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Posts Tagged ‘koko’

Los Campesinos! at Koko, Feb 25th – Live Review

Cardiff septet's largest headline gig to date, a whirlwind success and jolly great fun

Written by Ian Steadman

Illustration courtesy of Zoë Barker


From outside, look the Koko in Camden looks a bit like one of those Swiss clocks – the ones where a girl in lederhosen comes out on a rail every hour to strike the chime. The bare white front façade is broken only by the large ‘KOKO’ illumination and the two doors at either edge of the building which allow the audience access to the smoking balcony, generic and there’s a fair few of them pacing backwards and forwards. Imagining them as clockwork Bavarians is the kind of thing I find amusing. It passes the time, try waiting in the coffee place across the road for the rain to ease and the doors to open.

Los Campesinos! are a band that I’ve had to convince myself that I actually loved, because for a while I was in denial. As far as my last.fm statistics go… read more

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Those Dancing Days/ Lykke Li

Those Dancing Days, Goldmith's Union, 24th November, Lykke Li, Koko, 28th November

Written by Prudence Ivey

Wondering how to beat the winter blues, website like this website I decided to get inspiration from some people who have experienced far colder weather and darker skies than anything […]