Only Real plays intimate London show

Rapper was joined by Chicago garage-rock group Twin Peaks

Only Real played an intimate show at Jack Rocks The Macbeth in London last night (October 9).

The west London rapper, whose real name is Niall Galvin, was joined by a three-piece backing band for the performance, which was witnessed by just 250 fans.

“Let’s get jiggy,” Galvin told the crowd as he took to the stage and opened with ‘Get It On’, taken from last year’s ‘Days In The City’ EP. He followed things up quickly with ‘Backseat Kissers’ and ‘Blood Carpet’ before removing his guitar from his body to indulge in a short rap.


“Can you believe how hot it is?” he asked the crowd beforehand. “I’m going to make you hotter now. Twisting it up.”

He brought the night to an end with recent single ‘Pass The Pain’, ‘Cinnamon Toast’ and ‘Cadillac Girl’. “I hope you’ve enjoyed the show,” Galvin said by way of goodbye. “I’ve had a lot of fun.”

Earlier in the evening, Chicago garage-rock quartet Twin Peaks opened the gig with tracks from their debut album ‘Sunken’ and recent LP ‘Wild Onion’. The show marked the last of four dates on their first trip to the UK, with bassist Jack Dolan telling the crowd: “I wish we could stay here forever but we’ve got to go back to Chicago tomorrow. My mum misses me.”

Only Real played:

‘Get It On’
‘Backseat Kissers’
‘Blood Carpet’
‘Pass The Pain’
‘Cinnamon Toast’
‘Cadillac Girl’

Jack Daniel’s, in association with NME and Spotify, are collaborating with Hoxton music venue The Macbeth to create a new hub for shows from bands big and small, as well as workshops and Q&As.


Juce play Jack Rocks The Macbeth tonight (October 10) for which tickets can be purchased here

For more information on what’s coming up at the venue head to NME.COM/jackrocks.

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