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[VIDEO] Rizzle Kicks Stir Smiles and Good Conversation at ARTIST#TALK in London


Rizzle Kicks have built a reputation for their feel-good and effortless brand of pop that is totally fun, incredibly clever and masterfully produced. Frequent readers of this blog may remember that I first alerted you about the genre-mashing Brighton duo of Jordan and Harley almost three years ago when they started making waves with their independent mixtape that included tracks like "Miss Cigarette" and "Down With The Trumpets."

I sat down with Jordan and Harley for a full hour two weeks ago in London for a special British version of my ARTIST#TALK live interview series to talk with them about their new album Roaring 20s. The album shows off the group's evolving lyrical prowess, combining stories about being young and living it up with a dose of social commentary about current U.K. youth culture. "The obsession with reality and technology seem to define our generation," Jordan explained. 

Produced by the fine folks at HP, it was truly a unique event that was hosted at St. Luke, a historic Anglican church building, that was transformed into a classy interview and performance space. Celebrating music and technology, HP literally rolled out the Blue Carpet for guests and VIPs who attended to see the interview and an exclusive performance of Rizzle Kicks immediately following ARTIST#TALK.

Check out some of the highlights of my ARTIST#TALK interview with Rizzle Kicks in the video below. It was such a fun chat with lots of laughs while also emphasizing the group's serious side. And yes, you're seeing it correctly - Jordan and Harley were seated on two thrones which is a prop they also used in the "Lost Generation" music video. (A big thank you to Rizzle Kicks for being an ARTIST#TALK guest, all the bloggers and writers who attended and last but not least HP for putting together such an incredible event. I was thrilled to be a part of it.)

September 28, 2013 | Permalink