Tag : niall ballinger

Radiohead to Headline Glastobury

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With their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool released earlier this year and cries for them to return and headline Glastonbury, ever since they last did in 2003 – was Radiohead’s announcement as Glastonbury’s first headliner for the 2017 festival ever in doubt?  I don’t think so. London’s intimate 3,500 … Read More

Helter Seltzer by We Are Scientists

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It’s pretty much ten years to the day that We Are Scientists released their infamous Indie Rock anthem, ‘Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt’, which encapsulated all that was to love about the genre. Fast forward ten years and here we are as the duo hailing from New York release their … Read More

Criolo @ Belgrave Music Hall 23/04/16

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Despite being a prominent Hip-Hop figure in his native homeland of Brazil, there must have been slight apprehension on behalf of Criolo and his live band. Apprehension built in the fact that they were scheduled to perform in a small city half-way across the world, with no knowledge of how … Read More

Criolo @ Belgrave Music Hall 23/4/16

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Achieving an ever growing amount success and recognition in his native Brazil, Criolo brings his unique sound of adventurously infused hip-hop to the UK for the very first time. Born to migrants in the North East of Brazil in one of the cities many favelas, Klebeb Cavalcante Gomes’ music confronts … Read More

Colour Theory by Submotion Orchestra

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The Leeds collective Submotion Orchestra arrive with fourth studio album Colour Theory and continue to gather admirers. With vocalist Ruby Wood taking a step back to enjoy being a new mum, there is a greater stress on the creative input and production behind the tracks. Influenced by and incorporating their … Read More

Preview: Gassed @ Beaver Works 4/3/16

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On the back of two sell-out events at Hifi, Grime night Gassed returns with a huge line up at Beaver Works. 2015 was undoubtedly the year of Grime and Gassed showcases of which led to that spike in popularity. Generating a lot of hype with the announcement of UK tour dates, … Read More

Death of an Artist

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Heather Nash and Niall Ballinger discuss whether the death of an artist changes their public image.   Yes When a prominent figure in the arts community dies, it is devastating. So many people seem to have a connection to people in the arts. If you grow up listening to an … Read More

Village Party 2 by Alex Wiley

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Chicago’s Alex Wiley rose to prominence in 2014 with the release of Village Party. Hits like ‘Vibration’ and ‘Ova’ meant his next instalment was always going to be heavily anticipated and the official follow up, Village Party 2, certainly lives up to the hype. Aside from a few features by … Read More

13 by Norman Westberg

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Although Norman Westberg is best known for co-founding and playing guitar in the band Swans, his latest release is a solo album titled 13. The album offers up three extended pieces composed by Westberg which directs us through a minimalistic world of music as an image of utter bleakness pervades … Read More

Bleeds by Roots Manuva

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Veteran of the London hip-hop scene since the mid-90s Roots Manuva is back with his sixth studio LP Bleeds. Four years after his last release the forty-two year old has returned with a record that maintains a sense of individualism that is prevalent throughout all his music. Despite being instrumental … Read More