ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL: LONDON GRAMMAR AND JORJA SMITH
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All Points East have announced their next line up for their opening show on the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Performing on Friday 27 August will be London Grammar, Jorja Smith, Loyle Carner, Celeste, Mura Masa, Mahalia and many of the best artists in the UK.
London Grammar’s epic show at All Points East comes just in time for their long awaited new album Californian Soil, due to be released this April. It’s an exciting change of direction for the trio and vocalist Hannah Reid said the album deals with “themes of feminism and fame”. The singles ‘Baby It’s You’, ‘Lose Your Head’ and ‘How Does It Feel’ and the album title track have already blown fans away, which isn’t surprising given the unparalleled vocals of Reid, paired with the atmospheric electronics and subtle percussion by instrumentalists Dan Rothman and Dominic 'Dot' Major.
Reid and guitarist Rothman met in their university dorms, where they began writing music together in 2009 and later added Major to complete the line up. The following years saw them refine their sound. They started gaining global traction in 2013, and released their debut album, If You Wait. The next year, they picked up two Ivor Novello awards for the single ‘Strong’. After a whirlwind 2014, the trio retreated into their normal lives, rekindling friendships and writing music.
At the beginning of 2017, the group released the first fruits of those sessions, the single ‘Rooting for You.’ Sophomore album Truth Is a Beautiful Thing followed that June. With collaborators including Paul Epworth and Jon Hopkins, the album saw the trio taking their sparse electronic pop into more cinematic territory, becoming their first ever UK No.1. Now with a brand new album in tow, they return to stun All Points East festival crowds on the huge opening day.
Grammy nominated artist Jorja Smith is one of the UK’s best singer/songwriters on the cusp of superstardom. Just five years on from the release of her debut single, Smith has already progressed from an R&B prodigy to an international name working with some of the world’s biggest artists, with her sunny R&B vocals on Drake’s ‘Get It Together’, Bruno Mars’s tour support, and Kendrick Lamar’s co-writer on ‘I Am’ from the Black Panther soundtrack.
In terms of her own releases, after a clutch of singles, ‘Blue Lights,’ in 2016 followed by ‘A Prince’ and then ‘Where Did I Go?’, Smith released her debut EP, Project 11. The success continued and she garnered a Brits critics’ choice award, going on to release her pop-R&B debut album Lost & Found in 2018. Smith’s soulful, jazz-tinged cadence, heartfelt lyrics, and retro sound invoke names like Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, and Amy Winehouse, the latter of whom the Walsall-based artist cites as her biggest influence.
Smith returned this month with the release of her latest single entitled ‘Addicted’, and there are hints of her sophomore album dropping this year. With tunes like ‘Be Honest’ (featuring Burna Boy) and ‘Come Over’ (featuring Popcaan), every song Smith brings to the stage will be a hit in Victoria Park.
Also on the bill are: Loyle Carner, Celeste, Mura Masa, Mahalia, Daphni, Floating Points, Kojey Radical, Låpsley, Sons Of Kemet, Kelly Lee Owens, Jadu Heart, ENNY, Eloise and Sad Night Dynamite offering up the perfect summer soundtrack to the first day of All Points East 2021.
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