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Live Gig Videos: Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats play ‘I Need Never Get Old’ and ‘S.O.B.’ in Los Angeles

 
By on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats released their self-titled debut album last summer (Carrie reviewed it here and it’s already garnering the Denver-based musician and his band a lot of attention. Most recently, Britney Spears herself last week posted some video onto her Instagram of the salacious dancing she did in nothing but her underwear to ‘Son of a Bitch’, which sparked this hilarious parody from Rateliff himself. Now we’ve got live videos from the group, so if you’re having a hohum first week of February like we are, you’ll enjoy this.

Last month, the band played a show at the El Rey in Los Angeles. That’s where these performances of ‘I Need Never Get Old’ and the aforementioned ‘S.O.B.’ were filmed. Watch them below. For all of TGTF’s coverage of Nathaniel Rateliff as a solo artist as well as with his band the Night Sweats, go here.

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(SXSW 2016 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Blaenavon perform ‘Dragon’ at Manchester Albert Hall for Burberry Acoustic

 
By on Monday, 1st February 2016 at 4:00 pm
 

Blaenavon are a trio that hail from Liphook, East Hampshire. To be perfectly frank, I don’t know a whole lot about them. I *do* know that the indie group are one of 14 acts to have received PRS funding for their maiden voyage out to Austin next month for SXSW 2016, which is a great vote of confidence in both their musical talent and potential. The masses have also spoken: a gig this coming Thursday, the 4th of February, at London Lexington is already sold out.

On the aesthetic side of things, Blaenavon have received attention from posh fashion house Burberry: their lead singer Ben Gregory has been chosen as the face for Burberry’s spring/summer 2016 campaign. With that, the band were recently filmed by the company performing at a Christmas show at Manchester Albert Hall last month. In the below video, they’re seen performing ‘Dragon’ from their recent ‘Miss World’ EP. Have and watch and listen and let us know what you think of this up-and-coming English group.

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Live Gig Video: Noel Gallagher and band perform ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ for Radio 2 In Concert

 
By on Thursday, 10th December 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

The Mancunian loudmouth we love to hate – or is that love to love? – Noel Gallagher was the In Concert star Monday night on Radio 2, performing with a backing band semi-acoustically. In addition to more recent material from the crotchety Northern singer/songwriter, naturally he trotted out an Oasis classic, and arguably what will be his legacy, not his contentious relationship with baby brother Liam, is ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’. It’s definitely my favourite Oasis song, and I explored the lyrics of the song on Music in Notes earlier this year.

In case you missed Monday night’s performance, the BBC have made available the song being played live to everyone on YouTube. (If you’re in the UK, you’re in luck: you’ve got 27 days to watch the entire set live on BBC iPlayer.) For more on Noel Gallagher and his post-Oasis band Noel Gallagher and His High Flying Birds, head this way.

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Live “Gig” Video: U2’s Bono explains and recites lyrics to new Paris attack-inspired song ‘Streets of Surrender’ to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

 
By on Wednesday, 9th December 2015 at 4:00 pm
 

Header photo by Paul Neill

This isn’t exactly a gig video (hence the double quotes in the title) but it’s worth sharing after the events of last month in Paris.

Bono has been in the news and remembered more in the last 2 years less for U2‘s music or his humanitarian efforts in Africa with (RED) than for freak accidents. In November 2014, he was involved in a cycling accident in Central Park that resulted in cancellations of live appearances due to his surgery and rehabilitation. Shortly after in the same month in an unusual turn of events, he was a passenger in a private Lear jet whose rear door fell off midair, though thankfully no-one aboard the flight was injured.

As with many of the artists we know and love, he was able to shake off these bizarre incidents and forge ahead with what he does best, songwriting. His latest announced work is a song he began to write for Italian pop singer Zucchero but he changed the lyrics to after the Paris attacks last month. In this interview with CNN host Fareed Zakaria on Sunday, Bono explains how U2 want to be “useful” to the world at large, and he recites the new lyrics to the Christmas-themed ‘Streets of Surrender’. Watch below.

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Bands to Watch #362: Lewis & Leigh

 
By on Thursday, 12th November 2015 at 12:00 pm
 

Folk-pop duo Lewis & Leigh combine the musical heritage of their two geographically divergent backgrounds to create a sound that is broadly accessible, yet still somehow feels personal and intimate. Vivid lyrical portraits and widely varying musical influences ranging from Americana to Motown, from traditional British folk to edgy London pop, blend effortlessly in the angelic singing voices of Alva Leigh and Al Lewis, who are well-respected songwriters individually, but who have found a sweetly sensitive fusion in their collaboration with one another.

The pair’s illustrative track ‘Rubble’, from their EP ‘Missing Years’, draws comparisons between the American Deep South where Leigh was born, and the Welsh countryside that Lewis calls home. First depicted is the coastal town of Gulfport, MS, which has been levelled by several hurricanes in recorded history, most recently Hurricane Katrina in 2005. (It’s hard to tell which hurricane is referenced in the video below, possibly 1979 Hurricane Frederic or 1985 Hurricane Elena). The song’s second verse refers to the struggles surrounding the Welsh Mining Strike of 1984, with the chorus making the connection between the two seemingly disparate locations, observing how each was reduced to rubble in the aftermath of those disastrous events. The final verse talks about having roots in those places, and being drawn to them, each sympathizing with the other’s toil and trouble. It’s a haunting and thought-provoking song whose musical setting is elegantly sensitive to the musical style and cultural spirit of each region.

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Lewis & Leigh’s debut EP ‘Night Drives’ won attention from BBC Radio 2, with lead single ‘What Is There To Do’ spending four weeks on that station’s playlist back in 2014. The duo subsequently performed live sessions with Dermot O’Leary and BBC Radio Scotland’s Ricky Ross. Their latest single, a soulful jazz pop tune called ‘Heart Don’t Want’, has already received well-deserved attention in America from the likes of Rolling Stone and NPR, as well as a Twitter endorsement from veteran singer/songwriter Ryan Adams.  The song was recorded as part of their latest EP ‘Hidden Truths’ and produced at Urchin Studios by Matt Ingram and Dan Cox, who also helmed Laura Marling‘s latest album ‘Short Movie’.

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Lewis & Leigh’s current EP ‘Hidden Truths’ is available now. The pair are currently touring the new EP throughout the UK. Their final live dates for the season are listed below.

Thursday 12th November 2015 – Sheffield Cafe No. 9
Friday 13th November 2015 – Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall
Saturday 14th November 2015 – Leeds High & Lonesome Festival
Friday 11th December 2015 – Cardiff St. John the Evangelist’s Church, Canton

 

Disclosure / November and December 2015 UK Tour

 
By on Thursday, 24th September 2015 at 9:00 am
 

Disclosure – the brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence – have announced a short series of UK dates for late November and early December. They’ll no doubt be playing tracks from their 2013 Mercury Prize-nominated album ‘Settle’ but more importantly, the brand new tunes from ‘Caracal’, their sophomore album being released this Friday, the 25th of September. A ticket presale will take place starting next Wednesday, the 30th of September, via DICE; the general sale will begin on Friday the 2nd of October. You best be quick on the mark for these tickets, as I can bet you they’ll be going fast.

For all things Disclosure on TGTF, go here.

Thursday 26th November 2015 – Glasgow SSE Hydro
Saturday 28th November 2015 – Manchester Central
Tuesday 1st December 2015 – London Alexandra Palace
Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – London Alexandra Palace

 
 
 

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