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(Holiday) Video of the Moment #362: Goldie Lookin Chain

 
By on Friday, 10th December 2010 at 10:00 am
 

Now, Goldie Lookin Chain from Newport, South Wales, isn’t exactly TGTF’s usual poison, musically. (Welshmen making fun of chavs by rapping about their little town?) But it’s the holidays, and the cheesiness and inanity of this video had me laughing.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXov-rZE18k[/youtube]

Visit the band’s Web site to find information on ordering their appropriately holiday-themed album, ‘It’s a Goldie Lookin Christmas (The Fairytale of Newport)’.

 

Album Review:Goldie Lookin Chain – ASBO4LIFE

 
By on Wednesday, 4th February 2009 at 7:52 pm
 

Goldie Lookin' ChainIf you don’t like crudeness or blatant causing of offense then look away now. Goldie Lookin Chain are certainly not afraid to say what they feel like and when it comes to their recent album ASBO4LIFE  there is no exception.  It has been a while since we’ve seen some fresh Goldie Lookin Chain material but the welsh boys are not slacking around. A big UK tour mainly in March is close by and after being ditched by their old record label Atlantic Records the band have done well to come up with an album as solid as this one.

It must be said that Goldie Lookin Chain are a controversial band and you either find their lyrics rude and offensive or witty and funny.  The new album is full of the usual topics like drugs, unemployment and DJ’s which of course have a GLC spin on them.  You can’t say the new record is consistent in sound and tone but it is consistently good and each song features different sounds.

Although being a music group, I for one don’t really listen to GLC for the inspirational melodies and rhythms. I think it is safe to say that it is all about the laughs and childish giggles that you break into when listening to a track.  The song “New Day” is one of the highlights on the album for me and features a piano as well as the GLC man choir which shows the bands ability to experiment. The debut single though “By any means necessary” is chirpy and infectious, again displaying the sustained quality that the lads have managed to create.

 

Daily Roundup: Wednesday 28th January 2009

 
By on Wednesday, 28th January 2009 at 8:41 pm
 

Another busy day here at TGTF. Expect things to slow down over the end of this week and next week, as I have to have about half of my university dissertation done by next Friday, and frankly I’ve done next to nothing on it so far. I’ll also be roping in some of you lovely readers later in the year to help out with some of my research – I’m looking at corporate sponsorship in the music industry, something I’m sure you can all relate to and have strong opinions on!!

James YorkstonMoving on to the more day-to-day stuff (and what you’re probably all here for: MP3s!).

Now, I know I said last year that here at TGTF we wouldn’t be featuring many of the festival lineups. At that point, I hated festivals. Not gonna lie, I hadn’t been to one and was too frightened of getting my feet muddy. Then we went to Hydro Connect, and fell in love with the concept, so expect a bit more festival coverage this year.

Field Day have announced some of their lineup for Saturday 1st August this year. They’ve got the amazing Mogwai headlining, along with Four Tet and James Yorkston (pictured right) and a few more artists to be announced. Sounds pretty good, might well see if we can wander down. Tickets are on sale now, priced at £29.50 each plus the obligatory booking fees, bah humbug. It’s in Victoria Park, London from 11:30am – 10:30pm. Fun.

In other festival news, local lads to me here in Oxfordshire, Supergrass have announced that they’ll be playing Wychwood Festival. The event, which runs from Friday 29th – Sunday 31st May at Cheltenham Race Course will see the Oxford brit-pop stars will headline the Saturday night, and BBC 6Music DJ Tom Robinson will be curating his very own evening line-up on Wychwood’s third stage. All sounds good, and very local to me.

You all probably know that loud mouthed Lily Allen has a new album out shortly, and I’ll be honest – I quite liked her last one, in a guilty-pleasure sort of way. At least she has more talent than Kate Nash. She’s made an album megamix available for download, so enjoy it before you get your grubby mits on the new album.

**To save disk space, the audio file that originally went with this post has been removed.

Stumbled across an amusing video interview of Goldie Lookin’ Chain earlier today (yes, I should have been working) – words fail me to describe it well, so wander on over to Don’t Panic (which seems like a great student run magazine from a quick look), and watch and enjoy.

One last MP3 and we’ll go. Hockey, who are off on tour with the AMAZING Passion Pit in late February have given us a free MP3 to give to you guys. It’s pretty amazing, a bit of electro pop is always good to get you warmed up for a Saturday night!

MP3: Hockey – 3am Spanish

Oh, and stumbled across the below video for T-Mobile. No, we’re not being paid to have this up, I just quite liked it.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQ3d3KigPQM]

 

Goldie Lookin’ Chain / February and March 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 10th December 2008 at 1:33 pm
 

I can’t believe I’m writing about this. Goldie Lookin’ Chain have announced another UK tour, somehow still managing to get around the countr, managing to still ride the wave of their minor 2005 success. And, suprisingly, they actually seem to be working hard, with an almost 20 night non-stop run around the UK.

Tickets are on sale now, priced around £10 each.

Friday 27th February 2009 – Newport TJs
Monday 9th March 2009 – Sheffield Corporation
Tuesday 10th March 2009 – Manchester Moho Live
Wednesday 11th March 2009 – Derby Rockhouse
Thursday 12th March 2009 – York Fibbers
Friday 13th March 2009 – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 14th March 2009 – Dundee Doghouse
Sunday 15th March 2009 – Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Monday 16th March 2009 – Liverpool Barfly
Tuesday 17th March 2009 – Birmingham Academy 2
Wednesday 18th March 2009 – Colchester Arts Centre
Thursday 19th March 2009 – Oxford Academy
Friday 20th March 2009 – Exeter Cavern
Saturday 21st March 2009 – Harlow Square
Sunday 22nd March 2009 – Cardiff Point
Monday 23rd March 2009 – Brighton Concorde
Tuesday 24th March 2009 – London Dingwalls
Wednesday 25th March 2009 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 26th March 2009 – Bristol Fleece
Friday 27th March 2009 – Aberystwyth University
Saturday 28th March 2009 – Rhonda Parc Hall
Monday 30th March 2009 – Port Talbot B52s

 

Goldie Lookin’ Chain / Two January Dates

 
By on Tuesday, 8th January 2008 at 8:51 pm
 

Goldie Lookin' ChainRemember Goldie Lookin’ Chain? Yes, the questionable quality Welsh rap group? Well, believe it or not, they’ve managed to make another album (probably) full of puns about your mother’s anatomy and ASBO culture. And to celebrate the release of “Asbo For Life”, they’re playing two dates later this month.

Tickets are on sale for the below two dates, priced at £10 a ticket.

Thursday 17th January – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
Friday 18th January – Bristol Louisiana

 
 
 

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