As we welcome in the official start of summer and start to pray the Glasto fields hold out, here at Outpost we’re gearing up for a number of exciting gigs and events close to home from a few of our amazingly talented artists. As long term fans of the iconic event, we’re also amped to announce the return of the DMC World DJ Championship Finals on Saturday 24th September, which Outpost will be ‘turntabling’ our talents to promote across a mix of online and print press. Read more here.
Sorceress conjure up a sonic storm with their UK ‘Dose’ tour
Having been championed by the likes of Okayplayer, Indie Shuffle and DJ Fitchie off Fat Freddy’s Drop, Kiwi four-piece Sorceress are bringing their soulful, funky vibes to the UK. Kicking off the tour on 24th June at Glastonbury’s Silver Hayes – where they will also play the legendary Shangri-La on the 26th – Sorceress will then take to the stage at The Attic in Bristol, before headlining an extra special show at London’s newly revamped iconic Jazz Cafe and shooting up north to accompany your weekend bier drinking at Bavarian bar Albert’s Schloss in Manchester. Performances at Yumuno Festival in Wales and Kelburn Garden Party in Scotland finish off their UK festival performances, before they make their way to HiFi in Leeds for their final gig on 3rd July.
Having been nominated as finalists for ‘Best Electronica Album’ at the 2014 New Zealand Music Awards¸ Sorceress are already one of the most widely respected acts in their home country. Boasting live performances which are both captivating and energetic, they’re definitely not ones to miss!
Aphty Khea descends on The Waiting Room
On the 28th June, the enigmatic Aphty Khea will bring her ethereal show to The Waiting Room in Stoke Newington, to launch her new self-titled EP via The Sound Of Everything UK. Khea’s unique sound harks back to a love for trip-hop and contemporary hip-hop, indentifying her main influences as J Dilla, Hiatus Kaiyote, Bjork and FKA Twigs, and her live performance under her chameleon humanoid persona promises to mesmerise as she brings her post-modern and experimental style to life in a way in which only she knows how.
Sofi de la Torre brings her R&B flavour to the indie Camdenites
Following hot on Aphty Khea’s heels on the 29th June, pop starlet Sofi de la Torre will be bringing her “Pop done right” sound to our favourite Camden boozer, The Lock Tavern. Citing her main influences as Drake, Frank Ocean, and Kehlani, her sultry R&B has brought her celebrity fans including Grimes, Hayley Williams and Jaden Smith, and has also garnered support from the likes of Noisey and Indie Shuffle. Following her successful ‘Mess EP’ last year, her feisty new single ‘Sit Down’ combines electronic beats with subtle hints of Scandi-pop inspired by her ongoing collaboration with Finnish producer Jonas Karlsson.
Hackney kicks off the season with their celebratory Summer Fete
After last year’s success, our favourite local Hackney Summer Fete returns on the 9th July at St John at Hackney Church, with crowds of over 10,000 people expected to descend upon the award winning parkland, which plays host to a large festival field, a walled kids’ garden and woodland areas. Featuring something for everyone, Hackney natives Five Points Brewery will be hosting their London Brewer’s Market and East London Vintage Fair will showcase an amazing mix of stalls ranging from flea market finds to high end haute, whilst a petting zoo and arts & crafts stalls provide entertainment for the little ones. There will be live music from acts such as DJ Bootsy and daytime rave luminary Giles Smith, while TWIST Theatre Company stop off on their way up to Edinburgh Fringe to treat locals to a special performance. With many more exciting acts, and plenty of food and drink provided by Brew For Two cafe, there’s no better way to experience Hackney in all its glory – see you there!
As the festival season heats up and the summer calendar starts filling out, we’re continuing to work with the best in fresh up and coming artists across the globe – from rising reggae star ORieL, who recently unveiled his new single ‘Babylon System’, to dreamy Danish duo Slowes, alongside representing Exploited label founder and internationally renowned DJ and remixer Shir Khan, and continuing our relationship with artist-focused label Def Disco to promote indie electro-pop duo Bella Loka. With talent this good from all over the border, let’s hope music rather than Europe continues to be the headline act!