Here’s a great session take from Toy for The Guardian. It’s a few months old but perfect to watch in anticipation for the band’s big London date with us at Shepherd’s Bush Empire this weekend. Have a look above…
We had a couple of Eat Your Own Ears acts on the first episode of the new Later with Jools Holland series last night. You can watch clips of both Clean Bandit and Neneh Cherry, with more to come in the full show on Friday.
We’ve got Audion Subverticul Live at Oval Space in early may and have Tiga, Ghost Culture + ANDHIM playing alongside. For now there’s an amazing Acid Arab remix of Tiga and Audions tune Fever to listen to above (and download for free).
Two big exciting new shows to announce for SOHN and for Chilly Gonzales. SOHN plays his biggest show yet at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday 12th of September, and Chilly Gonzales returns to London action on July 29th at the Roundhouse.
That’s the amazing artwork for a new record from Ben Watt. The album is called Hendra and is out next week and features Bernard Butler, David Gilmour and Ewan Pearson. It’s a great listen and you can stream it via NPR here.
We’ve got Cashmere Cat tonight at The Laundry next to London Fields. He’s joined by S-Type, Joseph Marinetti, Neana and Logos too for what ought to be a perfect start to the weekend. You can get a head start via a great Cashmere Cat mix from a bit ago. Spin it above, tickets here.
We’re very very excited about having Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 at Village Underground tonight. It promises to be something very very special indeed - take a look at the excellent footage above to get a taste of what to expect and then come and see it up close tonight.
We’re very excited about Wild Beasts hitting Brixton Academy for us this week. Their record Present Tense is in the mix for our favourite of the year so far, and we’ve been taking a look at setlists to see what we might expect to hear. Have a listen via our Spotify playlist for a potential set list, and get very excited indeed.
Here’s a great mixtape to ease you into the weekend from Ben Watt. He mixes some solid gold stuff from the likes of Desertshore, Michael Chapman, Van Morrison and Talk Talk with the addition of some found sound and synth work from the man himself. Listen below…
Here’s a new one from Bat and Ball who play Shacklewell Arms for us soon. Stops my Mouth is a beautiful synergy of precise beats and some pleasingly scratchy sounds. Take a listen above, it’s a real gem.
New names for Field Day 2014 inc. Thurston Moore and Future Islands
Very excited to announce a couple more additions to Field Day 2014 - we’ve got Thurston Moore for Saturday alongside headliners METRONOMY PLUS Future Islands The Wytches and Lovepark for Sunday alongside headliners PIXIES.
Polar Bear have previewed another tune from their upcoming record. This one is called Sometimes and closes the album. We’re very excited to have them playing a show for us at XOYO on April 2nd too. Grab tickets for that one here…
Hot on the heels on a sold out Village Underground show we’re excited to announce another date with Tune-Yards. This next one is at the start of September at Brixton Electric and you can bag tickets here.
Listen to the first song from her new record above.
Here’s another very good Live Lounge treat - SOHN covering Christina Aguilera / Great Big World classic Say Something. Have a spin above. Tickets for his upcoming show with us are at a premium - there may be one or two left here.
Ben Watt & His Band feat. Bernard Butler at Islington Assembly Hall
Here’s an exciting one for May - we’ve got Ben Watt (best known for Everything But The Girl, but also a superb DJ, producer and writer) playing at Islington Assembly Hall with his band - including ex-Suede man Bernard Butler. They’ll be playing tunes from a new upcoming solo record from Ben Watt, something we’re mightily excited about.
Get a taste of the record via its title track below…
Polar Bear’s new record is out in a couple of weeks and already getting some great reviews. We’ve been listening to Be Free quite a bit lately, and looking forward to their headline show on the 2nd of April. You can still grab tickets for that one here…
It’s been an exciting week for Wild Beasts whose superb record Present Tense came out this week to much acclaim (it’s easily one of the year’s best). To ease us into the weekend we have an incredible 8 minute reworking of Wanderlust by The Field. Listen above…
Wild Beasts excellent new record Present Tense is out this week. The album continues their incredible streak of quality, and this one is perhaps their best yet. That alone gives plenty of listening for the week, but if you want to dig a little deeper then this Wild Beasts mix for FACT will help you get there - some superb choices, including Kate Bush’s take on Sexual Healing.
Here’s a perfect late Friday, weekend listen for you - the debut record from Arthur Beatrice. We’ve been watching Arthur Beatrice grow into this over a series of great shows for us. The result is stunning stuff, listen above.
We’ve got the excellent Shearwater back in April. They rank as one of our very favourite live acts and you can hear the majesty for yourself above via a free MP3 the band are giving away. The recording is taken from a Radiolab live recording of ‘Black is the Color’.
Here’s a great short film/session of Woman’s Hour for The Line of Best Fit from a little while back. The session looks visually stunning, and the performance just as good. Catch Woman’s Hour supporting Anna Calvi on tour - including next week at The Troxy.