We’ve written about LOLO before. The Brooklyn (via Memphis) singer has engaged and impressed us here at Backseat Mafia with her previous online releases, including ‘Weapon For Saturday’, ‘Heard it from a friend’ and ‘Year round Summer of love’. She now has an official release ahead of her debut album (also called Weapons for Saturday) Gangsters, which features XL records Rapper Giggs, and comes out via Island Records on 10th February.
It kicks off full of Soul, the classic Motown sound updated for 2014, with Giggs breathing his approval while the tracks takes a minute to step back into this moment of deep house, before propelling onward. It’s fun and funky, and Giggs’ languid delivery suits the vibe of the song, which as well as being funky, is also totally catchy.
It’s is sort of form that’s landed LOLO with a support slot on the John Newman tour, ticking off towards the end of the month. she will be also playing a series of weekly UK shows early in the new year, details to be announced. It’s all building to a big 2014 for LOLO, and we can’t wait.
The John Newman dates are as follows :
Mon 27 Jan 2014 UK Southampton Guildhall
Tue 28 Jan 2014 UK Bristol Academy
Wed 29 Jan 2014 UK Birmingham Institute
Fri 31 Jan 2014 UK Manchester Academy
Sat 01 Feb 2014 UK Newcastle O2 Academy
Mon 03 Feb 2014 UK Glasgow Academy
Tue 04 Feb 2014 UK Leeds O2 Academy
Thu 06 Feb 2014 UK London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Sun 09 Feb 2014 UK Nottingham Rock City
Mon 10 Feb 2014 UK Sheffield O2 Academy
Tue 11 Feb 2014 UK Norwich UEA