Thea Gilmore performs songs from her latest album Ghosts & Graffiti.
The album, a retrospective with a difference, features 20 tracks where Thea looks both forward and back. It includes all her best known songs, 4 new songs and 6 newly recorded versions of songs from her back catalogue. Expect to hear old favourites such as ‘London Town’ from her 2012 album ‘Don’t Stop Singing’, used extensively in the BBC’s coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as Radio 2 favourite ‘You’re the Radio’ along with these new tracks.
Her work notably includes a series of socially conscious songs that form a narrative thread delineating some of the most resonant, harrowing issues of the last 20 years – the Stephen Lawrence murder, the war on terror, racism and sexism in celebrity culture, the pre Iraq War jingoism, the dumbing down of mainstream TV, and her own generations political apathy. Now, as admirers line up to celebrate, her gaze hovers between the rear view mirror and the horizon and Thea Gilmore, one of the few contemporary artists with populist appeal and integrity intact, is poised to release a unique collection which represents both an end and a new beginning.
‘The most coherent, literate and charged British singer-songwriter of her generation…’MOJO
Presented by Edge St Live.
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