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Thursday 25 October

Exponents of the mash-up genre of grindie, (a cross between grime and indie rock for the uninitiated) Leeds boys Hadouken combined energetic stage presence, heavy rock and synths at Camden's Barfly.


Sorry we were only able to keep performance videos online for a week after the festival.

on the bbc

Radio 1
  • Radio 1
  • Radio 1 hosted Hadouken! as part of Zane Lowe's show.

what happened

Minute by minute report, via text message, by the BBC's Kate Lawrence.

  1. 19.15 - Huw Stephens gets on stage to announce Hadouken!
  2. 19.18 - They kick off with a bang and 'Superstar'. James is on top vocal form, literally spitting out the lyrics.
  3. 19.23 - I move away from the speaker as 'Declaration' kicks in after a couple of technical hitches. "This shouldn't happen at important gigs like this!" says James.
  4. 19.25 - Alice is carrying off the moody keyboardist look brilliantly. The boys are really warming up now and cracking the odd smile.
  5. 19.29 - New single 'Leap of Faith' marks Hadouken Version 2.0 with its much rockier sound. And it rocks! It's a shame the Barfly is still only half full...

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