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Video of the Moment #1231: Local Natives

 
By on Wednesday, 19th June 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Local Natives‘ promo video for ‘You & I’ chronicles a crisis situation. But not exactly the kind of crisis situation you probably expect. Check out who the unusual patient lying in the hospital bed is by watching the video below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_P9RBpiom8[/youtube]

 

(SXSW 2013 flavoured!) Video of the Moment #1130: Local Natives

 
By on Sunday, 17th February 2013 at 6:00 pm
 

Here is the promo video for Local Natives‘ ‘Heavyfeet’, a song they premiered at CMJ last October. It appears on their latest album ‘Hummingbird’, released last month, is getting across the board plaudits.

For sure, the California band will be burning the midnight oil at this year’s SXSW. Their two official showcases at SXSW 2013 are both at 1 AM: at the Lustre Pearl as part of the Frenchkiss Records showcase on Wednesday 13 March, and at the Mohawk on Thursday 14 March.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2zWfxW60z0[/youtube]

 

Live Gig Video: Local Natives perform new songs ‘Ceilings’, ‘Heavy Feet’ and ‘Columbia’ at CMJ

 
By on Thursday, 25th October 2012 at 4:00 pm
 

American music Web site Consequence of Sound have posted live video of Local Natives performing at New York City music festival CMJ last week. Here are ‘Ceilings’, ‘Heavy Feet’ and ‘Columbia’, which all feature on the band’s forthcoming album ‘Hummingbird’, out soon.

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Video of the Moment #389: Local Natives

 
By on Thursday, 11th November 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Are you suffering from the winter blues? Then California’s Local Natives have a video to cheer you up. Below is the new promo for ‘Who Knows Who Cares’, a perfect slice of summer to get you out of the doldrums. Ooh, fruit kebabs and watermelon. And did a mention a food fight?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAHD6WQSBWo[/youtube]

Local Natives begin a tour of the UK tomorrow in Manchester – details here.

 

Local Natives / November 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 4th August 2010 at 8:00 am
 

Those Local Natives are back with a shiny new UK tour for November to round off a pretty big rise in profile throughout 2010.

Catch them at:

Friday 12th November 2010 – Manchester Club Academy
Saturday 13th November 2010 – Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Monday 15th November 2010 – Dublin Academy
Wednesday 17th November 2010 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 18th November 2010 – Bristol Thekla
Tuesday 23rd November 2010 – London HMV Forum

 

Roskilde Festival: Day 4 Roundup

 
By on Thursday, 22nd July 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

Sunday. Day 4 of Roskilde. We’re in the homestretch now. It feels like I’ve been running a marathon for the last 3 days (complete with perspiration) and there is some relief that it will be over. But that is tempered largely by the thought that indeed, the festival will soon be over, which means my return to America. A sad thought.

I decide on a lie-in, a relaxing breakfast (as opposed to the semi-frantic protein bulk-up brekky of the day before), not traipsing over to the festival until mid-afternoon. The first act I see is Korean rhythmic group Dulsori, a swirling dervish of drum and stringed instrument players, both men and women. I feel terrible that they are in their traditional garb; they must be boiling. But the power and effort they use to put on a show seems unaffected by the freakishly hot temperatures. I didn’t think they would go down well with a Danish audience, but their performance concludes with loud cheers at Odeon.

Pavilion is close by to Odeon and quite near to what became my go-to food stall for sheer overall food size. (Slight hilarity that most of the food I ate at Roskilde came from a place called ‘Dixie Burger’ that served Southern-American style hamburgers.) And Pavilion is hosting the highly-touted Californian band Local Natives. Maybe it is because the festival is drawing to a close or I have seen so many great acts already, but I am not impressed by the band from Los Angeles. My ears perk up when I hear the riffs of ‘Flake’, a song by American surfer dude Jack Johnson that came out when I was in uni. I hang out with the tired festival-goers in the shade and watch Johnson from the Orange Stage jumbotrons. He was another act that I thought would get ‘lost in translation’ at Roskilde, but his low-key, ambling guitar pop seems to fit everyone here to a T.

After the cut: this review of day 4 continued with more photos.

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