Sun June + The Magic Lantern

The Slaughtered Lamb

Sun June + guests

34-35 Great Sutton St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX

£9 adv. (STBF)

Doors - 7:30pm

Sun 7 April 2019

Sun June makes regret pop in Austin, Texas. Years is their debut album, released June 15, 2018.

Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury formed the band while working long hours in director Terrence Malick’s editing rooms, practicing in the office whenever Malick was out of town.

They worked with Dan Duszynski (Cross Record; Loma) and fellow Malick alum Will Patterson (Sleep Good) on their first set of demos before solidifying the current line up of Michael Bain on guitar, Sarah Schultz on drums, and Justin Harris on bass.

They recorded Years in 2017 with Evan Kaspar at Estuary Recording Facility, recording live to tape.


The Magic Lantern

“Excellent, intriguing and compelling, a man to watch” – The Guardian

“Gorgeous, beautiful. This stopped me in my tracks. Slightly surreal, in all the right ways” – Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

Very, very special” – Lauren Laverne, BBC6 Music

“An exciting new talent” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

“Bitter sweet, beautiful music” – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

“Something quite special I’m sure you’ll agree” -Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music

“Rather lovely and quite beautiful” – Stuart Bailie, BBC Radio Ulster

“Every now and again you come across a piece of music that will completely take your breath away. It might not be instant, but it will. The Magic Lantern’s ‘Holding Hands’ is one of those pieces of music. 8/10″ – Fortitude Magazine

“His charm warms us like a Christmas fire. His performance thrives in the hushed intimacy” – GodIsInTheTV

“…gorgeous…” – PRS M Magazine

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe, an artist dedicated to remedying the anxiety and fear present in everyone. His third album ‘To The Islands’ was written during a tumultuous return to his childhood home in Australia after nearly 10 years away and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty.

Musically ‘To The Islands’ mirrors this exploration, working with a new ensemble from London’s thriving genre bending jazz scene, it draws on a wide range of sounds and textures, from afro-beat grooves, to solo piano, string quintet lyricism to narcotic late night saxophone jams, all united by Jamie’s instantly recognisable voice and inimitable song-writing style. ‘To This Islands’ promises to be his most ambitious musical statement to date and is due for release later in 2018.

The first single ‘Holding Hands’ was released on Jamie’s own Hectic Eclectic Records in October 2017 and has been vocally supported by Jacob Collier, Tom Robinson and Jamie Cullum among others.