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Live4ever’s Best Of 2010s: The Tracks 50-26

Posted on 26 Aug 2019 at 6:52am

It’s the summer Bank Holiday in the UK today, and with mighty fine weather greeting it for once here we’ve got part one of a playlist which might just add to the soundtrack for today’s activities.

50 of the best tracks to have been featured on Live4ever during the past decade have been picked out, this first installment featuring the likes of Alabama Shakes, Shame, Arctic Monkeys, Skepta and PJ Harvey.

Check out the videos below, and stay tuned for 25-1 a little later today.

Live Review: Benjamin Booker @ Manchester Gorilla

Posted on 21 Nov 2017 at 12:55pm

Some venues suit some acts, and tonight is like some kind of power couple.

Benjamin Booker launches, well saunters, on to the stage, but from there it’s explosive save for the slightly slow fuse of opener Slow Drag Under. Booker’s tempered opening shot oozes savvy blues nods and just feels right. It’s lived in, gritty and authentic and a great calling card for the rest of the show.

In fact, it almost sums up the entire show; later there may be energy and fireworks, emotion and soul, and all are brilliant snapshots of Booker’s talents, but they never stray past a core set of values. Values that are on display time and time again throughout the show.

Benjamin Booker releases video for Believe

Posted on 03 Nov 2017 at 11:28am

Benjamin Booker has released a video for Believe.

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Benjamin Booker previews new album with Believe

Posted on 24 May 2017 at 7:25am

Believe is the latest track picked to preview Benjamin Booker‘s new album Witness.

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Benjamin Booker returns with Witness

Posted on 09 Mar 2017 at 12:01pm

Benjamin Booker is back with a powerful story to tell on his new single Witness.

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Benjamin Booker releases eight minute video The Future Is Slow Coming

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 10:38am

Benjamin Booker has uploaded an eight-minute video which incorporates his ‘Slow Coming‘ and ‘Wicked Waters‘ tracks into a short film entitled The Future Is Slow Coming.

Find it on Live4ever at this link.

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Benjamin Booker – ‘The Future Is Slow Coming’

Posted on 13 Mar 2015 at 10:35am

Benjamin Booker has uploaded an eight-minute video which incorporates his ‘Slow Coming’ and ‘Wicked Waters’ tracks into a short film entitled The Future Is Slow Coming

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Benjamin Booker releases ‘Live At Third Man Records’ album

Posted on 28 Jan 2015 at 9:06am

There’s another very welcome chance to sample the soul, garage rock and blues exploits of Benjamin Booker‘s 2014 self-titled debut LP thanks to the release of the album ‘Live At Third Man Records‘ this week.

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Live4ever’s Essential Listening 2014: Best Indie Tracks

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 at 5:31am

Another year, another twelve months when hundreds of bands have been showcased on Live4ever via reviews, New Tunes Guides, interviews and Presents features.

Here, our editor Dave Smith has picked out 20 of the best Indie songs for you to revisit or perhaps discover for the first time, be it the ‘naive enthusiasm’ of Wild Smiles, the ‘raucous, foot-to-the-floor, blink-and-you’ll-miss singles’ of Slaves, or the ‘sense of joy, of wonderment’ that underpins Trampolene‘s ‘I Don’t Know‘. Tomorrow, Trampolene will be talking us through ‘I Don’t Know’s origins and their plans for 2015.

Don’t forget, you can catch up with our Essential Listening 2014 series so far at this link. The final installment, The Albums, is coming next week.

Live4ever’s New Tunes Guide feat. Benjamin Booker, Nasty Little Lonely and more

Posted on 11 Oct 2014 at 5:59am

New Tunes Guide highlights this week from Benjamin Booker and Nasty Little Lonely.

A live version of ‘Have You Seen My Son?’ from Benjamin Booker leads the New Tunes Guide after the New Orleans songwriter was a guest on Later…With Jools Holland this week. With a lilt not a million miles away from Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Booker’s debut, self-titled album – produced by Andrija Tokic – is out now on Rough Trade.

Nasty Little Lonely are releasing the new EP ‘Bad Jack & Other Stories’ on November 14th, with a launch gig due at the Louisiana in Bristol. The band have previously supported the likes of The Wytches, God Damn, Bo Ningen, Lydia Lunch, Cold In Berlin and Screaming Females.

These and eight 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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