Hak Baker Announced For Clash Live At Metropolis Studios Wednesday April 5th

`Win tickets to attend an intimate recording experience in Studio A at Metropolis...

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 returned in March with Delilah Montagu serenading a packed Studio A on International Women’s Day.

Wednesday April 5th brings Hak Baker to the stage in partnership with Yogi and you’re invited. 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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Hak Baker’s music is almost as cockney as he is. His story begins on the Isle of Dogs where his working class community became his muse and inspired an unconventional, rebellious career that has seen the East End troubadour become one of the most respected and reverent British artists of his generation.

Hak’s tales of inner city London life climb a spectrum between youthful nihilism and male vulnerability, to understanding that within the personal lives, the political, as Hak paints a picture of a country in turmoil through his poetic lyricism.

With fans spanning culture and genre, from Celeste to Mike Skinner, Fontaines DC to Skepta, Slowthai to Pete Doherty to Joy Crookes and Reuben Dangoor, Hak’s fanbase identify as “MisFits”, like-minded individuals who question the status quo and celebrate Hak’s anti-genre, “G-Folk” sound.

Hak released his first single of 2023, the blistering “Telephones 4 Eyes”, an Orwellian anti-technology protest, with pace and anger that pleads for human connection and condemns the surveillance state. “The all seeing eye got his eye on me property, Telephones for eyes and they’re watching me probably, Fingers to the sky in protest of hypocrisy.”

The official video is a mutated, uncomfortable and stirring journey through the city on your phone; with the main protagonist, played by friend and longtime collaborator Jack Rolf, losing his mind and body to technology. Directed by Hugh Mulhern (Fontaines DC), the video is a first of its kind, using AI technology to manipulate frames and stop motion to show the glitch in our universe.

Event Info: Wednesday April 5th 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.

Metropolis Studios
The Power House
70 Chiswick High Road
London W4 1SY

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Clash Live @ Metropolis Archive Recorded Sessions:

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