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Live Gig Video: Hatchie performs ‘Adored’ at Seattle’s Barbarosa

 
By on Thursday, 8th November 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Australian dream pop singer/songwriter Hatchie, aka Harriette Pilbeam, has recently released a live video performance of her recent single ‘Adored’, from her show at Barbarosa in Seattle on the 19th of September. Filmed and edited by Trevor Crump, the video captures the essence of the song in live performance, including lighting, sound, and late night ambience. See it for yourself at the bottom of this page. Hatchie’s recently released EP ‘Sugar & Spice’ is available now via Double Double Whammy. Speaking of the song itself, Pilbeam says “‘Adored’ is a song that’s been floating around for a few years now, so I’m really excited it’s finally found its place with this release. I’ve been playing it live since my first show but didn’t feel it fit on either my [previous] EP or album. It’s about always wanting more than what you have, even if it’s perfect.”

Speaking of live performances, those of you on the UK side of the pond can catch Hatchie live at the beginning of next year, when she opens for The Vaccines in January and February 2019. You can find a full listing of Hatchie’s upcoming live dates on her official Facebook. TGTF’s previous coverage of Hatchie is right back here.

 

Sam Lewis / February and March 2019 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 7th November 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Sam Lewis will make his first trip to the UK in over two years at the beginning of 2019, with a list of live headline dates announced for February and March. Ahead of those shows, Lewis is slated to play at AmericanaFest UK at the end of January, presumably featuring songs from his fantastic recent LP release ‘Loversity.’ If you haven’t listened to that album yet, I highly encourage it; you can check out its second single ‘Natural Disaster’ at the bottom of the page.

According to Lewis’ official Facebook, further headline shows may be added to the following list. Keep an eye on his Facebook listing for updated information. TGTF’s coverage of Sam Lewis from SXSW 2018 is right back this way.

Friday 1st February 2018 – Ashford Revelation
Sunday 3rd February 2018 – Kingkerswell Parish Church – St. Mary’s
Tuesday 5th February 2018 – Swansea Sin City
Thursday 7th February 2018 – Shrewsbury Henry Tudor House
Friday 8th February 2018 – Sunderland Independent
Wednesday 13th February 2018 – Norwich Waterfront Studio
Saturday 2nd March 2018 – Glasgow Glad Café

 

Single Review: Paul Noonan – Moth to Your Flame

 
By on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 12:00 pm
 

Irish singer/songwriter Paul Noonan best known to TGTF readers as frontman to alt-rock band Bell X1, has recently been immersing himself in an array of side projects, including a collaboration with fellow Irish artist Daithí called ‘Take the Wheel’ and work with the Side 4 Collective on a track called ‘The Flood’. Following on those forays, Noonan released a new solo song at the beginning of October, titled ‘Moth to Your Flame’.

‘Moth to Your Flame’ has a distinctly and deliberately synthetic feel to its production from the very beginning, with electronic instrumentation and layered vocal overdubs throughout the mix. This is not entirely unfamiliar territory for Noonan, as anyone who’s listened to Bell X1’s back catalogue will realise. Most recently, the band’s 2016 LP ‘Arms’ featured moments of this kind of experimental production, which came as a bit of a jolt after the more organic nature of previous release ‘Chop Chop’.

The choice to take a more electronically-orientated tack seems more of an aesthetic choice for Noonan than one made by necessity due to the complex arrangement and the solo nature of the project. He has once again enlisted the production talents of Thomas Bartlett (The Gloaming), though this time, Noonan says, the pair worked remotely to put the track together. “’Moth to Your Flame’ was made by myself and Thomas Bartlett of New York City, like Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins in 84 Charing Cross Road, trading musical parts over the Atlantic on t’internet. It was the first tune finished of an ongoing collaboration, and I’m delighted to finally show it off.”

The quirky musical arrangement of ‘Moth to Your Flame’ consists of equal parts angular keyboard riff and jagged vocal melody, and Noonan’s lilting vocal tone blends as well with this synthetic backdrop as it has in more acoustic-based settings. His lyrics are, as ever, idiosyncratic and a bit self-conscious, vaguely recalling a number of songs he’s written in the past. But the context is different enough here to be compelling, and to make me wonder exactly which direction Noonan is headed. The About section of his Facebook page references a forthcoming solo EP titled ‘Push Puppets’, so perhaps we’ll find out sooner rather than later.

8/10

‘Moth to Your Flame’, the new single from Irish singer/songwriter Paul Noonan, is out now on Bone China Records.

 

Joshua Burnside / November and December 2018 UK Tour

 
By on Tuesday, 6th November 2018 at 9:00 am
 

Northern Irish art-rock singer/songwriter Joshua Burnside has recently announced a lengthy run of tour dates in England for the end of this year, as well as a pair of dates at home in Belfast to bookend the English dates. This tour is in preparation for Burnside’s upcoming EP release ‘Wear Bluebells In Your Hat If You’re Goin’ That Way’, which is a “reconstituted and embellished” deluxe version of his 2013 EP ‘If You’re Goin’ That Way’. The new EP is due out on the 11th of January 2019 via Quiet Arch. You can take a listen to its blues-tinged lead single ‘Black Dog Sin’ just below the tour date listing.

