LIFT – where the city meets the stage

One city, 30 productions, 13 countries, 15 venues, 30 days, and a million emotions, passions, voices and subjects, LIFT festival is back in London for its 20th anniversary. Combining poetry, performances, acting, immersion and experiences that cover the sometimes surprising, shocking, variegated and vast nature of this amazing world in which we live, the festivalContinue reading “LIFT – where the city meets the stage”

A chat with…Leverage Models

Leverage Models make music to be to, dance to, feel to, whatever. With an undeniably eighties aesthetic going on, the sound is more complex in creation and product than being that of a simple era raid. There’s a pop dance aesthetic drawing from the depths of enchantment. I chatted to Shannon Fields, the producer behindContinue reading “A chat with…Leverage Models”

The Penelopes – Time To Shine

Gotta love a dollop of Parisian pop, especially one that paces along with such vibrant vitality, chanting words of inspiration, and is free, gratis, nada to download. Time To Shine suggests that for French duo The Penelopes, who take influences from Kitsune, Is Tropical and Night Drive, have infused their own personality by producing itContinue reading “The Penelopes – Time To Shine”

Pick A Piper – All Her Colours

It helps to have friends.  On latest project Pick a Piper, Caribou’s Brad Weber is joined by members of Ruby Suns, Enon/Brainiac, Born Ruffians and Braids. Beats and bass combine under guitars in what is a successful spread eagle straddling of rock and dance, capable of being played on the stereo and at a gig.Continue reading “Pick A Piper – All Her Colours”

Juveniles – Strangers

Strangers is the glimmering and dazzling track from French Duo Juveniles (conveniently I have just downloaded the press shot…hot too), also known as Jean-Sylvain Le Gouic and Thibaut Doray, swoon. Upbeat, building to a dizzying crescendo and hopping between euphoric and elegiac, they bounce off each other in the kind of way that only those whoContinue reading “Juveniles – Strangers”