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Live Gig Video: watch Van Susans perform acoustic version of ‘Seagulls’ for Ont’ Sofa

 
By on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 at 5:00 pm
 

Back in April, TGTF favourites Van Susans revealed the promo video for ‘Seagulls’, a tearjerker in the form of a montage of frontman Olly Andrews’ own family home movies. (We profiled it as a previous Video of the Moment back here.) They recently recorded a new live version of the single for Ont’ Sofa, who like Sofar Sounds prefer for their artists to perform in an intimate setting such as a living room, hence their name. In this particular video, Van Susans are playing in Stereo 92, a bar in Stoke Newington, in the northwest part of the London Borough of Hackney. Watch the emotional performance below. For much more of Van Susans on TGTF, follow this link.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLcG39hU_lg[/youtube]

 

(SXSW 2015 flavoured!) Live Gig Video: Longfellow play acoustic versions of ‘Gabrielle’ and ‘Where I Belong’ for Ont’ Sofa

 
By on Thursday, 27th November 2014 at 4:00 pm
 

Longfellow have been a favourite of mine ever since I got wind of them from the fine folks of Fierce Panda. We were so very pleased to hear that the band from London had been given a shout, their second, for SXSW 2015, so you can bet we’ll be catching them live and catching up with the fabulous fivesome in Austin in the new year. Yeehaw! (Sorry, couldn’t resist…)

Er, sorry, back to the matter at hand. The premise of Ont’ Sofa is similar to Sofar Sounds – have a band play acoustically in an intimate setting – except not in front of an audience in someone’s home. For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see Longfellow live, these videos of ‘Gabrielle’ (from the band’s wonderful mini-album ‘Prelude’, released this summer) and new song ‘Where I Belong’ give you a flavour of what beauty to expect. Watch the videos below.

 
 
 

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