Brooklyn Bowl London Presents
Goldie Lookin Chain
Friday, June 12th, 2015
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmBrooklyn Bowl London
£15 ADV / £18 DOOR
This event is 18 and over
TICKET PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE BOOKING FEE.
ALL GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS ARE STANDING ROOM ONLY.
Coming straight outta Newport, this Welsh hip hop collective revels in their mysterious background shrouded in a fug of herbal cigaratte smoke. Goldie Lookin Chain are gonna infect the Brooklyn Bowl in their unique swagger.https://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/809361/
2005 saw the release of the top twenty album Safe As Fuck, which once again littered the charts with a new collection of party anthems including the titanic Your Missus Is A Nutter and the romantically tinged RnB. Once again, touring as far afield as Japan, the USA, and a plethora of UK festivals kept the show on the road, and the party continued to grow into a worldwide phenomenon.
The GLC’s popularity continued to spread, yet outrage was sparked when, in 2006, after selling eighty thousand copies of Safe As Fuck, the major label bigwigs decided to drop the band and concentrate on other, more namby pamby acts (granted, You are Beautiful is a song that has spawned a thousand children, broken a million hearts and crushed over a billion souls). Fans across the globe were outraged and messages of condolence and support came flooding in from as far a field as Tokyo, Los Angeles and Cwmbran, the home of south Wales’ finest under cover shopping centre.
Nonetheless, the band where not disheartened and put themselves into a self imposed exile whilst deciding which step to take next. During this time, self-sufficiency became the key and the GLC discovered the true meaning of the term ‘rugged individualism’. A communal house was rented in Newport, and the band went back to the drawing board, creating a new catalogue of musical delights.
By day, members of the band worked simple jobs in order to keep the GLC cogs oiled and running smoothly. Not even illness and a near death experience could slow down the creative whirlwind that was going on behind the doors of the residential equivalent of Abbey Road. Samples were replaced with real instruments, scribbled lyrics became word documents, and at one point the band even worked towards creating the ultimate male voice choir.
With the self Released ASBO 4 Life, GLC took it back from the now crumbling major Labels and continued to rock hard, followed up by the now legendary "Mixtape 2" and one of the uks most Christmassy Christmas albums "Its a Goldie Lookin Christmas (The Fairytale of Newport)" GLC continue to rock Live music venues and international Festivals the World over.
Goldie Lookin’ Chain will bettering through summer 2015 in support of their new album “Greatest Hits 2” out 6th April.
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