Search Results for: label/Live Review

Interview: Becoming One, Blue Hawaii.

…; We don’t, instead turning to the hottest of contemporary topics: The Knife’s abominable live show, which rolled into town the week of our encounter. We three were present, while the Dreijer duo were incontrovertibly incorrect: “Oh my God!” Standell-Preston exclaims, unveiling her natural speakin…So on & so forth…

The Belatedly Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Kanye West, Hammersmith Apollo.

certain Kanye West. And over a night on which he nonchalantly rattles off the second of three sold out London shows in the space of a week in the crimson round of the Hammersmith Apollo, the same can certainly be said of his live portrayal. It is something of a portrayal after all; an act, if you will. And a studied one, at that. Though long since has this been the case, and witnessing a younger Yeezy engross this very venue as he did back in 20…So on & so forth…

Interview: Movin’ On Up, Toro Y Moi.

…it’s written is when I enjoy it the most. And it’s just sort of behind me after that. I don’t know whether all artists do that, but…” Which must surely render the return to dustier material in a live context that bit more problematic psychologically, if nothing else? Though perverse as per, “I enjoy that – playing is totally different, especially with the band. I mean it’s different every night, and it&#…So on & so forth…

Interview: Reality Sublime, Indians.

…an be a lonely exercise, as have been his touring patterns at times: more often than not a lone ranger in his wandering of the more remote parts of continents with which he is no more than superficially acquainted, if playing live has become something of a routine (he reckons on tonight being his “98th show of this past year, or something”) then it’s something of a novelty to have his “boys” in tow. Though with regar…So on & so forth…

Woah Now. Bobby Womack, Notting Hill Arts Club.

…he expressive crackle-laden croaks of the late R’n’B songster Sam Cooke, for whom Womack once strummed a string or two, introlude the show. “As a singer grows older, his perception goes a little deeper, because he lives life and he understands what he’s trying to say a little more”, he softly intones from beyond the faraway grave and over the PA. This is, of course, a knowingly astute prelude to Womack’s imminent arr…So on & so forth…

Latitude 2011.

…ser Were Björk reared by Shaolin monks in a kaleidoscopically-coloured, cushion-laden haven above Visions Of Trees’ infernal bass rumblings in the four walls below, neighbours could garner a vague impression of Glasser live. Paloma Faith Toting ethnic headdress seemingly composed of a minimum of three birds of prey, dubious new songs are seemingly not merely snubbed by label execs, but also by this evening’s audience. Faith’s…So on & so forth…

Visions of Trees, The Garage.

Thing festival continued across town over in a sodden corner of Highbury as superlative indie label Moshi Moshi brought their ripest fruits to the Relentless Garage. The venue’s still so pristine there’s an air of Liverpool Street lounge bar to its almost cylindrical upstairs area and had you a pint in hand you’d consider spewing it across the floor to add a touch of scruff to it. Equally pristine although in a far more positive…So on & so forth…