UKTX: A Look Back At The 2/9 Show

UKTX

SXSW 2016 brought teenaged phenom Declan McKenna to Austin to play some one-man shows in support of his then-new single “Brazil.”  Rave reviews ensued. Now 21, the Londoner has album #2 ready to go this spring. Zeros will include ambitious new single “Beautiful Faces”, which we addressed on the most recent UKTX:

 

 

And a new Tom Grennan single suggests the young soul man may have a second album in his own chamber. The Bedford, UK native launched his career providing vocals on other folks records–a la fellow big-voiced R&B revivalists Rag’n’Bone Man and John Newman–specifically getting traction via a cameo for OG dubsteppers Chase and Status on their dance hit “All Goes Wrong.”  Tom’s first new music since UK Silver-certified LP Lighting Matches is new song “This Is The Place”, also included on the latest show:

 

 

Here’s how those fell among the rest of the 2/9 UKTX list:

Foals “The Runner”

Declan McKenna “Beautiful Faces”

Sam Fender “Saturday”

Liam Gallagher “Once”

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds “Blue Moon Rising”

1975 “Me & You Together Song”

Gorillaz “Momentary Bliss”

Tom Grennan “This Is The Place”

Blossoms “The Keeper”

Stereophonics “Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day”

Twin Atlantic “Barcelona”

Courteeners “Better Man”​

 

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