Grant Bailey

Grant Bailey

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

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2018

If April was an indie rock darling, April is all about hip-hop. What a list of legends. Get ready for a long and happy stretch of the best releases this month had to offer, kicking off with the fabulous new single from Childish Gambino. ‘This Is America’ is an absolute...

Post punks Protomartyr announce Consolation EP

Post punks Protomartyr announce Consolation EP

A new Protomartyr EP is coming. The Detroit post punk posse have announced the new release, titled Consolation E.P., which they recorded in part with friend Kelley Deal and will be released June 15th via Domino. Two of the four songs feature Deal on vocals alongside singer Joe Casey, including ‘Wheel of Fortune’, which receives a...

Kagoule sign to Alcopop! Records for second album

Kagoule sign to Alcopop! Records for second album

Nottingham trio Kagoule will release their new album Strange Entertainment on Alcopop! Records later this year. The band will also support Drenge on their upcoming run of headline shows this month. With some time away from the spotlight to consolidate their early achievements and think about the direction they were heading after parting...

PLAYLIST: Best of APRIL 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of APRIL 2018

In eight months’ time, when everyone’s doing their yearly round-ups and we’ve all seen exactly 7,081,346 Best of 2018 album countdowns each, music press will turn to April as the banner month for releases. I mean, you were there too. Just look at the state of it! In the space...

EELS release macabre stop motion video for ‘Bone Dry’

EELS release macabre stop motion video for ‘Bone Dry’

EELS have recruited talent from Starburn Industries to put together the glossy, creaky stop motion video for latest single 'Bone Dry'.The video was produced by Duke Johnson and Dino Stamatopoulos, the team behind Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, and directed by Sofia Astrom, who noted, “E really liked Duke Johnson’s idea of...

PLAYLIST: Best of MARCH 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of MARCH 2018

March was a mellow one, wasn't it? So much so I had to put a special call-out to our followers on Twitter to get in touch with some heavier jams (thanks for bringing Greyhaven to my attention, peeps!). Not that there isn't joy to be had in some of this...

Green Man Festival announces Talking Shop line-up

Green Man Festival announces Talking Shop line-up

Green Man Festival has announced the key speakers heading up the Talking Shop area when the gathering returns this August. One of a trio of headline guests, the BBC Radio 1 presenter Annie Nightingale will discuss her broadcasting career and how events have unfolded since being named the first female...

ZAND added to Loud Women Fest 2018

ZAND added to Loud Women Fest 2018

Self-confessed "ugly" popstar ZAND has been announced to play at this year's Loud Women Fest. The one-day festival takes places at both The Dome and Boston Music Room in Tufnell Park on Saturday 15 September 2018. Speaking about the festival, ZAND says: "I'm so excited to be on the bill for a festival with...

WATCH: Mama’s Gun parkour across the Southbank in ‘London Girls’

Mama’s Gun announce UK mini-tour in June

London soul quintet Mama's Gun are heading out on a week jaunt around the UK in June. The 4-date headline UK tour will start at The Jam House, Birmingham on June 21, 2018 and finish at the Omeara, London on June 29, 2018. The dates arrive as part of a wider world tour in...

Cub Sport announce headline London shows

Cub Sport announce headline London shows

Australian alt-pop group Cub Sport have released the video for “Good Guys Go” - the third official single off of their sophomore album, BATS. The track is about an unfortunately common theme; being in a relationship where you’re doing everything you can to keep the other person up and make...

GALLERY: Fizzy Blood

GALLERY: Fizzy Blood

Venue: Camden Assembly 28.2.18 Photos: Grant Bailey (@grantbeam91) 2018 is going to be Fizzy Blood's year. The alt-rock quintet have just completed their first UK headline tour, ending in a packed-out performance at the Camden Assembly, which is their first show in the capital since Joining Jamie Lenman and friends...

PLAYLIST: Best of FEBRUARY 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of FEBRUARY 2018

Now we're cooking, 2018. Things are always a little snoozy in January, but February has picked up the slack in good form with some solid, brave and unusual releases. To start, there's plenty of fun to be had with new drops from DON BROCO and a sweet, sultry cut from...

PLAYLIST: Best of JANUARY 2018

PLAYLIST: Best of JANUARY 2018

January is typically a bit of a dead zone for releases - not so in 2018. Who could have seen this lot coming? First off, The Breeders are back and sounding just wonderful with that inimitable Kim Deal drawl. Jay Som, who released probably our favourite album of 2017 in...

GALLERY: JAWS

Fizzy Blood reveal video for new single ADHD

Rising Leeds band Fizzy Blood have revealed the new video for their single ADHD. The track is written from the experiences of guitarist Paul Howells, who is diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Created by Richard Biggs and Jolyon White, the team behind Channel 4’s 2016 campaign We’re the Superhumans,...

Pop Punk Pile Up Reveals 2018 festival line-up

Pop Punk Pile Up Reveals 2018 festival line-up

2018 welcomes a brand new festival, POP PUNK PILE UP FESTIVAL that will take place at The Venue in Selby from the 27th - 29th April 2018. The line-up already boasts the likes of The King Blues, Room 94 andThe Bottom Line, plus a secret headliner still to announce. The weekend promises some heavy rock and alternative acts too, as well...

PLAYLIST: TLE Top 100 Tracks of 2017

PLAYLIST: TLE Top 100 Tracks of 2017

Are you bloody stuffed with Christmas dinner? We’re bloody stuffed with Christmas dinner. And there’s more to come, too. While the bubble ‘n’ squeak sort of gurgles away in a pan for a bit we at TLE thought we’d gather our favourite tracks of 2017 into one handy playlist for...

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes - Brixton Academy 8.12.17. Photos by Grant Bailey

GALLERY: Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes

Frank Carter & the Rattlesnakes O2 Brixton Academy Support: Vukovi, Basement If it was still in any doubt after his first record finally ended its run last winter, Frank Carter has surely solidified his position with tour two as one of the best frontmen working today. His performance with The...

TLE Meets – Moulettes

TLE Meets – Moulettes

Ecclectic art rockers Moulettes have announced an extensive UK/Irish jaunt throughout December, encompassing 18 shows and bringing a rapturous conclusion to their two-year Preternatural tour which has taken the group across Europe and Canada. The band will be performing at Cadogan Hall, London on Friday. Moulettes' Hannah Miller and Raevennan...

PLAYLIST: Best of NOVEMBER 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of NOVEMBER 2017

Just as the sun's rays dim with each passing day, the Winter Solstice pacing a grim march ever closer with each rotation of Earth on its frigid axis - November got DARK. Look at this lot! The new Rolo Tomassi track - truly a beast of graveyard-slinking synths and Eva...

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