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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: James Lavelle; St Pancras summer festival; Fugees; Lambchop

18 August, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab

James Lavelle

JAMES Lavelle speaks very fast. So fast, in fact, that by the time our interview ends, he has said many more words than appear in our lead article. In our full interview he reveals how DJ Shadow nearly remixed the theme tune for Star Wars – Episode 1 – and his personal hatred of the more recent movies – his hopeful feelings about UNKLE’s new album The Road – Part I, out today, and how he has been approached to become involved in future Camden music projects.

• St Pancras International Summer Festival Season continues today (Friday) with a live Hoxton Radio pop-up featuring DJs Ashley James and Arielle Free playing a two-day live set, plus a set from singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation, 19-year-old Daisy Clark, at 4.45pm today (Friday). Daisy will give an exclusive performance, before discussing her upcoming projects and her reaction to knocking her hero Ed Sheeran off the top of the iTunes singer-songwriter charts twice.

• Crawdaddy! returns to the Fiddler’s Elbow today where Gary, Lucienne and Danny play the finest northern soul, mod, Motown, vintage R&B, Two Tone ska and rocksteady, all on vinyl. Making her Crawdaddy! debut this month is guest DJ Ali Bongo Goby.

• Jazz Cafe hosts an orchestral rendition of Fugees’ The Score at Fugees: The Complete Re-score today.

• Lambchop (above) bring their Flotus tour to Islington Assembly Hall on August 20, with support from Alasdair MacLean.

• The Tearaways, featuring Blondie’s Clem Burke, play The 100 Club on August 21.

• Amsterdam-based trio Tin Men and the Telephone employ live electronics, projected visuals and audience participation, in combination with jazz and improvised music to create a one-of-a-kind multimedia experience. They perform on August 22 and 23 as part of Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival.

• New supergroup Dreamcar (above), which features No Doubt’s Tony Kanal, Adrian Young and Tom Dumont, and Davey Havok of Afi, Blaqk Audio and Xtrmst, plays one of its first UK dates at Electric Ballroom in support of self-titled debut album on August 23.

• Alt-country duo Two Ways Home (above) play the Green Note today (Friday).

• Gospelbeach play the Moth Club, Hackney, on August 23.

• Harbottle & Jonas play The Harrison, King’s Cross, on August 20.


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