Jennie Vee has announced a quartet of UK live dates for October after a successful album/tour Pledge campaign, with a promise of more dates this side of the the Big Pond early next year.
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National institution and one of the UK’s most respected and enduring performers that is Robyn Hitchcock will be playing a handful of acoustic UK shows in October. The hugely prolific songwriter now based in Nashville, Tennessee, will be airing both new songs whilst delving back into his vast catalogue of gems. For the dates Robyn will be supported by Emma Swift, who will be performing from her acclaimed debut album.
When Hitchcock found himself standing next to Americana songbird and radio sweetheart Emma Swift at an Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell concert in 2013, a new portal in sadcore music opened up. That Christmas found them living and rehearsing in the tiny kitchen of a damp English sea-side flat once inhabited by Charles Darwin. Drawn together musically by a penchant for songs of desire and desolation, Robyn’s crystalline guitar-playing and Swift’s yearning harmonies evoke a psychic landscape where ghost trams lumber through the desert and desperate cacti grow beneath the sea.
The 7″ single was released for Record Store Day, 2015.
October 24, 2015 – Brighton, UK @ Unitarian Church
October 25, 2015 – Norwich, UK @ Waterfront
October 29, 2015 – Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
November 1, 2015 – Hebden Bridge, UK @ The Trades Club
November 2, 2015 – Winchester, UK @ The Railway
November 3, 2015 – Exeter, UK @ The Phoenix
Stanley Brinks is joined by The Wave Pictures for their new record ‘My Ass’, the follow up to last year’s ‘Gin’, and their fourth album together.
After ‘Gin’ Brinks wasted no time in taking The Wave Pictures straight back to the studio, bright and early, the morning after the final show of their tour, to ensure they lost none of the fire still burning in their hearts from the final night’s drinks. Three playful days and twelve loose, jazzy, tracks later, with Brinks making salubrious use of his new penny-whistle and the assembled studio choir of friends hanging out, embraced into the recordings, he had his camel, ‘My Ass’.
Stanley Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians, and played a lot with The Wave Pictures.
The Wave Pictures are David Tattersall, Franic Rozycki and Jonny ‘Huddersfield’ Helm. Formed in 1998 when Franic and David lived in a village called Wymeswold, the band played with several drummers until Jonny became a permanent member in 2003 replacing Hugh J Noble. In the beginning the band learned to play together by covering Jonathan Richman songs but soon David was writing lots of original material.
They have since released six studio albums to critical acclaim and played numerous sessions on BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and Xfm. Interest generated from these recordings has enabled The Wave Pictures to play shows all over the world with artists including Jeffrey Lewis, Darren Hayman, Stanley Brinks, Freschard and Herman Düne.
Stanley Brinks solo:
Wed Sep 30th: LONDON – All You Read Is Love, Leytonstone
Tour dates with The Wave Pictures and Freschard:
Fri Oct 2nd : CARDIFF – Full Moon
Sat Oct 3rd : PRESTON – Blitz Club
Sun Oct 4th : EDINBURGH – Teviot Underground
Mon Oct 5th : GLASGOW – Broadcast
Tue Oct 6th : BIRMINGHAM – Hare and Hounds
Wed Oct 7th : LONDON – The Lexington
It’s been a busy few months recently for Piney Gir – gigs, radio sessions, an appearance at Glastonbury, a trip to Japan with Gaz Coombes, and of course the release of her sixth solo album mR hYDE’S wILD rIDE.
Ever busy, she now has an Autumn tour lined up in support of her forthcoming single Mouse Of A Ghost / Tilt A Whirl.
Released on 25th September, It’s a six track ‘DOUBLE A-side’ digital only bonanza for the third single from Piney Gir’s latest album mR. hYDE’S wILD rIDE.
The six track version is an iTunes exclusive while the standard four track version will be available everywhere else.
There are two remixes of the double A sides by Soulsby Synths & Dreamtrak plus the i-tunes bonus tracks which are both covers – ‘Something Stupid’ (Originally by Frank & Nancy Sinatra) and Alone Again Or (Originally by Love or you may know the version by The Damned.)
10th Sept – Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough
11th Sept – The Central, Head Of Steam, Gateshead
12th Sept – Elvis Shakespeare, Edinborough (Daytime in-store session)
13th Sept – Lemon Tree, aberdeen
14th Sept – Hug & Pint, Glasgow
17th Sept – The Eagle, Manchester
18th Sept – Café Kino, Bristol
19th Sept – Unity Works Café, Wakefield
20th Sept – Crescent WMC, York
The Lemonheads have announced details of a UK tour in October. The shows will be their first in over 3 years and follow a recent sold-out solo tour by Evan Dando. The line-up will feature Evan Dando (vocals/guitar), Chris Brokaw (guitar), Todd Philips (drums) and Jen Turner (bass).
The Lemonheads – If I Could Talk I’d Tell You
Thurs 1st – Birmingham – Library
Fri 2nd – Cardiff – The Gate
Sun 4th – Belfast – Limelight 2
Mon 5th – Dublin – Academy
Tues 6th – Glasgow – O2 ABC
Weds 7th – Manchester – The Ritz
Thurs 8th – London – Indigo2
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For some reason track 4 has not appeared on YouTube yet – but don’t let that spoil your enjoyment.
Courtney Barnett played three sold-out shows to her hometown fans in Melbourne, back in May 2015. Moshcam was there to film it exclusively.
1. Canned Tomatoes
2. Elevator Operator
3. Lance Jr.
4. An Illustration Of Loneliness (Sleepless In New York)
5. Small Poppies
6. Dead Fox
8. Debbie Downer
9. Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party
10. Avant Gardener
11. Kim’s Caravan
12. The Breeders – Cannonball (Cover)
13. Pedestrian At Best
14. The Lemonheads – Being Around (Cover)
15. Pickles from the Jar
16. History Eraser