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Curated by Lyle & Scott is a series of gigs taking place across the country featuring the very best in emerging talent.
Chad Valley and Disclosure - 11th October
Our first gig of this Curated by Lyle & Scott series took place at XOYO in London and featured Disclosure and the washed-out sunset synthscapes of one-man-show Chad Valley aka Hugo Manuel. One of the most blogged acts around at the moment, Chad Valley's "gorgeously winsome formula" is "as good as anything we've heard all year" according to the Guardian.
Alex Clare and Hooray for Earth - 23rd, 24th and 29th November
For gigs 2, 3 and 4 Curated by Lyle & Scott went on tour, taking in Edinburgh's Cabaret Voltaire and The Deaf Institute in Manchester before heading back to XOYO London. Headlining was Alex Clare - a man whose sound is notoriously difficult to pigeon-hole, although the Guardian give it a go with "futuristic dancehall and sci-fi soul with the help of the Major Lazer massive". On that note, we braced ourselves for some "crunchy" bass-laden Major Lazerness with Alex Clare's soulful vocals.
Spector and Theme Park - 5th December
Gig 5 saw "infamous underground" indie band Spector headlining in their spiritual home - Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Not nearly as homicidal as the bombastic music producer they're named after, Spector have been pitched "somewhere between Roxy Music and the Strokes, the Killers and Kanye West, Pulp and R&B and Frank Sinatra". See them for their cult frontman in the making; "rakish, Bowie/Jarvis-type pop conceptualist" Fred Macpherson.
Kyla La Grange - 11th January
Our first gig of Curated by Lyle & Scott 2012 will take place at The Louisiana in Bristol and feature the hotly tipped Kyla La Grange. Kyla is described as 'intoxicating witchy folk with epic, widescreen pop'. If you like Florence, Adele and co then come down and watch Kyla put her own cocktail of strong female solo act firmly on the radar.