Moving on from the tag of ‘one hit wonder’ can be tricky – just ask OMC, White Town or Eiffel 65. However, for every pop throwaway there is a song that breaks through on its own honest to goodness – well, goodness. The JCB Song by Nizlopi was seemingly ubiquitous when it was released back in 2005 and a Number One beckoned, narrowly missing out on the coveted Xmas Number One spot to an X Factor song no one can remember. Singer-songwriter Luke Concannon formed half of Nizlopi and has taken time away from that glowing fifteen minutes to write and produce songs that he was happy about. His latest album was inspired by his hitchhiking mission to Palestine, creating soul-fired, folk hip-hop from the depths of his soul. Jimmy Davis, Concannon’s old school friend and collaborato,  will also be performing on the night as well as a few other gems. Not easily dismissed as a flash in the pan, this is heartfelt music that demands to be heard live.

Thu 12 Sep, Kraak, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB, 7.30pm, £6,

Thu 12 Sep
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sun 8 Sep 2013