Well hello there musical friends,
Well today is Friday so as you know I will need to Feature something. And I am quite excited to report that the British Summer Time at Hyde Park Festival has asked me to collaborate with them. So of course I said YES!
The festival is ten days of fun in the *hold you thumbs* sun with all the attention going of course to the Rolling Stones who are now playing twice to celebrate their 50 years and counting tour – not something a lot of bands can claim. It just quite extraordinary to see how long the blues-loving bad boys and self-proclaimed Greatest Band of Rock’n’Roll can go. There are still tickets for Saturday the 13th which you can buy here and on top of that there will also be Tom Odell, Jack Bugg and The 1975 playing on the same day – so I can only but recommend it.
Unfortunately I can’t make that, but will be attending the festival on Friday the 12th when Elton John, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello will take the main stage. I expect that unlike my other write ups, I do not need to introduce them. Ever since I moved to London I have tried to learn more about the icons of British music who have left their mark on all the music that follows, and these three are a perfect example of people who did this throughout their career.
However a band that you may not know about, who will also be playing on Friday is To Kill A King. The indie folk/rock five piece band from London who released their debut album Cannibals with Cutlery on 24th February 2013. They are label siblings with Catfish and the Bottlemen, Daughter, Matt Corby, Ben Howard and Deap Valley all who I have written about before and all who are on Communion Records. So that doesn’t hurt. The first single off that album was Choices, and they got a whole bunch of their friends, including Bastille, to feature in that video. And that certainly did not hurt either. Have a listen, this song particularly is very Arcade Firey especially with Emily Wood helping out onto the vocals.
Nothing like some oooooooooooooohing to get into the weekend.