This Feeling

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Watch :: Bastille live at London's Roundhouse for the Apple Music Festival

Photo: Sarah Weaver

Words: Izzy B

Bastille pitched up at London's Roundhouse last night (September 26) to not only ram the room to the rafters, but to also bring out Craig David to join them for part of their 20-song set at the Apple Music Festival.

David came on stage saying "Bastille! Number One album for a reason", and as red balloons rained down from the ceiling, David for one night became an extra Bastille member, adding vocals to three songs of the set: 'Fake It' from their new Number One album 'Wild World', 'Of The Night' and David's own single 'Fill Me In'.

The band's show also included other tracks from their new album including 'Warmth' and 'An Act Of Kindness', as well as from their 2013 debut album 'Bad Blood' including title track, 'Things We Lost In The Fire' and 'Flaws', the latter providing a stage dive by Dan Smith.

Watch part of their set below.

Bastille setlist:

'Send Them Off!'
'Laura Palmer'
'An Act Of Kindness'
'Four Walls (The Ballad Of Perry Smith)'
'Good Grief'
'Bad Blood'
'Fake It'
'Fill Me In'
'Of The Night'
'Two Evils'
'Things We Lost In The Fire'
'The Currents'

Track Of The Day :: AFRAKITE - Carry Us

Words: Sam Geary

AFRAKITE is Montreal-based Mathieu LeGuerrier's (who also drums for fellow musician Elliot Maginot) solo project

The Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, performs all duties on this newly released single 'Carry Us' - along with a production and mixing credit - his follow-up to 'Grown Apart'.

Mixing a blend of alt-folk and soul with world beats and harmonies, his own rather different vocals drive the song over lively rhythms and running percussion.

More info: FACEBOOK

Monday, 26 September 2016

Listen :: Temples share new track 'Certainty' and announce London date

Photo: Ed Miles

Words: Sam Geary

We've not heard much from Kettering neo-psych/garage quartet Temples since their majestic 'Sun Structures' debut album of two years ago.

With news now announced of a second album in the works for release next year, they have today shared the first single from the as yet untitled record. Take a listen to 'Certainty' below.

Frontman James Bagshaw says of the big-sounding new track: “When writing the melody for 'Certainty', I wanted to create something with almost an eerie, early Disney vibe, something playful and harmonious, but with a dark twist."

The band have also announced a one-off date at London's Oslo on October 6. Tickets are on sale from tomorrow (September 27).

The Great Escape showcases their 'First Fifty' acts for 2017's festival

Words: Ellie Ward

Before most of us have still to get over The Great Escape festival of 2016, already things are gearing up for 2017.

Next year's event at venues across the seaside town of Brighton will take place between May 18-20 MAY 2017. For the first time organisers have launched a series of gigs at venues in east London between, November 22– 24 this year to showcase some of the first announced acts for 2017's festival.

The artists announced to play the 'FIRST FIFTY' are:

Abattoir Blues, Be Charlotte, Brian Deady, Cabbage, Carys Selvey, Drones Club, Eat Fast, Fil Bo Riva, Gothic Tropic, Hannah Georgas, Husky Loops, IDER, Indigo Husk, James Hersey, Jameszoo, Klangstof, L.A. Salami, MarthaGunn, Matt Maeson, Miles from Kinshasa, Moses, Nilufer Yanya, Plaitum, Pote (Live), Ray BLK, Saint PHNX, Sarathy Korwar, Shells, Shitkid, The Age of L.U.N.A and Tigertown.

Tickets for the live shows are priced at £5 per show and are now on sale. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, The Old Blue Last, Kamio, Zigfrid von Underbelly and The Courtyard Theatre will all play host to shows.




Festival season 2017 starts here: The Great Escape, the festival for new music internationally renowned for breaking the best and brightest new talent for over 10 years, is here to provide the soundtrack to your future with the 'FIRST FIFTY' - a series of exclusive gigs over 3 days in East London from the very hottest new artists around. The artists announced today give a first glimpse of the talent lined up to play TGE 2017 and take next year’s festival season by storm.


Be Charlotte

Abattoir Blues

Mama Festivals CEO, Rory Bett says: “Over the last 11 years The Great Escape has been providing the soundtrack to our future with over 3,750 artists showcasing in Brighton and today’s announcement of the 'FIRST FIFTY' previews the next wave of artists set to go down in TGE history. No other festival out there launches in this way with 10 live gigs and the best thing is that this is just the start, we’ve still got another 400+ bands to announce in the new year!”

BBC Music Editor, James Stirling says: “We’re delighted to be in partnership with The Great Escape and 'FIRST FIFTY'. Helping to establish British artists on both a national and global stage is a primary objective for BBC Music, so working with one of the world’s premiere new music festivals on this unique new venture is a hugely exciting opportunity. Over 90 acts have signed to a major label after taking their first steps via BBC Introducing.”

For tickets to all 'FIRST FIFTY' shows, click here. Advanced tickets are £5, and unless sold out, will then be £7.50 on door.

Tickets and further information: THE GREAT ESCAPE




[Video] Luxury Death - Radiator Face

Luxury Death share their Ed Crisp-directed video for 'Radiator Face', the Manchester duo's debut single released via PNKSLM Recordings.

The clip comes complete with golden skulls, burning tennis balls, red slime and a make out session with a bust. What more could you ask for!

Luxury Death - boyfriend/girlfriend duo Ben Thompson and Meg Williamsis - will be playing at PNKSLM’s London weekender on September 30 with Boys and Spice Boys. See all dates below.

Live dates

30 London The Finsbury w/ Happyness & Sports Team

01 London The Slime Ball at The Old Blue Last w/ Boys & Spice Boys
23 Sheffield Bungalows & Bears w/ Happyness & Mush
25 Manchester Sound Control w/ Twin Peaks & Happyness
27 London Old Blue Last w/ Lowly

Track Of The Day :: Youngblood - Broken English

Photo: Lauren Zbarsky

Words: Sam Geary

Vancouver dreampop artist Alexis Young - aka Youngblood - follows her debut single 'Feel Alright' from the start of this year, with the EP from which it takes its title.

The lead track from the five-song record (which came out last Friday), 'Broken English', is our Track Of The Day. Self-described as “what the 60s thought the future would sound like,” it opens on eerily hypnotic synths before Young's vocal and 80s beats bring a disco effect to the song, which you'll certainly want to move around to.