Oh my. This is an amazing line up, if we do say so ourselves!
Thursday: 11/9/2008 @ The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. Doors 7.15pm.
Forest of Sound in association with The Brudenell Social Club.
£6 advance / £7 on the door, tickets available from Crash Records, Jumbo Records and See Tickets.
Wildbirds & Peacedrums
Voice and rythym. Vocals and percussion. All you need, as long as your voice is as passionate as Mariam's... and your rythym is as strong and hypnotic as Andreas'... Wildbirds & Peacedrums play a mix of empassioned leftfield pop, soulful blues and all out experimental electronic weirdness from the heart, with passion.
"At times it's difficult to believe the majesty and racket emanating from the stage is the work of two musicians, but such is the impact they have... incredible." - Drowned in Sound
Seabear are quite simply stunning - an band of seven based around Sindri Már Sigfússon, they make a huge folk/pop noise with sense of restraint and the joys of lo-fi. They quite easily upstaged Múm on their UK tour last year, and with good reason - there's no pretension here, no easy cliche - instead you get a fine group of people caught up in the joy of music. Brilliant.
”Seabear [are] stepping out into the spotlight on their own terms with a lavish branch of folk-pop that just sounds classic from the first listen." - Boomkat
Multi-instrumentalist Peter plays gorgeously melancholy music - often minimalistic and beautifully moving, but with a crescendo that catches you out every once in a while. This guy creates truly brilliant music and has a range of talents that his recent tours as part of Efterklang's live band have only hinted at.
”...each instrument represents a kind of emotion or feel that functions in the space of this album, and it carries that feel with it straight through each section of the piece. It’s constantly engaging and beautiful." - Coke Machine Glow
Deftly fingerpicked folk loveliness from a local favourite. Michael can write a song, without doubt... but he matches this strength with his ability to perfectly execute traditional folk as well as his own material, and to sing from his heart and get the perfect tones from his guitar. He'll make the perfect opening to a phenomenal night!
”...a stunning collection of traditional folk songs, with a few of his own compositions thrown in. Rossiter's knowledge and ability to revitalise ancient songs with fresh arrangements is nought short of wonderful." - Leeds Guide