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A Day for Amy at Camden Market

SEEN was pleased to hear that as part of Camden Is Music, an on-going month of music at the Market, “A Day For Amy” will be a commemorative, community-based celebration of Amy’s life and legacy tomorrow on Saturday, closest to the late singer’s birthday and anniversary of the Foundation’s founding. The afternoon will feature live …

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What Daphne Did Next: ‘But I’m Not’

The glorious Daphne Guinness has released the new video for ‘But I’m Not’, lifted from her latest album ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’, produced by Tony Visconti and now available on CD & vinyl formats via Agent Anonyme/Absolute. Filmed in Paris, the black & white clip for ‘But I’m Not’ reflects the track’s ye-ye informed …

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Larry Cadge and Rick Sanders: Resaca

SEEN has been a long-time admirer of the wondrous and ever-resourceful Larry Cadge. His latest collab with Rick Sanders once again eases us all into some stonking summer weather, with hypnotic beats and almost Gregorian vocal stylings. He’s like the Pied Piper, where he goes we willingly follow… Smiley Fingers is glad to present Larry …

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Helena Hauff: Qualm

SEEN has always been a huge elctronica fan so was very intrigued to hear the latest work by Helena Hauff. “Qualm” is her new album, released on 3 August 2018 via Ninja Tune. The title has a duality that Hauff enjoys – the German word “Qualm” (kvalm) translates as fumes or smoke, whilst the English …

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The White Tiger Roars: KVLT

SEEN came to hear White Tiger on Facebook. His fabulously atmospheric synthwave music has already been snapped up for music videos. Hailing from Liverpool, SEEN, for one is keen to hear him in the capital… We caught up with him recently after the release of new album KVLT. SEEN: Congratulations on KVLT! How long did …

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CABBAGE: ‘POSTMODERNIST CALIGULA’

Lucky Manchester! Soon to be treated to Cabbage, hailed by everyone from The Daily Mirror to Q Magazine… May they appear in London again, soon. “…a muscular sound that weaves funk between menacing riffs, rumbling bass and thunderous drums….Nirvana meets early Happy Mondays” The Sunday Times, Debut Of The Week “Riffs and lurching grooves come …

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Sound of the Summer: ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO’s “ONCE IN A LIFETIME”

Global pop star and three-time Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo has unveiled the music video for her re-imagined version of Talking Heads’ iconic song “Once In A Lifetime” – from the 1980 landmark album ‘Remain in Light’. Her radical new version of the album will be released June 8 (Kravenworks Records) and Angélique performed “Once In …

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BATTS: ‘Shame’

“BATTS deals in jangly alt-pop in the vein of Angel Olsen. If you’ve even wished Courtney Barnett was just a little more melodic, this is the girl for you” – The Line Of Best Fit SEEN has been enjoying the wry lyrics and sultry voice of BATTS. Hailing from Melbourne, she has released her new …

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AHI: Breakin’ Ground

SEEN is lost in admiration at the sheer wealth of musical talent currently gracing her eardrums. None more so than the glorious Ahi (pronounced ‘Eye’) who has announced his new album: ‘In Our Time’. That voice! “A treat, a soothing piece of music with a slight pang of melancholy” – Clash “It was powerfully moving, …

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Lost in Music: Too Many Zooz at Ronnie Scott’s

SEEN had been keenly anticipating last night’s gig at Ronnie Scott’s by ‘brass house’ viral sensation Too Many Zooz. Having got themselves a name by playing their frenetic syncopations on the New York Underground, they have gone on to collaborate with Google and Beyoncé, signed with Ministry of Sound and have released the remixed ‘Warriors’. …