Monday, 30 January 2012

MTV Brand New for 2012 - Tuesday 24th Jan

There is no denying that the line up for both nights had me extremely excited. On Tuesday 24th it was The Maccabees who headlined the show and from the safety of some steps by the top bar I was thrilled to witness a band, whom I have been following for some time now whip the crowd into a frenzy to hit after hit. It took no time for the dance floor to be turned into a mosh pit and drinks and revellers were flying! For anyone who didn't manage to catch them in the UK before they head off to Europe next week on tour they will be back in March and I strongly recommend you purchase your ticket to Alexandra Palace, where they will be headlining again in June! 

Charli XCX opened up the show, and while I hadn't heard her music before my friend informed me that she was definitely going to be one to watch out for, and I think he might have been a little bit right...The feisty London girl rocks the stage with confidence with her self proclaimed experimental pop. Having already featured in glossy fashion mags I predict she will be the next British fashionista we will all be lusting after with her edgy look! I couldn't help but think of Cyndi Lauper in her hey day when I watched Charli perform.. especially when I clocked her mingling with friends and fans on the dance floor later during The Maccabees set, proving that like Cyndi, Charli XCX is a definitely a girl who wants to have fun!

It was no doubt a huge disappointment that Lana Del Rey cancelled her performance, some 45 mins prior to the start of the show due to ill health however I can't help to feel for the girl. She has received some pretty harsh press in recent weeks and I can imagine that the critic, coupled with the stress of her album release today may well have effected her recovery... I have heard mixed reviews about her live performances, but as ever I like to make my own mind up about these things and I think both her recorded work and videos are beautiful.. therefore wish her a speedy recovery, think we should give her a break and I look forward to catching her again soon... xx

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