Monthly Archives: January 2019
Tommy // In Short
After watching people close to him suffer through mental illness and heartbreak, Tommy’s feelings became detached from the everyday life and towards deeper meanings. He began to write songs that, although often bleak, look to bring hope to those that are experiencing pain. Through his own struggles, music has always been there as a form of comfort, when people are not enough. We spoke to the singer-songwriter as his new single 'Pyre' graces the public realm...
The Twilight Sad – It Won’t Be Like This All The...
The material is claustrophobic – it's The Twilight Sad after all – yet a few moments of hope can distilled for those with the disposition to search through the darkness.
Venues // Wish You Were Here
Independent venues across London are getting the new year started with a bang as they team up for a week of gigs and parties, whilst other venues get prepped for growth, change and on-going challenges.
Independent Venue Week 2019 // LiS Recommends
Running from 28th January to 3rd February, Independant Venue Week serves as a powerful reminder of the important role that independant venues play in the UK’s creative and cultural landscape. At LiS we’ve chosen our top picks for the week, serving as a guide to help you celebrate London's best independant venues and some of they acts they serve.
Rejoicer // In Five
We spoke to Rejoicer to find out about a few tracks that have influenced his new album, Energy Dreams, ahead of his enchanting audiovisual show featuring Jengo and Ben Hayes at Camden Assembly on 1st February.
Steve Gunn // In Short
With the musician already reaching extreme depths on his album, we decided to get to know the everyday and lighter side of Steve Gunn with a few quick fire questions from food, to band, to superpower...
William Tyler – Goes West // Album Review
...it's the soundtrack of open roads at dusk, and the work of an artist who seems to reach higher peaks with each new offering, and shows no signs of slowing down.
Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life // Album...
Rogers has since welded rootsy sounds with propulsive electronics. The result is a debut album that's unmistakably pop but crafted using creative, natural sound...
Swindle – No More Normal // Album Review
An appreciation for jazz and funk has coursed through Swindle’s music since the very start and his latest project, No More Normal, continues that love affair with a unique cross-section of UK music talent.
Advance Base & Nicholas Krgovich // Interview
Ahead of Ashworth’s Advanced Base UK tour, John Bell lead a conversation between the two as they reminisced on the early days and how they’ve grown and differed in their approaches to songwriting, and all the endearing tangents in between.
Fatima // Interview
A shining star of Eglo Records, the east London label at the heart of the city’s thriving soul and jazz scene, Fatima spoke to us ahead of tonight's intimate In the Round performance at The Roundhouse on the importance of London, growing with Eglo and her honest approach to songwriting.
Samm Henshaw // Interview
With his new single 'Churches' having just graced the public realm and previous support from the likes of James Bay and Chance the Rapper, we spoke to the British-Nigerian artist Samm Henshaw about his influences, upbringing and musical plans for 2019.
Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow // Album Review
Remind Me Tomorrow is a diverse collection of muscular songs that traverse nostalgia, depression, love, motherhood, and more with new-found confidence.
Orville Peck // In Five
Masked enigmatic country crooner Orville Peck has announced he will release his debut album 'Pony' this year and new single "Dead of Night", from the record, is finally available to stream in the public realm. From Dolly Parton to Dua Lipa, we caught up with the illusive artist to find out about a few songs that have influenced him and his upcoming release.
Hop Along // Interview
At the end of last year after finishing their sold-out performance at Oslo and a sweaty set supporting The Decembrists, John Bell met with Hop Along’s frontwoman and founder Frances Quinlan to chat about lyrics, wisdom, familial love and short-term joys.
Maggie Rogers // Interview
"...this record is about me saying 'yes' to all of it..."
Seb Wildblood // In Five
Church, Coastal Haze and all my thoughts head honcho Seb Wildblood highlights five of his standout releases from 2018.
Cub Sport // In Short
As the release of their third studio album, self-titled Cub Sport, gets closer, the Brisbane band - partially made up of newly married couple Tim and Sam - have recently gifted us with the second official single from the album, 'Party Pill' which expands on the journey Tim experienced as he was falling in love with Sam. We caught up with Tim to get to know them a little better via some quick fire questions.
ENCOUNTERS WITH SHAMA AND ALICE
£12adv // 8.00pm // Rich Mix // MORE INFO
£9adv // 7.30pm // The Garage // MORE INFO