Fortuna POP! Presents….
WITHERED HAND + DARREN HAYMAN + OWL & MOUSE
Saturday 22nd September, Doors 7:30pm
The Bull & Gate
389 Kentish Town Road
Nearest tubes : Kentish Town
Tel : 020 7093 4820
Tickets £9.50 Advance / £11 Door
Lauded by Rolling Stone, MOJO and Jarvis Cocker, Withered Hand (Dan Willson) is a member of Scotland's infamous Fence Collective and his brilliant debut album, Good News, continues to win fans and crop up in unlikely places (Skins, MTV), while this year's Heart Heart EP further showcased Willson's knack for glorious, wry, ravaged alt-rock. Dan has toured widely both solo and with his band since 2009, both in UK and mainland Europe and USA.
Withered Hand is performing a few rare UK dates as a band to promote the release of a new limited edition 10inch vinyl EP entitled Inbetweens before heading out to Europe in October. He will also perform songs from an as yet untitled second album.
"Sometimes it takes one spellbinding live performance before an artist's seemingly obvious-to-everyone-else talent really sinks in. I've always appreciated Dan Willson's songcraft in a rather passive way, but I walked away from this Withered Hand solo show a fully subscribed fan - and I wasn't the only one." (The Scotsman)
Best known as the singer-songwriter of the phenomenally successful and much-loved Hefner, Darren Hayman is now seven or eight albums into an increasingly idiosyncratic career path. Darren is also writing the best tunes of his career; increasingly complex and mature songs.
Following last year's January Songs project and his solo album of subtle, drifting piano ballads The Ship's Piano, Darren continues his incredibly productive streak with an instrumental album devoted to London's Lidos and the third release in his Essex Trilogy, The Violence, a double album of strangely beautiful, haunting songs about the Essex Witch Trials of the 17th Century.
"London's laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement... the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters." (The Guardian)
OWL & MOUSE
Owl & Mouse was born as the solo project of Australian singer-songwriter Hannah. After moving to London in 2008, Hannah taught herself to play the ukulele, and began writing vulnerable yet open-hearted folk-tinged songs, inspired by her friends, family and homes across the world.
In early 2011, Hannah released her first solo EP on Haircut Records. A short while later, she began to form a more permanent, pop-oriented backing band, and now performs with Jen on backing vocals, Tom on bass, and Emma on keyboards. Owl & Mouse's first single, 'Canvas Bags', comes out on Hangover Lounge Records in August 2012.