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Coasts: from London’s Barfly to Coachella

Coasts: from London’s Barfly to Coachella

Entertainment, Music
Behind the problems with their record labels, the struggles of touring, but also the huge crowd at Coachella and their new album This Life, Vol.1 we met up with lead singer Chris Caines at their headline show in London at Kentish Town. You'll hear about this band more often so watch out! You're always on the road. Are you ever gonna relax and take some time for your selves? We have a month off which we're going to use to chill, and write. Then it's festivals season. Starting from the beginning of your career. How did you guys start jamming out? We all met at university and none of us had done music, we just loved music. What were you guys doing? Various things, Ben was doing cultural studies and creative writing if I am not wrong, Dave was doing psychology and I was doing...
A deep conversation with Andrew WK

A deep conversation with Andrew WK

Entertainment, Music
When Andrew WK came to London we hung out with him backstage. Little did we know, it was going to be the best conversation The Voice of London has ever had. Welcome back to the UK, how's it been so far? Last night was a great way to kick off the tour, there were many technical challenges that were frustrating but there's even a strange satisfaction in solving problems. You don't want to enjoy it too much because then you'll feel you almost subconsciously will have more problems coming. But there are a few more satisfying things than having an issue which we don't even call "a problem", just "a situation" and be able to address it. Did they happen on stage or during soundcheck? Both. There's so much to do to make it seems like you're doing nothing at all. Much like a movie. Ther...
The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

The London live events industry for women: Band guys and cable ties

Entertainment
Words: Kiera Chapman | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Not every 21-year-old can work a high vis - nor can they say they've worked with some of the most exciting talent 2017's music scene has to offer. From Nothing But Thieves, to Fickle Friends and Declan Mckenna, Joanna Chidgey has witnessed them all, radio at the ready. Having graduated from Buckinghamshire New University with a degree in Music and Live Events management, Joanna has blossomed from pupil to professional. She now goes by the official title of Events and Promotion Assistant and yes, a badge does come with that. She kindly invites me in from a piercing November chill into her cosy home on the outskirts of London, and I am quick to ask her if she can recall her CV off by heart. "Reading Festival, Barn On The Farm, 1
Sunset Sons Finishes Their UK Tour On a High

Sunset Sons Finishes Their UK Tour On a High

Entertainment, Music, Uncategorized
After hearing them perform last year as a supporting act for Imagine Dragons, Sunset Sons have grown to the top of the list as one of my favourite bands, ever. Reporter: Alex Clement | Sub-Editor: Chelsea Jobe I have now seen them play live four times, and I am in love with them even more now than I was almost a year ago. The band consists of Rory Williams, lead singer and keyboard player; Robin Windram, a guitarist; Pete Harper, a bass player; and Jed Laidlaw, a drummer.  They originate from the South of France and have climbed the music ladder. Since their last gig as a supporting act, they have gone on to headline their own tour. From March to August of this year, taking a break in September then to our surprise, went on another tour in the UK this month. After their last
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