Fractures announce debut UK show

Fractures Sebright 2014 A3Melbourne multi-instrumentalist, singer-producer, Fractures has announced his debut headline show in London for Thursday October 30, at The Seabright Arms.

Hosted by Communion Presents, this show sees Fractures- aka Melbourne native Mark Zito- travel to the UK following the release of his debut self-titled EP in July and a string of sold-out shows in his home country.

Pairing infectious pop hooks with haunting narrative, Fractures, AKA Mark Zito, has won fans and praise from his peers including Gotye and Chet Faker for his dark, alluring sound.

Previous singles ‘Twisted’ and ‘Cadence’-promptly went top 3 on Hype Machine, whilst The Guardian tipped follow-up ‘Cadence’ as ‘a down-tempo electro burner bringing to mind Jamie Woon and James Blake’. The raft of interest in Fractures’ output has resonated far beyond the approval of critics and fellow musicians, with now more than a million plays on Soundcloud.

In possibly the cruelest case of life imitating art, just days before his live debut in mid 2013, the producer and multi-instrumentalist suffered a near-fatal fall, leaving him with a fractured neck & confined to an orthotic halo for a recovery period of 3 months.

Happily, Zito’s complete recovery now brings him to London, which will see Zito (replete with 5 piece band) lifting the new EP up & out of the studio, translating his crisp productions with the luxurious depth and resonance so evident across Fractures.

“He plays like a slightly slicker James Blake or How to Dress Well — an R&Bist with
an alternative approach, and an ear for what works”
Spin.

“Cadence achieves its emotional peaks with subtle but stunning clarity”
The Guardian

“If you’re looking to be moved, look no further”
 Earmilk

“Fractures is an artist that possesses enviable musical dexterity”
Hilly Dill

www.fracturesmusic.com.au

August 21, 2014 under Gigs, News

Rhodes announces headline London show

Rhodes Oslo 2014 v2A year ago Rhodes had played just a handful of live shows. Now, 12 months later, he is something of a veteran, having supported Sam Smith, London Grammar, Laura Marling, Nick Mulvey and Rufus Wainwright. He has toured the UK, sold out three nights at London’s Sebright Arms, as well festival performances at Glastonbury, Wilderness and Latitude to name a few.

Now signed to Ministry of Sound through his own Rhodes Music imprint, Rhodes releases a stunning new EP ‘Home’ October 19th. He is a singular talent. His voice is striking and the stark simplicity of his songs is initially deceptive. Whether he plays electric guitar or keyboards, solo or with a band, the sound totally belongs to him.

Using producers Ian Grimble (Daughter), Tim Bran/Roy Kerr (London Grammar) and Iain Archer (Jake Bugg), ‘Home’ showcases Rhodes impressive songwriting talent. Lead track ‘Breathe’ is beautiful, held together by a stripped back verse and a glimmering chorus. The endearing anthemic title track leads into bittersweet piano ballad ‘What If Love’. The EP picks up the tempo and closes with the warming and catchy ‘Crash’.

With his career in the ascendency, Rhodes received enthusiastic early support last October with his debut EP ‘Raise Your Love’ and his ‘Morning’ EP release this May ranging from the all manner of blogs to NME, Times and Sunday Times and Radio 1 and XFM playlists.  The summer has seen support continue with a BBC3 acoustic performance from Glastonbury as well as a recent session with Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.  Rhodes continues to receive enthusiastic reception from all quarters.

Tickets can be purchased here.

August 18, 2014 under Gigs, News

Liam Frost announces London show

image003Described by Elbow’s Guy Garvey as “the UK’s answer to Bright Eyes” and heralded in some quarters of the British music press as a Mancunian Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter Liam Frost has developed, across two critically acclaimed solo albums, into a well-cherished artist whose distinctive voice, songwriting and sincerity really set him apart. Following his recent TOKOLOSH collaboration with members of The Earlies and The Whip, Liam returns for these special performances showcasing songs from The Wild Places EP and his, as yet, untitled third album.

