Thurs 17 March: The Alice Phelps Band/ James McArthur & The Head Gardeners/ Matthew The Oxx

The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF London, United Kingdom Ph: 020 7278 3966

Doors 7.30 pm Adv tickets £5.00/ Doors £6.00 BUY NOW

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Alice Phelps has been gracing the stages of London for the past year with her set up of harp and powerfully husky vocals, augmented by her big band of double bass, percussion, cello, violin and three piece backing vocals. Influenced by folk from near and far, Celtic to Eastern, she experiments with delay, blues motifs, and intricate melodies and rhythms to create a melting pot of contemporary and traditional styles, treversing the territories between psychedelic folk and cosmic jazz. They’re a truly unique band, not to be missed.

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James McArthur’s is hazily melodic and psychedelic songwriting style is embellished with sweet harmonies is reminiscent of the ambient and dreamy folk of Nick Drake and Sam Beam’s Iron and Wine. He’s backed by ambient washes of pedal steel, intricately plucked acoustic guitar and beautifully interwoven fiddle accompaniment.

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‘McArthur makes lovely late summer music, cross hatched with sunlight and shadows’ – Uncut magazine

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As close as we’ll get to a modern day Heron ★★★★ Record collector

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‘Strange readings from the weather station is beautiful all the way through – I couldn’t recommend the album highly enough’ – Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales Radio

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Brighton based Matthew the Oxx records for indie-folk label Wild Sound and has just released his third album ‘First Aid for the Drowning’. The album has recieved extensive radio airplay from, amongst others, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Cerys Matthews, and BBC 3’s Late Junction.. Matthew’s introspective, poetic folk and country infused songs are quietly making waves- he’ll be opening tonight’s show, arrive early to catch him, don’t miss it!

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