The Bonus Track: Radkey, Sofar Sounds,Tinashe and Beck
Loud is the new quiet
As anyone who saw them on Jools Holland's TV show last year can attest, the Missouri-based rock trio Radkey are not for the fainthearted. But for those who like music that rattles the ribcage, it's worth catching brothers Dee, Isaiah and Solomon Radke on their first tour of the UK which kicks off in London next week. For a taste of what to expect live, watch the video for "Start Freaking Out":
So far, so good
It's always nice when an idea started by friends in their living-room goes global. So it's a pleasure to report on the continued success of Sofar Sounds, three Londoners' idea to host live-music events in people's homes, which now boasts "50 gigs a month in 35+ different cities across five continents". Next month sees the release of the company's first compilation album, featuring 13 acts who have played recent Sofar shows. The pick of the bunch is, perhaps, Annie Eve. Watch her perform "Elvis" for Sofar:
What's in a name?
An email from the folk at Sony Music declares: "Move over Rihanna...The buzz of all buzzes has started on the 21-year-old LA native Tinashe." And with her debut UK single "2 On" released in the UK at the end of next month, Tinashe is indeed one to watch. No arguments there. But what this column wants to know is where this leaves the London-based singer-songwriter Tinashé, whose album Saved found favour in these pages back in 2010? "My name has got an accent on the ‘e' so I'm relaxed about it," he says. "And anyway, at the moment, I'm just writing for other people. It's her name. I wish her well." Watch the "new" Tinashe in action:
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