Kosheen announce first London show in five years
Story by Jack Foley
KOSHEEN have announced they will be releasing their long awaited fourth album Independence at the end of the month and will headline their first UK show since 2007 at London’s O2 Academy Islington.
The London show will see the band perform songs off their hotly tipped new album and from their back catalogue.
It takes place on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at London’s O2 Islington Academy and tickets, costing £15, go on sale on Friday, September 7, at 9am.
Fusing the plaintive, potent vocals of singer Sian Evans with the darkly intimate electronica of Darren Decoder and Markee Substance, Kosheen create songs where the sounds tell the story as much as the lyrics while the boundaries of genres are blurred and challenged.
Since 2007, the band has been busy on other projects. Markee and Darren, the band’s producers, have been DJing world-wide and releasing techno as Kosheen DJs on labels like 1605 and BluFin as well as their own Skeleton Recordings imprint.
Meanwhile, singer Sian Evans has been busy making guest appearances on tracks for different producers, most notably ‘Louder’ with DJ Fresh, which reached number one in the UK Top 40 late last year.
Now, though, they’re back!