28 Harrison St, London WC1H 8JF
£5.00 adv. (STBF)
Thurs 21 April 2016
Foot stomping, finger picking, harmonica blowing music box
Joe Osborne & The Winter Moon is Joe Osborne (Guitar, Vox), Miguel Casimiro (Bass, Vox) & Jamie Howard (Drums). An evolution from Joe’s solo work, the trio maintain a spectral intimacy in their live shows and are currently working on their first EP, ‘Under Earth’s Round Sky’. The extra instrumentation adds a variety of timbres to the set and is complimentary to the lyrically dense yet melodic, intricate songs. Having played at The Great Escape, Latitude, Folk East, Norfolk & Norwich Arts Festival, the MPA Showcase, as well as support slots for Frankie Lee, Wooden Arms & Laish, Joe Osborne & The Winter Moon draw influence from the likes of Ben Howard, Tycho & Bob Dylan.
While weaving tales of love, heartache and fantasy with their intensely dark and ethereal style, Dan Shears & The Velveteen Orkestra are proving themselves to be one of London’s most interesting and captivating bands. Beautiful, flowing vocal melodies, with lyrics that bring to mind carnivalesque lullabies written by a much older soul, cascade over delicate and intricate guitar work, soaring vocal harmonies, a surging ocean of orchestral sound and songs so immersed in passion and pathos that they’re sure to haunt the memory long after the first listen. Dan Shears recalls Matt Bellamy’s slower and more resonant tones but the Muse similarities end there. With an incredibly wide vocal range and a gorgeous poetic quality, he has a sharp wit and cockney charm and a voice that evokes memories of artists as diverse as Nick Cave, Morrissey, Frankie Valli and Roy Orbison amongst others.
“Country-folk melodies so classic they could be covers” – UNCUT
“Something quite magical.” – NME
“Truly, truly exceptional.” – God Is In The TV Zine
“A fine piece of art.” – Bucketful Of Nails
DEAD FLOWERS ARE A LONDON BASED ALT.COUNTRY / AMERICANA BAND FORMED AROUND THE SONGS AND VOICE OF IAN WILLIAMS. THE DEBUT ALBUM FEATURES A COLLECTION OF SONGS WRITTEN WHILST TRAVELING FROM NEW YORK CITY TO MONTREAL.