Woodland Recordings and Type PR Present... Frànçois + I Know I Have No Collar + Thirty Pounds of Bone
Woodland Recordings and Type PR Present...
+ I Know I Have No Collar
+ Thirty Pounds of Bone
Date: Thursday 30th July 2009
Venue: The Basement, 24 Kensington Street, Brighton. BN1 4AJ
Over 18s only
Woodland Recordings and Type PR join forces with Bristol DIY label Stitch Stitch Records to showcase three of the independent lables' wonderful artists.
François creates dream-like lofi pop music, and with his ever-changing collaborative backing band, The Atlas Mountains.
When Frànçois turned 20 he moved from his native France to Bristol, and quickly became part of the local music scene. His early solo work was dreamy lo-fi guitar pop, covered in drum machine and casiotone, From there he started scattering his music, band projects and collaborations across countries. He has since became a part time collaborator with Glaswegian pop band Camera Obscura, Bristolian experimenters Crescent, fellow stitch-stitch artist Ray Rumours, and Fence records new signee Rozi Plain.
I Know I have No Collar
Formed by Aaron Sewards and Tom Cops in 2003, I Know I Have No Collar started off as a mostly instrumental band, blending warm, playful keyboard melodies with Tom's unique minimalist drumming. They worked with Frànçois on their first two records, I'm Missing and These Are Our Numbers, and played a lot of shows, mainly in Bristol. In 2005, Aaron moved to Canada for a year, and on his return, Nat (Bass), Steve (Clarinet) and Liam (Trombone) joined the lineup. Their new songs have expanded with the instrumentation, as has Aaron's lyrical pallete. Their new CD, called A Little Slow, A Little Late, was recorded in bedrooms, kitchens, forests and cinemas around Bristol over the past year, and is released on stitch-stitch records.
Thirty Pounds of Bone
Here's what some people had to say...
"Launching a new folk band can't be too easy, but when their album is as bold and innovative as Thirty Pounds of Bone's is, Folk aficionados should take notice. Proudly different, it has the side-ranging ambition and talent to appeal far more than only folk fans alone." 4/5 - RECORD COLLECTOR Magazine
the debut album "THE HOMESICK CHILDREN OF MIGRANT MOTHERS" is out now across the UK, and online. Drift Records
"There is much to savour on this accomplished collection of plaintive laments, of which the title track and drone like uyeasound are exceptional." Q Magazine.
"With its tattoo-style artwork depicting a storm-tossed sea, and snapshots of the band in archaic suits clutching pints of Guinness, it's clear that this album isn't going to fit the clichés of many of the recent 'weird folk' trends." WORD magazine.