Kyla La Grange
Oval Space, Bethnal Green – 19th November 2015
Smoke steadily fills the stage, glowing electric blue as it catches the iridescent hue of the stage lights. A string of wild flowers coil up the vacant mic stand, while pink fairy lights wrap around a slender archway that takes centre stage between the twin synth and drum rigs of Kyla La Grange’s touring party. Drifting into this hazy wonderland comes the waif-like songstress herself, arriving barefoot with a delicate whirl of her kimono. Small and slender, with a coquettish charm and cheeky wit she resembles a mischievous forest spright let loose to dazzle and entertain the eager throng gathered in the modest East London performance space. Continue reading
Public Service Broadcasting
The Race For Space
Think that an album charting the history of the 1960s Cold War Space Race between the USA and the Soviet Union isn’t for you? Think again. London-based musical pioneers/diligent public service archivists Wrigglesworth and J. Willgoose Esq return in 2015 with an album that expertly splices snippets of archived radio propaganda footage with a multitude of musical styles from art rock and disco-punk through to krautrock and electronica. Veering away from the temptation to produce a bleak, sparse backdrop of minimalist post-rock to accompany these grainy, crackling outtakes from the Huston and Moscow space centres, Public Service Broadcasting will propel you on a sonic voyage through the annals of musical history.