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Alas, I cannot swim - Laura Marling Into The Great Wide Open festival

Alas, I cannot swim Laura Marling live Into The Great Wide Open festival 2011
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Music for a London Life

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Music for this London Life will feature absolutely anything that appeals!

 

Music that features London ..music that played in London ..that's played in London ..music by those that live in London ..lived in London ..were born here ..visited here ..died here ... and music that has nothing whatsoever to do with London ..it simply makes my London Life happy!

 

Enjoy the mix!

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Falcon's Nest ~Best Albums of 2015 ~ Boz Scaggs ~ A Fool to Care

Falcon's Nest ~Best Albums of 2015 ~ Boz Scaggs ~ A Fool to Care | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

 

Boz Scaggs – A Fool to Care (Rating 4 out of 5)

 

If as a lot of music listeners of a certain age your Boz Scaggs listening experience is “Lido Shuffle” and “Lowdown” and the rest of his disco-tinged hits from Silk Degrees, you are in for a treat. After the release of Memphis his recent foray into the blues, it seemed that the former Steely Dan member was staging himself for a major comeback, and with the release of A Fool to Care he may well be right there, full comeback mode accomplished.

 

The bluesiness is turned up to almost “Loan Me a Dime” levels throughout this excellent album that features guest spots by Lucinda Williams on “Whispering Pines” and Bonnie Raitt on “Hell to Pay,” and delivers a spot-on excellent cover of Huey Piano Smith’s “High Blood Pressure.”

 

A Fool to Care has a casual swing to it that will capture your ears from the first track and meander them for the rest of this fine album that could have been recorded 50 years ago, or just a few months ago, it is that vintagely fresh. One wouldn’t think that someone who has been in the business over 50 years could produce an album like this that sounds like he is in his absolute prime, but that is exactly what Boz Scaggs has done here.

 

For extra credit go back and listen to “Sail on White Moon” and “You Make it So Hard (To Say No)” from Slow Dancer and you will know exactly what I mean."

 

The Falcon's Nest

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After dark music?

Loved listening to this late last night.

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Music For A London Life Choice: KELLY OLIVER - Jericho

"Could this be the perfect marriage of musical styles as indicated in The Times' recent review of Kelly Oliver?


“There was a fine support set too from the promising young singer-guitarist Kelly Oliver, an artist who blends traditional values with hints of a bold, indie-pop sensibility”. 


Traditional elements drawn from Kelly’s Irish background and mesmerising voice, with imaginative fiddle and sonorous backing vocals from one of Folk’s award winning golden boys, Ciaran Algar combined with the ‘indie-pop’ sensibility of Nigel Stonier who has sailed many a song into the charts via BBC playlisting. Nigel’s co writing involvement and passionate production weaves a variety of well placed instrumental motifs into the fabric, with light and shade a plenty, resulting in an energising, positive and rousing modern anthem, projecting the 'tenacious talk' from the traditional biblical story of Jericho onto the current musical map. 


Jericho is Kelly Oliver's first single off her second album (album is due for release in the Summer).


Expected release for Jericho is 11th May 2015.

 

Jericho will be released on Folkstock Records, who have achieved BBC Radio 2 play for their last three releases."

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MFLL was introduced to Kelly Oliver a year ago  http://sco.lt/5sFELB  and she just keeps on rising!  If you love the idea of trad folk with a suggestion of indie-pop,have a listen.It's certainly got our week off to a rousing start.

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A Blast From The Past: Nina Simone-Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

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I spent yesterday afternoon  listening to Nina Simone on replay and marvelling anew at her musical muscle , her dignity., her seriousness.Truly aura-inspiring.  What a great way to forget you  are actually doing mundane household chores  as you listen intently. You have no other choice, when this lady sings. She gives each performance her heart and her soul and all we have to do in return , wherever we are' whatever we are doing, is stop for a few minutes, listen and applaud.

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MFLL Tuesday Music Choice: YETI LOVE 'Dear John (We're Human)

Images by Russell JD Photography Music by YETI LOVE Purchase their debut album here:
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All the way from South London! Thanks guys.Good start to our day.

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Salwa Azar ~ Black Feather Wooden Chair

ethereal fairy stories, anthems, simple ditties and folk musings wrapped up in a small but exotic package.

Live, its just me and my ukulele and Shruthi but I can silence a room with my wistful voice
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With thanks to Mike Watts @DoctorFizzy 

for the introduction

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First Aid Kit - Master Pretender

“Stay Gold", the new album from First Aid Kit, Out Now. First Aid Kit Store: http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGoldStore iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FAK_StayGold ;

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It's A Classic! The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Live 1973)

"London Songs at the BBC 1973 Lanzada en Mayo de 1967 Álbum : Something Else by The Kinks 1967 "

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A Song For A Winter Weekend: The Head and the Heart ~ Winter Song

" Josiah, Jon and Charity perform "Winter Song" on a Ferris wheel in Seattle .."

 

 

 

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Lighten Up! Santa Cruz - Aiming High

Second video from the debut album "Screaming for Adrenaline", out on Spinefarm Records 26.04. (Europe), 30.04. (USA), 06.05. (UK) http://www.santacruz.fi/ ;

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With thanks to the indispensable http://thefalconsnest.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/video-of-the-day-santa-cruz-aiming-high/

for bringing this to our ears

feed your resolution to Rock On!

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First Aid Kit - Walk Unafraid

Watch the official film trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOPl8gKdmYE Official Film Website - http://howwilditwas.com/ As she hiked the Pacific Crest...
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First Aid Kit cover of R.E.M / Walk Unafraid, from the soundtrack of the film "Wild".

