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

Harry Mundy announces EP launch show

Harry Mundy Sebright Arms October 2014After recording his debut album in Nashville with members of Ryan Adams’ band, The Cardinals, Harry Mundy is set to release his new EP, Back To The Country, with a special show at The Sebright Arms on the 15th October.

The Alt.Country singer/songwriter recorded with his band and acclaimed producer Iestyn Polson to capture a raw and honest record built out of classic songwriting and great musicianship. The result is a pedal steel infused, organ grinding, gritty Country record that also retains Harry’s roots in Folk and Americana music.

Harry Mundy will headline The Sebright Arms on 15th October, tickets here

July 25, 2014 under Gigs, News

Nick Hakim to headline The Islington

image001Nick Hakim has recently released his debut EP ‘Where Will We Go Pt1′ which divulges five tracks of modern soul from this young Brooklyn-based musician.

“Nick Hakim’s sweet soul plays like hymns from the stuff of nightmares” – The FADER

Born to Chilean and Peruvian parents and raised in Washington, D.C. Nick grew up in a household overflowing with a diverse taste in worldly sounds which ranged from hip-hop to go-go via soul and folk, Nick became a self-proclaimed musicphile. An early admiration for Marvin Gaye and Harry Nilsson can be deduced from the atmospherics of the songs on the EP, his introductory recordings.

Nick Hakim: “I was caught in a hazy gloom, alone in my room, filled up with booze while writing this music. I would write very early in the morning after nights of no sleep. Dunkin Donuts coffee was my friend. I would set up a mic, record, and later make sense of whatever came out.”

It’s intoxicating stuff, and this EP introduces Nick Hakim and his pitch-perfect grain and expression somewhere distinctly left of centre.

Tickets for his headline show are on sale now here

July 23, 2014 under Gigs, News

James Bay announces London show

James Bay St Stephens September 2014Following the release of his ‘Let It Go’ EP and a sold out show at Dingwalls, James Bay announces his next London headline show at St Stephens Church in Shepherds Bush.

Tickets on sale Thursday 17th at 9am HERE

July 16, 2014 under Gigs, News

George Ezra announce UK Tour including London

GE_A3_LDN[1]2George Ezra today celebrates a top 3 chart debut for his album Wanted On Voyage by announcing a full UK tour for October. The dates follow sold out tours in February and June, including a recent show at London’s Electric Ballroom that sold out in a week. See below for the full list of upcoming UK tour dates, with new shows in bold. Tickets for the October shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 11 July, see georgeezra.com for details:

George Ezra – UK shows

12 July – Balado – T in the Park

20 July – Southwold – Latitude Festival

10 August – Newquay – Boardmasters

16 August – Chelmsford – V Festival

17 August – Stafford – V Festival

16 October – Leeds Met University

17 October – Newcastle University

18 October – Queen Margaret Union

20 October – Manchester Ritz

21 October – O2 Academy, Bristol

22 October – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

24 October – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London BUY

25 October – The Institute, Birmingham

26 October – Cardiff University Solus

 Last weekend, a year after his debut festival performance on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage, Ezra returned to headline the same tent to a capacity crowd, before a set on the John Peel Stage the following day which, according to festival organisers, brought in the most people for an afternoon gig on that stage ever. His debut album Wanted On Voyage was released the following day. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album. The record’s lead single Budapest is currently in the top 10 in 10 European countries and spending its third week in the UK top 5.

July 7, 2014 under Gigs, News

Syd Arthur announce October London show

Syd Arthur Dingwalls October 2014Free and edgy, operatic and immediate, Sound Mirror sees Syd Arthur lighting out for the territory, reconfiguring contemporary psychedelia with a harmonic interplay of deeply felt songcraft, collectivist performance, and limitless invention.

Their second full-length outing, the album sees traditional borderlines obliterated as elements of free jazz improvisation, floor-filling funk, and bucolic folk fuse with the band’s most concentrated and emotionally direct songwriting thus far. From the tantalizing “Garden of Time” to the prophetic “Sinkhole,” Sound Mirror expands and refines Syd Arthur’s already uncommon sonic multiverse into a brave new space where focus and concision is as essential as freewheeling abstraction and genre-shattering creativity.

MOJO called them “Canterbury’s dazzling new sons.”

www.sydarthur.co.uk

July 2, 2014 under Gigs, News

Vance Joy announces second London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Show

Vance Joy SBE October 2014 SO1Following his first sold out show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 2nd October, we’ve added a second date on 3rd October.

Vance Joy recently received the Apra Song Of The Year award for his catchy break through hit ‘Riptide’.

Tickets go onsale tomorrow Thursday 3rd July HERE

July 2, 2014 under Gigs, News

The Barr Brothers announce secret location gig

The Barr Brothers_Sleeping_Operator_Photo_John Londono_high_resFollowing details of their forthcoming album  ‘Sleeping Operator’ due for release on October 6th. The Barr Brothers have announced a competition where you can win entry to a special performance at a secret North London location on the evening of 16th July 2014.

To be in with a chance to win entry to this special evening where the band will be previewing songs from their new album ‘Sleeping Operator’ , just click through the link  HERE and fill in your details.

Winners get 2 tickets, signed poster + download of ‘Even The Darkness Has Arms’, from the new album. Competition closes 9th July at midnight. All successful entrants will be notified via email.

June 26, 2014 under News