RoTA tomorrow: Notting Hill Arts Club, FREE: Sons of Noel and Adrian, Shoreline & The Leisure Society
Do come along, it's free!
They're all on our label Willkommen Records. Anyone up for coming along?
Here's a bit more about the bands:
Sons of Noel and Adrian, like most Willkommen bands, feature Lightspeed Champion and ex-Hope of the States violinist Mike Siddell in their 12-strong line-up. They have recently been overwhelming critics and fans alike with storming performances at End of the Road and the Big Chill as well as high profile headline shows at London's Union Chapel and Bardens Boudoir. Their debut was named album of the month by DrownedinSound.com, who called it "truly inspirational… an intensely vivid journey into a discordantly beautiful world". BBC 6music DJ's Gideon Coe and Tom Robinson have recently been championing the band. For fans of everyone from Mogwai to The Arcade Fire to Bert Jansch.
The Leisure Society is the music of Nick Hemming, who has written and recorded music for the films A Room for Romeo Brass and Dead Man's Shoes by This Is England director Shane Meadows. He was previously in the band She Talks To Angels with Meadows and actor Paddy Considine (24 Hour Party People. Hot Fuzz). Zane Lowe played their new single on BBC Radio 1 last night. The band play beautifully orchestrated pop, influenced by Jim O'Rourke, Belle and Sebastian and Neil Young.
(try "The Sleeper")
Shoreline are the mother band of the Willkommen collective. They have recently been getting airplay from BBC Radio 1's Rob Da Bank and won a lot of new fans with their performance on the main stage at this year's Big Chill Festival. Influenced by traditional English folk as well as more recent American folk revival acts, Shoreline's debut Time Well Spent will appeal to fans of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Sufjan Stevens and Pentangle.