Yes, Stereogum too has been obsessed with Lily Allen. Especially because we know almost nothing about the blogosphere’s newest download darling from across the pond. When ThighsWideShut passed us an MP3 of “Knock ‘Em Out,” we hit play and wondered for a few secs if she was the new Nellie McKay or the new M.I.A. And then her cheeky/ballsy rhymes took over: turns out Lily’s a female Mike Skinner, and absolutely infectious. Also nab her debut single “LDN” which has been getting love on Radio 1 and MySpace, where she’s amassed quite a following.
Jax at Rock Insider described “LDN” as such: “This song sounds like a rainbow popsicle from an ice cream truck in brooklyn on a scorching hot day with kids playing in a fire hydrant spraying out into the street” and “LDN is officially my summertime anthem.”
Allen will be doing her first Stateside tour in October, with stops in San Francisco, LA, Chicago, and New York City. Locally, she’ll be performing on October 14th at The Troubadour in West Hollywood. Tickets went onsale last Thursday, and as of this writing, they sold out yesterday. Hope you got yours already.
(Photo courtesy of LilyAllenMusic.com.)
Tue, 10 Oct 2006 Hiro Ballroom New York
Thu, 12 Oct 2006 Popscene San Francisco
Sat, 14 Oct 2006 Troubadour Los Angeles
Mon, 16 Oct 2006 Double Door Chicago