We're returning to Water Rats for a show on Thursday 21st May supporting Rosie and The Gold Bug.
We've been upping our game on the live front, so it would be great if you can come and check it out!
and we also have unlimited concessions so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the guestlist =)
Stage time is 8pm.
Lots of love,
Anna, Mally, Dan xx
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One of the most genuine artists to come out of London, Anna Calvi’s blend of dark atmospheric romantic pop has already caught the attention of London’s elite labels and promoters, and also of Dave Okumu of The Invisible with whom she recorded “No More Words”. Anna is currently recording her much anticipated debut album in a dark underground basement using her trademark Telecaster guitar, vintage harmonium, and layers of choral like vocals and violins.
Her intense mesmerising live performances also showcase her fiercely provocative and mastery electric guitar work continue to win over new audiences, supremely backed by Daniel Maiden-Wood on drums and Mally Harpaz on percussion / harmonium. She has already supported The Golden Silvers (XL Recordings), The Invisible (Accidental Records), Laurel Collective (Domino Records), and Kaki King to name a few.
“I'm half Italian, brought up in London, but spent a lot of time in Rome. All my family play music. My influences are Django Reinhardt, John McLaughlin, David Bowie, Nick Cave, Velvet Underground, Roy Orbison. Although I love pop music my guitar playing and song writing is also heavily influenced by classical music, namely Messeian, Ravel, and Debussy.
I see my songs as mini films, I want to take the listener into another world for the space of a song. I always want to create a real sense of atmosphere. It is really important to me that the music dictates the story as much as the lyrics do- much like a film score. Both musically and visually I want to evoke a sense of passion, I'm interested in portraying romance which at the same time feels mysterious and sometimes dark; the songs often summon a sense of outside danger, of forces which you can't control, at the same time within a landscape which sounds beautiful.“