Lisa Mitchell announces London shows

Lisa Mitchell London November 2014 v1 WebAt 24 years old and after 8 years with music as her craft, Lisa Mitchell has unquestionably earned her slightly lop-sided crown in Australia as Indie-pop Pixie Princess. With influences including Neil Young, Martha Wainwright, Feist, Patti Smith and Beirut and vocal comparisons to Joanna Newsome, her diverse rise to prominence has been eventful.

Her pilgrimage has encompassed an initial ill-fitting stint on a music reality show, two Top 10 albums in Australia, her glorious win of the prestigious AMP Award (Australia’s equivalent to The Mercury Music Prize) and impressively hitting the Top 10 on alternative radio Triple J’s annual sought after prize – The Hottest 100.

In the UK her single “Neopolitan Dreams” was featured on an artsy washing soap ad and was covered by a German artist for Eurovision prompting the song to reach Top 30 in Germany and one of her first ever gigs was at the illustrious Glastonbury Festival.

Mitchell returns with a voice that has been described as a “distinctive and quirky voice, which trembles with emotion”, The Music.

Her third album that is yet to be recorded, will begin with the evocative song “Wah Ha” which has a Bossa Nova twist and was co-produced by Lisa Mitchell and Tim Harvey, mixed by Eric J (Chet Faker, Flume).

She has chosen London to launch her new material at two special headline shows on 12th November at The Islington and 13th November at Slaughtered Lamb tickets available here,  before heading back to a farm in country Victoria to record what will be her third album that will be shared with the world mid 2015.

September 30, 2014 under News

The Mynabirds announces free show

The Mynabirds London October 2014 v1 WebAmerican singer and multi-instrumentalist Laura Burhenn named her band The Mynabirds partly as a nod to James Joyce, and partly a tribute to Neil Young’s Motown period (The Mynah Birds, with band mate Rick James). Her first album, 2010’s What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood, produced by Richard Swift, was a masterful collection of indie-pop songwriting channeling the emotion of old soul, gospel and classic rock, with echoes of Dusty Springfield, Carole King, and yes, Neil Young, bleeding through. Her second album, GENERALS (2012), produced by Swift as well, upped the ante, drawing comparisons to PJ Harvey and Cat Power: a percussive, politically charged album filled with stomps, claps, and sweeping orchestrations, and moments that ranged from intensely personal to shout-out-loud protest. Both records were released to critical acclaim by Omaha-based label Saddle Creek.

Her newest album, currently being readied for a Spring 2015 release, was nearly a year in the making. She drove across the US twice and toured South Africa solo while writing, then spent 8 months in studios in Los Angeles, Nashville and Joshua Tree perfecting the songs and sound. It’s definitely new territory for Burhenn, forging into 80s, 90s and futuristic soundscapes, recalling Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, and even 90s hip hop and R&B, her brooding, unmistakable voice leading the way.

In addition to The Mynabirds, Burhenn has toured as a member of Bright Eyes and The Postal Service. Her Fall 2014 shows will be intimate, semi-acoustic performances featuring new songs along with some of the old favorites.

Claim your free E-ticket to The Slaughtered Lamb show HERE

September 24, 2014 under Gigs, News

Little May Announce London Show

LittleMayPosterHaving recently received a UK radio premiere from Lauren Laverne on BBC6 Music, indie folk trio Little May are gearing up to release their self-titled album on October 13th.

After performing sold out hometown shows and touring with Mikhael Paskalev, Sydney based Little May are moving across the pond for their UK debut show at The Waiting Room on October 15th.

Tickets available here

September 19, 2014 under Gigs

The Staves announce London date and new EP