Sunday 31 August 2014

August Round-Up

Contrary to what I originally suggested, the end of August post is an August round-up. YAY! It's just a little shorter than usual.

Ariana Grande - My Everything
Ariana Grande is spectacular. A lot of pop artists at the moment are trying to do the pop/urban crossover thing. A lot. But Grande pulls it off effortlessly. With tonnes of collabs on this album including Big Sean, A$AP Ferg and Iggy Azalea, it's impossible to get bored on this 12 track sophomore effort from the former Disney star. From club hit 'Break free' featuring Zedd to ballad 'Just a little bit of your heart', Grande really doesn't miss a trick.

Ella Eyre: Comeback
Twenty year old Ella Eyre's second official single comes in the form 'Comeback'; a catchy and fiesty pop song. It has been said that the video is a little more 'get back at' rather than 'comeback' but it doesn't even matters. She's definitely not someone to be messed with!

State Champs: Leave you in the dark
Everything you love about State Champs but in an acoustic setting. This month State Champs announced they would be releasing 'The Acoustic Things', an acoustic album featuring acoustic versions of five tracks from 'The Finer Things' as well as two brand new acoustic tracks, of which this is one. 'Leave you in the dark' is heartfelt and emotional, let's just hope that they can pull this off live.

Childish Gambino, Deep Web Tour - Brixton Academy, London
It's no secret that Donald Glover is an incredible performer, be it as an actor, comedian or musician, he's great. It's also no secret that the Deep Web Tour had a number of technical hitches and glitches over on its run in the US so I was more than nervous about everything making its way over to the UK. All my worries were put to rest when we walked in to Brixton Academy greeted by a huge screen displaying real-time messages that could be sent to the screen via the tour app. The first half of the show revolved entirely around 'because the internet' featuring some of the most insane stage production I've ever seen. In some ways it was as though 'because the internet' had come to life. For the second half Gambino rattled through an impressive 12 back catalogue tracks including three from Culdesac (!!). The evening was topped off and completed with a freestyle encore. Solid 10/10.

Other August Additions:
Secret Cinema presents: Back To The Future
Lower Than Atlantis, Decade and Yearbook at Dingwalls, London
Prides (and Blink 182) at Brixton Academy, London
The Purge 2: Anarchy
Broadway Market
Notting Hill Carnival
Don Broco at The Haunt, Brighton

August playlists : YouTube / Spotify / Deezer


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