Grant Bailey

Grant Bailey

Grant is the music editor at the London Economic. Send horrid riffs.

PLAYLIST: Best of OCTOBER 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of OCTOBER 2019

There is no ruder awakening from the gentle, contemplative composition of tracks from the September playlist than 'Bouncy House' by Lightning Bolt. A more chaotic duo there has never been, and anyone in the room at their latest show at the Underworld is still likely feeling the effects in the...

Wireless Festival fans complain of overcrowding and safety fears

Wireless Festival fans complain of overcrowding and safety fears

Fans at London’s Wireless Festival have raised concerns about overcrowding after reports of trampling and injuries at one of the stages. Thousands of people flocked to see rap duo D-Block Europe on the smaller of two stages at the Finsbury Park music festival, with several taking to social media to...

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2019

Now we're talking. Cheers May, that was a winner. What was your personal highlight? There's new Tyler, The Creator utterly clattering up the charts, Flying Lotus's latest opus, bursting at the seams as always with spicy guest spots (Tierra Whack and David Lynch on the same track listing? - I'll...

PLAYLIST: Best of APRIL 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of APRIL 2019

Let's not kid ourselves, March was one of the best months for music in a long time. Strongest TLE playlst ever? It's possible. In fact, 2019 has seen a rude run of releases since January. Was April able to rise to the task and match the months which came before?...

PLAYLIST: Best of MARCH 2019

We've been bending TLE Playlist rules this month, such is the wealth of utter tunes rained upon us in March. And that's even after some seriously tough cuts from the running. Our cup spilleth over. Can you handle 16 tracks? I think you can handle 16 tracks. Settle in for...

PLAYLIST: Best of FEBRUARY 2019

PLAYLIST: Best of FEBRUARY 2019

February was a bit hot wasn't it? What's going on there? This time last year we were in the grip of the Beast from the East, now I'm looking out the window considering cracking out an icy can of Lilt and slathering on some tanning oil. February was equally eclectic...

PLAYLIST – Best of JANUARY 2019

PLAYLIST – Best of JANUARY 2019

I don’t know if it’s the clean-slate nature of January, the turning of new leaves, the refreshing of the arbitrary loadbar of life, but the first playlist of the year is a real crisp one. Maybe some of the cooler musicians on the scene were waiting for gaudy Bublé Christmas...

REVIEW: Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’

REVIEW: Spielbergs – ‘This Is Not The End’

Critical praise on a debut album is a boon, but also a rod for the backs of new artists. Oslo’s Spielbergs have demonstrated some serious chops on This Is Not The End, producing a composite of familiar post-hardcore tropes and melodic pop sensibilities. It’s a stride out the gates, but expectations...

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Spotify looks to the stars with Horoscope playlists

Streaming service Spotify  has teamed up with astrologist Chani Nicholas to create a series of ‘cosmic playlists’ based on the twelve signs of the zodiac. The playlists are currently only available in the US but a wider roll-out is expected. You can check out this month's star sign playlist -...

Mono share new single ‘Meet Us Where The Night Ends’

Mono share new single ‘Meet Us Where The Night Ends’

Post rock legends Mono have shared the third single from their upcoming album - and 20th anniversary as a band. Listen to Meet Us Where The Night Ends below for a slice of the Japanese quartet's brand of atmosphere and instrumentation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNh2T-OY14A&feature=youtu.be The band will present new album Nowhere Now Here in January 2019...

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Bowie and The Beatles lead a vinyl revolution in 2018

It's a bit of an old story now, but vinyl really is back in vogue, and classic artists are helping bring the format back from the brink. New figures from Nielsen have uncovered album sales figures for 2018, including the increased market share vinyl carved out for itself. The Beatles...

First wave of 2000trees 2019 line-up announced

First wave of 2000trees 2019 line-up announced

Just look at that first wonderful splurge of bands for the sunniest fest of the year. In the first wave of announcements for 2000trees 2019 You Me At Six, While She Sleeps and Every Time I Die are confirmed as key acts. Frank Iero and the Future Violents, Milk Teeth,...

New album incoming from post-rockers The End of the Ocean

New album incoming from post-rockers The End of the Ocean

Columbus post rockers The End of the Ocean will release -aire - their first album in eight years - on 18th January. This is the first new material since the band's highly praised 2011 debut, Pacific-Atlantic. With so much going on in their personal lives, Tara Mayer (keys) says that The End of the Ocean needed to “give ourselves a...

Bristol Punks IDLES Extend UK Tour

IDLES tease album no. 3 for 2019

Lovely Bristol darlings IDLES appear to be writing the follow up to 2018's Joy As An Act Of Resistance. The band posted a tweet and Instagram story on Thursday, announcing the news with a Haiku and a snap of drummer Jon Beavis's drumkit. Tantalising : IDLES album 3 HaikuOh hello...

