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Magic and loss: The Legacy Of Nick Marsh

Nick Marsh and Katherine Blake were lovers and collaborators, and From The Deep was their gothic-folk vision. But after his death this year, it became a testament to love, grief and the healin

Making music with your other half can sometimes be a volatile business. Songwriters Nick Marsh and Katharine Blake had played on each other’s records in the past, largely without incident, but their latest endeavour was a lot more tempestuous. “It was a recipe for a fucking bloodbath,” says Blake with a laugh today. “The whole thing was pretty fiery. We’d have got it done a lot quicker if we’d cut out all the arguments, but when it’s your partner it’s no holds barred.”

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