Monthly Archives: November 2018

Sun 25 Nov: Kings of the South Seas / MG Boulter

KINGS OF THE SOUTH SEAS: Ben Nicholls (The Full English, Seth Lakeman Band, Nadine Shah Band)  Richard Warren (Spiritualized, Mark Lanegan Soulsavers) Evan Jenkins (Neil Cowley Trio)

Venue: The Slaughtered Lamb

34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell,  EC1V 0DX Ph: 020 7253 1516

Nearest tube Farringdon, 6 minutes walk

£10.00 adv BUY NOW / £12.00 door

 

“a brooding and mysterious triumph” – Louder Than War

“dark, driven and turbulent” – The Independent

“uproariously rousing and darkly disturbing” – The Guardian

“stunning in both scope and intensity” – Spiral Earth

Following the acclaimed eponymous debut ‘Kings of the South Seas – Chasing the Whale’Franklin’ is the 10-track second album by the Kings of the South Seas. From Canadian Voyageur paddling songs and English folk ballads, to works composed onboard ice-bound wintering ships and Victorian parlour pieces, the album vividly brings to life the music left by the events and cultural fallout of ill-fated British sea-faring expeditions of the 19th Century. Kings of the South Seas bring their unique and brooding sound to these songs, driving them into the twenty-first century while still maintaining their original and heartfelt spirit.

‘Franklin’ is a gloriously original, haunting and atmospheric album. Produced and mixed by Ben Hillier (Blur, Elbow, Depeche Mode), it was recorded by Kings of the South Seas in St Andrews Mission Church in Gravesend, fittingly, under the glow of stained glass windows dedicated by Lady Franklin to the sailors who lost their lives on his last voyage.

“takes the listener into an oceanic heart of darkness illuminated by powerful skeletal songs from the edge of the known world” – Songlines

Voted The Telegraph ‘Best Folk Albums of 2014’ List.

MG Boulter is a singer and songwriter living on the coast of the Thames Estuary, England. Releasing his debut album in Spring 2012 under the name The Whispering Pines, Boulter has been an integral member of leading UK Americana band The Lucky Strikes since 2007, penning much of their material.

Since accompanying Simone Felice (The Felice Brothers) on various dates, including a prestigious Green Man Festival headline set in 2011, MG Boulter has become a full member of The Simone Felice Band, touring the US and UK, also opening shows as solo performer. As a much sought after pedal steel and guitar player he has worked with Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Mumford & Sons, and is a touring member of Emily Portman’s Coracle Band and Blue Rose Code.

“Gorgeous, in a word” ★ ★ ★ ★ Uncut

“Highly recommended” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Independent on Sunday

“Lovely.. ” ★ ★ ★ ★ Mojo

“Brings freshness to songwriting” ★ ★ ★ ★ Telegraph

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 while artists are performing. 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.

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Sat 24 Dec: Hickory Signals ‘Turn To Fray’ Album Launch with support from Sophie Crawford

The Guardian ‘Folk Album Of The Month’ Nov 2018 – ‘..direct, atmospheric and deeply affecting…stunning’ ★★★★

Venue: The Harrison

28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF, Ph  020 7278 3966

Doors open 7.30 pm, nearest tube Kings Cross, 6 mins walk.

£7.00 Adv BUY NOW / £8.50 Door

 

Brighton-based folk duo release their debut album, ‘Turn to Fray’.

Hickory Signals are multi-instrumentalists Laura Ward and Adam Ronchetti. Combining Laura Ward’s crystal clear, formidable folk voice with guitar, shruti, flute, glockenspiel and a variety of percussion, the band’s set combines re-interpretations of traditional folk songs with original, self-penned material. Layer ing sounds sensitively and minimally to atmospheric effect, their music has been described as haunting, cinematic, un-rushed and detailed.

Ken Brown of FATEA Magazine said of Hickory Signals “Like stepping back into a bygone age, both in terms of musicality and atmosphere…. Laura Ward does indeed have a lovely voice… almost a slightly more melodious Maddy Prior…” 

The album was mixed by Ian Carter (Stick In The Wheel), mastered by Lowland Masters and will be released through GF*M Records and Proper Distribution.

“The songs float from past to present to past seamlessly, with shades of Sandy Denny and a beauty crucial to the trad folk movement back then” – Frank Gutch Jr., No Depression

“Ward has one of the most pure, charming and elegant voices on the circuit today…” – Joe Knipe, Artree Folk and Roots Magazine

“Laura Ward’s vocals elevate [Hickory Signals] into a rarefied atmosphere…” Samuel Valdéz López, Now Then Magazine

“Hickory Signals is a band keyed in to the wistful passing of time and the melancholic awe of the natural world” – Jon Doyle, Wake the Deaf

“A haunting female vocal, and a beautiful picked guitar….Ward’s voice has a clarity which grabs your attention, particularly in the upper register, and it is this which gives interest to this recording…. Hickory Signals are certainly a duo to watch for the future.” – Will Wilkins, Bright Young Folk

Sophie Crawford is a North London based folk singer offering fresh and exciting interpretations of traditional songs accompanying herself on accordion, dulcimer and ukulele.

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 while artists are performing. 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.

Website: www.newrootsevents.com
New Roots Radio: https://www.mixcloud.com/RadioNewRoots/

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