The 1975 today announce their biggest ever UK headline show at London’s Finsbury Park this summer, alongside a truly brilliant line-up of acts joining them for a monumental day of music for 40,000+ fans.
The event takes place on Sunday, 2 July 2023 and The 1975 will be supported by acts including Texan dream-pop band Cigarettes After Sex, New Jersey rock outfit Bleachers, electronica-pop act The Japanese House and emo-rock band American Football, for a day of unbeatable live music, with even more acts to be announced imminently. Tickets go on general sale Friday 17th February HERE.
Formed in Manchester in 2002, The 1975 have firmly established themselves as an act at the forefront of their generation. The band has been crowned ‘Best Group’ at the BRIT Awards twice and won the Award for Best Rock/Alternative Act at this year’s 2023 ceremony. Their fifth album ‘Being Funny in a Foreign Language’ was their fifth consecutive no.1 album in the UK. Just last month, the band completed a UK leg of their ‘At Their Very Best’ tour, including two dates at London’s O2 Arena, to wide critical acclaim. They will now headline London’s Finsbury Park after initial plans to do so in 2020 were scuppered by the global pandemic.
The 1975’s five-album career has encompassed glossy pop, punk, garage rock, electro-funk, country and so much more. The English rockers have designed a unique approach to songwriting and amassed an incredible following and ardent fanbase through their music which explores mental health, addiction, climate change and nihilism – to reference just a few songs. Latest album, 2022’s ‘Being Funny In A Foreign Language’, was praised for its enigmatic and ‘contradictory’ songcraft and their viral ‘At Their Very Best Tour’ not only executed a show-within-a-show concept whilst delivering a tirade of hits, but featured Taylor Swift as a surprise guest at one London show.
2023’s most famous British band promise only more showstopping moments this summer at London’s Finsbury’s Park, and they will not be alone. The band is bringing with them an array of acts with their own unique takes on pop and rock for an unsurpassable day of live music in N4, London.
Cigarettes After Sex hail from El Paso, Texas, and released their debut eponymous album in 2017 after recording it over three days in Brooklyn, NYC. Their music has been hailed for its modern take on romance and bringing together dream pop with elements of alt-country – all with a serious edge. Singer Greg Gonzalez powerful and distinct voice has reverberated across countless countries around the world, and will come to Finsbury Park this July as part of a string of global shows across Mexico, China and more.
Described as “anthemic, life affirming pop rock” by the New York Times, Bleachers are fronted by eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Jack Antonoff. Releasing their debut album ‘Strange Desire’ in 2014, the band have built a huge following across three studio albums, becoming renowned for their impressive live show. As a songwriter and producer, Antonoff, who, in 2021, was credited by the BBC for having“ redefined pop music,” has collaborated with the likes of Diana Ross, Taylor Swift, The 1975, Lorde, St. Vincent, Florence + The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Kevin Abstract and many more.
The solo project of London-based singer-songwriter Amber Bain, The Japanese House made their first foray into music after being introduced to The 1975’s Matty Healy – and went on to release a pair of EPs with the band’s label Dirty Hit in 2015. Debut album ‘Good At Falling’ followed in 2019, bringing together Bain’s dreamy take on electronica into a shimmering collection of songs which cemented The Japanese House as a true pioneer in British music with incredible promise.
American Football released their first album back in 1999 during college before disbanding and reuniting 15 years later, having quietly amassed a consistently growing fanbase on the underground / emo scene. Their album was later honoured by Rolling Stone as one of the ’40 greatest emo albums of all time’ and described by Pitchfork as one of the most influential in its genre. Their influence only continues to grow and music fans can expect a journey through the past, present and future of emo from their set at Finsbury Park this July.
There are many more acts to be added to the bill imminently. With so much on offer from acts at the forefront of their genres, music fans will not want to miss out on what is set to be one of the most talked about live events of the summer.
Tickets for the Finsbury Park show go on pre-sale from 9am Wednesday 15th February (HERE), and on general sale from 9am Friday 17th February.
Josh K ‘s latest album Life is Life’ing, breathes new vibes into R&B
The R&B scene for 2023 continues to shed light on a variety of captivating artist. With the Midwest becoming a powerhouse for unique sounds, Chicago’s Josh K adds his own flare to the r&b genre. Releasing the highly anticipated album Life is Life’ing in October, the project is a stylish display of creativity and artistry. Exuding the smooth element of r&b with a dash of modern taste, Life is Life’ing is a top release for 2023.
