Forest of Sound are proud to present:
Saturday May 23rd @ The Royal Park Cellars, 39 Queens Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY.
Doors 8.00pm, price £4 advance / £5 on the door. Tickets available from We Got Tickets [http://www.wegottickets.com/event/46130].
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." - Whisperin' and Hollerin'
The Amber Sleep [http://www.myspace.com/theambersleep]
Beautiful, orchestral and melacholy pop - fans of Sufjan Stevens, Antony and the Johnsons, Nick Drake or Efterklang will be delighted... and there's a mastery of song strucure and arrangement that will prick the ears of any listener.
"...with so many moving parts on stage it's like watching an organic engine, Graham Jones' monastic voice providing the engine note...Amber Sleep roll on the waves of their own sound, beautiful classical contemporary folk, all peaks and troughs" - Sandman magazine
"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.