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/wild-soundtrack-feature-bruce-springsteen-portishead-leonard-cohen-lucinda-williams-more-20141023

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Fantino - On My Way

Fantino - On My Way | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

"Fantino, an alternative, americana, folk, indie, pop, songwriter group from San Diego, CA. FANTINO | authentic | introspective | indie | folk | pop | duo "

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Music for a dark city: Firestations - Dream In Colour

Taken from the new EP 'Meanwhile Gardens'.
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Because we all need to dream in colour. Even when we are awake. Especially on a #Monday.

 

listen to their EP Meanwhile Gardens here http://sco.lt/6thxA1

 

http://www.firestationsband.com/

 

Here's a track from the new album Never Closer launched 4 December  http://youtu.be/w6gMSqJcxhY

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Happy Week! Pearl Jam and Robert Plant - Going to California - revealed - For B!

same video as http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gau5QLXC_nc , only synched to a better audio, thanks locolion3
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Start the week as you mean to go on!

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Music For A London Life Choice: You Are Wolf - Oh Ruin

Oh Ruin is the first single from You Are Wolf's debut album, Hawk to the Hunting Gone, released on Stone Tape Recordings in May 2014. Find out more and order...
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Catch You are Wolf  live @ Heath Street Church this Tuesday 

deatalis here http://sco.lt/6quXMf

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MFLL Weekend Music : Hattie Whitehead - Worse Than Me (Live) - Alchemea Sessions

Hattie Whitehead - Worse Than Me (Live) - Alchemea Sessions Hattie Whitehead was born and raised in South West London constantly surrounded by music and word...
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With thanks to Mike Watts @DrFizzy for the introduction

New  EP. recently launched at St Pamcras Old Church. An impressive  and very professional  performance by all accounts.

For more information about this rising star from SW London

 

http://hattiewhitehead.com/

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So wise and so true: Strange Things Happen Every Day...

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Kick Start! Roundtable Rival - Lindsey Stirling

My new album Shatter Me featuring "Roundtable Rival" is now available! Get it on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ShatterMe or exclusive deluxe version at Target: ...
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The one and only .. #LindseyStirling

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Music For A London Irish Life: WALLIS BIRD - To My Bones

This is the new Single/Clip of the beautiful Artist WALLIS BIRD http://www.wallisbird.com http://www.myspace.com/wallisbird http://bildundtonfabrik.de http:/...
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Happy ..feel goody ..Music 

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Lost In The Cosmos from Sons Of Bill

'Sons of Bill perform "Lost In The Cosmos" off their new album "Love and Logic" at the Bent Creek Warehouse. '

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2015 !

Sounding Good!

 

The Sons Of Bill are embarking on a European tour and are coming to London at the end of February. Well worth seeking out. Book before those tickets fly out the door.

 

 http://hoxtonsquarebar.com/search/Sons+of+bill

 

tour details  http://sonsofbill.com/tour/

 

http://sonsofbill.com/bio/

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Lily & Madeleine - "The Wolf is Free"

Asthmatic Kitty: http://akrec.co/1zOvA4N iTunes: http://smarturl.it/AKR128iTunes Amazon: http://smarturl.it/AKR128Amazon Indies: http://smarturl.it/AKR128ind...
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Passenger - Heart's On Fire

Heart's On Fire - Official Video Directed, shot & edited by Jarrad Seng | http://www.jarradseng.com Heart's On Fire - OUT NOW UK - http://po.st/heartsonfire ...
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The April Maze - I've Seen The Rain

"I've Seen The Rain will feature on The April Maze Album 'Sleeping Storm' out Feb 2015. Single out now at www.theaprilmaze.com and iTunes. "

 

'Mayhew’s masterful guitar, Agam’s visceral, growling cello and her own dark twisted vocal…mean much of this is a series of inky-black fairy tales.'

Mojo Magazine (4 Star review)

 

“Indie alt-folk, much influenced by the sound (and fashions) of 70s San Francisco, Agam’s voice a rich cocktail of dark molasses and sweet honey.” Folking.com 

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Another exciting new discovery for MFLL . 

We love this Gower Coast video from Oxford/Melbourne based alt folk duo The April Maze and will definitely be checking out one of their live shows once they go on tour In 2015. They are also available for house concerts. Oh what a night that would be! 

 

www.theaprilmaze.com

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Misty Miller

Music video by Misty Miller performing Introducing Misty Miller (Xperia Access). (C) 2013 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
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MFLL Music : Johanna Glaza ~ Letter to New York

The official video for Letter to New York by Johanna Glaza. EP Letter to New York is out now. http://www.johannaglaza.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JohannaGl...
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From The Archives

October 2014

 

You can  catch Johanna live @ Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead on Tuesday Oct 7  

 

MFLL has  heard it's a great venue for acoustic music ... See you there! 

 

Info here https://www.facebook.com/events/784766071583668/

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MFLL Gig Of The Week: Silencio @ Heath Street Church Hampstead  Tuesday 23 March

MFLL Gig Of The Week: Silencio @ Heath Street Church Hampstead  Tuesday 23 March | Music for a London Life | Scoop.it

"Silencio presents a night of electronic English Folk, Iranian modernist balladry, and gentle pin drop acoustica, set in the beautiful candlelit glow of Heath Street Church, Hampstead"

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MFLL is really looking forward to this .. the last Silencio Session @ Heath Street Church was excellent .. reviewed  here .. https://bestoflondonlife.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/silencio-hampstead-baptist-church/

 

See you there!

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