Kneel, Sir proudly presents a warming winter's evening from the folk underground...
FURSAXA (Philadelphia, USA):
The brainchild of Tara Burke, formerly of the Siltbreeze band UN, Fursaxa has spent the last dozen or so years charting a particularly obtuse course around the US folk underground. Releases on Ecstatic Peace, Acid Mothers Temple, Time Lag and ATP attest to the esteem in which she is held, whilst collaborations with the likes of Bardo Pond and Six Organs of Admittance give an idea of her approach to the music - multi-layered vocals, ghostly organ-drones and off-kilter percussion. This is as out-there as anything that could be described as "folk music" has yet gone, with as much Nico and Krautrock as Vashti Bunyan in the mix.
SHARRON KRAUS (Wales, UK):
Put simply, Sharron Kraus is in the premier-league of folk singers, a stratosphere occupied by the Alasdair Roberts and Will Oldhams of this world. When most of us express a love of folk-music we usually mean the type of music made by Sharron - intense, claustrophobic tales of rootless souls and dark secrets, delivered in a keening voice shot through with the spirit of Anne Briggs. We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting this, her first Nottingham show for over five years.
EL HEATH (Shropshire, UK):
One of the many monikers of the prolific Eric Loveland Heath, a modern-day romantic who channels the countryside of his Shropshire home, via an arsenal of guitars, cheap synths, toy instruments and field recordings and voice into works of real beauty.
Five pounds on the door. Doors at 8.30pm.