Liam Frost will headline St Giles In The Fields on Thursday 23 October, tickets on sale here

August 15, 2014 under Gigs, News, Uncategorized

ATTU announce headline London show

attucommunion copy.1London electro-pop outfit ATTU will release their debut EP We Are Ordinary People, on limited edition vinyl and download, through Beatnik Creative on September 1st. The EP will be supported by the release of debut single, We Are Ordinary People.

ATTU are North London based four piece comprised of Stefan Antoinette (guitar/vocals), Michelle Antoinette (bass/vocals/synths), Chike Newman (samples/vocals) and Timothy Earl (guitar/synths).

Following last year’s captivating demo ‘Don’t Sleep’, ATTU return this summer with lead single, We Are Ordinary People. The quietly momentous track; with its rousing soundscapes and irresistible melodies is the second preview of the forthcoming EP.

They will headline The Waiting Room on 8th September, tickets on sale HERE

August 12, 2014 under Gigs, News

Twin Peaks announce first UK headline show

twinpeaksFreshly signed to Communion Records, Twin Peaks play their first UK headline show at Birthdays on 7th October. Tickets  on sale here

Don’t bother asking Twin Peaks about the deeper meaning of their band name. They simply thought it sounded cool, which explains why their second album Wild Onion (out August 5th on The Grand Jury) isn’t as spooky or surreal as David Lynch’s short-lived TV show. It’s more like a modern day Nuggets, with Ty Segall, Black Lips and Thee Oh Sees curating instead of Lenny Kaye. Not literally, of course. But the spirit of those gar-age demigods is alive and well alongside subtle nods to everything from the Pixies and Tame Impala to the godfathers of guitar-guided pop music, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

Wild Onion out in the UK on 1st September.

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August 12, 2014 under Gigs, News

Communion Clubnight returns!

UK Regional September 2014 A3.1We’re very excited to announce the return of our monthly clubnight residency at Notting Hill Arts Club. From September until June
we’ll be bringing you some of the most exciting new music from bands all across the country and even the world.

Join us on 7th September for performances from Seafret, Lauren Shera, Freddie Dickson, Febueder, Blackfoot Circle, Racing Glaciers and Amber States.

We’ll also have our ATFL DJs on hand who will be going head to head with The Staves, they’ll be bringing you a mix of tunes to keep you dancing until the early hours.

Tickets HERE

August 6, 2014 under Gigs, News

Jake Isaac announces UK tour and headline London show

Jake Isaac TOUR 2014 A3.1South London singer songwriter, Jake Isaac, has announced his first UK headline tour following an eventful summer of touring which included festival performances at Barn On The Farm, Summer Sound, Leopallooza, Kendal Calling and a slot on the coveted Other Stage at Glastonbury. After supporting Ella Eyre on her UK tour earlier in the year, Jake returned to support Ella at her Brixton Electric show on June 12th.

Jake released his latest EP ‘War Child’ on June 28th while at Glastonbury, which went straight into Top 10 on the iTunes Singer-Songwriter chart. The ‘War Child’ EP reveals a wealth of fresh talent to be found in Isaac, from the beautiful, soaring ‘Hope’ to the energetic melodies of ‘Long Road’.  Jake is joined by Virgin/EMI’s Josh Record on ‘Never Leave’ and by JP Cooper on ‘Carry You Home’.

 

UK Autumn Tour 2014

 

28th September – Bristol, The Exchange

29th September – Southampton, The Joiners

30th September – Birmingham, Hare and Hounds

1st October – Glasgow, The Poetry Club

2nd October – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

4th October – Manchester, Soup Kitchen

5th October – Brighton, The Hope

7th October – London, Oslo TICKETS

August 6, 2014 under Gigs, News

Tenterhook to play St Pancras Old Church

TENTERHOOK ADMAT-page1Tenterhook will release his eponymous debut EP, digitally through Cartoon Records on August 25. Having already received plays across BBC Radio 1, XFM and Amazing Radio; the release will be supported by a show at London’s St Pancras Old Church on September 11.

