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Defier of Volcanoes, imprisoner of Penguins, cool-handed manipulator of synthesizers, Morgan Freeman listener, foe of global warming, regurgitator of nothing but food and… this week – London performer.
Yes tis indeed true, PENGUIN PRISON played Hoxton Bar and Grill on Wednesday and caused something of a stir. The blogs are buzzing harder than Kerry Katona on the GMTV sofa (oooh. edgy reference..). The general consensus is that the show was a delight.
Tonight he and his band will be playing a free show at The C.A.M.P. Get your pretty little feet down there. Enjoy your weekends. Apologies for the lack of nonsense this week but we’ve been working our all our music publishing elves to the bone which means no chrysalisafriday. Fear not. Chrysalisatuesday is your lifeline.
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‘Cry God! For England, Harry and St George’. Quite. In playlist form you sun-kissed Friday Englishfolk. Some of our favourite English paeans. Hear them hear.
Cancel Christmas: BIG BOI, will be releaseing his solo record, ‘Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty’ on july 6th. Now if that isn’t a title I don’t know what is. As well as ANDRE 3000, collaborators include Jamie ‘Ray Charles’ Foxx, T.I. and Lil Jon. The first glimpse can be viewed on the video above. For more details you need to click here.
We’ve all been there – it’s late, you’re tired, there’s a door, you knock on it. Next thing you know Mr T is making you his bitch and personal glove puppet… DEVENDRA , you never fail to surprise and delight us.
This is happening tomorrow evening and the lovely NATASHA KHAN will be performing. Our own Sophie is on the committee and it’s at the fab Whitechapel gallery so what’s not to like? If this floats your boat then, by God, head down. Details in a reasonable font size can be found here.
The Ivors have been announced and four of our writers – BAT FOR LASHES, PATCH WILLIAM , FRASER T SMITH and NINA WOODFORD- have been nominated. This is THE award that matters to songwriters so we are absolutely delighted. Check out the IVOR site for more deets and observe below for all the nomineeeees..
‘It’s a triumph… the best new record this year’ **** Mojo
Once upon a time there was a man called Dan who used a name called Manitoba and then changed it to CARIBOU. He made music full of intricacy and joy and sunshine and heart and magic. Every ear that his music touched fell under its spell. Then April rolled around and there was a new record to fall in love with. It was called ‘Swim‘. And it was wonderful.
Basically what I’m saying is if you’ve been waiting at a rural bus stop for 10 years on your way to woolies to see what’s fresh in the musical bargain bucket then by now you may have missed Caribou. Which is a disaster because the music is so life affirmingly mesmerisingly splendid that failure to discover soon may result in your life having been totally futile.
Fortunately you can click here and Spotify will provide relief.
Surely you haven’t ignored the news all weekend? Blur released their first new material in 7 years as part of Record Store Day. Woop woop. Woop.
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Glastonbury. Not just a film by Julien Temple. It’s also a music festival. Some of the Chrysalis lot will be down to fill your Somerset-located ears with joy including LAURA MARLING, BROKEN BELLS, THE BIG PINK, FAKE BLOOD, THE CRIBS, THE LIGHTNING SEEDS, FIELD MUSIC, ALABAMA 3, TEDDY THOMPSON and I AM KLOOT. If you haven’t already got a ticket, then consider parachuting in.
Perhaps you missed this? - carve 25 minutes out of your schedule and watch this BRILLIANT C4 documentary on ‘Blame it on the Boogie’. Heartbreaking but really interesting. Watch HERE.