The London leg of the #SOTONES10 tour Celebrating 10 Years of Sotones Records.
Lonely Joe Parker
“intriguing melodies… highly alluring.” - Q Magazine.com
“Stream of conscious lyrics.. like a late night busker serenading the drunks...for the indie kid in your life.” - Clash Music
The Diamond Age
The Diamond Age are a trio hailing from Southampton that create sounds that merge beach tinged retro rock, with a solid dream-pop production. Featuring former members of scene favourites Dead!Dead!Dead! and Woven Bird.
“Outstanding – a swaggering pottymouthed earworm. Genius lyrics and great vocal delivery...fine fucking work, men." - Tom Robinson, BBC6music
“You know some people are just too smart. So smart their heads spin with ideas and they talk in flights of fancy. These people don’t fit into the mundane groove of reality and the lucky ones end up making music. White Ape is that sort of band.” - John Robb, Louder Than War
Emily C Smith
Emily delivers "low slung, countrified rock'n roll take on PJ Harveyesque textures…bits of Bowie, Neko Case, Patti Smith" Tony Gleed Bear Bug Promotions
Emily self-released her latest EP Far From Judd on the 19th August 2016. "Emily C. Smith is one of the most rounded, talented and vital artists I’ve heard in a long time and I’ve listened to a lot of artists in my time". Roland Monger
In 2013 Emily self released her debut album Marina's Laughing in October 2013.
“Crepuscular – also evocative and fascinating a bit like Tim Burton’s hair”.
Adam Walton BBC Radio Wales
“Strains of Polly Jean, I love it”.
"There is no-one quite like Avital Raz in the world of music right now, and she should be applauded for the intelligence and singularity of her artistic vision. The Fallen Angel’s Unravelling Descent is a genuinely original musical statement, full of wise, exotic and gleefully mordant songs that manage to be simultaneously challenging and melodic." - Folk Radio UK
Dave Miatt / Jackie Paper
Former member of NME-darlings Thomas Tantrum, South-Coast singer-songwriter Dave Miatt is at his most tangible in his solo work. Inspired by folklore, myth and magic, Miatt’s songs represent both his meaningful late-night ponderings and dark sense of humour. Currently, he can also be found fronting jangle-pop/ folk band Sleeping Tigers and as a hired gun for psych-pop collective Spectral Park.
As a treat for the old Sotones crowd, we have reached into the back and tracked down one of the original shining lights of the scene, Ed.J.Hicks.
For years he’s been painting walls in Hackney but with a mix of whiskey and personal compliments, we have coaxed him back onto the stage. Is this a comeback? We really don’t know.
Expect a load of alt-blues and gruff soul.
Band Of Skulls (DJ Set)
A proper famous big ol' rock band dropping in to spin some discs.
"hard to pigeonhole. Part Led Zeppelin, part Royal Blood, part god knows what… I guess you could say they’re pretty unique." - Daily Express
"...do loud and lurching as well they do as caustic and drifting" - Rolling Stone
"The best band in the world" - Daily Telegraph
Plus Special Guests TBC!
DJs till late
£4 advance, £5 on the door.
LP + merch + ticket bundle available from https://sotones.tmstor.es/