Col3trane takes us through the best spots in London before he tours Australia
British young gun COL3TRANE is on a complete and utter roll. Seeming to have the Midas touch, his refreshingly youthful yet effortlessly cool R&B has won him a lot of fans very quickly. His voice is silky smooth, only matched by the oozy yet powerful production that’s akin to artists like Frank Ocean. Yeah, he’s that good.
Col3trane is headed to Australia for the first time next month, following a last minute addition to the Listen Out lineup as well as some of his own headline shows. In the spirit of that, he has given us an exclusive run through of some of his favourite joints in his hometown, London.
“This was the first studio I ever worked at. It’s on top of a bar and in the middle of Shoreditch so the energy was always wild when we went in there. We spent a lot of time there. Also has a lot of history.”
“Great Nando’s but make sure you go with SG Lewis because then it’s free.”
Total Refreshment Centre
“The best place to hear jazz in London. Its hidden away in an amazing space in Hackney. The people are always so friendly and the music is always so fire. Heard artists like Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry and Ezra Collective there.”
Rum Kitchen in Brixton
“Always super active. Also you can get £6 Wray&Nephew and coke which is dangerous.”
“It’s like the gardens to this amazing house which are totally hidden away but it’s open to the public. It’s beautiful in there and not too many people know about it… it’s a sick place to go drink or smoke or kick ball with friends.”
Catch Col3trane at Listen Out dates across the country next month, as well as two headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Full details below.
Tuesday, 25th September
Workers Club, Melbourne
Wednesday, 26th September
Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
Words by JACKSON LANGFORD