cause such crazy ripples! I love it i love it i love it. I made a few promos to give to radio and press etc as this is kinda like a single. I designed this little promo CD and i saw it finished for the first time today. Oh my! is it lubberly. if there's any left over i may put them up on the immi shop. but not before.....SPEAK FOR YOURSELF!!! Oh my! it's coming...it's finally coming ....OUT ahhh..the relief, the joy. It's taken sooo long to get to this stage!

The first pic on this blog by the way...is a still from something that me and this VDJ guy called Mox is doing with me. We are gathering together a load of visual stuff for live shows. This is taken from about a minute worth of other frames like this of me dancing around with these coloured balls flying off of me. They are meant to be a bit like the dots around me on the front cover of SPEAK FOR YOURSELF WHICH IS COMING OUT HERE IN THE UK THIS MONDAY AND I CAN"T CONTAIN MY E X C I T E M E N T ! ! ! sorry...that just blurted out! This week and next week, amongst other things can be found wondering the streets of london taking pics and video clips for him to mess with for other footage.

A shot photo break.
Here's a couple of scrap book items!

Hide and Seek no.1 on UK itunes electronica chart
Originally uploaded by immi.

Hide and Seek no.7 on itunes top 100 UK chart!
Originally uploaded by immi.

and we reached 20,000 posts on the babble baord! COOOL! thankyou all for making the babbleboard such a great place!

Originally uploaded by immi.

I've booked Aggie's (competition winner!) and her friend's flights and accommodation (that took a while to find the perfect place) for the 27th until they leave...OH my! the apartment is sooo cool! i won't go into it now coz i want to surprise them...but they are going to LOVE it!

what else?
oh yeah...great reviews have been popping up here and there about the album i'm pleased to say! more good news!

erm...US deal is still not signed (sigh) but getting very close now. it WILL be released this year! It will. It won't be much longer but until i have signed the deal to license the album i won't know for sure when exactly as we all need to sit around a big table and choose a date. I'm sorry everyone else has to wait for so long. Usually it is the other way around though. Normally, i don't know why..people release in the states first.

But..for those of you who are in the know you can order it from UK sites....i'm sorry it will burn a bigger whole in your pocket than normal though.

Looking like iMegaphone will be available for download on my ishop too soon. Which is REALLY great! Coz it's out of print...and even though i wrote it bla bla bla i don't own it...my old label Almo Sounds do and they have kindly agreed now to let us sell it on my site! YIHAAA!

About a week ago i was ichatting with this girl called Marisa (who amongst other thins is mainly responsible for getting Hide and Seek into the OC so we all agree she totally ROCKS!). She had been talking to these guys who are making this film called "Just like Heaven" starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo, coming out in september. The music supervisor was in a bit of a 2 and 8 as he was running out of time and needed a cover of this song called "spooky". If you read up on the film you'll see why this song is very apt. Marisa knowing i've got my own studio and i can pull something together pretty quick mentioned me and he was on the phone quick smart to me talking about it. So the long adn the short of it is I have done a cover of this song called "Spooky" for this film "Just like Heaven". I really like it and hopefully you'll all hear it soon. It's quite a departure from my usual (whatever that is!) but that was part of the fun/ challenge of it!

Oh...and another thing.
I have sent off nearly all of the competition runners up prizes too....this is a pic i took of a few of the things i made 75 cards out of! That took me AGES! I really was wondering why i started doing it in the first place after the 30th one! anyway. they all looked lovely and i almost didn't want to send them off. They are really little BIG THANKYOU cards xx

Originally uploaded by immi.

my hands ache.
Love to you all and thankyou all for helping me get this far!!!
More soon!


posted by immi  # 11:32 PM 0 comments

Dusk thoughts

Originally uploaded by immi.

Hey there you x
What a couple of weeks this has been.
So UP and DOWN.
Not just for me...but for everyone in london and beyond. The Olympic news had me jumping around on the pavement when a friend rang me and told me we'd got it! I am sooo happy about that! I can't friggin' wait! I'm not too into sport but i do really love the Olympics. Even at school learning about it's history fascinated me.

I almost feel bad for having all this good luck with my stuff at the moment with the London attack last thursday. Like everyone i was emailing, texting and calling friends and family, checking everyone was ok. Which i feel very grateful to say they were. I did an interview today and the interviewer told me one of his old work mates has gone missing and he'd seen a "have you seen this girl?" poster in london with his friends face on it. How awful. I felt heavy and got shivers all down me. It brings it all back. That it IS real. It really did happen. Right here in my town. Our beautiful city. It still hasn't sunk in how HUGE this is. I don't know what to say. My thoughts are still very much for the families and friends of people who have been caught up in this. Today it was very moving to see London come to a halt in remembrance and in solidarity for two minutes. (everyone that is apart from the guy at Waterloo East station who quite obviously hadn’t heard about the 2 mins silence and was blaring out on the station tannoy about how some train was late throughout!)

I was in Israel on holiday with my mum and sis when i was 16. On one of the days we were in a building that's entrance was off from a market place in Jerusalem when a suicide bomb attack happened outside. it was horrible and though i didn't see anything I really FELT it. Heavy and shaken. Even though we weren't really sure what the noise was because we were told there was a ceasefire. Everyone was on their mobiles ringing loved ones. I couldn't get my head around how people could get to that state of mind. To do something like that. I don't remember leaving the building. I remember playing a piano that was in the room we were in. I needed to do make something. Fill the air with the sound of something i love. The next day people were going about there business in their beautiful city. It had become a part of the everyday. Still after all that we did have a wonderful time out there and felt very welcome.

It doesn't feel right to put these good immi happenings i want to tell you about within the same blog...so i'm going to write another x


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