On 3rd December, Burnside will officially begin his University ‘Coffee House’ Tour, which includes, as you might expect, stops at University venues around England. Burnside will wrap up the tour with a show at Belfast Elmwood Hall just before Christmas on the 21st of December. Tickets for the following shows are available now. TGTF’s past coverage of Joshua Burnside is collected through here.

Thursday 22nd November 2018 – London Waiting Room
Friday 30th November 2018 – Belfast Duncairn Arts Centre
Monday 3rd December 2018 – High Wycombe Buckinghamshire New University Student Union
Monday 3rd December 2018 – Egham University of London Royal Holloway
Tuesday 4th December 2018 – Bournemouth University
Wednesday 5th December 2018 – Bath Spa University
Wednesday 5th December 2018 – Bristol University
Thursday 6th December 2018 – Coventry University of Warwick Student Union
Friday 7th December 2018 – London Queen Mary University Great Hall
Sunday 9th December 2018 – London Camden Market
Sunday 9th December 2018 – London Paper Dress Vintage
Monday 10th December 2018 – Stoke-On-Trent Staffordshire University Student Union
Tuesday 11th December 2018 – Loughborough University
Tuesday 11th December 2018 – Nottingham Trent University
Wednesday 12th December 2018 – Bradford University Student Union
Thursday 13th December 2018 – Newcastle Northumbria University Student Union
Friday 14th December 2018 – Manchester Metropolitan Student Union
Friday 14th December 2018 – University of Liverpool Student Union
Friday 21st December 2018 – Belfast Elmwood Hall

 

Video of the Moment #2901: Loyle Carner feat. Jordan Rakei

 
By on Thursday, 18th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Header photo by Charlie Cummings

South London hip-hop artist Loyle Carner has returned after an 18-month hiatus with an intriguing new single titled ‘Ottolenghi’. Those of you who consider yourself foodies might recognise the title as the surname of famed Israeli-British chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who is, in a roundabout sort of way, the impetus for the song. The press release for ‘Ottolenghi’, out now on AMF Records, relates that Carner’s moment of inspiration came “when Loyle was quizzed by a family on a commuter train about the ‘Bible’ he was reading, which was in fact the aforementioned chef’s cookbook ‘Jerusalem’.”

The reference to Ottolenghi sits among a handful of other personally relevant references in Carner’s lyrics, including an expression from his grandfather and an allusion to Roots Manuva‘s ‘Dreamy Days’. Carner’s lyrical delivery feels more like spoken word poetry than what we typically think of as rap, and his reflective words are set over a cool, contemplative keyboard and bass groove. The song’s chorus is tinged with a smooth jazz vibe, courtesy of vocalist/producer Jordan Rakei.

Directed by Oscar Hudson of Pulse Films, the video for ‘Ottolenghi’ is decidedly low-tech, but its optical illusions are remarkably clever, creating a subtle kaleidoscopic effect throughout. Viewers with sharp eyes might catch sight of Yotam Ottolenghi himself in a brief cameo appearance. Watch the promo for ‘Ottolenghi’ below and see for yourself.

Along with the new promo video, Carner has announced a run of live dates in the UK and Ireland for next spring, including a double show at Manchester’s Band on the Wall on the first of May. Tickets for the following dates will be available for general sale on Friday, the 19th of October. In the meantime, you can find TGTF’s previous coverage of Loyle Carner right back here.

Saturday 27th April 2019 – Dublin Grand Social
Sunday 28th April 2019 – Edinburgh Caves
Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Wednesday 1st May 2019 – Manchester Band on the Wall (early and late shows)
Friday 3rd May 2019 – Brighton Concorde 2
Saturday 4th May 2019 – Bristol Trinity
Tuesday 7th May 2019 – London Roundhouse

 

Video of the Moment #2897: LCD Soundsystem

 
By on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Brooklyn electro-rock band LCD Soundsystem came back from the dead, so to speak, following their 2011 breakup, with their fourth studio album ‘American Dream’, released in September 2017. (You can read editor Mary’s Live Gig Video preview of that album back through here.) Now, a year on from the Grammy-nominated LP’s release, James Murphy and company have shared a new promo video for album opener ‘oh baby’, which features a similar and striking theme of potential resurrection.

Directed by American filmmaker Rian Johnson and starring actors Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn, the video for ‘oh baby’ is equal parts science fiction and existential romance. Its dramatic course of action follows the musical evolution of the song through a slow and intriguing rising action to a climactic peak and a determined final scene of resolution, which is left open to the viewer’s interpretation. Without giving away the twist, I’ll simply say that both the music and the visual treatment are riveting from beginning to end, and the character acting over the short course of the promo video is exquisite. Watch and listen for yourself just below.

TGTF’s previous coverage of LCD Soundsystem can be found right back here.

 
 
 

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