Hiya folks, hope you're well, thought a few of you might be interested in this. It should be a fun one, there's all sorts of art being strung around the rafters of the church. Cheers, and mebbe see you there, R
Rob St. John // Frozy // Tiger, Panda and Ox. St. Mary's Church, Stoke Newington, London
Friday 2nd March, 8pm. £5 on the door.
Born in Lancashire, Rob St John is Edinburgh’s adopted “doom-wop” wunderkind, playing drawn-out and ghostly electric folk music underpinned by the creaks and drones of the musical saw, cello, autoharp, synth, clarinet, field recordings and harmonium. A member of eagleowl, Meursault and Woodpigeon, he’s just released his first album ‘Weald’ on 12” LP (for Song, By Toad), in which kraut and prog influences can clearly be heard alongside British folk guitar and the echoes of an American troubadour tradition. Rob’s full-band sets are a sight to behold, and don’t occur nearly often enough. (TracerTrails.co.uk)
“should be championed as something truly great” - The Liminal
“Isn’t it grand when a debut album from a little known artist arrives in November and vies with the already-anointed likes of Metronomy, The Horrors and Ghostpoet for your 2011 top spot? That beautiful thing is Weald by Rob St John, a Lancastrian singer-songwriter with the range, boom and profundity of Ian Curtis, Nick Drake and Stuart Staples whose songs animate geography like Luke Haines’ do history” - Andrew Collins, WORD Magazine
“surprising and utterly magnificent 9/10” - This is Fake DIY
“gorgeous songwriting” - The Glasgow Herald
“Weald proves a consistently strong and challenging record. Each of its eight tracks blend emotional girth with an exquisite musical craft that stretches far beyond the reaches of many of today’s young singer-songwriters 8/10” - Drowned in Sound
”Weald is a strangely compelling and absolutely engrossing listen from a promising new talent” - The Line of Best Fit
”Rob St John’s most accomplished document to date, ‘Weald’ is tender yet sparse, modern yet timeless” - CLASH Magazine
“for all the low-key chorales, musical saws and string-laden back-woods baroque pulsing this full-length debut’s eight songs, it’s St John’s increasingly forceful mix of melancholy and otherworldly rapture that counts. At the record’s core is the slash and burn revelation of Domino. If the late Nick Drake and another old Nick’s Bad Seeds ever hitch up at some rural English crossroads, this is what such an unlikely clash of souls might sound like.” - The List
F R O Z Y
dreamy pop songs with guitar and drums and occasionally more. charming subject matter and a homemade quality you can dance to if you feel like it. Their most recent album, pulling daisies, was released on tri-lingual records.
T I G E R & P A N D A & O X
a bunch of polite records bozos. with instruments like keyboards, guitars, drum machines and accordions, tiger & panda & ox change their music every time they play or record, which is why they always sound like they’re still learning their songs. this will be the date they start selling their new cd, "flickin' the 'v's" (two songs from this 7 track ep are available to listen to at the link below).
P L U S A R T S H O W !
there will be all kinds of pictures and stuff hanging about in St Mary's beautiful old church
£ 5 E N T R Y