Forest of Sound are proud to present:
Saturday May 23rd @ The Royal Park Cellars, 39 Queens Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY.
Doors 8.00pm, price £5 advance / £6 on the door. Tickets from We Got Tickets [http://www.wegottickets.com/event/46130].
Hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden, Audrey make stunningly beautiful music. Four part vocal harmonies combine with lush organic instrumentation to conjure up the feeling that you’re watching a winter morning’s sunrise, but with a sense of nagging unease… (ahem). Comparisons to Low, Sigur Ros and Red House Painters are spot on in terms of quality, but miss that certain something that makes Audrey so captivating. They’re amazing.
"…Vocal harmonies are swapped over layers of brazen guitar clashes, while soft words are uttered revealing poignant memories of years gone by. In the distance, the curators behind the noise are revealed to us - an all-female collective whose music conjures up dreams of stumbling through dense fog, or a stroll down a country lane in the early hours of a winter morning" - Drowned in Sound
Last Harbour [http://www.myspace.com/lastharbour]
Last Harbour are a Manchester collective playing rustic, cinematically atmospheric songs. Using instrumentation that might traditionally be associated with folk music, the band instead hammer and sculpt their music into unusual and beguiling forms. This is music with a strong emotional content, both bitter and beautiful, and would be greatly appreciated by fans of Dirty Three, Sun Kil Moon, Nick Cave, Black Heart Procession or Scott Walker.
"...uniformly excellent - proves Last Harbour's sad waters run deep and jealously hoard all manner of sunken treasure. Don't call the coastguard." - Whsiperin' and Hollerin'
"Nick Drake meets Iron and Wine through a Stuart Murdoch filter and a Hope Sandoval sieve…”. Peasman (a.k.a. Tom Evans from local heroes Vessels) plays heart renderingly beautiful songs. Stumbling across him in the Royal Park Cellars would be like stumbling across the collective genius of Elliott Smith and Nick Drake in a nicely unlikely Yorkshire setting (ahem) - he's bloody good.