Weds 16 Oct: Sailing Stones with support from Samantha Whates

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

£8.50 adv BUY NOW / £10.00 door
Doors open 7.30 pm. Music from 8.30 pm sharp.

 

 

Sailing Stones’ (aka Jenny Lindfors) iminent debut album Polymnia is an honest exploration of learning to break free and let go existentially. Her husky vocals glide over the top of murky, layered synthesisers and softly rolling drums, each melody a guiding light puncturing through dusky fog. Contemporary touchpoints in Sailing Stones’ sound include Marissa Nadler, Weyes Blood and Julia Holter’s ‘Have You In My Wilderness’, with respectful backwards glances to Ry Cooder’s ‘Paris, Texas’ soundtrack that partly inspired her. The album also draws rich textures and production values from the late 1980s FM radio Lindfors listened to as a child.

Polymnia came together with co-producer and multi-instrumentalist TJ Allen (Bat For Lashes) on production and bass duties, Dan Moore (Moog Ensemble, Modulus III, Anna Calvi) on keys/ synths and Daisy Palmer (Mesadorm, Goldfrapp, Rae Morris) on drums and drum machines. Jake McCurchie and Pete Judge from Get The Blessing provided horn parts, and Drew Morgan (Modulus III) arranged strings on several songs.

 

 

Scottish singer-songwriter and Rough Trade Records recording artist Samantha Whates is a hugely respected figure on the London roots scene. Her beautifully crafted, poetic songs retain a strong affinity with her Scottish roots, cultivating a sound that is thoroughly contemporary, rooted in tradition, yet uniquely her own. She recently formed new Rough Trade Records signings PicaPica with her long time friend and collaborator Josienne Clarke. Her debut album Dark Nights Make For Brighter Days has been enjoyed both critical acclaim and extensive radio play (BBC 6 Music, KCRW, Resonance FM).

 

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