Rockfeedback Concerts presents...
It was a dark and foggy night when Still Corners songwriter Greg Hughes first laid eyes on vocalist Tessa Murray (now filled out to a 4-piece by Leon Dufficy and Luke Jarvis). “It sounds stupid but it’s completely true,” he recounts. “I was on a train that was going to London Bridge. But for some reason it went to this other stop and I got out. And this other person got out. It was Tessa.” It was a fitting moment for the American musician who came to London to pursue a career in music. A devoted cinephile whose first release Remember Pepper recalls both the youthful tone of French New Wave and the unease of Italian horror. Fusing whispered intimacy to the emotional expansiveness of composer Ennio Morricone, Hughes crafts deceptively simple songs that linger like half-remembered dreams.
TOPS form precious balances. They create emotionally powerful sonic experiences with a contemporary understanding of the classic song structures that have guided pop music since the beginning. A close listen will reveal their assurance as musicians, but their experience derives from playing in warehouse lofts rather than going to school. There is a place for each note in their songs. Complexity disappears behind a veil of familiarity.
Their sound is equally shaped by a deep rooted communication between each member. Jane Penny’s lyrics and vocal melodies lead guitar parts, guitar parts are swept up by bass lines, and rhythmic phrases are mimicked by the drums. Because their sound comes from collaboration rather than effects or recording techniques, the production is bare and confidently minimal.
Woman's Hour are a four piece band based in London, formed in 2011. The band consists of siblings Fiona Jane (vocals) and William (guitar), along with Nick (bass) and Josh (keyboards). Their stripped back music plays with dense sounds and dead space, held together by patient grooves and an upfront honest delivery.
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