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Vampire Weekend premiere video for Father Of The Bride track This Life

May 21, 2019

Vampire Weekend (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media) Ezra Koenig was a busy man during the build-up to Father Of The Bride’s release, and now Vampire Weekend‘s new album is out he’s wasted no time in premiering a video for This Life.   After an appearance at the Hangout Music Festival last week, the first round of North American touring behind Father Of The Bride is due to start at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto June 5th. “As trivial as it now seems, the contrast in image between mid-noughties British bands and their American counterparts couldn’t have been starker,” our album review begins. “Whilst in the UK for the main part the look was leisure casual scruff, Vampire Weekend’s preppy... Continue Reading →

‘The pressure to be the voice of the people’: The Blinders with Live4ever at SXSW 2019

May 21, 2019

The Blinders with Live4ever @ SXSW 2019 (Paul Bachmann / Live4ever) The pressure put on bands to represent the voice of the people – be it a specific generation, class or political inclination – is a curious one. Few other creative types have such responsibility placed upon their shoulders, largely due to the unique passion and life-changing effect that only music can have. But spare a thought for those handling the pressure. Such is the absolute world that we now live in, to walk that tightrope is a thankless task. “If you’re talking about politics it gives you a reason to be shut down,” ponders The Blinders’ Charlie McGough when talking to Live4ever at South By Southwest 2019. “If you’re... Continue Reading →

Podcasting, pop, politics and punk: Live4ever chats with Don Letts

May 13, 2019

Don Letts is a busy man. Filmmaker, DJ and host of a BBC 6Music Show, the spectacularly dreadlocked veteran began curating his Turtle Bay podcasts in 2017, each one a uniquely themed look at Reggae, the Jamaican music exported to the world which has been the soundtrack to a life spent as a first-generation black British citizen during a time of huge social change. The 63-year-old first introduced punk to reggae and vice versa as a DJ at the infamous Soho venue The Roxy in 1976, and went on to be a member of the ahead-of-their-time outfit Big Audio Dynamite with former Clash man and long-standing friend Mick Jones, but today he’s in the midst of having his boiler repaired.... Continue Reading →