Love Supreme Festival 2018

Man, was it hot! The sixth edition of Love Supreme Jazz Festival was bathed in wall to wall sunshine for its duration, a veritable cauldron of baking summer sounds and party vibes emanating from all corners of the expanded site, in the pitch perfect setting of the expansive, gently rolling grounds of Glynde House. As one wide-eyed punter put it as they entered the arena, “This weekend is going to be sexy!”

For sure, clothing was liberally dispensed with, but it really was a tad too hot to engage in any other physical activity apart from the partying kind. With Love Supreme increasingly a magnet for all ages, it truly is a remarkably accessible music festival of very high quality for those who like to have a bit of fun, too.

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Tom Misch – Geography

While most of South London’s music has been focused on the grimey, murky underbelly of post-punk from the likes of Shame, Fat White Family and Phobophobes, there’s been another blossoming, much fresher sounding trend south of the River Thames. The jazz-inflected, soft harmonies from the likes of Loyle Carner, Cosmo Pyke and King Krule have been making waves with their sophisticated sounds, beautiful lyricism and clever songwriting. Arguably one of the most impressive musicians from this scene is Loyle Carner’s frequent collaborator Tom Misch, whose meditative, elegiac approach to songwriting has very quickly won him fans all over the world and makes his debut record, Geography, feel like a walk in the park on a thriving spring afternoon. It’s a beautiful record, brimming with lush soundscapes and smooth musical compositions garnering ideas from the worlds of jazz, hip-hop, funk and disco.

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