Some say the hardest bit about being single is knowing that you’re going to die alone.
But the hardest bit is actually knowing there are amazing things going on in the world that you’ll never experience because there is no-one to go with.
Friends are great but they are much less likely than a lover is to agree to fly halfway around Europe to see a DJ you’ve only ever seen on YouTube.
This is especially true when you’re 24 only when you put the numbers back to front, and a lot of your friends think going to bed at 10pm is an acceptable thing to do.
If you were picturing yourself while reading any of the above then – snap!
Will you take me to see DJ Lilly Palmer at Fabric in July?
The kind of music Lilly plays was never my thing when growing up so the friends I have who were into it have either grown old or we grew apart years ago.
But being contained in an flat in South London for months on end during Covid lockdowns changed my outlook on life.
I want to dance to more than just guitar music (although I am obviously very excited about Indie Amnesty on May 13) and want to live like common people who dance until dawn/ lunchtime.
And somewhere somehow during lockdown I discovered the music of Lilly Palmer. But I don’t know how or where.
For a long time I would watch videos of her sets on YouTube and always questioned why it seemed that the only show she has done recently in England was in Liverpool – with the others being halfway round Europe.
Now though she’s playing Fabric in London on July 16th and I’d like to go.
So, for anyone who is reading this, here are my six reasons why you should take me to the show.
1. As an indie kid from the olden days I’m not a dancing to dance music aficionado, so watching me try might be fun for you.
2. She’s way ahead of her time with a recent auction of NFTs of her music or visuals or something or other. (Can you tell I don’t understand NFTs?)
3. The experience when the beat drops on her first track will be absolutely incredible (and yes I do hate the way “drops” has become a word to describe when something has been published or released when it should just relate to music).
4. Just watch the videos and see how much fun they are having. That’s how much fun we could be having.
5. I don’t have the language to explain just how amazing her tracks are so hope WhenWeDip won’t mind me quoting from their review of her EP on Drumcode records:
“We Control’ is a satisfying label debut exhibiting her stealth-like ability to work a dancefloor with a variety of driving techno moods. The title track embodies a key-driven Motor City vibe, before thrilling waves of jagged synths and ravey effects take the cut into brain spangling bosh territory.”
6. She’s an absolutely incredible performer who knows how to drive the crowd wild with her techno beats and a look that’s absolutely on fleek.
Leather trousers seem to be her favourite, rather than the PVC of Alex Haddow and Marijne Van der Vlught from a recent episode of Fiskal Policy, but in a similar vein.
Stay safe for another week!