Event’s not to be missed this November include Mos Def, Submotion Orchestra, Stooshe and more to be added to the ultimate November Gig List.
Stooshe are an English girl group from London, consisting of members Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson and Courtney Rumbold. They were signed to Warner Music in August 2011 and they released their first promotional single, “Betty Woz Gone”, in October 2011. It was announced on 5 December that Stooshe had been nominated for the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll.
Their official debut single, “Love Me” featuring American rapper Travie McCoy, saw the group attain chart success, with the single peaking at number five on the UK Singles Chart. They released “Black Heart” in June 2012, which peaked at number three after a month in the top ten. A cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls” was released as a single in November 2012. “Slip” was released as the third single from their forthcoming debut album on 12 May 2013, it was a number 12 hit in the UK. Their debut album, London with the Lights On, debuted at number 8 in the UK Albums Chart on 2 June 2013.
Support comes from Misunderstood:
You can see them live at The Borderline by grabbing your tickets now!
10th The Borderline
14th The Forum
This Autumn, Soundcrash favourites Submotion Orchestra head to London for an all exclusive headline show, 14 November 2014 at The Forum. Fresh from their album release, the band are back to showcase some brand new material from ‘Alium’ their first album for Counter Records. Released on November 3rd, ‘Alium’ sees the band in expansive mood as the interplay between their electronic and acoustic sounds has become more natural than ever whilst Ruby Wood’s vocals continue to find new levels of emotion…
Submotion Orchestra are one of the most interesting and exciting projects working in the UK today. Drawing upon electronica, soul, ambient electronica, jazz and dub, their unique music is at once delicate and heavy, spacious and dense, highly atmospheric but firmly rooted. Earth-shaking bass and drums combine with lush keyboard and trumpet textures to create the perfect bed for the fragile beauty of Ruby Wood’s vocals, and the celestial effects of producer Ruckspin.
‘Alium’, written over two years in the remote Welsh countryside with just ‘passing sheep and a rusty ping-pong table for company’ and recorded in Brighton has been a true group effort with every band member involved in the writing and recording process, something that is reflected in the album’s varied nature.
From neon synth strafed opener Awakening, to the bruising 21st century soul of Time Will Wait, the tense cinematic drama of Bring Back The Wolf, The Hounds’ late night/early morning jazz workout and the unashamedly big pop moment that is Trust Lust, Alium may be a dazzlingly eclectic record showcasing the band’s myriad talents, but thanks to producer Ruckspin’s deft touch remains a satisfyingly coherent whole.
With a busy summer schedule that will see the band play over a dozen festivals in 7 different countries and a full UK tour lined up for later in the year Alium looks set to cap a triumphant year for the band as they continue to push the boundaries of what an ‘electronica’ band can and should be. Calling all Londoners – November 14th. Save The Date!
22nd The Forum
2014 marks 15 years since the release of Mos Def’s critically acclaimed album, ‘Black On Both Sides’ – the material of 99’ which is now recognised as one of the finest albums in hip hop history and Soundcrash are proud to announce the only UK show dates in Leeds, London & Bristol; Celebrating with an almighty anniversary tour in November and featuring very special guests soon to be announced…
-‘Like a more street Michael Franti, Mos Def takes a broad platter of complex issues and weaves them into thought-provoking rhymes. Unlike Franti, the raw hip-hop Mos raps over (an inspired, idiosyncratic melange of Native Tongues jazz-hop, ’80s soul synths and scuzzy beats) should see him preaching to more than just the converted.’
–NME on Black On Both Sides
‘Black on Both Sides’ is the debut album of US rapper Mos Def AKA Yasiin Bey, released in October, 1999 on Rawkus Records. An album which features an emphasis on live instrumentation and socially conscious lyrics from an artists that soon became one of the most influential artists of our generation. In 2000, the album was certified Gold in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America.
-‘when the beat drops and Def starts spitting his meticulously- crafted lyrics, you realize it’s entirely possible that he truly is prophetic’ – Pitchfork
Released after the successful collaborative album ‘Mos Def + Talib Kweli are Black Star‘,which raised expectations for a solo effort, ‘Black on Both sides’ features legendary hip hop pioneers DJ Pioneer, Diamond D, A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad + The Beatnuts to name a few and momentous tracks Mathematics, Umi Said and Miss Fat Booty.
A rare full album performance plus many of the Mos Def classics LIVE, not to mention a host of extremely special guests, makes this one hot ticket.
Don’t miss out.