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Throwback Thursday: London Grammar Interview & more

Matthew Kent


Happy Thursday everyone! 

It's Thursday, so that's right, we have another throwback extravaganza lined up for you! This week we're back with New Music Fridays' for their interview with Ivor Novello Award winning band London Grammar (well one third of London Grammar). Matt (me) and Emma caught up with guitarist Dan, ahead of their show at the Corn Exchange back in February.  In case you missed it, last night, London Grammar won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Song Musically and Lyrically.

Will they ever get my name right?

This week it has been Frappuccino Happy Hour(s) at Starbucks, so I've been drowing my exam term related stress in high sugar, high caffeine beverages every day. I know you're wondering what on earth this has to do with anything. Well this day in 2008 the debut single by The Tings Tings, "That's Not My Name", topped the charts here in the UK. Katie White, vocalist and player of many instruments, claims "they" call her Stacey, Jane and even Mary-Jo Lisa! Starbucks always ask for your name so they can write on your drink and in my case they always seem to get it wrong. Not as wrong as they got Katie's (if this song was about names on drinks, which it isn't) they usually go for Max instead of Matt, although one time I was renamed "Mapo". Check out this tune which was taken from their debut album "We Started Nothing". 

Happy Birthday!

This day in 1959 Steven Patrick Morrissey was born. If you haven't already used those great detective skills of yours, that's Morrissey, as in the lyricist and vocalist of The Smiths. So to celebrate his 55th year of being alive here is "How Soon Is Now?" for you to watch/listen.

I hope you've enjoyed our trip down memory lane and next week we will be throwing back, once again, into the great abyss that is time! 


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