A couple of days have passed and it seems that the dust has settled on an overwhelmingly successful first ever Last.fm Festival. The shows in New York and London, both taking place January 21, were designed to re-create the experience of music discovery that Last.fm listeners get in a live setting.
With Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Tokyo Police Club and Two Door Cinema Club rocking the house at the New York leg (see review), it was down to Chapel Club, Young Knives and headliners The Futureheads to show what London had to offer.
Last.fm Trends looks a little closer at how the bands in London gave everyone a night to remember.
London’s very own [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Chapel Club[/lastfm] opened proceedings with a rousing set of ambient indie rock. Tracks such as “All The Eastern Girls” and “Surfacing” are taking in around 400 listeners each week on Last.fm and with the band’s debut album Palace dropping at the end of January, this number looks set to be on the up.
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Young Knives[/lastfm] provided the perfect appetizer for the main event with their brand of upbeat riff’n'roll that got the crowd bouncing for the first time. The band are readying their third full-length album for a release in 2011, entitled Ornaments From The Silver Arcade. However, for now you can enjoy tracks from their 2008 album Superabundance, which has racked up 448,370 scrobbles so far.
Marked as having ‘Super Similarity’ to Young Knives on Last.fm, it feels only fitting that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Futureheads[/lastfm] should pick up from exactly where their predecessors took off. The night’s headliners wasted no time in sending the crowd into a whirlwind of sing-along euphoria, knocking out hits such as “Heartbeat Song” (98,653 scrobbles), “Decent Days And Nights” (645,509 scrobbles) and closing with fan favorite “Hounds of Love” (951,306 scrobbles).
Last.fm Trends will be checking out the acts that rocked Last.fm Festival New York later this week, so show those bands some love now over at Last.fm. You can read a review of the New York show on Street Date, and find out more about the festival itself, and the bands who played on both sides of the Atlantic, here.