Archive for March, 2014

  • Down On Lake Street

    By Chris Wells on March 31, 2014
    Lake Street Dive, whom we’ve been loving since their street vid performance of I Want You Back came our way a year or so back, not only have their debut album on the way in early May, but they’ve lined up a handful of live dates to help promote it. One of the shows, at London’s Bush Hall on May […]
  • Super Dap

    By Chris Wells on March 28, 2014
    This sounds great! The Daptone camp is bringing the full roster over the Atlantic to Europe for a string of Super Soul Revues this summer. The whole dang shebang will be included – that’s a line-up of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Antibalas, Sugarman 3 and new signings Saun & Starr – listen to their new track here […]
  • Fiddy Is An Animal

    By Chris Wells on March 27, 2014
    Grammy winning rapper 50 Cent has debuted the first few songs off his highly anticipated fifth studio album, Animal Ambition. Newly independent artist Fiddy will release Animal Ambition worldwide via his exclusive distribution and services relationship with label Caroline. Hold On, Don’t Worry ‘Bout It and Pilot are available digitally on iTunes and other digital services, and the accompanying music videos […]
  • Hutson/Valentine Bros For O2

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014
    Soul cult heroes Leroy Hutson and The Valentine Brothers are coming together for a double-header show at London’s IndigO2 at the end of May. The date for your diary is May 31, tickets on sale now from just over £30 to beyond £80. To book:
  • Clark Double

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014
    Ace blues guitarist and recent Echoes cover star Gary Clark Jr will play two more live dates this summer in the UK. Catch him at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on June 1 and Manchester, Academy on June 3. Tickets:
  • Take Flack

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014
    Legendary soul chanteuse Roberta Flack is to play a couple of live shows in the UK this spring. On Thursday, May 1 she’ll play in London, at IndigO2. Then, two days later, on Saturday, May 3, she’ll perform on this year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. Tickets from: [London] [Cheltenham]
  • Alborosie For London

    By Chris Wells on March 25, 2014
    GoMad Events, DeepBrass Productions and Intergalactic Music have announced a debut London date for Jamaica-based/Sicily-born reggae star Alborosie and Shengen Clan at Electric Brixton on April 10, 2014. Support comes from Mr. Faso (Rootikal) and Brixton Heights Crew. After a successful tour throughout South America and Europe in 2013, performing at Montreux Jazz Festival, Solidays, Garorock, Dour Festival, Summerjam, Rototom and more, Alborosie and his […]
  • Debra Debs: Life Skills

    By Chris Wells on March 20, 2014
    By Chris Wells Just across from Forest Hill station, at café From The Forest, they famously had a visit from Jay-Z and Beyoncé. In The Teapot, however – just up the hill, on the way to the Horniman Museum – the fare is distinctly more soulful: a couple of months back we ate red velvet cake with Tony Momrelle and, […]
  • Archived Magazine 2014 February

    By jo GB on March 19, 2014
  • Johnson’s Polish

    By Chris Wells on March 17, 2014
    Gospel man turned soul singer Paul Johnson, once snapped up by Sony during the eighties and these working as an indie artist, has made another of his forays back into recording with an excellent new single, Better Than This. Released on Expansion on March 17, the song has been remixed by Soultalk and Dego & Kaldi [4hero], and is available […]