With headline sets from the Grammy-winning Childish Gambino on the Saturday, and grime icon Skepta on the Friday, plus appearances from N.E.R.D, SZA, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Vince Staples, Mura Masa, The Internet and Kali Uchis, Lovebox has delivered the electrifying, genre-spanning line-up they have become synonymous with. On Saturday, another trailblazing solo artist tops the billing. Lovebox are delighted to welcome Childish Gambino to the Lovebox Main Stage. Childish – AKA Donald Glover – is the definition of multi-talented, juggling the roles of rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, actor, comedian and director with ease. He began releasing mixtapes in 2008, as his career as a TV writer and actor took off. In 2011, debut album Camp garnered critical acclaim
Music videos can make a terrible song good, or a good song even better. With the highly anticipated UK Music Video Awards taking place this evening at Camden's Roundhouse, we picked out the five best videos that deserve a MVA. Words: Cerys Kenneally, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite 1. Kendrick Lamar - “Alright” The new king of Compton shows us who’s the boss with his video for "Alright". The monochrome video, directed by Colin Tilley, highlights the light and dark sides of today’s society. The narrative is impressive — swerving from police brutality to Kendrick flying down the highway, keeping the pace of the jazz-infused, hip-hop track. Riddled with fire, floating money and incredible slo-mo shots, Kendrick wows the world with his wise words and stunning visuals.
Halloween has arrived, and whilst everyone is preparing their outfits, we'll spook you out with our choices. Watch out, there’s a Poltergeist behind you! Words: Cerys Kenneally, Subeditor: Karolina Zilenaite 1. Connan Mockasin - “Forever Dolphin Love” With no Halloween connotations whatsoever, it’s almost a surprise that a mundane release is giving us the creeps. Brimming with distorted, submerged guitars and ghostly vocals, it’s no wonder that ‘Mr. Blonde Clown Connan' is scaring us, and his imaginary dolphin, away. The tense track slowly builds up, allowing Connan to combine the norms of everyday life with his abnormal, quite scary, clown costume. Yikes! 2. Childish Gambino - “Telegraph Ave. (“Oakland” by Lloyd)” Number two is another no Halloween-er. Instead, fo