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The BBC at Glastonbury 2014 (Saturday): Kelis singing ‘Friday Fish Fry’ at the Pyramid Stage

By on Sunday, 29th June 2014 at 10:00 am

Wherever you will be hanging your hat this weekend, whether you’re joining the sheep at Worthy Farm or you’ve got your feet up in front of the telly, us here at TGTF will have you covered when it comes to Glastonbury 2014. The dedicated people they are, the folks at the BBC will be working all hours during the festival and feeding us live coverage as it becomes available. What does this mean for you? We’ll be passing along all the best bits to you, our faithful readers.

Kelis is this year’s queen of reinvention: never in a million years did I think her headlining the Great Escape 2014 would be a good idea. But the American soul singer appears to have changed tactics: she’s now a cookbook author and cooking show host and has her own line of sauces, in addition to being a musician. This might explain the title for her radio hit ‘Friday Fish Fry’, perhaps? Either way, watch her do her thang on the Pyramid Stage Saturday at Glastonbury 2014 in the video embed below.

For more of the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage online, head this way. Stay tuned for more videos from Glasto 2014 right here on TGTF.



Update: The Great Escape 2014

By on Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 9:00 am

A whacking great 150 new acts have been announced for The Great Escape 2014 this year. The UK’s answer to South By Southwest is situated on the calming, classic British seaside town of Brighton from the 8th until the 10th of May.

Joining Kelis, Royal Blood and Charli XCX on the line-up is first and foremost Mercury Prize nominee Jon Hopkins, whose inimitable take on melodic electronica has seen him work with Imogen Heap and Brian Eno. Breaking out and going solo, we have The Strokes’ guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., who whilst being well known for the exploits of ‘Last Nite’ exploits, is attempting to cut his teeth as a lone performer – what a place to pick up fans TGE is, eh?

One of my picks, of the newly added acts to the bill has to be BBC Sound of 2014 darling George Ezra. His bluesy-melodic pop shows a maturity well past his age, and to hear ‘Do You Hear the Rain’ in a small venue is sure to have the hairs on the back of your neck, not just standing to attention, but saluting and giving a little ‘Ten Hut’ as well.

Close to our hearts at There Goes The Fear is another one of the new additions: Jimi Goodwin, who is best known as the frontman of Doves, he’s another one who only recently has decided to walk the walk of a solo artist, and Brighton seems as good a place as any to see how he is managing on his own.

Other highlights on the bill now are Scots Casual Sex, who will be showcasing at SXSW 2014 before coming out to Brighton, new-age folkers Dry the River, Go Wolf and rap collective Ratking. And last but certainly not least, Wild Beasts will be making a triumphant return to Brighton to headline at the Dome on Friday night, supported by These New Puritans.

To buy tickets and get more information on the Great Escape 2014, visit their official Web site. You can also read John’s original festival announcement here.


Single Review: Calvin Harris feat. Kelis – Bounce

By on Thursday, 19th May 2011 at 12:00 pm

If the rumours are to be believed, Calvin Harris‘s third album will be released later this year. (No title has been named so far.) Before the new long player drops, Harris is releasing the single ‘Bounce’, featuring Kelis. In my opinion, it’s not really ‘featuring’, it’s more like “Kelis feat. Calvin Harris” because the American r&b star contributing most of the vocals.

The press sheet for this single describes it as having a “cheeky, teasing beat”. Let’s be clear on this. The song has Nintendo-era bleeps and blips. Are these really necessary in 2011? I don’t think so. Then again, the overall feel of this song shows Harris’s common sense in modifying his sound to appear less like his previous electrohouse guise. (Expecting this single to sound like ‘Ready for the Weekend’? Forget about it.) I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t sound cheeky, it sounds cheesy. And annoying. Massive difference. However, given Harris’s stature on the UK music scene not only as an artist in his own right but as a producer, you can expect this song to soundtrack the summer.



‘Bounce’ will be released on 13 June on Columbia.


Kelis / October 2010 UK Tour

By on Friday, 30th July 2010 at 9:00 am

The rather wonderful Kelis has announced a string of tour dates for October this year. Catch her at:

Friday 1st October 2010 – London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Saturday 2nd October 2010 – Manchester Warehouse Project
Monday 4th October 2010 – Glasgow ABC
Tuesday 5th October 2010 – Birmingham HMV Institute


Video of the Moment #300: Kelis

By on Friday, 16th July 2010 at 6:00 pm

This isn’t a particularly new song, but when I realised it was one that we hadn’t posted before I felt I had to post it. One of the biggest hits of 2010, Kelis‘ Acapella marks the triumphant return of the Milkshake star with a video that has the feel of Avatar and a song that’s

It’s that perfect thing to get you dancing for your Friday night. Go on, play it loud…


MP3: Kelis ‘Acapella’ (Remixed by Friends Electric)


MP3 of the Day #176: Friends Electric remix Kelis

By on Friday, 7th May 2010 at 10:00 am

Kelis’ Acapella has been on my iPod for a few weeks, and frankly I can’t get enough. Yes, I hated “Milkshake” and know little else by her, but frankly Acapella is a stormer that has been my crystal meth for a few weeks. This remix by Friends Electric from sleepy Neath in Wales makes it sound even bigger, and a track that no doubt will see us dancing through the weekend.

MP3: Kelis ‘Acapella’ (Remixed by Friends Electric)


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