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Live Gig Video: Labrinth performs an acoustic version of ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ for Bands in Transit

 
By on Thursday, 1st November 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

This is a rare glimpse of Labrinth performing his current #1 hit ‘Beneath Your Beautiful’ for Bands in Transit. Seriously though, how often are you going to see Labrinth with a sunhat, playing a guitar at Container City? Watch the performance below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w60JEURnHkM[/youtube]

 

WIN / Tickets to see Labrinth at London O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday 20th October 2012

 
By on Tuesday, 9th October 2012 at 11:00 am
 

Labrinth is making the rounds this month on a massive UK tour. He’ll be stopping by O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday the 20th of October and we have a pair of tickets for the show to give away to a lucky TGTF reader. Is that lucky reader you? You won’t be in the running unless you enter our contest below.

Fill out the form below with your name and your email address (we’ll use this to contact you if you’ve won). Then answer this question correctly: What is the name of Labrinth’s debut album? Be sure to get your entries in by 12 noon this Friday, the 12th of October. We’ll choose our lucky winner from all the correct entries received. Good luck! Please note that you must be a UK resident to win this contest.

This contest is now closed. The winner will be contacted soon by email.

 

Labrinth / October 2012 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 10th August 2012 at 5:30 pm
 

Labrinth will be on tour in the UK in October. Tickets are available now.

Wednesday 17th October 2012 – Bristol O2 Academy
Thursday 18th October 2012 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Saturday 20th October 2012 – London Brixton O2 Academy
Sunday 21st October 2012 – Norwich UEA
Monday 22nd October 2012 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Wednesday 24th October 2012 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Thursday 25th October 2012 – Manchester O2 Academy
Friday 26th October 2012 – Sheffield O2 Academy
Sunday 28th October 2012 – Newcastle O2 Academy

 

Beach Break Live 2012: Day 2 Roundup

 
By on Wednesday, 27th June 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

The rain continued into Day 2 of Beach Break Live, but the spirits were still high. Powering through torrid conditions is what us Brits do best. We used to venture into Wales all the time through awful conditions, steal a few of their women, then come straight back and we’d have the best of times. Ok ,maybe the 10th century is a little different, but still, there are similarities.

To start the day of pillaging-free fun off were TGTF favourites Brother and Bones who played the main stage for the 3rd year running, saying that “Beach Break had kind of become a bit of a home away from home”. Opening the set with the somewhat ironically titled ‘Here Comes the Storm’, they were met with a mass of shivering students, none too familiar with their music. Their set mixed in some oldies and some tracks which are being recorded for their new EP. (More on that later on our exclusive interview with the boys.) They closed their short set with heavy as hell ‘Don’t Forget to Pray’, which certainly had the rain-soaked audience headbanging along with the boys from Cornwall. While the reaction may not have been great, they were by far the highlight of the main stage acts early that day.

It was a while until the next notable act hit the stage. But when he did, my wordm it was worth it. Reeling from the success he has seen this year, Labrinth stormed the stage with a huge presence. The audience responded to his brilliant stage show and his array of hits. However, there was only one song which everyone was waiting for, and that was ‘Earthquake.’ Would it be too cheesy to say he caused an ‘Earthquake’? Verdict: he did.

To follow up was another artist who saw his stock rise over 2011, Wretch 32, whose set seemed a little more laboured than Labrinth’s. While it was a good mix of covers and established hits, it lacked something that the earlier act had. Still, in ‘Traktor’ he has a solid festival favourite, which had everybody in the agricultural spirit.

DJ Fresh was up next, with a set which carried on the mediocrity. When you’d watched Nero and Chase and Status the night before, it’s difficult to think how an artist with a repertoire pretty much as long as ‘Hot Right Now’ can stand up to them.

Finally on the Main Stage was the heavyweight of the festival, Dizzee Rascal. Bouncing on stage with masses of energy, he banged out the hits. From his old school ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ to his newest single ‘The Power’, during which he was joined on stage by DJ Fresh. By then, the atmosphere was jumping and people were going mad for Dizzee, hanging on every word and clawing their way to the front. That’s what Dizzee inspired. Closing the set with ‘Holiday’ and ‘Bonkers’, he left Pembrey as king of the site.

 
 
 

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