The Greatest Showman OST dominates 2018 album chart

The Greatest Showman OST dominates 2018 album chart

The Official Charts Company has released figures for 2018's most popular albums and singles, and The Greatest Showman OST has come out on top. The worldwide musical phenomenon bested competition from George Ezra, Post Malone and Dua Lipa to take the number one album spot, no doubt thanks to relentless...

Festival of New Masculinity – MENtal Health – Coming to Shoreditch

Festival of New Masculinity – MENtal Health – Coming to Shoreditch

Shoreditch events collective SuperCulture will host a series of events tackling male mental health in January 2018 with DJs, broadcasters and musicians including Professor Green, SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, DJ High Rankin, Jordan Stevens (Rizzle Kicks) and more. Titled MENtal Health, the events series will be in collaboration with three partners: The Book of Man...

PLAYLIST – Top 100 Tracks of 2018

Another 365 days have passed, another 100 stellar tracks from the year gone by to bury your face in. Just look at this embarrassment of bangers. Happy New Year indeed! We at TLE hope you had a great 2018 and were able to dodge the bitter, bitter New Year’s Day...

PLAYLIST: Best of OCTOBER 2018

October? Who even remembers October? It’s deepest November right now! I know this. I am very late and very sorry, but the tenth and most indecisive month of the year still needs its due. On the plus side you’ve had an additional three weeks to form your own opinions on...

Blood Command head out on UK tour including Rolo Tomassi support dates

The critically acclaimed Norwegian quartet Blood Command are touring the UK in Autumn for the first time, including prime support slots with home-grown experimental legends Rolo Tomassi. The self-described 'deathpop' group inhabit a weird intersection between hardcore, metal, punk and pop, and have previously been called 'one of the world's best kept secrets' by Rock...

PLAYLIST: Best of SEPTEMBER 2018

It’s autumn, people. The season of layers and sour, public transport BO is upon us. While you’re considering that mid-level tog duvet on the John Lewis website (*note: I may not know this site’s audience) enjoy some of September’s seasonally-melancholy bangers in our latest playlist round-up. The highlights here? Well,...

GALLERY – Suede bring the classics to Oxford Street

GALLERY – Suede bring the classics to Oxford Street

Venue: hmv 363 Oxford StreetDate: 23.11.18Photos: James McCauley To celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album The Blue Hour, Brit pop legends Suede his Oxford Street to perform an intimate show for fans at the hmv flagship store. The band took time to sign copies of the new...

Previously unheard track from Chris Cornell will see release on 16th November

Fans can celebrate the recorded legacy of musical icon and singer/songwriter Chris Cornell, with the 17-track self-titled album, Chris Cornell and a 64-track limited-edition deluxe box set (11 of them unreleased), which will see release on 16th November. The first release since his passing in 2017, the album will be released by Cornell’s wife,...

Ian Sweet shares video for ‘Spit’ ahead of Crush Crusher release

Here at TLE we're big fans of Jilian Medford's Ian Sweet. Last September we got ourselves along to the Village Underground to catch her support set on Girlpool's autumn UK tour and it was a delight. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZA59ZKnjub/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet&igshid=c1yofksotoxa Now Ian Sweet has returned, sharing a video for 'Spit', the latest from...

65DAYSOFSTATIC share ‘Z1’ track and tour dates

Ahead of their upcoming October and November tour dates, 65daysofstatic have shared the odd algorithmic results of a new musical technique: ‘Z1’. Sound weird? it is. Check it out below: To explain the strange tech which lies behind 'ZI's creation, 65days said: "We've been busy trying to write music that...

FIZZY BLOOD release ‘PINK MAGIC’ live session

Rising Leeds band Fizzy Blood released their anticipated third EP Pink Magic on Friday To mark the occasion, the band have collaborated with Distiller TV to release a live rendition of Pink Magic, which was recorded around their appearance at Bestival this summer. Watch the video below: The EP title track Pink Magic landed on the BBC Radio 1 playlist in June. Recorded in Brighton...

PLAYLIST: Best of AUGUST 2018

Look out your window now. If you're in the UK anywhere near the month of September, chances are you have been greeted with a sheet-grey sky and, more likely than not, rain. Time might be a human construct but the Jetstream bloody knows when it's the 1st September. Anyway we...

PLAYLIST: Best of AUGUST 2018

Cast your eyes back through the release calendar for 2018, and there really hasn’t been a duff 7-day stretch since the beginning of the year. July’s been a mixed bag – as you’ll see from the exceptionally eclectic playlist this month – with a blend of summertime tropical house, acerbic...

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