This show is part of Illuminations, a series of uniquely curated music and arts events taking place between 27th October - 7th November.
With more than a decade having passed since Sebastien Tellier's first release, there's a multitude of depth for him to draw upon. Not only a multi-instrumentalist, but a multi-linguist too, his effortless sounds are all-encompassing. The Parisian has just released his sixth album L'Aventura which yet again paints him as a diverse experimentalist. It's a concept set in a part-mythical Brazil, the music has an intense, sumptuous, sensual and cinematic edge. November 4th at London’s Village Underground sees a special evening with Tellier.
CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA
Cristobal And The Sea are a proper European union of a band, if ever there was one. The quartet hail from four corners of the continent.
They are: Alejandro Romero from Spain (bass/vox), João Seixas from Portugal (guitar/vox), Leïla Séguin from Corsica/France (flute/vox) and Josh Oldershaw from old Blighty (drums).
Within this melting pot of dreamy tropicalia there are notes of their southern Mediterranean culture and an unintentionally Brazilian bossa nova feel in João’s guitar style, all underpinned by a beat-generation vibe that seeps into all their songs. This has all been perfectly captured on the band's debut by Brooklyn producer, Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Vashti Bunyan, Grizzy Bear).
From The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies to Fleetwood Mac (if they’d have favoured LSD over their beloved cocaine), Gilberto Gil to Gainsbourg and a whole host of modern artists, Cristobal & The Sea have taken their varied inspirations and diverse cultural backgrounds & melded them into their own distinct sound, creating rich, warm & disorientating songs that swirl with psychedelia, but never forget the importance of melody.
Their debut EP release ‘Peach Bells’ will be released on Dec 8th through City Slang.
This show is now SOLD OUT.