At last, the new Candythief album "Imaginary Medals" is ready to release and we have a killer line up of Edinburgh bands to put the GOOD into GOOD FRIDAY. Connect your spirit and heart to your body with an evening of the very best in eclectic original music Edinburgh has to offer. We are so excited to play this music for you and so looking forward to enjoying the fantastic performances The Eastern Swell and The Marriage will give.
The new album is festooned with propulsive riffs, jubilant melodies, and spacious reveries. Ambient, psychedelic builds give way to black-eyed carnival noir blues and urgent but precise arrangents tinged with a chanson touch of Jacques Brel and Neil Hannon : a crisp, beguiling and distinctive modern take on European songwriting.
Tracks from the new album are getting positive attention on BBC Scotland and BBC6 music right now.
Candythief (aka Diana De Cabarrus) is refreshingly distinctive and unusual, supplying an vital alternative version of the female artist. The new material has the unusual compositional hallmarks typical of Candythief arrangements along with anthemic melodies; deft, distilled lyrics and driving rhythms.
Lovely... haunting stuff
More info at http://www.candythief.bandcamp.com
The Eastern Swell
The Eastern Swell are an electric folk outfit, signed to Edinburgh’s Stereogram Recordings.
Their debut album "One Day, A Flood" was recorded with Pete Harvey (Modern Studies, Meursault, King Creosote) and was met with widespread critical acclaim. Described by The Scotsman as “blissful, burnished reveries...a pleasing patchouli oil-scented blend of prog rock, pastoral folk and psych soul”, the album was listed in a number of ‘best of the year’ album reviews. Louder Than War called it “A rather magical album, and definitely one of the finest releases of 2016”.
The band’s second album ‘Hand Rolled Halo’ is due for release on 15 November 2018.
The Marriage is the powerful songwriting combination of Kirsten Adamson and Dave Burn. Adamson and Burn have been making waves in Edinburgh and London for years and their collaboration delivers heart wrenchingly beautiful folk/country harmony. Bring binder twine to tie up your heartstrings...
More info at https://www.facebook.com/themarriagemusic
FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.
Admission price TBC. Buy online here. Over 18 only.