Having quietly uploaded his demos to Soundcloud a few months ago, 19-year old Archie Faulks (aka Tenterhook) has since caused quite the stir amongst both fans and critics alike. February’s Stereo and most recent demo, Chemicals portray a collection of beautifully constructed, tender pop; marrying his delicate yet anthemic melodies with sparse guitar and piano accompaniment.

Following a sold-out show at Servants Jazz Quarters and appearances at this years The Great Escape and Somersault festivals; Tenterhook will release his stunning four-track debut offering in September. Recorded at The Crypt Studios with Anthony Leung, Tenterhook looks set to further cement his place as one of this years most exciting new musicians.

Tickets for his show at St Pancras Old Church on 11th September are available HERE

August 5, 2014 under Gigs, News

Megan Washington announces intimate solo show at London’s St. Pancras Old Church

Communion PosterMegan Washington has announced that she will perform an intimate solo set at St. Pancras Old Church in London on Monday 11th August in conjunction with Communion.

After revealing her stunning new single ‘Limitless’ last week the Australian star is set to introduce herself to the UK in style, playing tracks from her forthcoming new album ‘There There’.

Written alongside renowned producer Sam Dixon (Sia, Adele) the album is full of personal insight, heartfelt emotion and poignant lyrics woven together with classic songwriting. While the recordings include a stellar cast including Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa on drums and Leo Abraham of Roxy Music on guitars, her debut London performance will showcase Megan Washington’s song-craft in stripped back, solo fashion. With just a piano and her beguiling vocals, this is the perfect introduction to the world and work of one of this year’s most exciting talents.

Tickets are available HERE.

July 31, 2014 under Gigs, News

Gossling announces headline London show

Gossling Sebright Arms September 2014Plucked harps, guitar climaxes, and retro, European disco. Sonically rich and impressively realised: Harvest Of Gold is the highly anticipated debut album from Melbourne’s Gossling, 10 tracks of gorgeous pop songcraft, the gifted musicianship of singer/songwriter Helen Croome.

With Gossling’s boundless talent and that dreamy, startling voice, Harvest Of Gold marks the arrival of undoubtedly one of 2013’s best Australian releases. “Hopefully with this album the people who’ve only heard my singles will realise the extent of my songwriting,” says Helen, who signed to Dew Process in September 2012 following three acclaimed independent EPs: 2009 debut If You Can’t Whistle, 2010’s Until Then, and 2012’s Intentional Living. “I want listeners to stick with me as an artist, and enjoy the progression I’ve made.”

Front and centre across the Harvest Of Gold LP is Gossling’s magical voice – used to devastating effect on the heart-wrenching “Vanish”. Written in response to the death of Jill Meagher, Helen’s vocals were recorded at home, the intimate take capturing the effect the tragedy had on the singer. “I was angry for a long time,” says Helen, of lines like, “Should we see what he wrote on her face?”. “The security footage… I was affected by the fact that we saw some of her last moments. It was good it was put out there, but it also felt wrong, intrusive.”

Much more upbeat is vivid opener “Big Love”, with its joyous pop chorus, its lyrics spilling out in one hit from start to finish – “Probably my favourite song on the album,” Helen admits. The lazy lounge romance of Lee and Nancy-style “Songs Of Summer” is a co-write with Steve Parkin, and features Sparkadia’s Alex Burnett. Disco makes an appearance on “Challenge’, the first song written for the LP, while the baseline swagger of “Accolade” was crafted with the help of Alexander Gow, who Helen teamed up with during a stint at a writers’ retreat in Byron Bay.

Heartfelt, diverse, and seriously enchanting, Gossling’s debut album is the sound of an artist fully coming into her own. Easily one of 2013’s finest releases, Harvest Of Gold leaves an impact all its own.

Tickets for her headline show are on sale HERE

July 28, 2014 under Gigs, News