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Live Gig Video: watch Luke Sital-Singh’s talk and performance from TED2018

 
By on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Back in April, singer/songwriter Luke Sital-Singh was invited to speak and perform at the TEDtalk conference TED2018. From an explanation by Sital-Singh himself, I understand that the husband of celebrated American writer Amy Krouse Rosenthal found incredible solace in Sital-Singh’s song ‘Killing Me’. In case you need a refresher, the inspiration for the English singer/songwriter when writing the song was his grandmother’s deep and enduring love for her late husband. Carrie goes into much more depth on the single; read what she had to say through here.

In the video from the conference in Vancouver back in April below, you can watch Sital-Singh performing ‘Afterneath’ and ‘Killing Me’ with only his own piano notes to accompany his beautiful voice. He also speaks in between the tunes, eliciting laughs when he admits he enjoys a depressing song. Watch, listen and enjoy the stirring performance below. The artist’s second album ‘Time is a Riddle’ is out now on Raygun Music; you can read my review of the long player . For all of our past coverage on Luke Sital-Singh on TGTF, go here.

 

Video of the Moment #2899: Beans on Toast

 
By on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Jay McAllister is the very English-y named long-soldiering artist Beans on Toast. Incredibly, this year, the quirky folk singer/songwriter from Essex who favours a daffodil in his hair will be releasing his tenth album. ‘A Bird in the Hand’ will be out on the 1st of December on his own Beans on Toast Music. The album is not only momentous for its place in McAllister’s career but for who produced it: Mumford and Sons‘ Ben Lovett, who also produced McAllister’s debut album a decade ago.

The first taster single to be unveiled to the public is ‘Another Year’, which also has a particularly special meaning. It’s a song dedicated to McAllister’s father and daughter and appropriately, its accompanying promo stars the two of them, in nearly opposite ends of the spectrum of life. The lyrics of the song remind us that life is short and precious and we should make the most of every minute of it. Watch the tear-jerky video for ‘Another Year’ below. For more on Beans on Toast here on TGTF, click here.

 

Video of the Moment #2898: Slaves

 
By on Monday, 15th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

In case you somehow missed this, punk duo Slaves released their third album back in August. ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ by the lads from Kent is a highly enjoyable listen; read my review of the long player through here. As in the promo video for ‘Cut and Run’ that we featured back in June as a Video of the Moment, the new video for ‘Magnolia’ takes them out of their usual (musical) element. This time, they’re painters, which makes sense, given that the song is a blistering “ode to that creamy off-white paint colour that Holman insists lives on at least one wall in 65% of UK homes” as I wrote in the aforementioned review. It wouldn’t be a Slaves video if it didn’t end with some debauchery, eh? Watch it all unfold in the promo below. ‘Acts of Fear and Love’ is available now from Virgin EMI / AMF Records. For more on TGTF on the Kent duo, go here.

 

Live Gig Video: Roo Panes performs ‘Ophelia’ for the Mahogany Sessions

 
By on Monday, 15th October 2018 at 4:00 pm
 

Roo Panes begins a North American tour this Friday, the 19th of October, at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge. We last wrote about Panes last year when then new single ‘A Message to Myself’ saw the light of day. Read Carrie’s review of that single through here. Last Friday, the singer/songwriter from Dorset released a new single, ‘Ophelia’, taken from his current album ‘Quiet Man’, which was released in June 2018 on CRC Music.

To celebrate the new single, the artist unveiled his performance of the song for the Mahogany Sessions with a full band. Watch the stirring, uplifting performance below. Following the end of his North American tour at Los Angeles Moroccan Lounge on the 5th of November, Panes will embark on an European leg beginning at a sold-out show at Paris Pop Up Du Label on the 14th of November. To catch up on our past coverage on Roo Panes on TGTF, use this link.

 

Video of the Moment #2897: LCD Soundsystem

 
By on Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Brooklyn electro-rock band LCD Soundsystem came back from the dead, so to speak, following their 2011 breakup, with their fourth studio album ‘American Dream’, released in September 2017. (You can read editor Mary’s Live Gig Video preview of that album back through here.) Now, a year on from the Grammy-nominated LP’s release, James Murphy and company have shared a new promo video for album opener ‘oh baby’, which features a similar and striking theme of potential resurrection.

Directed by American filmmaker Rian Johnson and starring actors Sissy Spacek and David Strathairn, the video for ‘oh baby’ is equal parts science fiction and existential romance. Its dramatic course of action follows the musical evolution of the song through a slow and intriguing rising action to a climactic peak and a determined final scene of resolution, which is left open to the viewer’s interpretation. Without giving away the twist, I’ll simply say that both the music and the visual treatment are riveting from beginning to end, and the character acting over the short course of the promo video is exquisite. Watch and listen for yourself just below.

TGTF’s previous coverage of LCD Soundsystem can be found right back here.

 

Video of the Moment #2896: Miles Kane

 
By on Tuesday, 9th October 2018 at 6:00 pm
 

Singer/songwriter Miles Kane, whose stint with The Last Shadow Puppets by now feels like ancient history, has put out new promo video for the latest track from his recent solo album ‘Coup de Grace’. The LP was released back in August on Virgin EMI, following its early teaser single ‘Cry On My Guitar’. Kane’s new track, titled ‘Killing the Joke’, is mildly psychedelic in its sound and perhaps a more than a bit ironic in its lyrics.

The video treatment for ‘Killing the Joke’ was created by Daniele Cavalli and Manfredi Lucibello and set against the scenic backdrop of Florence. Its action sequences feature Kane alternately driving a sports car, wandering through empty yet architecturally striking corridors and drinking scotch in a deserted bar decorated with an assortment of crystal decanters. The black and white videography emphasises the kaleidoscopic reflection of light from the various gleaming surfaces and the sharp relief provided by the interplay of the resulting shadows.

You can watch the promo for ‘Killing the Joke’ just below, and if you’re a Miles Kane fan, check out his November and December UK tour dates, listed at the bottom of the page. A full listing of Kane’s upcoming live dates can be found on his official Facebook. TGTF’s previous coverage of Miles Kane is back through here.

Thursday 22nd November 2018 – Glasgow Barrowland
Friday 23rd November 2018 – Manchester Academy 1
Saturday 24th November 2018 – Manchester Academy 1
Monday 26th November 2018 – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 27th November 2018 – Birmingham Institute
Thursday 29th November 2018 – Leeds Academy
Friday 30th November 2018 – Hull University
Saturday 1st December 2018 – Newcastle Academy
Monday 3rd December 2018 – Bristol Academy
Tuesday 4th December 2018 – Leicester Academy
Thursday 6th December 2018 – London Brixton Academy
Friday 7th December 2018 – Nottingham Rock City
Saturday 8th December 2018 – Liverpool University

 
 
 

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