#ThrowbackThursday: GIHE w/ LibraLibra 14.06.18

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we’re unable to make it in to the Hoxton Radio studio to broadcast our weekly live new music show from 7-9pm. Instead, we’re sharing previous show recordings as #ThrowbackThursday sessions, so you can still enjoy 2 hours of new music tunes & chats with some of our favourite artists each week.

Today, we’ve picked our June 2018 show with with the wonderful Brighton-based band LibraLibra (which was recognised as part of the Mayor of London’s #SoundsLikeLondon 2018 campaign!) Beth, Joe & Guy joined Kate in the studio to talk about playing live with ILL, their creative process, their single ‘Tongues’ and the joy of playing live. They basically laughed for 15 minutes straight.

Listen back to the show here:

Tracklist
Placebo – Scared Of Girls
Slander – Slow Motion
Where We Sleep – Veins
Gurr – Hot Summer
Malunga – Never Let Me Go
Carolyn’s Fingers – Twice Born
Indian Queens – Pretty Little Thing
Mercy’s Cartel – Feel My Vibe
Nick Wilson – All The Same
Pitou – Give Me a Glass
Hole – Celebrity Skin
Rebecca Phillips – Burnt Peach
**LibraLibra Interview**
LibraLibra – Animali
LibraLibra – Tongues
Yumi & The Weather – Look At The Night
Anna Aaron – Why Not?
Bad Sidekick – Circus
Noga Erez – Bad Habits
Everything By Electricity – A Place To Call My Own
Foxtrott – Wait
EVVOL – Release Me
The Breeders – Cannonball

CirKT Launches New Music Programme in South London

Offering opportunities for all kinds of upcoming musicians from South West London to take part in events, CirKT is a new live music project running at a number of new and existing venues in the area, from August to November this year. A welcome project, it offers a dedication to new musicians and a genuine passion for live music.

The loss of venue spaces is one of the biggest problems facing London’s live music sector and CirKT has developed an ecosystem style approach to respond to this. Kingston Council was awarded The Mayor of London’s Cultural Impact Award, and CirKT has now launched its four month music programme with its final New Talent Call Out, seeking some of London’s most promising new artists. An eclectic mix of artists have already been chosen, but there are still more places available to receive a once in a lifetime professional development, networking support and performance opportunities. Up to three acts will have the opportunity of securing a bursary of £500.

Successful applicants will have the chance for their music to be heard by a stellar panel of music industry giants including: Novelist (grime artist), Dave Maclean (Django Django), Chantelle Fiddy (music journalist/event promoter) and Tom Baker (Founder of Eat Your Own Ears and Field Day festival). Amy Lamé, London’s Night Czar, says of the project:

“I am delighted to see such an inspiring line up of live music as part of the Mayor’s London Borough of Culture programme. Kingston’s project will support up-and-coming musicians as well as some of the capital’s much-loved live music venues. This is what London Borough of Culture is all about – putting creativity on every doorstep and supporting the city’s creative talent to flourish.”

CirKt have now launched a second music talent call out. The deadline for applications is midnight on 18th August. More information about how to apply and a full listings of upcoming events here.