Grant Bailey

Grant Bailey

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

Brits are Sick of Overseas Festivals

Brits are Sick of Overseas Festivals

UK festivals are overwhelmingly more popular than overseas festivals, according to a new survey. Nearly half (50%) of people say they prefer UK festivals, compared to just 8% who say they prefer to get their festival fix abroad, The survey of festival-goers, conducted by events and ticketing agent, Skiddle, puts to bed the rumour that overseas festivals such as Tomorrowland in Belgium and...

Sigrid Has Sold Out Her Scala Shows

Sigrid Has Sold Out Her Scala Shows

Don't worry though, she'll be at Latitude next week. In the past five months, Sigrid has gone from unknown to breakout star. With a defining debut Glastonbury performance, ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ streaming at 17M on Spotify, and two sold out Scala headlines in September, Sigrid’s arrival has been nothing...

Music Lovers Prefer Smaller Festivals

Music Lovers Prefer Smaller Festivals

A new survey into the festival preferences of the nation has revealed that nearly seven out of ten people prefer smaller music festivals to larger ones. The rise of the boutique festival is attributed to people’s desire to relax, with nearly three quarters saying that smaller festivals are more enjoyable...

PLAYLIST: Best of JUNE 2017

What a lovely heap of little gems, June. The return of Lorde this month may have produced enough glare to blanch the hype around these smaller releases, so it's lucky we're here to gather them all together! Our cover image stars A Giant Dog return after last year's outstanding Pile with...

TOUR: Happyness Are Coming to London

TOUR: Happyness Are Coming to London

With their critically acclaimed new album Write In now released world-wide, and a whole host of festival appearances coming up across the summer, Moshi Moshi Records signings Happyness have confirmed another London UK headline show of their own for October 27th at The Garage. Tickets will be on sale from...

Charly Bliss Announce First Ever UK Tour Dates

Charly Bliss Announce First Ever UK Tour Dates

NYC's Charly Bliss have announced their first UK dates following on from the release of their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy. The album will get a physical release in the UK on September 8th ahead of their live dates here. The band have also released a music video for "Westermarck,", a stand out...

Catch POND in London this Week

Catch POND in London this Week

Perth’s POND are heading to UK shores after a triumphant Coachella performance and US tour. They bring their tour to the UK for a string of dates, including their largest UK headline show to date at London’s O2 Forum on June 16th - this Friday. The tour comes after the release...

GALLERY: Dua Lipa Meets Fans in London

GALLERY: Dua Lipa Meets Fans in London

Hailed as one of the brightest upcoming stars of UK Pop, Dua Lipa last night signed copies of her critically acclaimed debut album Dua Lipa at London’s hmv Westfied for over 100 of her lucky fans. Today, Dua heads to hmv Birmingham Bullring for another exclusive signing. After a year...

Corbyn Wins the Car Share Vote

Corbyn Wins the Car Share Vote

Who would you rather carpool with: Corbyn or May? According to a recent poll, conducted by LeasingOptions.co.uk, 74 per cent of people would rather car share with the Labour leader compared to just two per cent of people who would choose to travel with the Liberal Democrat leader, Tim Farron....

What Kind of Brave Are You?

What Kind of Brave Are You?

How brave are you? If you make the first move on a date, ask for a pay rise – and would go on a solo holiday, then you’d be carrying out an act of modern day bravery, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults found the definition of...

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2017

PLAYLIST: Best of MAY 2017

You wouldn't know it day-to-day, but May was a pro slacker month. It's mid-tempo easiness right through this month, folks, with the exception of the Cyndi Lauper sugar of Paramore's new one, that is. Resist 'Fake Happy'. You can't. Elsewhere, we had the triumphant return of shoegaze pioneers Slowdive, who have...

WATCH: Vagabon Releases Video for ‘Fear & Force’

WATCH: Vagabon Releases Video for ‘Fear & Force’

Today, Vagabon has shared a music video for "Fear & Force." NPR, who premiered the Zadie-directed video, say this of it: "The love it portrays is not interested in your labels; the world it creates is too expansive and realistic for that." Vagabon's critically acclaimed debut album, Infinite Worlds, is available for now via Father/Daughter...

WATCH: Holy Boy Reveals ‘Lay Your Hands’ Video

WATCH: Holy Boy Reveals ‘Lay Your Hands’ Video

Holy Boy is the new project from Norwegian-born, LA based, Helene Alexandra Jaeger, who has had support from the likes of The AV Club, The Sunday Times and The 405, under previous outfit ‘Her Royal Harness’. Recorded and produced with the acclaimed Ben Hillier (The Horrors, Depeche Mode, Blur) at...

LIVE: Jamie Lenman, Scala

LIVE: Jamie Lenman, Scala

Jamie Lenman Scala 2.5.17 Support: HCBP, Frauds Jamie Lenman may never escape the shadow that his hard-fought time in Reuben has cast, but he’s been giving it a damn good go. Almost four years on from the duplicitous fury and folk of his debut solo double album Muscle Memory new...

LISTEN: Com Truise Returns with ‘Isostasy’

LISTEN: Com Truise Returns with ‘Isostasy’

Last month Com Truise – aka Seth Haley – announced Iteration, his first new album in 6 years, due for release on June 16th via Ghostly International. Today, along with a string of new UK & European live date announcements, he follows previously shared single 'Memory' with his second single “Isostasy.” As its...

Fyre Festival turns into Social Media #DumpsterFyre

Fyre Festival turns into Social Media #DumpsterFyre

Fyre Festival, the Bahamas-bound, Insta-model endorsed music fest is officially a disaster. Touted as  a 'cultural moment created from an alchemic blend of music, art, and food', patrons were greeted by a festival site that wouldn't look out of place in Children of Men. The promised A-list models and boutique tents...

My Spotify Sidebar Shame

My Spotify Sidebar Shame

It’s hard to understate the impact Spotify’s ‘Friend Activity’ sidebar has had on my listening habits. As the shadow of social connectivity crept across my Spotify account over the years, sprouting inboxes and sharing features as it went, the ‘Spotify Stalker Bar’ has made my listening habits at once more diverse,...

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