The Voice of London brings you inside the world of a London's busker. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to CJ Stephens. Words: Mattia Bosio, Subeditor: Cerys Kenneally Busking, or street performing, is a form of art that goes as far as a man can remember. Performed all over the world by men, women and children of all ages, busking is a way to entertain the crowd, to show off your own skills and, most importantly, earn some money. Performances include everything that people find entertaining. From acrobats to comedians, magicians and painters, buskers take over the spots of all the major cities in the world. In London, a city full of explosive musicians and talented voices, music is the form of art that predominates. From the underground tunnels to the Southbank walk, from
IYES, the synth-pop duo, have covered the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face”, and drenched the critically acclaimed track with their mesmerising, angelic sound. Words: Cerys Kenneally, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite ★★★★★★★★☆☆ Drifting elegantly from soft synths and pitter-patter percussions, IYES reinvent the track into a soothing rendition of the upbeat original. The celestial vocals of Melis Soyaslanová ascend into a progressive combination of utopian synths, giving the track a tint of purity and radiance. The dreamy duo have undoubtedly renovated the original, immersing the popular track with their soothing, synth-filled sound. You can listen to the cover and download it for free below.
Eight years have passed since The Age Of The Understatement. We look at what the second album could possibly sound like. Words: Alex Hurd, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite Alex Turner and best mate Miles Cane caught the music world off guard with the release of their debut album as The Last Shadow Puppets eight years ago. The Age Of The Understatement was a massive success around the world going straight in at number 1 in the UK album charts and receiving a Mercury Prize nomination in the process. A short tour followed supporting the album, but the side project abruptly disbanded with no news on when the band would return, leaving fans begging for more, until now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGV8xCkpXjE First whisperings that the duo would be doing a second album originated via a
You're here because it’s your first time going to Boiler Room tonight, isn’t it? Here are seven commandments to follow that will guarantee you’ll make it through the night. Words: Simone Wright, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite If you’re lucky enough to get on the guest list for one of the biggest underground nights worldwide, Boiler Room, chances are you’ve got really cool friends and you’re a regular attendee, who is no stranger to skanking to music in a gallery space while intoxicated. For those of you who have no way of blagging yourself inside and don’t have a clue what you’re getting yourself into, we’ve created a handy guide on how to survive your very first Boiler Room session. 1. Be on time Typically, a Boiler Room event comes around two or three times a month, so tr