The outer, redbrick exterior of Leeds University Campus seems the least likely place for three of the UK’s best up and coming bands to showcase their talent. Yet, on the second date of their tour, The Blackout, We Are The Ocean and Canterbury prepare themselves once more to face-off with the British pop-punk fan base elite.
Nigerian-German songstress and political activist returns with the new video from her new album ‘Soul Is Heavy’ and in this video, exclusive to Touching Bass, she premieres the third single from her latest project.
Here are the top 10 tracks I’ve been blasting recently.
The past five years has seen British pop-rock five piece You Me at Six go from strength to strength, with sold out tours nationwide, as well as two albums in the top 10 charts. Three albums in, and they’ve got plans to headline Wembley and a ten-year anniversary show on the cards. Frontman Josh Franceschi had a little chat with Ed Cooper.
You know when you’re sitting watching another dreadfully uninspired X-factor performance and the plain looking teenager pulls a bit of a whiny face or squeezes out a wee tear on the last line of their oh so predictable number and then the judge says: “Oh you nailed it, you made that song your own, I [...]
Genuine, heart-felt dubstep from the heart of a North Kent Downs farm is what the savvy trio that make up the Refix outfit are bringing to the next TB feature. Read up about their rural-based studio musings, latest releases and find an exclusive mix from the boys.
Playing records since the age of nine, Derrick Carter has unsurpassed skills when it comes to DJing. Synonymous with the ‘Boompty Boomp’ sound (a term coined by his mother in reference to the sound of the music he plays), Derrick is a house music stalwart with the ability to get the even the most uninspired [...]
Last Friday I went along to The Garage in Highbury, where UK rapper Lowkey was celebrating the launch of his new album. “Soundtrack to the Struggle”, released without major label support, has seen phenomenal success: on the day of its release it surged into the top 10 of the UK iTunes charts, and made similar waves in a host of other countries, including the US, Canada and Australia. “Too Much”, which has emerged as something of a lead single from this album, has also been played by Greg James and Zane Lowe of BBC Radio 1.
Martin Dawson produces sublime house music of the highest order. Releasing his long-player Sunday Smoking to a great response earlier this year, he’s a very busy man – performing live shows and DJing, as well as a consistent output of new music both on his own and in collaboration with his music making friends (including British producer Glimpse). This week Martin is in the UK to continue an on-going project with Glimpse, and to play at a Halloween party put on by London promoters Potty Mouth. Before that though, he had to spare a few minutes for a chat with me…
This year, one of London’s most important club nights celebrates 21 years since its inception. Trade was the capital’s first ever legal after-hours club, running parties at the now defunct Turnmills every Sunday. For many club goers it was the only place to go and carry on the party once Saturday night was over. Laurence Malice was the man behind this seminal event, overseeing the event every week and controlling the music policy, DJ bookings and promotion. Instrumental in the club’s progress and man with more than a few stories to tell, I spoke to Laurence ahead of Trade’s 21st birthday celebrations…
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