Saturday, 7 March 2015

ONLY REAL - SINGLE REVIEW

Only Real - Can't Get Happy 
Only Real - Can't Get Happy

Release Date: Out Now

When the video for this single by West London soloist Only Real (Niall to his mum) began I felt an overwhelming urge to punch the singer for being such a Damon Albarn wannabe. Then I remembered that I'm an adult and that there are myriad worse people to want to be than Damon Albarn. On second listen, 'Can't Get Happy' is actually more like Jamie T guesting with Gorillaz which is something that should happen if it hasn't already. A trippy, 90s inspired guitar hook and some chilled beats provide the bed for Only Real to lay out his spoken word meets rap stylings before that chorus comes back around again. The big bonus with this single is that the video is one of the best I have seen in years as time spent watching Ren and Stimpy mixed with an old copy of Yellow Submarine has obviously seeped in to the subconscious of Only Real to allow this masterpiece to come floating out. No white background and high bar stool for him. Hells no.

More information: https://www.facebook.com/onlyrealreal/timeline

Watch The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxfSpaVdE-c

Live Dates:

18th April - Reze, L'Ere De Rien Festival
20th April - Le Grand Mix, Lille
21st April - Badaboum, Paris
22nd April - La Lune Des Pirate, Amien
25th April - Think Tank, Newcastle
26th April - Broadcast, Glasgow
28th April - Waterfront Studio, Norwich
29th April - Jericho, Oxford
30th April - 100 Club, London
2nd May - Oakford Social Club, Reading
3rd May - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
4th May - Wardrobe, Leeds
6th May - The Hope & Ruin, Leeds
7th May - Louisianna, Bristol
8th May - Joiners, Southampton

9th May - The Rainbow, Birmingham

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