West London’s Metropolis Studios is one of the capital’s most sought after studio spaces, an audiophiles paradise adored by everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Manic Street Preachers. Between 2017-2020 (and a bit longer, if anyone’s counting) Clash Live and Metropolis Studios have partnered to host a series of stellar live shows, showcasing some of the best talent in the land.
It’s been quite a trip. IAMDDB played Metropolis Studios a matter of weeks before her BBC Sound Of 2018 nomination, international guests dropped in whilst touring, and new artists honed their chops in world famous Studio A. The full list of artists taking part veers from feral South London grunge to St. Lucian production and back again.
Renowned for their high-end audio fixation, Clash & the Metropolis teams recorded each set, and it’s built up into a library of some of the best breaking artists in the country. All rights to recordings are retained by the artists to add these very special live tracks to their own catalogues.
The series returns Wednesday March 8th, running monthly for the foreseeable future in partnership with Ellesse and you’re invited. This time round performers are getting the full styling experience with customised garments made to measure embellished with their own personal touches.
The experience is free for fans and guests to attend. Space is extremely limited and the demand is high so we are running the same ticket lottery format via the sign-up form at the bottom of this page.
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CLASH LIVE @ METROPOLIS STUDIOS WEDNESDAY 8TH MARCH 2023
Come and celebrate International Women’s Day in style with Delilah Montagu performing for Clash Live in Studio A at Metropolis Studios in association with Ellesse.
It’s been a road of discovery for the London-based artist. Charting her journey from adolescence to adulthood, Delilah moved from her roots in orchestral music towards contemporary stardom. The inspiration behind Fred Again’s breakthrough hit ‘Delilah (pull me out of this)’, Delilah is no stranger to a multiplying audience; she’s worked alongside Black Coffee and David Guetta on the smash hit ‘Drive’, amassing over 67 million streams worldwide.
Although Delilah first made her mark within the mainstream sphere, it’s the likes of The Smiths, James Blake, Joni Mitchell and Bon Iver that have shaped her indie sensibilities. Across three distinct EPs, she wove together her experiences with addiction and romantic entanglements, all through a profusion of glossy, bedroom pop and raw, flecked acoustics. The storytelling aspect of songwriting provided Delilah with a gateway to her innermost thoughts and to this day music remains a cathartic escape.
In 2022, Delilah was featured on the hit single “Delilah (pull me out of this)” from Fred Again’s new album which peaked in the Top 5 on the UK charts. Delilah wrote the original song (“Lost Keys”) with Fred’s brother producer Benjy Gibson.
“It’s about feeling anxious and alone in a club and needing your person to pull you out of it. We wrote that song after an experience I had that week. Fred heard the song and loved it. I think the sentiment spoke to him and then a few weeks later he sent me a voice note on Instagram saying he had made a track around my song and that he was obsessed with it. He sent me a snippet and sent it as a voice memo…I just fell in love with it,” said Delilah.
Her recent single with Fred Again marked a new chapter beginning. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 about the song Fred explained: “I think the feeling that I became really obsessed with was trying to take the very fleeting moments and trying to expose as much beauty as is in them.
“You know how sometimes if you see something in [a] normal thing, and you see it in slow-mo, it’s like, ‘Oh wow’. There’s a whole new emotional framing for it. I became just very obsessed with the feeling… I think that’s why, with the first guy I sampled, I was just so enamoured with it because it was that feeling, but I’d never been able to see a hummingbird in slow-mo before, if you see what I mean.
ENTER THE TICKET LOTTERY:
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Event Info: Wednesday March 8th 2023
Doors open for guests to arrive from 6.30pm, we have a bar area well stocked and good music rotating ready for your arrival. Performances will usually commence from 8pm UK GMT sharp, please arrive early to avoid disappointment and let us know in advance if you cannot attend so space can be reallocated.
The studio is in Chiswick, West London so we suggest planning your journey in advance. More info on the studio can be found over on their website HERE.
The Power House
70 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1SY
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Clash Live @ Metropolis Archive Recorded Sessions:
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