Fri 7 June: DOUBLE BILL: Catherine Rudie & The Kisses / Sephine Llo

New Roots presents a superb alt-folk double bill, Catherine Rudie & the Kisses & Sephine Llo.


The Harrison,
28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, WC1H 8JF.
Ph: 020 7278 3966
Nearest tube Kings Cross, 5 mins walk DIRECTIONS

£7.00 adv BUY NOW / £8.50 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.00 pm sharp.


From the North Coast of Scotland, Catherine Rudie was originally a bagpipe player and traditional Gaelic singer before switching to writing in English, developing a uniquely experimental approach to songwriting and arrangements. Recently she’s been picked by BBC3‘s The Late Junction as ‘One to Watch’ for 2019.  Her debut album The Mobius Kiss combines contemporary digital instruments such as the Roli Seaboard with unorthodox harmonies and traditional folk-style melodies. A special edition of the album in vinyl is available to pre-order now ( and physical copies will be available to buy (for the first time!) on the night itself. Catherine will play with accompaniment from Barbara Bartz on violin and Chris Brambley on guitar.

‘We’re predicting big things in the year to come’. The Late Junction, BBC Radio 3 ‘Ones to Watch’ Edition

‘Really very good…’ Roddy Hart, BBC Radio Scotland.

‘It takes some self-confidence for any artist to lay her voice so bear on a recorded track. It is dynamic, distinct and really really impressive. One to watch? You bet.‘ Neil March,


The Phoenix and The Olive Tree” is Sephine Llo‘s powerful new single, raising money for Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research. The music video shows her emotional head shave, in aid of the same charity. The song and fundraising are in memory of her husband Robert, who died in 2016 when she was 8 weeks pregnant with their son. This evocative single, telling a story of rebirth from grief, also celebrates the news that she is carrying their second child, a daughter. She will be accompanied by soprano/violinist Imogen Rennert, percussionist/guitarist Tom Finigan, and pianist Jessie Rodger.

Sephine Llo’s debut album “I, Your Moon” is a unique, rich tapestry of multi-instrumentation; an ethereal sound, with soaring and sonically explosive crescendos, and a glitchy heart that pumps an electronic warmth throughout.

Steeped in both folk and modern classical, the fluttering electronics are reminiscent of Bjork’s more opaque compositions.” – CLASH

Ethereal, ghostly soundscapes that draw quick comparisons to Florence Welch or Kate Bush.” – WONDERLAND

I’m sure she’s the only artist that we’ve played this week who has also featured on Radio 3’s Late Junction!” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 MUSIC


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