Communion at SXSW

SXSW Showcase 2015 v7 WebWe’re very excited to announce that Communion will be heading over to Austin, Texas again this March as part of SXSW! Below are the details of our two stages.

On Wednesday 18th March we’ll be at Blackheart on Rainey Street, with performances from Romans, Marian Hill, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Years & Years, Circa Waves plus some very special guests.

Then on Friday 20th March we’ll be at St David’s Church on 8th Street, with Tove Styrke, Laura Marling, Foreign Fields, Leon Bridges, James Bay and Jack Garratt.

More info over at www.communionmusic.com

February 24, 2015 under Gigs, News

Patrick Watson announces London show and new album

Patrick Watson Bush Hall May 2015 v1 WebWe’re very happy to announce that Patrick Watson will return to the UK this May, performing an intimate show at London’s Bush Hall on May 11th!

The show coincides with the release of his fifth album ‘Love Songs For Robots’ due May 12th. Check out the album trailer now: http://bit.ly/1Bk72oD  The new album was recorded at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles and Pierre Marchand Studio in Montreal. Of the record, some of which was debuted at private concerts in small loft spaces, Watson explains, “I started thinking about things in a very mechanical way. I found it interesting how we would use our senses to come up with an emotional reaction. As I get older you get to know yourself better and I realized that a lot of my emotional reactions were mechanical responses and that was hugely influential. I didn’t want to be a robot. But the reason why we are superior to computers is that we have emotions and I realized that emotions are mechanical so the only thing left between us and robots is curiosity and inspiration – and I don’t think you can program that into a computer. That’s definitely where I was at when I started writing the record.”

Don’t miss this very special show! Tickets on sale Friday 27th Feb at 8am: http://www.communionmusic.co.uk/live/

 

 

February 24, 2015 under Gigs, News

Rae Morris announces UK Tour in October

Rae Morris London October 2015 v1 WebFollowing a completely sold out tour and a stunning show at Brixton Electric, Rae Morris announces a UK tour in October this year. After the release of her critically acclaimed and UK charting debut LP “Unguarded” in January, the tour will include a very special show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Thursday 8th October, her largest headline show to date.

Pre-sale tickets from Wednesday 25th February at 10am. General on-sale Friday 27th February at 10am here.

February 23, 2015 under Gigs, News

The Mispers to headline London’s Oslo

The Mispers Oslo April 2015 v1 WebLast week The Mispers premiered a brand new track, ‘Weekend,’ released in April and now we’re happy to announce they will also headline London’s Oslo on Wednesday 15th April.

Listen to ‘Weekend’ available to pre-order now!

Pre-sale tickets available from Wednesday 25th February 9am, with general on-sale on Friday 27th Feb at 9am here.

February 23, 2015 under Gigs, News

Michael Kiwanuka announces Ewafe Project show

Ewafe Project May 2015 v10 WebJoin Michael Kiwanuka and some very special guests on 2nd May for a night of fantastic music, all for an amazing cause.

‘Ewafe’ means ‘where we belong’ and the Ewafe project was launched by Kids Club Kampala in 2013, to tackle the problem of increasing numbers of children being abandoned in Kampala’s slums. Over the last year the charity have raised enough money to build a home for abandoned children, and the first 10 children moved-in in December 2014. Now the charity are looking to raise enough money to keep the home running, and the children healthy and well fed every month. This year’s fundraiser is hoping to do just that!

Tickets available here.

February 20, 2015 under Gigs, News

Announcing Somersault Festival 2015

POSTER - FINALAfter an amazing debut year in 2014, Communion Presents is proud to announce its involvement with Somersault Festival in 2015.

Set in the beautiful South West, Somersault is back for 2015 after its sell out 2014 debut. We’ll be bringing back the Communion area, with our own stage, pop up record store, bar and late night tunes.

Main stage headliners Laura Marling and Bombay Bicycle club are confirmed, and we’ll be announcing bands for our stage very soon!

A limited number of Early Bird tickets are still available here!

February 19, 2015 under Gigs, News

Jack Garratt announces 2nd night at Village Underground and New EP

Jack Garratt Village Underground May 2015 v8 WebJack Garratt has announced a full UK tour in support of his upcoming EP “Synesthesia pt 1”, including a second date at London’s Village Underground on Monday 25th May.

The Synesthesiac EP is released on 13th April through Island Records and was produced by Jack, featuring recent single, ‘The Love You’re Given’ and 3 new tracks. Listen to ‘Chemical’ now.

The previously announced Village Underground date sold-out in 48 hours, so don’t hang around with this one – book tickets now!

February 19, 2015 under Gigs, News

Wooden Arms announce Spring tour including London show at The Lexington

Wooden Arms Lexington April 2015 v1 WebWooden Arms announce a Spring tour, following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Tide‘ late last year.

With another full length LP in the pipeline for early 2016, the band embark on a comprehensive headline tour of the UK and Europe, including a London show at The Lexington on 28th April. Tickets available on Friday 20th February at 9am.

“…genuinely thrilling.The album (Tide) begins with December, a track they accurately describe as a “melancholic mariachi march with a trip-hop beat.” Portishead or Sigur Rós fans, it might be time to listen in.” - The Sunday Times

“The band mix delicate piano with luscious strings and trip-hop inspired percussion to create something quite beautiful.” - Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music)

“Somewhat reminiscent of a Winged Victory for the Sullen with that sort of emotion and tone to it… Absolutely bewitching.”Simon Raymonde (Bella Union)

February 17, 2015 under Gigs, News

The Staves Announce 2 Intimate Album Launch Events in London

The Staves Wiltons Music Hall March 2015 v2 WebThe Staves announce 2 very intimate London performances on 23rd and 24th March, celebrating the release of their album ‘If I Was’ at the legendary Wilton’s Music Hall in East London.

These intimate dates follow The Staves’ current sold out UK tour, which included a night at London’s Hackney Empire last week, and featured a special guest appearance from Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Vernon produced ‘If I Was’ from his April Base Studio in Wisconsin. Pre-order the album now.

Tickets go on sale at 12pm (GMT) on Tuesday 17 February here.

February 16, 2015 under Gigs, News

Announcing new London festival CITADEL

Citadel_Square_3Communion Presents is proud to announce a new London festival, CITADEL, in partnership with Wilderness, Superfly, Soundcrash & Time Out.

As well as our good friend Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club who headline the main stage, we’ll be curating the second stage and announcing bands over the next few weeks.

Register for limited 24 hour exclusive pre-sale tickets now: http://citadelfestival.com

Tickets on sale from Friday 13th February 2015.

February 10, 2015 under Gigs, News