"The aptly titled Roaring 20s presents the year's liveliest and sharpest representation of young British pop-culture. A brilliant, sometimes laugh out loud survey of modern life and modern loves as faced by teens and twenty-somethings, couched in raps of wry intelligence and sly imagination" - The Independent 4*
Platinum selling duo Rizzle Kicks whose new critically acclaimed album "Roaring 20s" stormed into the chart at no.3 providing a much needed blast of their signature irresistible pop, have their brand new single "Skip To The Good Bit" released on November 4th through Island Records. "Skip…" samples "Unbelievable", the massive UK and US number 1 hit from EMF, one of the biggest and most instantly recognisable hits from the last 20 years.
Roaring 20s, a record which should see the boys cement their position as one of the most inspiring and refreshing acts to emerge from Britain in recent years, was mostly created in Shepherd's Bush, West London, in the tiny home studio of Stereo Typical producer Ant Whiting (British producer/song-writer/mixer whose career began with ground-breaking work on M.I.A's debut Arular).
The album is a pin-sharp picture of life in your twenties which also reflects the historical Roaring 20s. The album title sprang from Jordan's obsession with the 1920s, a lifelong film buff besotted with Woody Allen's romantic fantasy Midnight In Paris (2011), Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things (2003) and the lives of Earnest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein and F. Scott Fitzgerald. "I was fascinated by the idea that before the 1920s there were Victorians," he explains. "The change of a woman from wearing corsets to becoming a flapper girl. It was like the metropolitan cities of the world went from black and white to colour. Gay people started arriving. Black people started performing to white people. White people didn't mind black people so much. There was more of a free spirit. And that directly correlates with human age. If you say 1914 to 1918 was World War I and put that into the context of a human life, 14 to 18 is end of GCSE's, you're just becoming legal, hormones have all kicked it, I'd definitely describe it as a war, trying to get a job, all this shit kicks off. Then you get into the roaring 1920s and that whole mentality is very reflective of what it's like in your 20s, the time to have fun. The punch-line being that after the 20s is the 30s, the great depression, and people always whinge about turning 30! So it's a parallel. Music could be seen as being black and white and we're dipping some colour into it. We're the personification of the 1920s."
The Other Side was released earlier this month via Search & Destroy Records (Sony Music.) The band will be back in the country this weekend to kick-off their UK tour starting in Brighton this Sunday and will finish October 11th in The Cockpit, Leeds. Their London headline show will be on October 9th at The Electric Ballroom.
You can purchase their album via iTunes now: http://smarturl.it/TheOtherSideiTunes
Or via a bundle from their official store online: http://smarturl.it/TheOtherSideBundles
Full UK live dates are as follows:
September Sun 29 The Haunt Brighton £12 / www.seetickets/com October Tue 01 Library B’ham £12 / www.gigsandtours.com Wed 02 The Garage Glasgow £12.50 / www.ticketmaster.co.uk Thu 03 Academy 3 Manchester £12 / www.gigsandtours.com Fri 04 Academy 2 Liverpool £12.50 / www.ticketweb.co.uk Sat 05 Academy 2 Dublin 12 EURO / www.ticketmaster.ie Sun 06 Oh Yeah Centre Belfast £12.50 / www.ticketmaster.ie Tue 08 Academy 2 Newcastle £12.00 / www.gigsandtours.com Wed 09 Electric Ballroom London £13.50 / www.gigsandtours.com Fri 11 Cockpit Leeds £12.00 / www.lunatickets.co.uk
With the overwhelming response to the first single from their new album, ‘Volition’, Protest The Hero have created a lyric video for the track ‘Clarity’.
Anyone who knows jack shit about Protest The Hero, know they're a vile bunch of losers who embrace nerd culture. The new video for ‘Clarity’ exemplifies the difference between a 'nerd' who likes the Big Bang Theory, and a genuine LARPing nerd. It's a nod to an age old debate, perhaps viewed in a new light.
Volition is released on October 28th via Spinefarm Records. Protest The Hero will be returning to the UK in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract and The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.
Dates for the UK run are below:- 01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2 02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2 04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation 05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand 06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2 07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom