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Preview: Underage Festival 2010

 
By on Thursday, 8th April 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

Remember when you were sixteen, and the super coolest indie troupe were playing at the super coolest local venue, but hey, you weren’t allowed in, no Sirey, as you, little one, were under the age of 18. Argh, the mass of frustration which followed. Why must tiny digits disallow someone from seeing brilliant music live? Well that’s exactly what Underage Festival thought. And alas, they have flicked their finger to the whole ‘Over 18 only’ cliché, and started an event which is for young ones, and young ones only!

Yes, you are only permitted through the gate of Underage Festival, which takes place in Victoria Park, London, if you are 18 and under. The festival aims to provide an awesome event for those who might not have access to the general gig laden with age restrictions. No alcohol is permitted on the site, and the website even has a section devoted to parents, but despite it’s clean cut ways, each year proves to be a completely and utterly rad party with a fantastic line up to boot.

2010 is no different. Already confirmed to be playing the gig on Sunday 1st August include M.I.A, Ellie Goulding (pcitured right), Daisy Dares You, Chapel Club, Egyptian Hip Hop, New Young Pony Club, Los Campesinos!, Lightspeed Champion, Hadouken!, General Fiasco, Stornoway and Tinchy Stryder.

Kinda cooler than the er, school concert huh?

Tickets for the event are a mere £29.50, so if you’re 18 and under and dig the sound of Underage, why not grab one now? I won’t deny it, I am quite jealous. Damn youngsters!

 

Lightspeed Champion / May 2010 UK Tour

 
By on Friday, 19th February 2010 at 5:15 pm
 

Lightspeed Champion (aka Dev Hynes) will tour the UK in May in support of his new album ‘Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You’ (released in the UK on 15 February). Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday 23 February at 9am from Gigs and Tours and all other reputable ticket sellers.

Catch Lightspeed Champion at:

Saturday 1st May 2010 – Leeds Live at Leeds at Stylus
Monday 3rd May 2010 – Nottingham Bodega
Wednesday 5th May 2010 – Glasgow King Tuts
Thursday 6th May 2010 – Manchester Deaf Institute
Friday 7th May 2010 – Newcastle Cluny
Sunday 9th May 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Monday 10th May 2010 – London Heaven
Tuesday 11th May 2010 – Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Thursday 13th May 2010 – Norwich Arts Centre
Friday 14th May 2010 – Bristol Academy 2
Saturday 15th May 2010 – Cambridge Haymakers

 

Video of the Moment #220: Lightspeed Champion

 
By on Thursday, 11th February 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

It’s been 2 years since Lightspeed Champion‘s (Devonte Hynes) last official release. But he is back in 2010 with the fantastic ‘Marlene’, the first single from his highly anticipated second album, ‘Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You’.

The song’s bridge of “and everybody knows you want a baby / and God knows everybody wants one too” is full of swagger and humour. Nice one, Dev. The promo video is part American western, part surreal mini soap opera. Check it out below.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCo-U6war6c[/youtube]

The ‘Marlene’ EP is available now on iTunes. ‘Life is Sweet! Nice to Meet You’, Lightspeed Champion’s second album, will be released on 15 February in the UK on Domino Records.

 
 
 

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