New Roots is committed to promoting events that shine a light on up and coming talent in the UK alt-folk scene. It’s committed to providing artists with an environment that is sympathetic to what they do, giving musicians the respect they and their music deserves. For this reason we ask for no talking and no use of mobile phones during performances to ensure the music gets the attention it warrants. We put bills together that we think work as a whole, so the night can be experienced as a show in it’s own right, from start to finish. We work with venues that share our attitude- The Green Note in NW1, The Harrison in WC1, The Slaughtered Lamb in Farringdon EC1 and The Old Queens Head in Islington are some of our regular favourites, and you’ll find one off shows elsewhere around central London as well. Our music policy comes from the kitchen table, the roots of public performance- intimate, acoustic based, high quality musicianship with as little interference between performer and listener as possible.
NEW ROOTS RADIO
We now have our own New Roots Radio Show, featuring the best in what we consider roots music. It’s a very broad church, from cutting edge UK and US alt-folk, to country blues, Irish & Scottish trad to African desert rock, punk-folk to chamber-folk, rhythm & blues to jazz. Dive in!
Click HERE for New Roots Radio.
COMING UP AT NEW ROOTS:
Tues 17 April – Juke Joint Revival at The Crown, Battersea, Free Entry
Sat 4 May: The New Roots Sessions: Ned Roberts / Martha Paton / James Riley at The Harrison,
Sat 19 May: Josienne Clarke / Tobias Ben Jacob at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Friday 25th May: InMiriam (Ellie Rose Rusbridge) at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Sat 2 June: Bird In The Belly / Hands of The Heron at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Fri 8 June: Gem Andrews at The Harrison, Kings Cross
Weds 20 June: Osp Eldjarn & Suphie Ramsey at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Thurs 21 June: Whiskey Moon Face / Leonie Evans at The Green Note, Camden
Fri 22 June: Mishaped Pearls – ALBUM LAUNCH at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Sat 23 June: THE LONGEST DAY FESTIVAL at The Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell
Sat 30 June: A Hatful of Rain at The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
Thurs 12 July: Benedict Benjamin at Paper Dress Vintage
Thurs 19 July: I See Hawks In LA at The Green Note, Camden
Thurs 26 July: Rob Corcoran & The Necessary Evils at The Old Queens Head, Angel