Posts Tagged ‘Akira Records’

Allman Brown: “Ancient Light” EP release + launch party at The Social

We’re excited to say that Allman Brown will be releasing a new 4-track EP, entitled “Ancient Light”, on Monday 16 June via Akira Records. This is his first new music since last September’s “Sons And Daughters” EP (also on Akira), the lead track of which has accrued over 210,000 Spotify plays at the time of writing.

Allman will be launching “Ancient Light” with a special live performance at London’s Social on Wednesday 18 June. Support on the evening will come from Sophie Jamieson (who sings with Allman on new EP track “Fields Of England”) and Robyn Sherwell. Tickets are £5 in advance and are available here. Let us know if you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the event on Facebook.

Laissez Faire Club stage at The Alternative Escape (Sat 10.5.14)

We’re delighted to be teaming up with the good folk at Akira Records and Smashing Blouse to curate this quite frankly amazing bill at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this year. Taking place at Latest Music Bar (14-17 Manchester Street) on the final evening of festivities (Saturday 10 May), we’ll have not one but two stages in the venue (downstairs plugged in and upstairs acoustic), jam packed with bands and artists we think are the real deal.

Entry is free with a festival ticket, or £3 otherwise. We’re kicking off at 5pm and going all out with a bang until the end. Set times are as follows (you’ll notice we’ve scheduled it so you won’t miss a minute of the action):

Downstairs

5.30 – 5.50: Robyn Sherwell
6.10 – 6.40: Still Parade
6.55 – 7.25: Khushi
7.45 – 8.15: Only Girl
8.30 – 9.00: Dems
9.10 – 9.30: The Half Earth
9.40 – 10.10: Pawws
10.15 – 10.45: Fé
11.05 – 11.35: Attu
11.45 – 00.15: Wulf
00.30 – 01.00: Boy in a Movie
01.00 – 02.00: Shorebitch DJs

Cat Lovers DJs between sets

Upstairs

5.50 – 6.10: Allman Brown
7.25 – 7.45: Hilang Child
8.15 – 8.35: Jake Isaac
10.05 – 10.25: Will Joseph cook
10.45 – 11.05: Eliza Shaddad

To get yourselves warmed up, check out KHUSHI performing his debut single “Magpie” at Brighton Dome back in February (supporting London Grammar), and also our handy Soundcloud playlist featuring music from all the acts involved.

Allman Brown

We’re very excited to say we’ll be working with London artist Allman Brown as part of our management wing. His latest EP, “Sons And Daughters”, is out now on Akira Records – with a follow up due out this summer.

The EP’s lead track was co-written and performed with Liz Lawrence, and was placed on NBC’s “Parenthood” in the USA earlier this year – you can watch the episode here (song appears from 25:10). Stay tuned for more news soon.

Introducing: Mt. Wolf

A short while ago, South London quartet Mt. Wolf introduced themselves to the world with two impressive and accomplished demos, “Underground” and “Life Size Ghosts”. Reincarnated from a previous band, they arrived for round two with the same lineup – just with a new name, a new image and simply better songs. A tried and tested and often successful formula, this – see White Lies, The Vaccines and Swiss Lips before them (amongst a number of others who found the right alchemy at the second attempt).

Indeed, a few months in, things are starting to heat up. If our Twitter and Facebook feeds are to be believed, the outfit are very much the band of the moment. This bank holiday weekend just gone has seen them play two shows, one at Queen Of Hoxton, and one at XOYO, to much fanfare on the aforementioned social networks.

It’s not overly surprising – the tracks certainly live up to their venerable ‘dream folk’ / ‘folktronica’ billing – they’re beautiful, spacious compositions that call to mind people like Bjork, Ellie Goulding and James Yuill. “Underground” is a nailed-on dance floor hit, with a powerful chorus that we imagine would translate very well live, whilst “Life Size Ghosts” is one of those all-encompassing / completely-lose-your-bearings for its duration kind of tracks.

It’s Kate Sproule’s lead vocal that really sets the songs apart from the crowd, though – quirky and hypnotic and the same time, they have a real ace up their sleeve here that could potentially prove decisive in a notoriously crowded market for new bands.

Past LFC performance

MUMFORD AND SONS // OLD BLUE LAST // 24 OCT 2007