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


YouNeed: Crystal Castles – Plague

Oh yes, everyone’s favourite duo of Canadian insanity are back and no, I’m not talking Terrance and Philip from South Park. It’s Ethan Kath and Alice Glass aka Crystal Castles and what a track it is.

The group are sounding fresh from a string of low publicity performances and a headline set in the 3rd stage at Isle of Wight and they’ve today premiered their new track Plague. It’s even available for free download in lovely hight quality!

Take care of each other

tgtf Album Review: Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan

So the new Dirty Projectors album is out now and I put a few hundred words together and wrote about the band that the folk in Grizzly Bear reckon are unreviewable. Click here or on the artwork to go there.

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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

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