Mittwoch, 20. Juli 2011 um 19:30 Uhr
St Giles In The Fields
60 St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8LG, United Kingdom
Tel: 0207 240 2532
Presenting a special album launch show (for the debut LP out on our sister label Transgressive) for the wonderful Mechanical Bride...
Mechanical Bride, AKA 25 year old songwriter and self-taught musician Lauren Doss grew up with her mother working as a professional singer performing with bands all over the world during the 1970s and early 80s. Through her mother’s job, Lauren witnessed first hand some great musicians at work. However, it was while Lauren herself was singing with Larrikin Love as a vocalist that she was recommended to Transgressive who immediately signed her and put out Mechanical Bride’s debut EP ‘In The Throes’ in late 2007.
Although Mechanical Bride shares her name with a dark American science-fiction play by Fritz Lieber Jnr, the sinister nature of Part II EPs has been transformed like a butterfly, into the fully formed songs with lush arrangements, filled with colour and playful lyrics found on Living With Ants. Making music has always been a way to escape for Lauren and the tracks on Living With Ants make up a patchwork of tales and fables and, much like the haunted fairy tales on Part II, the new album is rooted in escapism and fantasy. Lauren has stepped out of her black and white music box and embraced all the outside world has to offer, without losing any of the childlike sense of wonder and magic. Everything on the album was recorded using vintage valve equipment, which contributes even more to that fantastical sound, like that from a lost and forgotten world.
“Like a cathedral of reverb hosting a midnight wedding between Laura Marling and Danny Elfman” Dazed & Confused
“A soapy melange of tittering strings and sighing xylophones that’s every inch as magical as Bat For Lashes” 8/10 NME
Monument Valley will be making a special solo appearance, playing songs from both his recently released "No Air' EP on Communion records, and his forthcoming EP based around found street market photographs. An exceptional lyricist and live performer, Monument Valley is the musical creation of London based Ned Younger.
"Born all in the dark wormy earth, cold specks of fire, evil, lights shining in the darkness". Originally from Toronto Canada and now based in London, Cold Specks hail from the same scene that gave birth to bands such as Timber Timbre who they recently played alongside for their debut gig at a sold out London ICA, followed by a sold out Rockfeedback show opening for EMA at The Macbeth
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