Posts Tagged ‘Jake Mattison’

Jake Mattison – “Lord If I Could” (Live Session)

Jake Mattison filmed this live session of his track “Lord If I Could” before his appearance at Swn Festival in Cardiff recently (18 October). The result is just lovely – and reminds us why we fell in love with him (and his crowd silencing voice) right back at the start of the year. A small number of copies of his debut single, “Sorrow”, are still in stock at LFC HQ – grab one here.

LFC006: Israel Cannan – “Heart Of Mine”

It’s been a short while, but we’re finally ready to announce that the next release on Laissez Faire Club Records will be “Heart Of Mine”, the stunning and uplifting new single from one of Australia’s brightest new songwriting talents, Israel Cannan.

You might remember his wonderful, charisma filled set at The Enterprise back in June, where he opened up for Jake Mattison at the launch party for our last release, “Sorrow”. Since then, Israel has been making further waves in London, a place he’s made his home since moving from Australia at the end of last year.

Available on iTunes (and all other good digital retailers) from Monday 1 October, the release will be Israel’s first since his 2010 album, “Walk”, and also his debut single in the UK.

Of course, we’ll be throwing a big party to celebrate, and where better to do it than the old stomping ground of The Enterprise? We’re back there on Tuesday 25 September, folks, and support on the night comes from firm LFC favourite Jade Hopcroft, who’ll be warming us up with her haunting lyrical folk-pop, and Sophie Grant. Not at all one to be missed. And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve booked Israel to support his fellow countrymen Deep Sea Arcade at The Windmill in Brixton later on that week (Friday 28 September). Plenty to look forward to.

Check out the charming video to the A-side below, and stream the early Shins recalling B-side, “From The Start”, below that.

Introducing: Israel Cannan


Photo by Tim Williams

The old adage of London’s streets being paved with gold has been a big guiding factor and inspiration for many an ambitious character over the course of time. One of the more recent examples of someone arriving in the UK’s capital in pursuit of their dreams is Australia’s Israel Cannan, who recently traded the sun, sand and sea of the Central Coast in his homeland for the rough and ready delights of Kensal Rise.

Cannan has left behind (or at least put on hold) what seems to be a slowly blossoming career in Oz – aside from a formative stint as an actor (he appeared in Home & Away for one), a full length album, “Walk”, was released in 2010 and appears to have driven him into the public’s consciousness, as well as onto the stage at a number of high profile festivals.

In any case, it appears the land Down Under’s loss is our gain – Cannan has been doing the rounds in London for a little while now (including a gig for us at Jake Mattison‘s recent single launch party at The Enterprise and one with fellow countryman Matt Corby at The Garage), and anyone who’s witnessed his live show will no doubt attest that it’s an incredibly entertaining and arresting half an hour.

Traits such as a rich, show stopping voice, great songs and a charismatic and charming on stage persona make Cannan someone who is instantly likeable. Up until very recently, he didn’t have much new material recorded, but he’s just posted a free download, the rather moving “From The Start”, up online. It reminds us of the best bits of Damien Rice, Bon Iver and Oh, Inverted World era Shins, and in its duration sets Israel apart from the plethora of other singer-songwriters attempting to walk this line.

MP3: Israel Cannan – From The Start

Jake Mattison: Video interview + live perfomance of “Sorrow”

After Jake Mattison‘s gig at a rainy Jubilee Square during Brighton’s Great Escape Festival last Thursday afternoon (10 May), our friends over at Beatwolf Magazine cornered him at The Mash Tun pub across the road for a chat about his influences and inspirations, the Manchester scene and touring with Emeli Sande last year, amongst a few other things.

Jake also performed a powerful, scruff-of-the-neck-grabbing version of his forthcoming debut single “Sorrow”, out on LFC Records in a few weeks, which left those in the room speechless. Check the interview and performance out above, and be sure to grab a copy of the 7″ vinyl on pre-order, because they’re flying out as we speak.

Jake’s next live shows are the “Sorrow” single launch parties on the 6th and 7th June, in Manchester and London respectively. Head over to our events page for further information and ticket details.

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” Single Launch Parties!

Well it wouldn’t be a proper single release without a big launch party, would it? In this case, we’ve decided to really push the boat out and throw TWO parties on consecutive nights (6 & 7 June), in Manchester and London respectively, so both sides of the Watford Gap can have a piece of Jake Mattison action.

Support in Manchester comes from Tawse, whilst Australia’s Israel Cannan will be opening up in London, all before Jake comes on to celebrate the release of his first ever single. There’ll be special guest DJ sets too, and we’ll most likely be dusting off our own 12 inches in time for the occasion.

Grab your tickets HERE (includes a ticket / 7″ vinyl deal) and be sure to let us know you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the Facebook events. If for some reason you can’t make either show but still want a seven inch, pre-order is now open here. There aren’t many tickets (or vinyls) at all, so be quick if you want in.

Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” artwork & B-side (+ Great Escape appearance)

This morning, as promised, here’s the artwork to Jake Mattison‘s “Sorrow” single which will be out in just over a month (4 June). Manchester based designer Daren Newman came up with the minimal yet striking image, and we can’t wait to hold the seven inch sleeve in our hands.

Also, the B-side to the release, “You’re Too Old” is now available for streaming alongside the lead track. It’s a remastered version of one of Jake’s early demos, and was recorded at Stockport’s Eve Studios alongside “Sorrow” last October.

Following on from the two sold out Communion London shows with Matt Corby (at Ballyhoo and The Garage), Jake plays Brighton’s Great Escape Festival next week – he’ll be appearing at The Hub on Jubilee Square at 2pm on 10 May. We’ll be there, board shorts on and ice lolly in hand.

LFC005: Jake Mattison – “Sorrow” + Free Download


Photo by Clement Neveu

We’re delighted to this morning welcome Manchester’s Jake Mattison to the Laissez Faire Club Records family. Having been totally knocked out by Jake’s voice when we first him heard late last year, and also very impressed with his effortless way around a good tune, we decided we had to get involved in bringing this huge talent to a wider audience.

To that end: Jake’s debut single, “Sorrow”, will be out on limited edition 7″ vinyl (300 copies) and digital download from Monday 4 June.

Not one but two single launch parties have been arranged: The Castle Hotel in Manchester on Wednesday 6 June, and London’s Enterprise on Thursday 7 June. Support on both dates will be announced shortly, as will ticket details (so keep checking back).

In the meantime, you can exclusively stream the single below and we’re also offering a FREE DOWNLOAD of “Too The Old House (You Return)” (recorded during the same session as the single), which should get you all warmed up for what’s to come. In the first instance, that’s two support slots with Australia’s Matt Corby, one at Ballyhoo this Tuesday 17th and one at The Garage next Wednesday 25th. We’re excited.

Introducing: Jake Mattison

Jake Mattison is a Manchester based singer-songwriter with one of those drop-what-you’re-doing kind of voices. Not since the first time we heard the likes of Marcus Mumford, Damien Rice or Ben Howard have we been so startled, and indeed, dropped what we were doing to stare at the device from which the arresting sound was emanating.

Mattison’s vocal does possess the raw beauty of these successful artists, albeit perhaps with a rawer edge, that really suggests he’s got a story to tell.

We assume he’s been penning songs and performing them to people for at least a little while, perhaps mainly in his native North West, but a short run of dates with Emeli Sande in November last year has brought this rather exceptional talent into the public limelight, and has set up 2012 as a potential breakthrough year.

There are a handful of demos online at present, which hint at something much bigger, but in the meantime check out this wonderful cover of Gil Scott Heron’s 1971 classic “Home Is Where The Hatred Is”, where Mattison comes off complementing, rather than aping, the late great.

MP3: Jake Mattison – You’re Too Old

Past LFC performance

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