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...

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