Edinburgh Communion November 2012
Sunday, 18th November 2012 at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Bird: Three piece Liverpool band Bird is the creation of Adele Emmas (singer, songwriter) Sian Williams (guitar, harmonies) and Alexis Samata (drums) Together they create dark, haunting, atmospheric music which will entice you in to their magical, other worldly universe.
With beautiful, siren-esque vocals, tribal, hypnotic drum beats and spellbinding guitar work, Bird are refreshingly unlike anything that’s currently on the music scene.
Thomas J Speight: This year has seen the digital release of his EP ‘Willow Tree’ through the independent label Young & Lost Club (home of Noah and the Whale and Johnny Flynn) and support slots for Joshua Radin, Doves, Mumford & Sons, Fionn Regan and the Freelance Whales – all of which has helped make Thomas and his melodic vocal stylings a must see.
The ‘Willow Tree’ EP, produced by Tim Rice-Oxley and Jesse Quin (Mt Desolation and Keane) has received widespread acclaim from a number of sources for it’s insightful lyrics and intricate arrangements, including Ryan Adams, who acknowledged the sound as “so beautiful”.
This, in addition to support from Sir Paul McCartney, suggest that Thomas J Speight is one to watch.
The Shipping Forecast: Only formed recently as the shipping forecast
The guitar and piano duo have been playing the Edinburgh music circuit for two years experimenting with alternative/folk/rock and drawing influences from the likes of Gem club, Scott Mathews, The album leaf and Anthony and the johnsons. Expect warm harmonies, ambient unadorned guitar and slow instrumental builds.
Doors: 7pm // Tickets: £5 adv // Age: 18+