‘[Mesadorm’s] Heterogaster is the best album of 2018 so far….quite remarkable’ – Rich Pitt, BBC Introducing
Venue:The Sewbright Arms
34 Coate St, London E2 9AG, Ph:020 7729 0937
Doors open 7.00 pm, nearest tube Bethnal Green, 10 mins walk.
£8.50 Adv BUY NOW / £10.00 Door
5-piece Bristol band Mesadorm is the collaborative project between Blythe Pepino (Vaults), Aaron Zahl, Daisy Palmer (Paloma Faith, Goldfrapp, MIKA), Jo Silverston (The Unthanks, Red Clay Halo, Frank Turner) and David Johnston (ZunZun Egui, Phil King, Chairfight!).
After a period testing the mainstream stage with a major record deal as part of London Art Pop trio Vaults, Blythe Pepino has moved back to her roots as a leftfield rock and electronica songwriter. Pulling on wide strands of influence, from the contemporary electronic sounds of Caribou, Grizzly Bear and Sylvan Esso, to the late 60s and early 70s folk and pop giants Carole King, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, the songs on Mesadorm’s brilliant debut album ‘Heterogaster’ are based around ideas of family, sex, trust and disconnection, and come drenched in rich vocal harmonies and beautifully layered textures. With critical acclaim from key tastemakers Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1) and Jon Kennedy (X FM), and the combined talents of superb musicianship married to startlingly original songwriting, all delivered with Pepino’s stunningly emotive voice, Mesadorm look set to deliver on the biggest stages in 2019.
‘I’m absolutely addicted….really affecting and beautiful. One of my favourite tracks at the moment – I’m very excited to to hear more of them in 2018’ – Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music
‘I love [it]… a beautiful record’ – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
‘..absolutely fantastic!’ – John Kennedy, Radio X
‘..the best we’ve played on the show in 2018’ Sam Bonham, BBC Introducing
‘Melodies that originate in the left field… soothing, genuine, and perplexing… a real jewel’ – Clash Magazine
‘..sublime… we’re enthralled by Blythe’s words and Mesadorm’s intense sounds’ – Get In Her Ears
‘Mesadorm have that uncanny ability to find that perfect line between pop and experimentation. They achieve a rare and colourful psychedelic minimalism that is strikingly engaging’ – Folk Radio UK
George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George’s effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds. He has supported artists such as ‘Natty’, ‘The Travelling Band’ and ‘Skinny Lister’, been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.