My view of London last night
I know! 2 new music posts in one week? I must be ill (I actually have been, hence the time to blog…but i’m on the mend now thanks for asking. Yes I have lost weight actually, how kind of you to notice! No you hang up…No you!) (soz)
Anyway - Rizzle Kicks
Bit of a wank name? Yup. But ignore that as this tune is a stonker. Here are 3 facts about the R BIZZLE Sticks.
This is the awesome 'Down With The Trumpets' which my mate Trixie (who’s blog you can follow here) described as potentially this years LDN by Lily Allen…Big praise indeed. Lets hope it gets the push it deserves.
Yeah that very one. As you might be aware shes been teaming up with some awesome artists and producers of late (Katy B, Zinc, Magnetic Man) and here is yet another top combo. She’s got together with Tinie Tempah’s producer Labrinth to make this amazing track, It’s called 'Neva Soft' and the production is just spot on….. I can't wait to hear Labrinth's solo album later this year.
And finally…Nicola Roberts
Unless you’ve been hiding under Cheryl Coles massive hair
and tears (or have no interest in what ex Girls Aloud members are up too) you’ll probably know that the ginger one from the group is about to release her debut solo single. The lead up to this release has been RIDICULOUS with various 20sec teasers dropping for the last 12 years (slight exaggeration). Well, it’s finally here and to be honest, it’s awesome. A bit Gwen Stefani mixed with Major Lazer and Daphne and Celeste. It sounds totally up to date, fresh and original. Here’s hoping the impending album stands up. This is 'Beat Of My Drum'
Last night I went to MeatEasy - the popup restaurant run by Yianni Papoutsis which was born out of the theft of his famous Meat Wagon at the end of last year.
The restaurant is situated in New Cross, East London above a derelict pub and serves up American grub: burgers, chili dogs, chili fries, onion rings, mac’n’cheese and buffalo wings and OH MY GOOD GOD IT’S AWESOME. To accompany the meat fest (and following meat sweats) is a cocktail bar where cocktails are made to invidiual taste - there’s no menu. My friend and I had a strawberry, eggwhite and rum based triumph and a raspberry, chamboard and gin based masterpiece.
It’s only in New Cross till the end of March as the pub it’s situated in is reopening but it will no doubt take up presmises elsewhere. Make sure you go!
Gold Panda is a guy from London who makes blippy, chilled out, instrumental electro stuff. It’s also bloody lovely.
Here are 3 facts about Gold Panda:
Here are a couple of his tracks. Dig in.
Oh so very very true. ‘I love my life as a dickheaaaaaad’
Praise be to whoever put this together.