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Live Gig Video: Picture This share live performance video of single ‘One Drink’

 
By on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 at 4:00 pm
 

We first came across Picture This when previewing their appearance at SXSW 2017. They were part of the strong, annual Irish contingent to Austin, chatting to Carrie and appearing at the full Irish breakfast showcase at B.D. Riley’s. A lot has happened to the duo since. That year, they won an RTE Choice Music Prize award for Best Song for ‘Take My Hand’ and released their self-titled album that August. Next month, Picture This will be releasing their sophomore effort on Republic Records. ‘MDRN LV’, presumably pronounced ‘modern love’ but offered up in a more textspeak friendly format, will drop on the 15th of February, rather conveniently timed to be an appropriate post-Valentine’s gift, or perhaps a preorder ahead of Cupid’s big day.

‘One Drink’, the first single taken from the upcoming LP, has already made its mark on both the American Alternative and Hot Adult Contemporary charts. (For another taster, check out the promo for Everything or Nothing’.) With its inherent catchiness, it’s not hard to see or hear why. Last month while I was in hibernation, they revealed a live performance of the song, which I’ve wanted to share for a few weeks. For good measure, I am also including below the original promo video for the song, so completists can compare and contrast the two versions. Watch, enjoy and share how you like. They’re scheduled to go on tour on the Continent in early March, after which they will head to the UK for a string of shows. Following 5 nights (yes, really) at the 3Arena in Dublin at the end of March, the duo and their backing band will then embark on their first major North American tour in mid-April, which starts in Toronto on the 22nd; the tour concludes on the other side of the continent on the 18th of May in Seattle. For all of our past coverage here on TGTF on Picture This, use this link.

 

2018 – Still Want to Be Here

 
By on Monday, 24th December 2018 at 11:00 am
 

How have you been getting on? From our stats, most of our readers are either from America, somewhere in the UK or the Continent. That means you’ve probably been paying close attention to the shenanigans of our President and the wrangling between Parliament and the EU. This time of year 2 years ago, I wrote about the Brexit vote; so I won’t write further on the subject now. It seems since I switched over from the ‘best of’ year-end post, there’s only been more and more uncertainty. As I discussed with a friend a few days ago, as the earth enters its time to regenerate, it’s a time for reflection and introspection. 2019 will also be a year of change here at TGTF. More on that in the coming weeks.

2018 was another year of difficult losses in the music world. Troubled Swedish musician and DJ Avicii lost his battle with substance abuse. Irish vocal heroine Dolores O’Riordan, famed as the lead singer of the Cranberries, passed away after a long battle with mental illness. Another strong woman with superhuman singing talent, the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, passed away in the summer. The loss of Roy Clark, an American icon of country music, was mourned across America. Like bookends, two influential Lancastrian legends of rock, Mark E. Smith and Pete Shelley, left us in January and December, respectively.

As I understand from more friends than I can count, the most difficult passing of this year was Frightened Rabbit leader Scott Hutchison. Having gone missing one evening in May, we all hoped he would be found safe and sound. Some friends have told me that we should have done more, that we should have known that Scott would have tried to take his life, that ‘Floating in the Forth’ was a hint, a blueprint we should have heeded. As I’ve written before in this piece about the late Chester Bennington of Linkin Park and in other posts, mental illness is insidious and the pain from it that drives people to end their lives can’t be for nothing.

Since Scott’s passing, I had the opportunity to visit Glasgow twice. Just days after his death, I paid my respects to Michael Corr’s stirring mural made in his honour. In all the conversations I’ve had with friends about Scott’s legacy, the one thing we all soundly agreed on was that it’s becoming easier for musicians to talk about their mental health struggles. That can only be a good thing.

I want to leave you with a holiday video from Gurr and Eddie Argos (Art Brut) I wish you regular readers, musicians, bands, management and PR a happy Christmas, wonderful holidays, and a successful and prosperous new year. See you in 2019!

 

Video of the Moment #2915: Professor Green feat. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

 
By on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

I’ve never really warmed to Professor Green and his style of rapping. However, his new single ‘Photographs’ – and in particular, the promo video that was made to promote it – seems apt this time of year. We’re nearing the end of one year, soon to start another. We go through these transitions every year and for many of us, moving forward is hard without the love of those who left us too soon. In writing ‘Photographs’, Green is supporting the move towards better acknowledgement of grief and more dialogue about it to help those who have lost loved ones have “proper engagement with the effects of grieving.” He’s started this petition calling for a National Grief Awareness Day.

For the promo video, Green enlisted not only his own granny Nanny Pat to appear but also fellow artist Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to lay down some verses of his own. Watch the video for the arresting and emotional ‘Photographs’ below; the single is out now on Relentless Records. Past writings on Professor Green on TGTF can be found through this link.

 

(Charity!) Live Gig Video: Gang of Youths’ David Le’aupepe plays acoustic version of Ryan Adams’ ‘My Winding Wheel’ for Bedstock 2018

 
By on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Bedstock touts itself as “the first and only online music festival”. You may be wondering, what’s the fun in that? It’s got a specific purpose: it’s designed for kids who are too poorly to leave their beds and in solidarity with them, musicians have performed on a bed with limited equipment to help raise money for Children’s Cancer Association and their MyMusicRx program. Many artists you’ll know by name have already shown their support, including UK acts The 1975, Aquilo and Jacob Banks. In the below video filmed during his offstage time at Austin City Limits in October, frontman David Le’aupepe of Aussie band Gang of Youths decided to cover a Ryan Adams’ song, ‘My Winding Wheel’ while sat on a bed with his acoustic guitar. Check it out below. You can donate to Bedstock’s efforts through this link; more on Gang of Youths (a band I knew would blow up big) on TGTF is through here.

 

Video of the Moment #2914: Squarehead

 
By on Tuesday, 11th December 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Back in 2012, when I was completely new to the SXSW game, I saw Irish trio Squarehead at the full Irish breakfast lineup at B.D. Riley’s Irish pub. Starting my day at the breakfast near the end of the week and every year at SX has now become a tradition. The band have been away for a bit, during a self-described mental health break since 2013 album ‘Respect’, but they’ve returned with an uber groovy new single, available now. The accompanying video to the jangly ‘Always On’ contains clips of the band performing, friends of theirs, plus some unusual curiosities of an animal and environmental nature. Right. Have I piqued your interest now? Well, then, you can watch the promo video below. A new album, name yet unknown, is expected from Squarehead in early 2019 on Strange Brew Records.

 

Video of the Moment #2913: Julia Jacklin

 
By on Monday, 10th December 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

In early October in this previous Video of the Moment, I mused that we were due a new album from Julia Jacklin soon. I was right! Her sophomore LP ‘Crushing’ will be out on the 22nd of February 2019, so just a few months to go. The latest taster from the upcoming album Jacklin has gifted to us is for ‘Head Alone’, which has an empowering message for women, and for anyone, really.

She sings, “I don’t want to be touched all the time / I raised my body up to be mine” and I’ll say it ’til he understands / you can love somebody without using your hands”, emphatic statements about having a strong self-esteem to value yourself and to not give away your body to just anyone. If this were my other site through here.

 
 
 

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