Exploring a mix of energetic, classic and futuristic sounds, this latest release puts the heart and originality back into r&b. As a veteran in music and songwriting, Josh K’s enticing wordplay shines effortlessly throughout. A leading single from the album “All Me”, is an alluring preview for the tone of the album. Other stand out singles like “Magnet” featuring Chanelle Tru, “Soul Ties” and “Talk To Me”, further add to his overall charismatic delivery.
In addition to his mesmerizing voice, Josh K’s incredible song writing abilities are displayed with every lyric. With a long resume of songwriting for artist like Chris Brown, Teyana Taylor and others, his undeniable skill is felt throughout. Josh K offers a fresh approach while staying true to the feel of r&b in his own fashion.
Add Life is Life’ing to your 2023 playlist now!
Alex Mali Unveils Her Sensual and Confident Sound in “DinnerTime”
Alex Mali (@mainlymali), a soulful artist hailing from Brooklyn, NY, is setting the tone with her unique blend of Dancehall R&B/Pop. Her latest single “DinnerTime,” (out today) is a song that emerged from the theme of self-confidence and empowerment and serves as a tantalizing taste of her upcoming debut album.
The title itself, “DinnerTime,” hints at a playful exploration of sensuality and self-confidence, as Alex expertly crafts catchy puns and wordplay throughout the track. With a sensual and poetic approach, she implies wanting to skip dinner and wanting to be the main course instead. Alex Mali explores the concept of women comparing themselves to “a snack” or “a meal,” delving into her own perspective and redefining what it means to be sexy. Through the song, she creates a sensual atmosphere that is both bold and delicate, showcasing her unique storytelling ability.
Alex Mali finds passion and solace in the power of music. It served as a grounding force during her struggle with depression in her first year of college and continues to be a source of comfort and expression. Through her music, she aims to provide a safe space for listeners to navigate their own emotions and find solace.
When it comes to her sound, Alex Mali describes it as Dancehall R&B/Pop, representing her Jamaican and Trinidadian roots. Her fusion of genres creates a distinct and authentic sonic experience that reflects her upbringing and influences.
One of the proudest moments in Alex Mali’s music career so far was being sampled by Dancehall artist Kranium. Being recognized and sampled by an artist she grew up listening to was a surreal and gratifying experience, highlighting her early success in the industry.
Alex Mali’s message to her fans and listeners is to embrace the journey of self-discovery, finding beauty in every phase, setback, and triumph. She urges her audience to appreciate their own evolution, trusting the process and staying resilient through the highs and lows of life.
“Finding yourself is a journey and you should allow yourself the grace to find the beauty in every phase, every setback and every triumph,” Alex Mali says. “Go through those emotions with confidence in knowing that all will be as it’s meant to be because you have appreciated the evolution and trusted the process. Keep going.”
To stay updated on Alex Mali’s musical journey, follow her on Instagram (@mainlymali), Twitter (@mainlymali), and YouTube (Alex Mali). Prepare to indulge in the enticing sounds and empowering messages of this rising artist.
Stream “DinnerTime” below:
Los Cabos Premier Jazz Experience, “The Life Luxe Experience”, Announces New Date and Exciting Additions
The black, female-owned jazz experience, The Life Luxe Experience, has just announced, November 2-6, 2023 as the new date for their annual event held in the relaxing city of Los Cabos, Mexico. The Life Luxe Experience has always created its weekend event based on the needs and desires of its guests, many who, despite a desire to attend, found the dates in conflict with important personal milestones.
“We believe that what makes the Life Luxe Experience different from other jazz events is our special connection with our guests“, said CEO and Co-Founder Dianna Clarkson. “Our experiences are curated based on our knowledge of who our guests are and through listening to their feedback. Many guests have told us that they will come to a Life Luxe Experience no matter when it is held. however, after scheduling the event in May, we received lots of feedback that they preferred coming to Los Cabos in November. With that in mind, we made the decision to move the 2023 event back to our November date and we plan to keep it there for years to come“.
The Life Luxe Experience is an upscale and urbane event created to celebrate the best of culture, cuisine, and creativity while highlighting the universal influence of jazz. After receiving feedback about the current talent steering away from their traditionally jazz-focused lineup, they have decided to go back to their roots by highlighting the best acts in jazz and soul. This bucket list-worthy event offers the ultimate getaway by pairing an upscale, international destination with 5-star accommodations, fine haute cuisine, top-shelf libations, breathtaking golf, spa, health and wellness workshops, curated experiences around Los Cabos.
Stop time in its tracks and indulge yourself in a weekend complete with all of the necessary luxuries and experiences needed to delight your senses and fill your soul.
Learn more about The Life Luxe Experience and the LuxeUp custom packages offered for guests here: www.LifeLuxeExp.com