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Kali Uchis: The Sound of the Summer

The sound of the summer has arrived. Combining the very best aspects of R’n’B, Soul and Hip Hop, breakout star Kali Uchis is bringing her irresistible blend of sass and swagger into the spotlight, just in time for the sun to come out. SEEN has heard a sneak preview of “Tyrant” and is pleased to tell you that like all good songs, there’s a powerful story at the heart of it.

A multi-talented vocalist, producer and songwriter in her own right, the fabulous LA-via-Colombia Uchis has had a busy few years. Her debut EP “Por Vida”, released in 2015, nabbed universal acclaim from the likes of the New York Times, Pitchfork and the Guardian, and subsequently has seen her collaborating with the stellar likes of Diplo, Tyler the Creator, KAYTRANADA and, of course Gorillaz – she appears on two tracks from their new album “Humanz”.

Now, with a hotly anticipated debut LP hurtling towards release, Uchis unleashes a scintillating teaser, in the welcome form of the tough yet slinky, Latin-flavoured anthem, “Tyrant”. Deceptively infectious, it is an iron fist balled up in a mink fur glove, with Uchis’ airy, fluttering vocals belying the sharp sting in the story’s tail – and that’s before emergent British singer and Drake protégée Jorja Smith enters the fray. In Uchis’ own words: “Tyrant is a post-apocalyptic love song. Wanting to stay in the haze of puppy love forever & never face the power struggles, because that’s your only real escape from the cold realities of life.” 


It is just another potent example of what exactly sets Kali Uchis apart, and why, come this summer, she will be taking her rightful place in the musical firmament. The live dates have sold like hot cakes, so another has been added at the fashionable Oslo.

June 10th – Demon Dayz Festival, Margate – SOLD OUT
June 11th – Oslo, London – ON SALE FRIDAY
June 12th – Jazz Café, London  – SOLD OUT

www.kaliuchis.com

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.