Crumb is the collaboration of Brooklyn-based musicians Lila Ramani (guitar, vocals), Brian Aronow (synth, keys, sax), Jesse Brotter (bass), and Jonathan Gilad (drums). The friends came together in 2016 with the goal of developing and recording a collection of songs Ramani had written in high school and college, the work ultimately resulting in the band’s first two EPs, 2016’s “Crumb” and 2017’s “Locket.” Encouraged by the warm reception online and at shows, the band evolved into a full time touring and recording project.In June 2019, Crumb will release Jinx, their first full-length album and best distillation to date of their singular blend of psych-rock and jazz. On Jinx, Ramani continues to helm the songwriting, with Aronow, Brotter, and Gilad each bringing distinctive ideas to match her ethereal, intimate vocals and luminous guitar lines. Informed by two years of nearly non-stop touring, the songs sweep and swell to capture the beguiling live spirit of Crumb shows, while taking listeners one step furtherdown the band’s dizzying, hypnotic path.
*This show was rescheduled from 4 September. All original tickets remain valid for the new date*
From Helsinki, now living in Falmouth, Inka Upendo is a musician and producer who crafts unique soundscapes of intertwined percussion, ethereal vocals, found sounds and synthesizers.
Her first track - Limbo, was released last year, and almost immediately found support on BBC Introducing in Devon & Cornwall. Since then her music has been spreading throughout Finland and the UK. Also a member of Eel, a record label and collective based in Cornwall founded by Hockeysmith, Inka released Mellow as part of the collective's debut compilation earlier this year.
As of April, Inka has signed with new music company archForm, and will be releasing a debut EP in September. The songs revolve around the contrasts in her production style, whilst exploring themes such as the feeling of inadequacy, the absurdity of love and the ubiquity of capitalism.
Crumb / Inka Upendo
04 Dec 2019
2A Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park
London NW5 1HL