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Live4ever’s Best Of 2020: The Albums…So Far

Posted on 26 May 2020 at 7:39am

Nearly halfway there people. Nearly halfway through the annus horribilis to end all anni horribiles (googled the plural).

At least for music fans, during the utter s**tstorm that is 2020, artists have been ploughing through isolation, financial turmoil and postponed dates to deliver another selection box of unmissable albums to our front doors – here’s ten of the best we’ve featured on Live4ever so far…

Album Review: BC Camplight – Shortly After Takeoff

Posted on 24 Apr 2020 at 8:21am

An overcast mid-summer’s afternoon in a Yorkshire field isn’t everyone’s idea of paradise, but Brian Christinzio (the BC of BC Camplight) is having the time of his life, playing to an enthusiastic crowd at the county’s Deer Shed Festival, dispatching the fruit from his rider into the throng and glugging wine straight from the bottle.

As the skies darken however, so does his mood: dedicating the set’s finale I’m Desperate to Theresa May, the injustice of his deportation and the implacability of the mandarins who oversaw it makes for viscerally great, voyeuristic theatre.

The back story was even grimmer, Christinzio having found a way to return legally back into Britain via an Italian passport only for his father to pass away on the eve of Deportation Blues’ release, the second in a trilogy which began with 2015’s How To Die In The North and finishes with this, a record with every ounce of the anger, frustration and pain endured over the triptych’s cycle and beyond sewn into it with aplomb.

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BC Camplight reveals Cemetery Lifestyle, latest preview of new album Shortly After Takeoff

Posted on 23 Mar 2020 at 10:00am

A third preview of the new BC Camplight album Shortly After Takeoff has been revealed today.

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BC Camplight announces new album Shortly After Takeoff

Posted on 23 Jan 2020 at 10:04am

“This is an examination of madness and loss,” Brian Christinzio has said upon the unveiling of his new BC Camplight album Shortly After Takeoff.

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Live Review: BC Camplight, Gruff Rhys, Pigsx7 and more at Deer Shed Festival 2019

Posted on 30 Jul 2019 at 8:54am

Make up your own cliché about Yorkshiremen – that they’re too tight to miss something they’ve paid for, or if you prefer it that they’re used to the rain – either way nothing as trivial as a torrential downpour or three was going to lessen anyone’s enthusiasm at this year’s Deer Shed festival.

A decade on from launch, it’s become as much of an arts festival as a music event with comedy, cinema and a mind-boggling range of activities for grown-ups and children alike spread across a compact site in rural North Yorkshire. And fun there was to be had.

Live Review: White Denim, BC Camplight at Bristol O2 Academy

Posted on 15 Feb 2019 at 10:35am

Brian Christinzio, for BC Camplight is he, has been around the block several times now.

His first three albums didn’t make much of a dent despite critical approval, and he was subsequently dropped by One Little Indian. With his second album on Bella Union, his fourth in total, he seems to be starting to gain some traction on this side of the pond.

It has to be said that is largely down to last year’s crossover hit I’m Desperate, but beyond that there is much to enjoy. Christinzio is quite the raconteur, and throughout the entirety of this support slot he has the continually expanding crowd entertained. There is a real off-beat sense of humour to both he and his music, more akin to one of those wise-cracking American stand-ups; When I Think About My Dog is a solemn, piano-led ballad complete with barking, for example.

BC Camplight schedules London gig for April 2019

Posted on 13 Sep 2018 at 12:42pm

BC Camplight will return to London in April 2019 after the completion of an earlier UK and Ireland tour which starts next month.

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Fire In England posted from new BC Camplight album Deportation Blues

Posted on 09 Aug 2018 at 7:33am

When UK immigration left Brian Christinzio ‘playing Pac Man in his parents’ basement in New Jersey’ just days after the release of the 2015 BC Camplight album How To Die In The North, the direction of his next record was well in motion.

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BC Camplight – I’m Desperate

Posted on 01 Jul 2018 at 7:37am

 

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Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide: NÖME, Zulu Pearls and more

Posted on 17 Jan 2015 at 5:21am

Our New Tunes Guide returns for the first time this year with highlights from NÖME and Zulu Pearls .

NÖME consists of Rachel Still (vocals), Jack Fowles (lead guitar), George Ames (bass) and Kayleigh Cheer (drums), and formed in early 2012. Since then, they’ve been putting out a string of singles, the most recent of which were produced by Darren Lawson at Assault and Battery studios in London.

Zulu Pearls put out the ‘Singles Deluxe’ EP on January 12th, following the debut album ‘No Heroes No Honeymoons’. ‘Singles Deluxe’ features previous b-sides along with remixes from Dirty Beaches, Sapphire Slows, Young Marco and others.

These and six other picks of the week can be found by scrolling through our latest collection. Find out much more about this week’s featured artists by clicking on their individual names, and you can catch up with all our previous editions direct through the New Tunes Guide logo above.

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