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Mica Levi: Bold Tendencies, London

Ben Thompson, The Guardian, 2 August 2015

IF ARTISTS ARE, as Grayson Perry has astutely noted, "the shock troops of gentrification", then musicians aren't too far behind them. Roosting on the art-installation-bedecked upper levels of Peckham's multistorey car park, Bold Tendencies feels like a slightly overstated outtake from Chris Morris's mid-00s hipster prophesy Nathan Barley. With overground trains clanking their way through Peckham Rye station on one side and an amazing view of the London skyline squished into 70mm CinemaScope by the low concrete roof on the other, this venue is hemmed in on all sides by its own impeccable urban credentials.

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