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Trentemøller – Live @ Royal Festival Hall

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The Dane’s progression from minimal techno bedroom producer to full-blown rock entity has been covered to death – he was incorrectly pigeonholed as a techno DJ and has always been about full band dynamics, got it? – but witnessing Anders Trentemøller’s live show is very different to listening to his recorded productions. On record, the [...]

Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra – Live @ St. Barnabas

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Monday 16th June, London Tonight’s concert was as much about the venue as it was the music. The House Of St. Barnabas’ chapel is hands down the most beautifully ornate and peacefully intimate venue I’ve ever had the pleasure of witnessing live music in; the perfect place to host the launch party of Matthew Halsall’s [...]

DJ Shadow + James Lavelle – Live @ Area

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Saturday 14th June, London Of all of James Lavelle’s Meltdown activity, this event is the one that had those who actually knew of Lavelle foaming at mouth. It’s no secret that much of Englishman Lavelle’s success, both as the founder of the sorely missed cult UK label Mo’ Wax and as an artist with UNKLE, was [...]

How To Dress Well – Live @ ICA

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Friday 13th May, London The How To Dress Well of 2014 is a different beast to the one that first emerged in 2009/2010. Whereas HTDW, aka American singer-songwriter-producer Tom Krell, was once a mysterious introvert who nervously warbled over playbacks of his pre-recorded tracks, hiding in the shadows, the HTDW that greets the ICA tonight [...]

A CHAT WITH: TRENTEMØLLER

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Danish electronic music powerhouse Anders Trentemøller is bringing his spectacular, full band live show to the Southbank as part of Meltdown 2014. Across his three studio albums, Trentemøller has effortlessly evolved from noir-ish minimal techno to a hybrid of post-rock and trip-hop; each individual composition from his latest record, Lost, features the producer and multi-instrumentalist picking [...]

The Polyphonic Spree – Live @ The Waterfront

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Monday 9th June, Norwich The Polyphonic Spree put on a spectacularly psychedelic choral set at The Waterfront on Monday night; quite how the small venue accommodated the 14 band members on stage was incredible! The night starts with a band from Norwich: Box of Light, fronted By Helen Anderson who is also known affectionately as Melon Lady, [...]

Peace – Live @ The Assembly

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Monday 9th June, Leamington Spa The Midland quartet are back on the road. After Harry’s engagement and the birth of Doug’s baby, Peace seem to have matured slightly in the last year. It seems to be a bit of an odd time to be doing a tour, as they haven’t yet released their second album [...]

A CHAT WITH: MAX RICHTER

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German-born composer Max Richter is perhaps best known for his debut solo album, the 2002 masterpiece Memoryhouse - however, he is also one of the world’s most interesting composers of film scores, and there is no doubt that his finest work was for Ari Folman’s 2008 Israeli animated documentary, the Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir. Richter, who is no stranger [...]

10 Must See Acts @ Camden Crawl 2014

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Ten Must See Acts at Camden Crawl 2014 After a one year hiatus Camden Crawl is back for 2014, revamped and ready to get you in the mood to see some of the best independent music acts around from all over the globe. It will be taking place over various venues from the cosy Black [...]

Mr Scruff All-Dayer – Live @ The Roundhouse

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Saturday 30th May, London Ninja Tune stalwart Mr Scruff is back with his first new studio album in six years, and in celebration of its release he has put together a personally-curated lineup of experimental music for an all-day takeover of Camden’s Roundhouse. The new record has surprised many – side-lining the cartoonish samples, as well [...]