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Video of the Moment #2915: Professor Green feat. Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

 
By on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

I’ve never really warmed to Professor Green and his style of rapping. However, his new single ‘Photographs’ – and in particular, the promo video that was made to promote it – seems apt this time of year. We’re nearing the end of one year, soon to start another. We go through these transitions every year and for many of us, moving forward is hard without the love of those who left us too soon. In writing ‘Photographs’, Green is supporting the move towards better acknowledgement of grief and more dialogue about it to help those who have lost loved ones have “proper engagement with the effects of grieving.” He’s started this petition calling for a National Grief Awareness Day.

For the promo video, Green enlisted not only his own granny Nanny Pat to appear but also fellow artist Rag ‘n’ Bone Man to lay down some verses of his own. Watch the video for the arresting and emotional ‘Photographs’ below; the single is out now on Relentless Records. Past writings on Professor Green on TGTF can be found through this link.

 

Professor Green / November and December 2014 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 15th August 2014 at 9:00 am
 

Rap crossover artist Professor Green has announced plans for a winter tour to follow the release of his third studio album ‘Growing Up in Public’ on the 22nd of September. The first single from that album will be ‘Lullaby’, featuring vocals from American singer/songwriter Tori Kelly. The single is scheduled for release on the 15th of September, but you can preview it below the tour date listing. Tickets for the following shows are available now.

Friday 28th November 2014 – Glasgow ABC
Saturday 29th November 2014 – Newcastle Academy
Monday 1st December 2014 – Liverpool Academy
Tuesday 2nd Dec 2014 – Carlisle Sands Centre
Wednesday 3rd December 2014 – Nottingham Rock City
Friday 5th December 2014 – Manchester Academy
Saturday 6th December 2014 – Birmingham Academy
Sunday 7th December 2014 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 9th December 2014 –Bristol Academy
Wednesday 10th December 2014 – Bournemouth Academy
Thursday 11th December 2014 – London Roundhouse

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Jersey Live 2012 (Part 1)

 
By on Thursday, 13th September 2012 at 2:00 pm
 

Jersey Live has carved a niche for itself in the echelons of the summer festival circuit, managing to showcase enormous talent from the mainland like The Prodigy, Kasabian and Noel Gallagher. Yet it still keeps its quaintness. Nestled in the North of the small Channel Island, it’s one of the festival circuit’s hidden gems.

Saturday saw the festival kick off at around midday, and revellers could not have asked for better conditions as the Royal Jersey fairground was bathed in glorious sunshine. Today was the turn of the youngsters, with Jersey’s under 18 population out in force around the site. It was expected though, with chart regulars Rizzle Kicks, Professor Green, Devlin, Maverick Sabre and drum and bass titans Chase and Status topping the bill.

First up of note on the Main Stage was Devlin, who has been thrust back into the mainstream eye after his collaboration with ginger haired songsmith Ed Sheeran on ‘Watchtower’ and leading up to the release of his new album ‘A Moving Picture’.

His set was an unsurprisingly aggressive set full of grimy beats and lyrical spitting. The crowd of youngsters received him well, but whether that was due to the vodka they’d slipped in via a hip flask was the mystery. (5/10)

Following the rather disappointing Devlin was always going to make the next act look marginally better than normal, and that was the case for Maverick Sabre (pictured at top).

The hits were out in full show as he flew through a virtual best of his back catalogue. Youngsters and the classic festival dads joined forces in showing their admiration for Sabre. He’s definitely made an impact on the festival circuit now, but whether he can keep it up is going to be the real challenge of character for the youngster. (7/10)

The most riotous reception of the daylight hours though was reserved for Brighton-based-duo Rizzle Kicks, who invited the audience to, yes, “do the hump”. What the hump is, that is difficult to describe, but from what I gathered, it involved 16-year old girls on shoulders crying at their heroes, heroes with an obvious shelf life I might add, as their live performance was lacking heavily.

The tunes were there and the crowd were obviously enjoying the two young MCs as they bounced around the stage, but the delivery was poor all over and wasn’t helped by the overly loud backing music. Maybe I’m showing my age here? God I’m only 20. (6/10)

The night built to a crescendo as rap-pop superstar Professor Green stepped up to the plate.

