Live Gallery: Hak Baker For Clash Live At Metropolis Studios

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West London’s Metropolis Studios is one of the capital’s most sought after studio spaces, an audiophile’s paradise adored by everyone from Kendrick Lamar to Manic Street Preachers.

Clash Live and Metropolis Studios have partnered together once again to host a series of live shows, showcasing some of the best homegrown talent. On Wednesday 5th April we hosted Hak Baker for the second instalment of the series in association with Yogi Footwear.

Guests applied to attend via a free-ticket lottery, with a record number joining us to pack out Studio A to the rafters. Warmed by a bespoke menu of cocktails supplied by the good folks at Chivas Regal, the audience made their way down into the heart of the converted powerhouse gathering in Studio A. Hak took to the stage at 8pm to a packed out audience of die-hard fans.

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.

Tune into our interview with Hak Baker recorded ahead of his set for Clash Live.

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.

Listen to ‘Windrush Baby’ recorded live in Studio A at Metropolis Studios now…

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 Baker performed songs from his highly anticipated debut album “Worlds End FM”, which is set for release on 9 June 2023, alongside a slew of fan favourites.

Photography: Sam Lake

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