GIG REVIEW: Goldfrapp performs Felt Mountain live at Royal Festival Hall

By Neil Durham

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHEN?: Friday 15 April 2022

SETLIST: Felt Mountain; Paper Bag; Pilots; Deer Stop; Human; Hairy Trees; Road To Somewhere; Eat Yourself; Moon In Your Mouth; You Never Know; Black Cherry; Utopia; Lovely Head; Ride A White Horse; Strict Machine; Train; Oompa Radar

An hour into tonight’s show and singer Alison Goldfrapp announces from the stage that she wants to take a picture of the audience and instructs us to get to our feet.

  • Read on for reasons including how we hope new studio album number 8 is not far off
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PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for April 2022 starring The 47th

  1. Mike Bartlett’s The 47th at the Old Vic starring Bertie Carvel

Dr Foster author Bartlett’s COCK was our pick of last month and in April he has 2 new plays opening (see also Scandaltown further down this list). The 47th stars Carvel (pictured, Ink, the Almeida, West End and Broadway) as Donald Trump, the 47th US President, and runs at the Old Vic 29 March through 28 May 2022. Tickets Review

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MONSTAS SHORTLIST: Song of the year: 2017

It’s almost Christmas and what would the festive season be without some recognition of the best of 2017? Over the next month we’ll shortlist five nominees in each of 13 categories for our Oscars, or monstas if you will, of 2017.

  • Read on for nominees for the monsta for Song of the year. 2016 winner: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

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7 acts we most want to see at Glastonbury 2017

  1. Lorde (Other Stage, Friday 8.45pm)

Second album Melodrama out on Friday is our favourite of 2017 so far. Writer In The Dark is pure Kate Bush, Perfect Places where we’d love Robyn to go and the lyrics are as brimful of character (she’s 19 and she’s on fire) as the likes of Green Light and Supercut are dancefloor friendly.

  • Read on for reasons including Katy Perry, Charli XCX, Goldfrapp & Chic

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ALBUM REVIEW: Eventide by Lilac Lungs

WORTH A LOOK?: *****

OUT: 12/5/17

TRACKLISTING: All I Have; Circle; Fallen For Your Face; Fine; Guard Dog; Next To Nothing; Uh Oh; Us Vs Ourselves; Welcome To The Fallout; Young Warrior

The best place to start describing the beauty of this debut album by Detroit indie band Lilac Lungs is probably with lead singer Emily Torres’ ethereal vocal.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Silver Eye by Goldfrapp

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

OUT: 31/3/17

TRACKLISTING: Anymore; Systemagic; Tiger Man; Become The One; Faux Suede Drifter; Zodiac Black; Beast That Never Was; Everything Is Never Enough; Moon In Your Mouth; Oceans

We saw Goldfrapp at Camden Roundhouse this week and they played six of these 10 tracks there.

  • Read on for reasons including why we can’t wait for Goldfrapp’s Glastonbury set

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LIVE REVIEW: Goldfrapp

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

WHERE: Camden Roundhouse

WHEN: 27/3

SETLIST: Utopia; Lovely Head; Anymore; Train; Ocean; Moon In Your Mouth; You Never Know; Dreaming; Slide In; Everything Is Never Enough; Become The One; Systemagic; Number One; Ride A White Horse; Black Cherry; Shiny and Warm; Ooh La La; Strict Machine

Goldfrapp last played in London when they headlined an Albert Hall gig in November 2014 and were joined onstage by kindred spirit John Grant to close the book on their downbeat, cinematic and folky Tales Of Us album.

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9 reasons why we can’t wait for March

  1. Sheena Easton debuts in 42nd Street

We’ve never seen 42nd Street but are very excited by the West End debut casting of Sheena Easton who we remember as far back in her career as 9 to 5 (see below) and her duet with Prince. Opens at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 20/3 and booking through July. Tickets Picture via Facebook courtesy 42nd Street.

  • Read on for reasons including Goldfrapp, The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? and Marc Almond

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