SI Update: Tall Ships, Bloc Party, Keaton Henson and more.

Away from, I’ve been up to quite a bit in my role as Live Editor at Sound Influx. We’ve had a steady build so far and its looking good for the future. Here’s what I’ve been covering since I abandoned this blog…

Live Reviews
An evening in Camden
Eyes on Film with Carl Barat, Live at the Proud Galleries
Keaton Henson Live at the Cinema Museum.
Kyla La Grange Live at Scala, Kings Cross

Album Reviews
Bloc Party – Four 
Icona Pop – Iconic

Tall Ships
Everything Touching Album Review
XOYO Live Review
One of the most promising acts in the country have finally released their debut album and I took up the campaign for SI. Their live show goes from strength to strength as their new material filters into the set. Everything’s good in Tall Ships world.

Spring Offensive
In Camden
Not Drowning But Waving
Somewhere between Gareth from the Office and Jack Steadman, you’ve got the lead singer of Spring Offensive. The band’s slow rise is testament to their continued strong output and hopefully it will continue.

That basically brings everything up to date from TGTF and SI. I’m happy with how things are going and there’s a heck of a lot more on the way.

Take care of each other


TodayinFireworks: Bloc Party Live at Terminal 5 – HD Stream

EDIT: This video will only be online until tomorrow, at which point I will replace it with a different Bloc Party stream. Bowery Presents have only uploaded this for 24 hours

Until Four charts in a few weeks time, its going to be hard to say what the return of Bloc Party actually means to the indie-rock crossover world, but with the hype selling out their UK tour in October, only a lucky few will get to see the result. As such, the lovely folk at Bowery Presents have uploaded a full high definition stream of the London band’s show at New York’s Terminal 5 venue. Here it is in all its glory.

Personally, I think it’s the weakest setlist from the three shows they did (other two here and here) but its still shows that Bloc have a lot up their sleeves.

Take care of each other

Today in Fireworks: Bloc Party, Dirty Projectors and Lianne La Havas

When Bloc Party announced Four, it was only a matter of time before something surfaced.  It would appear that today is that day. Here’s Octopus

Also, I’m currently in the process of reviewing the new Dirty Projectors record. Clue; its pretty good. Here’s the lead track from it, Gun Has No Trigger.

Also, the Lianne la Havas record Is Your Love Big Enough? is streaming HERE

Take care of each other