Grant Bailey

Grant Bailey

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

TLE MEETS – Meadowlark

TLE MEETS – Meadowlark

Bristol duo Meadowlark are out on tour and about to roll through the capital! Since the release of Postcards back in June, Meadowlark have had a busy summer of UK festivals and are currently gliding across the UK on a gentle wave of melodic pop. Dan and Kate took the...

TLE Meets – DJ Format and Abdominal

TLE Meets – DJ Format and Abdominal

DJ Format and Abdominal are heading to our shores again! After another successful tour earlier this year, the infamous hip hop duo are heading out once again to showcase their very first full-length album together, Still Hungry. Still Hungry was released in May this year and saw the guys played...

GALLERY: Protomartyr

GALLERY: Protomartyr

14.11.17 The Dome, Tufnell Park, London Detroit has never sounded so gloomy. Post-punkers Protomartyr treated London to two back-to-back shows last week in support of the quartets' latest LP Relatives In Descent. Live, it's really frontman Joe Casey's show. Pacing back and forth, a beer in hand with spares in each...

TLE Meets – Emily Barker

TLE Meets – Emily Barker

Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker is in town on Wednesday, playing the Borderline in support of her latest release Sweet Kind Of Blue. She has penned and performed theme songs for BAFTA and Ivor Novello winning television dramas Wallander (starring Kenneth Branagh) and The Shadow Line, and for the movie The...

PLAYLIST: Best of OCTOBER 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of OCTOBER 2017

Tracks and Treats my Halloween fiends! A belated BOO to you. If you've taken off your suspiciously pongy latex costume, removed the dodgy face paint and tucked into your candy haul (besides the squashy eggs, of course) you're probably ready for our BLOODY good October playlist. Talking of dodgy latex,...

TLE Meets – Alvarez Kings

TLE Meets – Alvarez Kings

Power pop foursome Alvarez Kings are blasting through town in support of San Diego rockers Switchfoot at London’s O2 Forum on October 31st. Just ahead of what is likely to be a killer set, brothers Paul and Simon Thompson were kind enough to have a chat with TLE to catch...

GALLERY: Manchester Orchestra

GALLERY: Manchester Orchestra

26.10.17 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London Support: Slothrust Atlanta indie rockers Manchester Orchestra played Shepherd's Bush Empire last night, and TLE were there to capture the action. Opening with choice cuts from latest album A Black Mile to the Surface, Andy Hull and co put on an intense performance. Check out our...

GALLERY: Forest Swords

GALLERY: Forest Swords

17.10.17 Village Underground, London Support: Klein Liverpool's Forest Swords swung through the capital last week to deliver an atmospheric wave of experimental electronic. The caverns of the Village Underground were illuminated by Matthew Barnes' searing projections, as two planes of light cut through the gloom, silhouetting the figures on stage....

Tips for making the most of your holiday

Tips for making the most of your holiday

Brits only really start to get the most from a holiday at the age of 31, a study has found.  . After years of booze-filled breaks and late nights, it’s only once we reach our early thirties that we really start to relax and truly enjoy holidays.  . Although getting...

TLE Meets: Catholic Action

TLE Meets: Catholic Action

Glasgow firebrand four piece Catholic Action are back and their having a chat. The Scottish revivalists are releasing their new album In Memory Of later this month. . In Memory Of is the sound of a band in total control of their sound. Combining a youthful energy with the innate pop songwriting prowess of...

PLAYLIST: Best of SEPTEMBER 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of SEPTEMBER 2017

Is September too early to start buying Christmas presents? The last 30 days has provided us with enough bangers to stuff several festive stockings. After a slow start the month really took off, dropping some of the best releases of the year so far. As you can probably tell we're...

GALLERY: JAWS

GALLERY: JAWS

Jaws Support: Colouring, Fizzy Blood Kamio, London 22.9.17 Tonight's acts offer a real mixed bag of tones. First up are Fizzy Blood, bringing a bag of riffs and a glorious case of guitar-face. New cuts from their Summer of Luv EP sound ace. Colouring are more understated, shooting for synth-edged emo pop....

TLE MEETS: Neil Arthur – Blancmange

TLE MEETS: Neil Arthur – Blancmange

On 29th September, 80s legends Blancmange are set to release a new album written and recorded by Neil Arthur and co-produced by Benge (Wrangler/John Foxx & The Maths and Gazelle Twin co-producer). It’s been a fantastically creative period for both of them, releasing their debut album as a new electronic...

TLE MEETS: Cato van Dyck – MY BABY

TLE MEETS: Cato van Dyck – MY BABY

It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic, shamanic trio MY BABY’s swampy blues and funk-inflected sound to cast a formidable spell. Over the past 3 years, Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston have had their mojo working overtime and...

GALLERY: Girlpool

GALLERY: Girlpool

Girlpool Support: Ian Sweet The Village Underground 7.9.17 In the time since their last visit to London, Girlpool have plugged in and turned it UP. Their second album, Powerplant, saw the duo move away from the bedroom harmonies and no-frills production of Before the World Was Big and fill out their backline. With...

TLE MEETS: Dante Gizzi – Gun

TLE MEETS: Dante Gizzi – Gun

If life hasn’t thrown you a few curveballs over the years, you probably aren't doing it right. Who wants to tread the straight and narrow route down a predictable path when a few diversions here and there can liven things up? If any band knows a thing or two about...

GALLERY: Birdskulls

GALLERY: Birdskulls

In what must have been the best-value gig in London of the evening, Friday night saw a trio of the country's most exciting punk crop roll through the shadowy confines of the Old Blue Last. First up, Bloody Death kept it wavy in a low-key run-through of some Rock On,...

PLAYLIST: Best of AUGUST 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of AUGUST 2017

It was soggy, then it was sweltering, then it was soggy again. On the weather front at least, August 2017 was as typical a British summer as you could get. Lucky for us, then, the release calendar was a proper scorcher. The last 31 days saw new releases from our...

WATCH: Mogwai ‘Party In The Dark’ on new single

WATCH: Mogwai ‘Party In The Dark’ on new single

Mogwai have shared the video for new single ‘Party In The Dark’, taken from forthcoming album Every Country’s Sun. Directed by Craig Murray and inspired by 80s sci-fi and horror movies, the practical effects film was created using silicone moulded sculptures, which were cast in wax and then melted. The...

LIVE REVIEW – Goat

LIVE REVIEW – Goat

W/ The Moonlandingz, Jane Weaver Brixton Academy, London 29.7.17 For the uninitiated, Gothenburg's Goat are known for generating a psychedlic feast in their live shows, but tonight's performance looks more difficult to predict than most with such a rich and varied line-up - particularly with an appearance from The Moonlandingz...

PLAYLIST: Best of JULY 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of JULY 2017

July's playlist is running a bit longer than usual, which is a sound indicator that this has been the strongest month for new releases of 2017 so far. What a month! Sheer Mag lived up to the hype on their eagerly-anticipated debut Need to Feel Your Love,  The Xcerts returned with...

WATCH: Dignan Porch Go Animated for ‘Golden Beak’

WATCH: Dignan Porch Go Animated for ‘Golden Beak’

Dignan Porch have put together a stunning new animated video for ‘Golden Beak’. Inspired by the song’s surreal, dreamlike lyrics, the video tells the tale of two brothers who undertake a strange and perilous journey and was directed by the band’s keyboard player Hayley Akins and a few of her animator mates....

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