Rizzle Kicks Interview
Jordan Stephens, Harley Alexander-Sule
added: 25 Sep 2013
interviewed by: Marco Gandolfi
Platinum selling duo Rizzle Kicks stormed the UK’s charts and hearts in 2011 with the release of their hit packed debut album “Stereo Typical”, made a welcome return with the release of their provocative new single ”Lost Generation” and album “Roaring ‘20s” which was released September 2nd.
This new record sees them cement their position as one of the most inspiring and refreshing acts to emerge from Britain in recent years.
Roaring 20s was mostly created in Shepherd's Bush, West London, in the tiny home studio of Stereo Typical producer Ant Whiting (British producer/song-writer/mixer whose career began with ground-breaking work on M.I.A's debut Anular).
The album opens with This Means War, a rumination on dismissive teachers and estate life rivalries, before launching into current single “Lost Generation”, on the one hand a glorious rousing pop song, on the other a bristling and incisive take on reality TV.
Other standouts include future single “Skip To The Good Bit” featuring the unmistakeable riff from EMF's “Unbelievable”, the Fatboy Slim-produced “Put Your 2's Up” - listen out for actor Dominic West sounding like he’s never sounded before, and “Lunatic”, featuring Jordan's mum on vocals.
“Roaring 20s” is a pin-sharp picture of life in your twenties which also reflects the historical Roaring 20s. The album title sprang from Jordan's obsession with the 1920s,
Music-News.com caught up with Jordan and Harley for an exclusive chat at the HP Connected Music platform launch. Check out the full uncut interview below.
The exclusive Rizzle Kicks gig celebrates the new HP Connected Music platform, bringing music lovers a new way to enjoy some of the world’s most popular music artists.
HP hosted the exclusive gig with Rizzle Kicks as part of its collaboration with Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company. The event was held on 12 September at LSO St Luke’s in London was the third exclusive UK gig to celebrate HP Connected Music, a platform which brings music lovers a new way to enjoy some of the world’s most popular music artists.
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