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Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Goldsmiths rock band Blur to release first album in 12 years

Former Goldsmiths alumni, and award-winning rock band, Blur have announced details of a major comeback, with their first album in 12 years set for release in April. The band have also made available new track ‘Go Out’. It is the first song released by the foursome since 2012. The band,…

Flashback to the future with new record store

Flashback to the future with new record store

In between the novelty cafes, not far away from the bars serving cocktails in jam-jars and just down from the artisanal bakeries, another trend is taking root on the streets of Shoreditch. It is no secret that vinyl is now becoming big business, and nowhere is this more the case…

See what you missed @New Cross Inn Open Mic Night

See what you missed @New Cross Inn  Open Mic Night

Enjoy The Open Mic Night at New Cross Inn on Tuesday where EastLondonLines sang along with Jon Doyle, Traiale Jordan, Tommy MacDonald, Pinky Wallis and other up-and-coming musicians. For some it was the first time they have performed live on stage. According to Pinky Wallis, his main audience has always…

FKA twigs announced to perform at Field Day festival

FKA twigs announced to perform at Field Day festival

  Critically-acclaimed artists including FKA twigs, Run The Jewels and Hudson Mohawke have joined the lineup for the Field Day festival in Victoria Park. The festival, which takes place on June 6 and 7, is to be headlined by Canadian electronic musician Caribou and reunited Oxford “shoegazing” legends Ride. The…

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Coldplay ‘Ghost Stories’ in Shoreditch

Members of Coldplay will today be opening an exhibition in Shoreditch of artwork created for the cover of their latest album, “Ghost Stories” by artist Mula Fürstová. The band will visit the Stolen Space Art Gallery for a private viewing today in Osborne Street, Shoreditch. Created by Fürstová the album…

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

Big MCs battle over Big Macs on Lewisham High Street

To passers-by, Lewisham McDonalds looked busier than usual last Monday night. But locals would be mistaken in thinking that the groups outside were in line for a Big Mac. They were gathered in front of the fast-food joint to see a rap battle. The clash was due to take place…

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Street food and experimental bars at underground festival

Night Tales will open tomorrow for a seven-weekend stay in Shoreditch in a transformed East London car park and underground bunker. Starting from 6pm on Friday, this weekend will feature music from Django Django DJ set and Low Life with Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton. The music line-ups will be announced weekly, as will the special…

Norwegian indie-pop artist returns to London

Norwegian indie-pop artist returns to London

Award-winning Norwegian indie-pop artist Sondre Lerche played his first concert in London for over three years at Oslo in Hackney last Wednesday. Based in New York City and now with over ten albums on his resume, he’s a busy man. As well as being a judge in the Norwegian version…

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar closes: a sign of the times?

The Vibe Bar, renowned in Brick Lane for its concerts and parties is closing down after twenty years. Allan Miller, the owner of the bar, posted a heartfelt message on its Facebook page announcing the closure, noting increased issues with acquiring Temporary Event Notices that allow the bar to be open after 1…

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Local stars beaten to Mercury Prize top spot

Brockley native Kate Tempest and Whitechapel-born Damon Albarn were beaten to this year’s Mercury Prize by Young Fathers. The Edinburgh hip-hop group took home the £20,000 prize for their debut album Dead. Young Fathers kept their victory speech short, offering a brief “thank you” before leaving the stage. They kept…

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