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Feb 20, Bardens.
Full bill TBA.
Ticket links TBA (but £6 adv I reckon).
Fuck that. However good they are I really dislike this increasing trend towards sandwhiching hip-hop acts in between broadly 'indie' bands.
When I saw Cadence Weapon last time he played in between to incredibly shit trendy indie dance bands, it was horrible.
Why don't you book some grime acts to support him? Rollie always talked about how much he loved grime on his blog, and it's obviously a big influence.
Plus you'd be giving exposure to an exciting underground music scene that continually struggles to make enough money to survive.
I' reccomend Tempa T, the visceral energy of his live set is somewaht akin to a hardcore band.
Yeah - agree with this. But as long as its busy thats cool.
He's doing a track with Jammer, and performed with a few of them lot in Islington when he was last over.
I'll try and reach this though.
to see that my band is now considered indie.
Are to open; there will be a 'bridge' act 'tween them and Cadence Weapon, TBC.
It's important to tailor the show to the DiS readership, and there's a lot of love for both CW and CPWK here, editorially and beyond.
I don't think we've ever really dipped into grime, and I've no clue who or what Tempa T is. I'll search 'em/'im out on MySpace though.
His live show is incredibly energetic and danceable. In many ways he's actually quite stylistically similar to CPWK in his brutal approach to the MCing.
Or if you have a little bit more money book Ruff Sqwad, they're incredible live.
When a touring US band comes to London promoters usually put a similar sounding London band to open the show both to support the local scene and to create a unified aesthetic. You should do the same with hip-hop as you would do with indie or whatever.