The Streets are set to launch their new mixtape with a one-off intimate livestreamed London gig. To celebrate the launch of the mixtape, Skinner is set to play a ticketed livestreamed show at London’s Earth venue in Hackney on August 6.
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive, Streets frontman Mike Skinner’s first full-length project in a decade, was released last Friday, July 10. The new collection features the singles “Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better (ft. Tame Impala)”, “I Wish You Loved You As Much As You Love Him (ft. Donae’O & Greentea Peng)” and “Falling Down (ft. Hak Baker)”.
Taking in UK Funky and twilight zone UK rap, and with guest spots ranging from Grammy nominated psychedelia sovereign Tame Impala to cult south London rapper Jesse James Solomon, as well as 2019’s key-fiend-friendly drum’n’bass collaboration with Chris Lorenzo, None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive is the most eclectic and highly collaborative collection of songs from The Streets yet. Or as Mike Skinner puts it with characteristic distinction: “it’s really just a rap duets album.”
Tickets for the The Streets’ intimate London show will be available to fans worldwide from 9am BST on Thursday (July 16), and fans are encouraged to add an optional donation to Skinner’s chosen charity, Show Racism The Red Card.
In a recent interview, Mike Skinner questioned the quality of livestreamed gigs in the era of coronavirus, saying he “[doesn’t think the technology’s there”.
“I’m not massively into live-streamed gigs,” Skinner told Sky News. “I think loud music is loud music, and loud music with people is loud music with people. I don’t think that’s changing anytime soon. I’m sure it will one day.”
Last month, Laura Marling became one of the first artists to perform a paid-for, ticketed livestream gig during the coronavirus lockdown. Reviewing the show, NME wrote: “The gig feels like an event, not an Instagram Live you tune into for five minutes before getting your ever-shortening attention span drawn away by something else.
“Actively putting money in the pockets of a working musician, it shows that live music can do better in the age of coronavirus – for fans, crew and musicians themselves.”
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive is out now and can be bought be here.