Following on from their sell out launch party this month, we're delighted to announce a show for the band at the wonderful Bush Hall.
Populated by images of clocks and calendars, maps, lists and unpacked boxes, Acrobats explores the beautiful but unsettling experience of the road. The combination of stasis and movement. The arbitrary measurements of time by which we are forced to acknowledge change and failure to change. Numbers take on meanings as words lose theirs. Miles, hours, years. Names and places.
Where their debut, Fossils and Other Phantoms was concerned with accepting and even embracing absences, Acrobats– as the title suggests - explores the momentum of human bodies - their forward movement. Bodies dance, hands move, voices are raised. Both musically and lyrically the album attempts a progression while never denying the past.
If being away from home brought them a new lyrical strength and coherence, spending so much time in just each other's company gave them a strong idea of the new sounds they wanted to find, too. Acrobats is a louder, bigger album, played with intent and even ferocity.
“It’s in terms of sheer vocal prowess that Peggy Sue really come into their own, the duo’s spine-tingling harmonies elevating them from pretty damn impressive to all-out, head-over-heels brilliant.”NME
“Unique and magical”Artrocker
TOM WILLIAMS AND THE BOAT
Following a year which has seen them grace festival stages fromGlastonburyto Latitude, support Stornaway across theUKand put in countless miles on their own headlining shows, Tom Williams And The Boat move into 2011 with the release of their debut album, ‘Too Slow’. In the process the band have seen crowds grow exponentially through word of mouth and become a fierce live proposition.
The year has also seen Tom emerge as a lyricist of quite remarkable perception and phrasing. Beneath the tunes lie tales of bereavement (’90 Mph’), the inner monologue of a suicide bomber (‘Concentrate’), revenge (‘Get Older’) and the silent majority cowed by the increasing violence of everyday life (‘24’) but also retain a capacity for dark humour (‘Wouldn’t Women Be Sweet’). In a musical climate seemingly determined to keep references as vague as possible, Tom Williams And The Boat stand out for their belief in the power of storytelling, the album introducing a variety of characters and tales that echo Tom’s love of the great musical storytellers.
EYES & NO EYES
Eyes & No Eyes are a 4 piece London-based band with a clear love of all things experimental. Via looped cello, breakbeats, and dense bass & electric guitar textures they have created a sound that builds upon their love of less conventional offerings. The result is music which creates a sense of old world drama and romance transposed into a modern context- a hypnotic mixture of the familiar and the unexpected.
Eyes & No Eyes tie together the worlds of the experimental and the accessible with beautiful clarity. Their live shows provide a rare find, something that sets them apart from many others - 4 individuals all contributing their own unique styles in equal measure. It’s this genuinely collective approach to their music which makes for such an unexpected and exciting sound.
“As good as anything we've heard this year”The Guardian
Tickets for this show are priced at £10 and go on sale at 9am on Tuesday 27th September from the following links: WeGotTickets / TicketWeb / SeeTickets