Plan B ill Manors album launch party
- By Hannah Mahony -
- Jul 25, 2012
After a sweltering day in the city you'd be forgiven for thinking that Londoners would flock from their offices wearing blinders on a one-way route to patios, parks and beer gardens - generally out of the city centre and into the arms of a chilled cider...
Mais non, dear friends. A decked out underground car park in Southwark, it seems, was the place to be on what may have just been the hottest day of the year. Why? The launch party of Plan B’s shiny new album ill Manors.
Performing various tracks from the greatly praised new record (out now) alongside classics, and joined on stage by Labrinth and Kano - no expense was spared in recreating the urban surroundings found in Plan B’s upcoming film, also under the same album name.
Clips from the film were projected onto the walls of the tunnel during the set, and full scenes played out in between tracks. It was all very dramatic to say the least - and sweaty, I slightly envied those watching the live stream of the event in cooler climates.
Backed by a live band and performing in front of heated jostling and jumping audience, the anthemic melodic prose of local boy Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (aka Plan B) was brilliant showcase of what has the potential to be one of the best albums of 2012.