Issue 84

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50 Issue 84 / 2016 INDIE INDIE NEWS: WOLF ALICE PLAY REFUGEE BENEFIT GIG After featuring at a number of festivals last year, it's fair to say Slaves were the sound of the summer... They played at a small London venue to support Syrian refugee families Booking a last minute gig at the small North London venue Nambucca, on Holloway Road, Wolf Alice played a refugee benefit gig on 3rd February. All proceeds from the event went to UN Refugee Agency, a charity providing support to Syrian families seeking refuge in Jordan. With just a 300 capacity venue, tickets cost £10 and fans paid on the door. Wolf Alice were recently nominated for Best British Breakthrough Act at the BRIT Awards, and it seems they can do no wrong with this act of generosity. Their debut album, released in May, got played all day long, and after a long winter waiting for this gig, it's fair to say expectations were high. Slaves' set was explosive. Despite having dislocated his shoulder at every show for the last 3 days, drummer Isaac gave it everything. "Are You Satisfied?" is the song that stood out most. Isaac took a break from the drums and roams around freely while Laurie played on an acoustic guitar, but the slower vibes didn't stop the mosh pits going mental. With two amazing support acts, the crowd was in the perfect mood before they hit the stage. There wasn't one person leaving the venue that didn't have an ear-to-ear grin on their sweaty faces. EVENT PREVIEW SLAVES HIT KENTISH TOWN ARTIST OF THE MONTH: DAVID BOWIE [Blackstar] takes the Bowie legend to stellar heights Inspired by EDM and contemporary artists like Pharrel Williams and Kendrick Lamar – showing that Bowie is always on the pulse - his final offering, already at number one globally, gives us an artistic impression on the subject of dealing with death. Death is frightening, abstract, dark, unclear. And from references to the Occult to lines like 'Look up here, I'm in heaven', Bowie's final album encapsulates everything we feel about our journey from cradle the grave. Sadly [Blackstar] is short, despite the 10 minute duration of the title track. This is what 18 months of battling cancer sounds like. PLAYLIST Under the Sun DIIV On Location Public Access TV Outsider Suede Never Going Back Caveman Here's the indie on our playlist this month:

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