Welcome to the RFB TV Archive
22 Oct 2013
RFB TV to launch archive series...
RFB is very pleased to announce that we’re set to delve deep into our TV archives to take a look back on some of the artists and events that have helped shaped the past 10 years of music.
Our earliest content takes us back to 2002 and captures the beginning of a guitar revolution whilst also taking into account some of the more experimental sounds of the time before leading us into the rest of the decade and furthermore with genuinely inspired, intelligent and intuitive artist all exploring the possibilities of music in the culture around them. This dive into our records isn’t only about documenting the art of the time but also about understanding the culture of the times in a bid to better understand and experience them and whether that’s seeing performers that are now globally recognised icons playing their first shows in Camden pubs or some of our favourite bands that chose a different path, there’s something in the world captured that we’ve found incredibly enjoyable – and we’re sure you will too.
The programming for these moments has taken a lot of thought and we won’t be stopping until all the films we’ve made our available to find on our YouTube page, Tumblr and this very website. To make this easier, we’ve agreed on a weekly schedule which will run as follows:
Monday's: Sessions / On Location
Our pick of the best RFB sessions – including performances from Two Door Cinema Club, Villagers and Mumford and Sons - sitting alongside our On Location series, that sees us go out to find some of the most important and interesting music of the time and film away from our London HQ.
-A look back at a series of now iconic artists that RFB caught just before they were famous – expect to see Florence excitedly perform to a crowd of 50 in a London pub and Dizzee Rascal interviewed just before the release of Boy In Da Corner.
Friday's: Innovators and Legends
We’ve been lucky to have spent time with some truly legendary artists (Smokey Robinson, Anton Newcombe) as well as some innovative newcomers (Micachu, The xx). Here you will find live films and interviews from a diverse and inspired selection of artists all having created, or creating their own exciting paths in the world of music and art.
Today, we begin with one of our favourite live performances from the truly gifted Anna Calvi. Filmed back in 2010 at London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen the songstress delivered and empowered performance of her incredible single ‘Blackout’ and began a journey that has seen her two albums garner critical acclaim and Calvi single out as genuinely important artist of our times.
Watch Anna Calvi perform ‘Blackout’ live below and head over to the RFB TV YouTube channel to subscribe and see more content just like this!