Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Woodpecker Wooliams + Abi Wade + Jack Cheshire @ The Old Queens Head, 14th November 2012

Folie a Deux and Pull Up The Roots are very proud to announce Woodpecker Wooliams + Jack Cheshire + Emma Gatrill @ The Old Queens Head on Wednesday the 14th of November.

Buy your £5 Early Bird tickets here:

- - - - -  Woodpecker Wooliams - - - - - 

"An expert exercise in control and restraint… Musically and emotionally, it’s belting." – BBC Music

“Hi ho, hi ho, into the dark we go – with a singer who sounds like a homicidal Disney heroine, singing songs of violence and desire" – Guardian, Band of The Day

“the album, is nothing less than otherworldly and undoubtedly brilliant.” - Drunkenwerewolf

"Brighton's Gemma Williams enchanting solo masterpieces are laced with lo-fi murder folk and droning harps" - David Newbury / The Independent

The excitement and reviews surrounding that of Woodpecker Wooliams and her freshly released album ‘The Bird School of Being Human’ and with her new single ‘Sparrow’ receiving daily plays and praise form 6Music DJs, makes one feel that WW doesn’t even need an introduction - she is simply, nothing like you have ever heard before. So who is she?

Woodpecker Wooliams is a resident of Brighton, a keeper of bees, all round naturophile and lover of Russian Dolls. Originally comprised of vocals and harp, the odd bell, chime and whistle, she now encompasses an altogether fuller, electronic, droney sound. With an unnerving sweet tremolo voice (comparable to Joanna Newsom), live she is bold and fearless and delivers an alluring, understatedly dramatic set.

Delving into beautiful and mesmerising folk she then found herself moving towards exploring “mental, horrible, distorted noise”, in an almost compulsive effort to bring some balance to her music. As a result she has now created something genuinely unique and awe inspiring.

Read a gorgeous review and stream her master-piece album here:

- - - - - Jack Cheshire - - - - -

"....exquisite melancholy song writing in the finest traditions of mildly psychedelic, quintessentially English, stoner folk.” - The Sunday Telegraph

“With his breathy Ian McCulloch-style croon…a burnished psychedelia creeps into the mix and takes this music to the skies.” – Uncut

"one of those rare finds... its lo-fi intensity is reminiscent of one the greatest records of the '70s singer songwriter genre, Nick Drake's 'Five Leaves Left'. – God is in the Tv 

Jack Cheshire combines sweetly-slurred melodies, kaleidoscopic finger-picking and intricately-layered musicbox psychedelia with shuffling drums, double bass, celestial harmonies and an uncompromising sound and vision that sweep from micro to macro, from introspection to constellation. The results have invited comparisons with Syd Barratt's, Arthur Lee, Radiohead and Beck, and led to supports with the likes of Josh T Pearson, Roddy Woomble, Polly Paulusma and Kris Dreve

Listen to his fantastic new album here:

- - - - - Abi Wade - - - - -

Abi Wade, the Brighton-based cellist/percussionist who has been compared to the esteemed likes of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor, will release her new AA single 'Heavy Heart' / 'Faker' on 5th November. She was recently handpicked by Patrick Wolf to accompany him as support on his tour of the UK and Europe (full dates below), has played shows with Jesca Hoop and O Emperor, and stunned audiences with an appearance at End Of The Road festival.

Abi Wade ( a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. Her music is seamlessly sewn together, each beat, melody and bass line exactly in its place, to create songs that pull the heart strings and a performance that will beguile and intrigue. The cello, uniquely utilised, was the backbone to the four songs that comprise her 'And Blood And Air EP' – a set that strikes the listener with a singular blow, soft but undeniably affecting. Carved with a uniquely tailored blade, it is hard to liken her to any former artist, but similarities have been drawn to the independently distinct Arthur Russell, Joanna Newsom and Kate Bush. New single, the double A-side 'Heavy Heart' / 'Faker' is an incredible leap forward, revealing a beating pop heart beneath the inventive yet minimalist arrangements.

Check out her new Single here: