SATURDAY 24TH MAY
THE YORKSHIRE HOUSE, LANCASTER
LAWM is proud to present the genius of
THOMAS TRUAX (USA):
"There's a fine line between the unique and the insane, and it's a line which New Yorker Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) straddles with
his chin held high and ' The Hornicator ' firmly glued to his left ear. His collection of home made instruments look as though plucked
straight from the mind of Tim Burton and are combined with loop pedals, guitars and lashings of imagination to create one of the most
unusual and entertaining live shows you will ever see."* Splendid.
***THOMAS TRUAX has been nominated for best live act of the year by:
Is This Music Magazine, The Indy Music Awards 2008, and Maps Magazine***
This is a very strong bill completed by the follwing great acts:
"a woman who appears to have spent much of her life attempting to imitate the shimmer of wind-chimes. The effect is mesmerizing" - The
We love Mary Hampton, one of our favourite singers anywhere! The new album ’My Mother’s Children’ is out in May 2008.
Here is what Eliza Carthy said of it in fRoots magazine:
"terrifying and gorgeous....unusual and strong.....epic and tiny... ’My Mother’s Children’ is an album I know I am going to love for life."
(fRoots April 2008)
With a Coward-esque warble and a precise and deliberate manner Benjamin Wetherill cuts an unusual figure amongst his song-writing
contemporaries, performing a romantic blend of darkened, spidery arch-folk and pre-war-swoon material. From folk crowds to indie and
experimental audiences, over the past four years Benjamin has wooed listeners and made an ineffable impression on theUK underground music
scene through a constant performance schedule and numerous, independently released recordings.
and! local trip hopsters
THE EVIL BEAT with their mix of infectious melodies, dark grooves and occasionally heavy guitars have allowed newcomers 'The Evil Beat' to
make a huge impression in early 2008. Their set is nothing short of superb with vocalist Natalie Bennett delivering stunning Portishead
style vocals to a backline sounding somewhere between Massive Attack and Sigur Ros. The Evil Beat are clearly as much about live
performance as they are song writing....!
Advance Tickets recommended, and available here: