"We have highlighted this band as one to watch in 2011. The Epstein’s sound is cinematic, captivating and immersive. With intrinsically woven vocals and warm melodies that swoop and soar,this band not only builds on the recent success of British folk, but suitably adds to it as well." Artrocker 2011
"mesmerising …. One of this years bands to watch." Music Week 2011
Thursday 21 April 8pm
The Epstein’s rich cinematic soundscapes have lured many a musical wanderer on an enchanting journey through dustbowl blues, pastoral folk and alternative roots music.
The band released their Ep featuring the single ‘ I Held You Once’ in early 2011, including tracks ‘Another Band Has Gone’ and ‘Ring On Her Finger’. This was the bands first studio release since their debut album 'Last of the Charanguistas', as a prelude to their second full album later this year. Many of these songs came to life during long evenings upstairs in a cottage in a small village close to Oxford.
"Excellent….This charming slow-builder rides a bed of plucked acoustics as it heads into string-section ecstasy" The Times UK 2011
Left With Pictures- "A splendid, splendid band" - Gideon Coe; "beautiful, intricate, and clever" - Katy Klaw - Peggy Sue
London band Left With Pictures play alternative pop that incorporates folk instruments, delightful melodies, insightful lyrics and joyous singing. Over the years the 5-piece have honed their live set with appearances alongside the likes of Peggy Sue, Sleeping States, The Leisure Society and Johnny Flynn.
New album ‘In Time’ is due for release this April on Organ Grinder Records. After debut album ‘Beyond Our Means’ was released at the end of 2009 (A contender to be crowned the most heart warming album of the year – 8/10, Drowned in Sound), the band set themselves the challenge of recording and releasing a song and video for every month of 2010. This project was a tie in with BBC 6 Music, which saw every track debuted on Gideon Coe’s show. The resulting album is Left With Pictures’ most varied offering yet, with synthesisers meeting piano and strings, sparse a-cappella harmonies sitting alongside dense musical textures. Each song carries a flavour of the month for which it was written, but retains the band’s distinctly English pop sensibilities.
The Yarns “This fantastic indie quartet mix the folksy charm of Stornoway with the sly wit of I Am Kloot and have a repertoire of instantly catchy tunes that will stay with you for weeks!” Rapture Records