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[VIDEO] Jessie J Freestyle @ Camden Barfly Gig by wearesme
February 9, 2011, 1:33 pm
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Jessie J is a genuine character. Funny, talented and very endearing; her shows are an experience you wont forget quickly.

She had us in stitches at the Scala gig in January and it looks like she was up to her usual mischief again this week when celebrating her #1 single Price Tag. Watch her cracking jokes and giving an impromptu freestyle (and at times incredible vocals) during her HMV Next Big Thing gig at Barfly, Camden on Sunday evening.

Jessie; SME love you.


SME RELOAD: [FRESH VIDEO] Jessie J ft. B.O.B. – Price Tag
SME RELOAD: [SNAPS] Jessie J – Who You Are (Album Artwork & Tracklist)
SME RELOAD: [GIG REVIEW] Jessie J @ Scala, Kings Cross 17/01/11

[FRESH VIDEO] Skepta feat. N-Dubz – So Alive by wearesme

Joseph Junior Adenuga, the ‘saviour of grime’, aka Skepta has dropped his newest video, ‘So Alive’, a collabo with Camden’s flag-bearer’s N-Dubz. The track comes from his soon-to-be released, third studio album, ‘Doin’ It Again’.

It has to be said, the tune is never on the levels of the Hello Good Morning Remix that brought Skepz transatlantic fame but nonetheless SME felt obliged to showcase a track from a record that is set to be serious…ears open, eyes peeled.


[REVIEW] Good Shoes @ Dingwalls 21/04/10 Gig Review by wearesme

On a pleasant Wednesday evening, the oddly named ‘Dingwalls’ in Camden played host to ‘Good Shoes’ with support from ‘Is Tropical’ and our pals ‘Loose Talk Costs Lives’.

Set alongside the famous Camden Lock, the venue was perfect. Spacious, yet still intimate and oweing to the tiered flooring, your view is never going to be obscured by that 6 footer with an afro at this venue.

Loose Talk Cost Lives, who have recently finished recording their EP in sunny Eastbourne, kicked things off just before 8pm.
Playing to an ever increasing crowd, the angular pop quartet, from left to right; Liam Klimek (Bass) James Rapson (Guitar/Vocals) , Oliver Route (Guitar) and Greg Round (Drums), opened with the track ‘Family Portrait’.

They played effortlessly through a series of infectious high tempo pop rifts, notably ‘Disco Pigs’, given a unique twist with Rapson’s edgy vocals.
Songs like ‘Some Nice Flowers’ and ‘Her Art Is Quite Useless’ had the crowd swaying blissfully with cider in hand, much like Loose Talk’s mellow presence on stage.
The addition of another guitarists this year in Ollie Route has really given them another dimension.
Finishing with ‘Wreck Ashore’ they left the crowd bubbling and enthusiastic for more. The perfect opener for what promised to be a fun night.

Is Topical stepped out leaving Loose Talk alone in the backstage room (no bigger than a toilet cubicle), with only their KFC family buckets and a faulty 12″ television for company.

With Bandana’s eerily covering all but their eyes and a projector beaming images of a tropical paradise behind, you cant blame us for being slightly bemused.
Out initial feeling of fear (bandanas are never a reassuring sight) soon became excitement as Is Tropical came out all guns blazing with ‘Seasick Mutiny’; an intense basey number with few vocals. We were taken aback by the stomping electronic bass and heavy pounding drums, and eager to hear what else was in store.
They followed it with softer indie rock melodies like ‘I Think Were Alone’ and debut single ‘When O’ When’ and it became clear that with every song sounding different to the last, this rebellious bunch are not going to be tied down to a genre. The bandana’s should have been a give away…

Their complex rock, and edgy weirdness was surprisingly endearing and left SME very impressed. Look out for these guys in 2010.

Queue Rhys Jones, Steve Leach, Tom Jones and Will Church; Good Shoes.

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iTunes Festival 2010 by wearesme
April 22, 2010, 1:02 pm
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SME are pleased to hear that the iTunes Festival is back for 2010.

The opening 3 acts playing at The Roundhouse in Camden were announced today, with The Scissor Sisters kicking things off on 01 July.

The 3 acts are as follows:

Scissor Sisters
Tony Bennett
Ozzy Osbourne

More than 60 artists will be announced performing 31 consecutive nights with every show being recorded and made available on iTunes.

All acts will be announced via Facebook, Twitter and email updates over the coming weeks so be sure to keep your eyes pealed. But dont worry, well also be keeping our ears to the ground so keep checking our blog for updates.

As always, tickets are available for free if youre one of the lucky ones to picked. All you have to do to enter the competition is CLICK HERE and apply for as many gigs as you like.

You’ve got to be in it to win it!

Although the initial acts flatter to deceive, we’re confident the announcements to follow will more than make up for it. Plus, the gigs are free so who are we to complain!

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