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

COMPNY announce Sebright Arms in April

Compny Sebright Arms April 2015 v2 WebCompny announce a London headline show at The Sebright Arms on 21st April 2015. The show will follow a run of supports with The Wombats and a slot at this year’s Live at Leeds Festival.

Behind their anonymous presence, the Brighton-based Compny have released enchanting tracks “Begging To Come Back” and “Something Had To Give”.  Channeling summer sounds and bursting with hooks, these tracks will be your new anthems. Listen here.

Tickets available now

February 9, 2015 under Gigs, News

March London clubnight

London Communion Clubnight March 2015 v1 WebWe’re excited to announce the lineup for March London clubnight at Notting Hill Arts Club, featuring Strong Asian Mothers, Walking Shapes, The Jacques, Rukhsana Merrise, Ciaran Lavery  and a very special guest!

More info and advance tickets here!

February 4, 2015 under Gigs, News, Uncategorized

Leon Bridges announces debut UK live date

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We’re are very excited to announce Leon Bridges will be making his UK debut at London’s The Lexington on Monday 2nd March.

The 25 year old from Dallas Fort Worth, Texas unveiled soul, R&B and gospel-tinged tracks “Coming Home” and “Better Man” late last year, and we have been hooked ever since. The two tracks, produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, have been receiving much acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic since making their debut. “Coming Home” premiered on the influential site Gorilla Vs. Bear, which proclaimed, “…we can’t escape the promise of greatness we keep hearing in his timeless songs.”

Through word of mouth, fans quickly and organically gravitated to Bridges’s well crafted songs and honeyed voice.

Stream both tracks now via VEVO and iTunes.

Limited pre-sale tickets available Wednesday 4th February at 9am. General sale from Friday 6th February HERE.

February 3, 2015 under Gigs, News

Amber Run to headline London’s Scala

UK tour poster Apr15With a run of sold out shows behind them, including Dingwalls just this week, Amber Run announce a UK tour this Spring, including a very special date at Scala on Wednesday 29th April.

Formed in Nottingham, Amber Run are a band writing infectious, stadium-ready pop-rock songs. Following tours with Kodaline, Saint Raymond, slots at Reading and Leeds, Communion’s own Bushstock Festival and New Faces tour, as well as earning airplay from Zane Lowe on Radio 1 with debut single “Noah”, Amber Run are determined to take their music as far as it can go. As Joe explains: “If you go massive the whole time, you lose poignancy. Catchy pop-rock songs are our bread and butter, but we want to develop. The progression in our songwriting from six months ago is alarming.” And we cannot wait to see what they bring to Scala!

Don’t miss out on tickets! Pre-sale available 9am Wednesday via https://www.musicglue.com/amber-run/. General tickets on sale Friday 6th February here.

February 2, 2015 under Gigs, News

Andy Shauf to headline The Slaughtered Lamb

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We’re excited to announce Canadian singer-songwriter Andy Shauf will headline London’s The Slaughtered Lamb on Wednesday 13th May. Watch the new video for “I’m Not Falling Asleep” now.

Tickets available here.

January 28, 2015 under Gigs, News

Tor Miller adds second London date

Tor Miller Servant Jazz Quarters March 2015 v5 Web

Tor Miller’s headline show at Servant Jazz Quarters on 5th March has sold out! Due to this amazing demand we’ve added a second date on Tuesday 10th March. Get your tickets quick!

January 27, 2015 under Gigs, News

The Lone Bellow announce 100 Club show

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The Lone Bellow announce a London headline show at 100 Club on Thursday 30th July.

“Then Came the Morning”, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio the Lone Bellow will be released early 2015 and opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It’s a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life’s great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: “Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!” Working with producer Aaron Dessner of the National, The Lone Bellow has created a sound that mixes folk sincerity, gospel fervor, even heavy metal thunder, but the heart of the band is harmony: three voices united in a lone bellow.

“These are true stories,” says Brian. “These aren’t things we made up. We tried to write some songs that had nothing to do with our personal stories, but we just didn’t respond to them. But we’re best buds, so we know each others’ personal stuff and trust each other to figure out what needs to be said and how to say it.”  Says Brian, “We do this one thing together, and we carry each other. Hopefully that makes the listener want to be a part of it. It becomes a communal thing, which means that there’s never a sad song to sing. It’s more a celebration of the light and the dark.”

Advance tickets available here.

January 27, 2015 under Gigs, News