This is gonna be great!
Transient Constellations proudly presents DEATH VESSEL (SUB POP / ATP RECORDS)
"Death Vessel is Joel Thibodeau's work as both a solo artist and band leader. His music, captured on the resplendent record "Stay Close", is an eloquent distillation of a life's tales...Thibodeau's vocal delivery is astonishing. Perhaps his singing is best-described as descendent from "the high lonesome sound" - unleashed upon the world by Roscoe Holcomb in the early 1960's. With this voice, Death Vessel delivers stunning lyrical poetry that transcends the "whisky 'n' haystack" imagery of its neo-folk contemporaries. Thibodeau brings this same unusual experimentation to the acoustic guitar (his primary instrument). The daringly melodic plucking of strings and the odd tempo changes provide expertly unexpected accompaniment." - ATP Website
"Nothing is Precious Enough for Us exudes a unique ambition wider in scope than most of its peers. The musical reach is fully extended—deep into the past, grounded in the present and nodding to the future. Owing to the gritty avarice of Joel’s singular spirit, voice and musicality, the songs - though rooted in a more traditional feel of folk and early Americana - sound as progressive, experimental and modern as they do antique and old-world. In fact, his hyper-tuneful and wholly spellbinding melodies seem to owe as much to ‘60s pop, rock and jazz as they do to bluegrass, old-time or country. The music is haunting and spiritual, mysterious and kind, ageless and contemporary, soulful and psychedelic. In short, it’s where the requiem meets rock ‘n’ roll." - Sub Pop website
Behold the wonderfully intimate and human songcraft of Rozi Plain, born Rosalind Leyden in the leafy-greens of Winchester 25 years ago. Having moved to Bristol, set up the Cleaner Records collective with a collection of musical friends and family and released her debut album “Inside Over Here” on King Creosote’s Fence Records in late-2008, Rozi has been busy bringing her beautiful, enchantingly brittle and understated music to the people. Whether alone with guitar or joined by an assembly of her regular co-conspirators (including François & The Atlas Mountains, This Is The Kit and Sleeping States, all of whom she also joins for their sets in a glorious musical swapping shop), her songs possess a certain fragile magnetism that can hush the gabblers in the drawing of a breath, and make any room seem like home. The rare and humble pleasures of Rozi’s live show have led to tours across Europe, the UK & USA with notables including Devendra Banhart (who fell for “Inside Over Here” and named it one of his albums of last year), James Yorkston and Viking Moses, and appearances at festivals such as Green Man, End Of The Road, Shambala and Fence’s flagship event Homegame. Recordings have been tied to tape and tinkered with for her soon-to-follow second album, with a 7” due imminently on Need No Water Records.
'Noise guru/illustrator Stephen Vs Cosmos has stripped back the viscera and given something completely of himself with Slushy Guts. Recordings so intimate you can here every wisp slip from his lips, these are spidery, spectral songs illustrated with surreal moments from a life well lived. The virtuoso guitar playing recalls a more spacial John Fahey or Jim O'Rourke, while the glacial darkness has moments of US heroes The For Carnation. Lovingly hand-made and illustrated, these are touching little gems in CDr form.' ROUGH TRADE.
Tuesday 1st March
£10 / £8 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/107306
The Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern St