Rebranded the Apple Music Festival, the iTunes Festival returns to London’s The Roundhouse this September.
Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine, and Disclosure are the first headline acts to be announced for the concert series which, this year, has been cut down to 10 events, running from 19 to 28 September.
Dan Patlansky is building further anticipation ahead of his return to London with his latest music video.
Filmed on location in his native South Africa, ‘Fetch Your Spade’ features the blues-rock singer and guitarist performing the second single of his ‘Dear Silence Thieves’ album in a sweeping, barren landscape.
The Mission/Blood Brothers | O2 Academy Islington | 23 July 2015
The O2 Academy Islington is sticky hot. And not just due to the raging sea of bodies, sometimes piled on top of each other, their arms aloft, singing/chanting/shouting as one. On a summer’s night.
Wayne Hussey reveals he’s coming down with something and needs to sweat it out. So the temperature’s been turned up. But that’s the only concession he makes to his condition – during a jubilant two-and-a-half hours on stage, there’s no hint the singer and guitarist isn’t running at 100%. Instead, perhaps buoyed by the rapturous crowd, he genuinely seems to relish performing with all the intensity and passion demanded by his songs – be they hits or rarities.
The Mission and their intimate-show alter egos, Blood Brothers, treated a sold-out O2 Academy Islington to close on three hours of classics (‘Butterfly On A Wheel’, ‘Tower Of Strength’, ‘Deliverance’), newer tracks (‘Wither On The Vine’, ‘Swan Song’, ‘Black Cat Bones’), and rarely performed fan favourites (‘Swoon’, ‘Evangeline’).
Read our review of The Mission and Blood Brothers at O2 Academy Islington here.