Showing posts with label jools holland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jools holland. Show all posts

Monday 7 November 2011

Review: Florence And The Machine visit Later With Jools Holland and the X-Factor

Florence and the Machine are back and on the promotional trail with second album Ceremonials. Their first port of call was with Jools Holland on his Later With music program, where Florence and her musical Machine delivered an accomplished and tight set.

Rocking a more serious and sophisticated Art-Deco look than Lung's hippy, avant-garde getup, the flame haired singer radiated a ghostly confidence with her measured renditions of new songs No Light No Light, What The Water Gave Me and Breaking Down.

Watch the performance's and read my thoughts on them below.

Thursday 13 October 2011

Lana Del Ray gives first televised live performance of "Video Games" on Jools Holland

Internet music sensation, and now it seems fully fledged pop star what with her EP debuting high on Itunes charts around the world, Lana Del Ray gave her first live television performance yesterday.

Taking to the stage on British music show Jools Hollland, Lana gave an emotive, if slightly fragile performance of the song responsible for the majority of her buzz, Video Games. It was a mesmerising rendition that though contained notes that sounded slightly off- whether this was due to artistic expression or nerves we'll have to wait for future performances to judge- it thankfully demonstrated that Lana Del Ray is  capable of singing live, and that her voice really sounds as beautiful and unique as her recordings suggested it did.

With even veteran performers shying away from simple arrangements that leave no place for a voice to hide, Lana Del Ray took a real and gusty risk opting for such a simple and exposing arrangement at such a crucial performance. It's one that could have caused her train to mainstream success to derail if it had been bad, but that wasn't the case with Lana bringing the requisite goods, and as such it should only add to the growing hype and intrigue around the singer.

Sunday 5 December 2010

Simply stunning : Adele "Someone like You"

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Adele performing Someone like you
on Later with Jools Holland

Adele gives us all an early Christmas present by premièring another song from her as yet unreleased album 21, entitled Someone Like You.