- Ric McLaughlin
- 16 August 2007
This article is from 2007.
An exciting new sound courtesy of Wimbledon’s coolest son
A formerly ‘crazy’, now defunct football team; excitable, litter collecting rodents and (lets face it) a boring tennis tournament. These were previously Wimbledon’s most famous offspring, that is until Panic Prevention, Jamie T’s debut album blazed its way onto our stereos a few months ago.
It’s rare in these days of Top Man rock and all that ‘hippity-hop’ stuff that someone emerges with a sound that is, for want of a better word, ‘new’ (not Enter Shikari ‘new’, good ‘new’).
The combination of intimate, established venue and the Borough of Merton’s finest musical crusader is a heady one. Expect polo shirts, acoustic bass guitars and Mr T’s clever mix of ska, indie and breaks to get the capacity crowd moving in what looks set to be one of the musical highlights of this year’s Festival. (Ric McLaughlin)
T on the Fringe, Liquid Room, 0870 169 0100, 19 Aug, 7pm, SOLD OUT. See page 22 for our special T on the Fringe ticket giveaways.