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Posted May 30th 2013

Bloomin’ June

It’s nearly June, and nearly the start of summer! (We’re so positive about this rubbish weather). So leave your brollies and anoraks at home because we’ve got loads of fab June shows coming up that will get you into your warm up summer/festival mood!

On the 11th of June we’re really looking forward to seeing Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside at Komedia’s studio bar. If you haven’t heard of Sallie Ford, she’s been described as ‘a cross between Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits’ and has a real smashing voice. She’s previously opened for Jack White and he absolutely loves her. If you don’t believe us – or Jack – have a listen to Party Kids and see for yourself! She’s got that real rockabilly bluesy vibe in her vocals and music, but not bluesy like a modern day Billie Holiday, we’re talking rough and ready like Janis Joplin. Tickets are just £9 available from Ticketweb here!

The rest of our June shows, well, because there’s quite a lot we’ve decided to give you a quick snipit of each one.

The Electric Soft Parade 17th – Green Door Store – We all know these two. Hailing from our very own Brighton shores, Electric Soft Parade bring us glorious melodies with lesson-for-life lyrics against Teenage Fanclub-esque backing.

Melt Yourself Down 19th – Komedia Studio – With members of Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear and Sons of Kemet, Melt Yourself Down explode with energy whilst on stage with their jazz, rock and world music influences. NOT too be missed if they are anything like that recent Jools Holland appearance!

Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – 20th – Green Door Store – For fans of Animal Collective Avey Tare (Animal Collective’s lead singer) brings us his Slasher Flicks, his experimental indie super-group featuring ex-Dirty Projectors member Angel Deradoorian and ex-ponytail drummer Jermy Hyman. Expect the unexpected, and great things.

Ron Sexsmith – 21st – St George’s – After his sold out show at Komedia in 2011, Ron returns with his new album Forever Endeavour. Taking inspiration from the likes of Ray Davies, Harry Nilsson, Bing Crosby and Bill Withers, Ron has forged an international reputation over the past two decades. If you haven’t seen him before you definitely can’t miss this.

Devendra Banhart – 28th – T.O.M The Old Market – Returning to Brighton with the eagerly awaited ‘Mala’. The New Yorker say “Banhart makes music that interprets so many styles that it belongs in a universe of its own.” This show is now sold out. For those who got a ticket we shall see you there!

All tickets for all of these can be found on each event on the website or just by clicking here!

Now, for some new things! This week we bring you two new announcements, and next week we’re going to give you another one! We’re just that generous.

Firstly we’re really excited to welcome back Dark Dark Dark to Brighton, this time at The Blind Tiger Club! Last time they came to town they were very very well received by the press. Brighton Noise even said they were ‘indebted’ to us for having introduced them to such a wonderful band. Their album ‘Who Needs Who’ which was released in October is a stirring and rich body of songs that sees the band breaking ground, and settling into the strengths of a quintet. Their song Daydreaming (which is our favourite) can be heard here! See them at The Blind Tiger before they’re selling out huge venues. Support comes from Love Like Birds, a brilliant singer/songwriter and also Bella Feud, Brighton based band with influences of The Pixies, Beach House and Sonic Youth. Tickets are on sale now!

And now our second announcement we are absolutely delighted to welcome to beautiful Laura Veirs to Komedia! From one of the country’s most inimitable songwriters – Portland, Oregon’s Laura Veirs – comes her ninth full-length album. Beautiful, lush and at times deeply dark, “Warp and Weft” captures the intensity of motherhood, love and violence. After recording the record whilst pregnant she captures a different sound, and has brought about more beautiful and painful songs. She is supported by Led To Sea for all your violin, quirky girly music. Tickets are on sale now!