Time: February 21, 2017 from 8:30pm to 10pm
Location: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Phone: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Event Type: rap, hip-hop, music, dream, pop, live, b10
Organized By: B10 Live
Latest Activity: Feb 5
Time: 2017.2.21 Tuesday 20:30
Venue: B10 Live http://www.b10live.cn
Add: Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District, Shenzhen
Tel: 0755 86337602 (15:00-18:00, info only)
Organizer: OCT-LOFT Culture Development Co., Ltd
Admittance starts at 20:00.
Open area with several seats on both sides for resting purpose.
Ticketing information : https://www.douban.com/event/28130061/discussion/614601487/
Only Real, otherwise known as Niall Galvin, is a 25-year-old from West London who mixes kitchen-sink rapping with spun-out guitar and synths to make upbeat, off-kilter pop music.
After growing up playing piano, Galvin first started writing songs aged 14 with a Spanish classical guitar - “the rappy, singing element was just something that came out of my mouth,” he says. The first tracks from Only Real appeared online towards the end of 2011 and swiftly caught the attention of talent managers. Galvin managed to fly over and work with Atlanta-based producer Ben Allen (Washed Out, Deerhunter, P Diddy) after signing to Virgin in November 2013, and released his debut album, Jerk at the End of the Line, in March.
Like the bumptious lovechild of Brian Wilson and Outkast’s Andre 3000. Galvin lays Mike Skinner-style rapped verses over jangling, garagey guitars and sparse, electronic beats. But within Only Real’s blissed out, lo-fi pop there lies a mischievous heart of honest, narrative lyrics, which tell tales of blossoming romance (Daisychained), revelry (Blood Carpet) and youthful malaise (Can’t Get Happy) in a way that recalls Jamie T - but from the other side of the Thames. “I like to create those moments that will hit a certain nerve and really resonate with you, a few words that will trigger something,” he says of his lyric-writing.
Galvin didn’t start properly listening to music until his teens, (“I found it a bit intense to listen to. But when I understood the beauty of what it was I kind of got into it”) but cites his mother’s love of The Beach Boys as a major influence as well as American hip-hop. His enjoyment of Deerhunter led him to work with Allen and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Pogues and Yo La Tengo have all left their mark on Galvin’s debut album.
Only Real - Backseat Kissers MV
Only Real - Cadillac Girl MV
Only Real - Get It On MV