Unlike the previous acts, Green delivered a spectacular set, interacting with the crowd brilliantly and marauding around the stage with a huge presence. Fan favourite ‘Read All About It’ went down brilliantly as the entire Jersey Live crowd screamed the lyrics back at the rapper.

While older tracks ‘Just Be Good to Green’ (even with its Lily Allen backing track) and ‘I Need You Tonight’ provoked a riotous reaction from the amassed Jersey Live crowd, who at this point had abandoned all other stages to converge on the Main Stage for the day’s finale.

Stay turned for part 2 of John’s Jersey Live review, to post tomorrow.

 

Update: Liverpool Sound City 2012

 
By on Monday, 23rd April 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Haven’t you heard? TGTF will be coming to Liverpool Sound City this year and we’ll soon be revealing information on who’ll be playing our showcase…but that’s not all of the good news. Since Mary’s original preview posted in February, the full Sound City line-up has been announced, and it’s a doozy.

Manchester’s D/R/U/G/S are new to the line-up, as are obvious football fans and good bunch Flat Back Four. They join a host of larger acts, ranging from Radio1 friendly rapper Professor Green headlining the Thursday (17 May), to favourite to every advertiser around, those Aussie boys the Temper Trap (pictured at top) headlining Friday. Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow closes out the festival as Saturday’s headliner.

TGTF favourites I Dream in Colour are another band who have managed to secure a place at this rapidly growing musical showcase. It’s the kind of festival you go to, if you just want to be ahead of the game. You want to be able to say a year down the line, when all your friends are raving about this new local band Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies, you can say, “oh by the way, I saw them about a year ago at Liverpool Sound City”.

That’s what you are in for if you buy one of the outstandingly cheap tickets for the festival, which at £45 for a 3-day wristband works out at the simply mad price of 76p per gig. Yeah, I know, don’t feel bad because you feel like you are robbing the organisers, you’re not! And if you only want to check out the talent on one day, day wristbands are only £25. These tickets, along with 14+ ones at £15, delegate badges at £150 and assorted t-shirts are available here.

 

Preview: Liverpool Sound City 2012

 
By on Thursday, 2nd February 2012 at 9:00 am
 

Starting first as a single showcase at South by Southwest in 2007 featuring Northwest UK acts, Liverpool Sound City has grown by leaps and bounds in stature and convention size and will be taking to the venues of the music-loving city again this 17-19 May.

The festival has announced their first set of bands scheduled to perform at this year’s event. The first headliner to be announced is rapper Professor Green, who is hugely popular on Facebook (for the unbelievers, he’s got more than 1.4 million followers there.) Other bands revealed for the event include White Denim (pictured above), who headlined our Saturday night stage at Brighton Coalition at the Great Escape in 2011; Cloud Nothings, who have just released their second album ‘Attack on Memory’ (Marc’s review here), and psychedelic electronic act Death in Vegas. The new talent that Sound City is famous for breaking will include Yukon Blonde, Charli XCX and Fixers.

Many more bands will be announced in the coming weeks. This year also marks the first time Sound City will host the UK Music Student Awards (taking place at the Echo Arena on the 17th), showing the event’s support for and celebrating, identifying and supporting new talent within music education in the UK.

Wristbands for the 3-day event are currently going at the early bird bargain price of £20. For more information on tickets and the event, please visit the official Liverpool Sound City Web site.

 

First-ever Gonzo with Alexa Chung – Carl Barat, Kings of Leon, Professor Green and the Ting Tings stop in

 
By on Friday, 15th October 2010 at 11:00 am
 

If you were worried that things had gone south when Zane Lowe presented his final episode of MTV Gonzo in April, have no fear, the series is back and it’s Friday night, all right! And with a new host, Alexa Chung.

Alexa will be welcoming some pretty big names to the famous couch tonight. Carl Barat will no doubt be coming along to talk about his new debut album just released on 04 October. From the goss we’ve heard, Carl said he likes the show so much that he’d love to work on it if he wasn’t making music.

Kings of Leon will also make an appearance just prior to their fifth studio album, ‘Come Around Sundown’, being released on Monday (18 October). Additional guests include Professor Green, who touched off a wee flame war with Kate Nash and Cribs fans on Twitter yesterday, and Manchester’s Ting Tings, who have returned to the music scene with a catchy new single, ‘Hands’.

Watch the new MTV Gonzo featuring Alexa Chung as presenter tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 
 
 

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