Gogol Bordello seeking and finding their way to Hyde Park

Gogol Bordello are kicking off their latest UK tour at British Summer Time in Hyde Park on 1 July.

But the gypsy punk band have more than a series of shows up their collective sleeve – they’re releasing their seventh album at the end of August.

“‘Seekers and Finders’ is just a very magical and playful record for us,” says frontman Eugene Hütz. “It just feels quite complete in capturing the Gogol familia transcontinental lifestyle, every side of it… the Good, The Bad, and the Snugly.”  

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King King bringing ‘Exile & Grace’ to Shepherd’s Bush Empire

King King have released the lead single from their forthcoming album ‘Exile & Grace’, set to be released in October and supported by their biggest UK tour yet – including a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 18 October.

‘(She Don’t) Gimme No Lovin’ – mixed by Chris Sheldon of Foo Fighters, Feeder, and Therapy fame – is the first new music from the band since 2015’s ‘Reaching For The Light’ LP and suggests a change in direction for the quartet.

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Mollie Marriott runs with the hounds

Mollie Marriott | Borderline | 1 June 2017

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“The right backing vocalist will mould their voice to fit the lead singer rather than just stand out and sing in their own voice,” explains Mollie Marriott, a former backing vocalist herself who’s now walked the 20 feet to stardom

“It took me some time to figure out what I actually sound like myself, because you can be quite impressionable as a backing vocalist, picking up bits and pieces from other people.”

But Marriott, who stepped out as a solo singer after working with A-grade talent including Oasis and The Faces, has certainly found her own voice. Powerful and charismatic, with a hint of melancholy, it’s a finely tuned instrument perfectly suited to the confessional, deeply personal songs she’s written for debut album ‘Truth Is A Wolf’.

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Mollie Marriott takes Control

Mollie Marriott’s first solo gig didn’t quite begin according to plan.

“I was absolutely terrified,” remembers the daughter of Small Faces and Humble Pie legend Steve Marriott. “It was at the Half Moon in Putney, which was the last place my dad played before he died, so it was such an iconic place for me.”

The singer’s backing musicians had convinced her they’d start performing before she joined them on stage, to show the audience she wasn’t just the singer in a band.

“So they all walked on and left me in the dressing room,” Marriott remembers. “I could hear them playing, but when I went to open the dressing room door it was locked and I couldn’t get out,” she laughs.

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