Yes, yes! It's everyone's favourite indie-folk night returning the shadowy upstairs of Shoreditch's Catch bar on Thursday May 8th. This time round we're most excited to present:
Blacklands (formerly Al Murphy)
With neednowater DJs filling those awkward silences between acts. And yes, there will be cakes and badges again.
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Kat Flint was raised in the chilly northern climes of Aberdeen and came of age in Edinburgh, but is now hundreds of miles from home and finding that splendid isolation is all the better for writing songs. She won the inaugral New Lyric Award, presented by Ray Davies and Channel 4's Ideasfactory, and spent March 2006 touring the UK with Rough Trade's folk darlings Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman, as chief tour support. Her debut release The Secret Boy's Club EP, which was recorded in a living room on a shoestring, received great reviews and her new single is out on April 28th. The lo-fi folk-pop of Kat Flint is exactly what Kick the Plug is about so we're very excited to have her play.
Supporting Kat we have more dark folk-pop from Al Murphy's band, Blacklands and new solo material from the excellent Katie Malco.
Splitting his time between London and Berlin, Al Murphy (or the Murphy Kid as he's known to his friends) and band have been working under the Blacklands guise on and off for a while. They've now decided that musings on baying wolves, sinking ships, moons and death are exactly what the public needs in 2008 and have a single release planned in the summer to that end. Comparisons to Elliot Smith are bound to arise, but Blacklands have a sound of their own that's well worth seeing.
Katie was born in Edinburgh and is currently based in Brighton. While wowing all and sundry with her soothing poppy vocals, she plays a right-handed guitar upside down and while not playing solo she's part of the excellent Alice Room.
"Few will write a tear-stained love song; and even less will make it sound as spine-chillingly beautiful as Katie Malco...she maybe a woman scorned but she still delivers it with the voice of an angel." - BBC
It's gonna be off the hook, so you'd be darn silly to miss it.