Great Wave Mag talks to young, upcoming grime artist Yizzy, at the O2 Academy in Islington.
The crowd wasn’t what we expected for a grime set, as he was opening for teen American singer Billie Eilish. But after seeing Yizzy’s set with BBC Introducing at the O2 Academy Brixton (as the only grime artist there too), we were right in expecting the crowd to be hyped when he came on.
Having only started making music in 2016, it’s an understatement to say Yizzy is doing pretty well for himself. From getting attention with his track ‘Grime Kid’ last December, and releasing his debut EP ‘This Is Life’ in April this year, then his big set at the O2 Academy Brixton in front of thousands, an advert with Nike this month, and now with a new EP coming soon, the grime artist has come up fast.
At the O2 Academy Islington, Great Wave Mag were invited backstage before the show, so we spoke to the 17-year-old grime artist from Lewisham about his experience with BBC Introducing, Red Bull’s Grime-a-side, and what’s next for Yizzy.
Watch the interview here, and see more of Yizzy on his Youtube channel
Yo, I’m Cheung – I do vocals and play guitar in Muskets.
- Talk me through the journey of the band so far?
So we released an EP called SPIN in 2015 through Venn Records, it was a great time. Through that we did countless DIY tours in basements, houses and small venues to like-minded punk and emo fans and created some incredible memories and also formed some great friendships.
We’re signed to No Sleep Records and have been since earlier this year. They’re a wicked label and were one of the labels we aspired to be on when we were younger, which is cool. Their new roster is also sick; Looming, Hot Mulligan, Julia Louise, Daisyhead, Pine, Aviator and Able Baker Fox to name a few, being a part of this new wave of No Sleep artists is sick, check them out.
- Who have you been on tour with?
We’ve been on tour with some really cool bands, our old friends; The New Tusk, Broadbay and Beachtape shared some of our favorite tours during the SPIN release. Since then we’ve done tours with Tigers Jaw, Culture Abuse, Creeper and Moose Blood and we’re up for ignoring real life by jumping in the van and travelling around, playing shows and getting fucked together and stuff, you know.
- Chewing Gum. Will it be put on an EP or even an album?
Chewing Gum, 17 Years and You’re So Cool are all going to feature on our debut album ‘CHEW’ which is being released through No Sleep Records on 20th October.
- What are the bands plans for near future?
We’re heading out on a co-headline run with Wallflower on 25th to 29th October. Check out the poster below.
Go listen to Muskets emofuzzness on Spotify, and follow them on Instagram & Facebook for updates and news.
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Great Wave Mag met with The Orielles back stage, before they unleashed a barrage of dreamy surf-rock upon the intimate crowd inside the 100 Club. A venue with such history and uniqueness is truly a great testimony to the potential of this band.
The Orielles consist of sisters Esme-Dae (Bass/Vocals) & Sidonie (Drums), with Henry providing his services for lead guitar. Henry has been friends with the sisters ever since the age of nine, the age when they first began to jam. But the band is still rather new, only officially existing the past 2/3 years.
The 100 Club doesn’t seem to intimidate the band, their calm exteriors let you know they have what it takes to put such a prestigious venue under their belts. It feels really good to be playing here, Sidonie added; I’ve heard a lot of decent punk bands have played here which is cool.
Their surf side is inspired by The Beach Boys and more modern surf sounds like Pixies, but the extra ingredient in their recent vibe derives from their interest in post-punk, disco and funk genres with The Orielles twist added on.
Delighting the crowd with a range of tracks from older material such as Joey Says We Got it, Just like Glue & Jobin as well as their new track Sugar Tastes Like Salt & I Only Bought It For The Bottle, which delves into their fascination with funk and acid house, while still retaining their specific sound. We’ve come a long way from playing Green Day covers, Henry says; still yearn for them days. Who would have guessed that?
That’s it now; September. No more festivals, no more mad sunshine. Here at Great Wave Mag, coming back to life not spent sleeping in a tent has been a tough road. So we decided to reflect on what we thought defined summer 2017.
Certainly one of the most well known artist from the 90’s jungle/d’n’b scene, Goldie has come back after nearly 20 years without an album to bring his devilish beats once again onto the forefront of UK dance scene. The Journey Man is a 28-track album, showing Goldie has certainly horded plenty for fans to hear after such a lengthy gap in his discography. It takes you on a dark tunnel only Goldie could; a journey through his bad times and good .
The leading single from the double album is hair raising drum and bass sonnet I Adore You. Goldie revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 1xtra that this beautiful tune, is a dedication to his daughter. Featuring the mighty Ulterior Motive, and the entwining vocals of Natalie Williams, I Adore You runs through eerie synths and melodies, with the oh so crisp sound Goldie has finely tuned, combining liquid funk & jungle to create a haunting ballad that’s bass filled and dark, but still delicate and enchanting.
Goldie takes the crown for this Summer’s best single without a doubt.