Grant Bailey

Grant Bailey

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

PLAYLIST: Best of JUNE 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of JUNE 2018

I’m going to say it. It's needlessly convoluted but I like the word and I want to use it. Look at our latest playlist and tell me June wasn’t the most dichotomous month on the 2018 release calendar so far? We’ve got truly world-class atmospheric, experimental jazz rubbing shoulders with...

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