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Eliza Shaddad

Wednesday 30th March 2016

Carmody + Seadog

At The Green Door Store

Doors 7:00 pm

Price £7 + booking fee / £8

In association with The Loft Sessions

New and upcoming Sudanese-Scottish artist, Eliza Shaddad, comes to Brighton with her elegant, nimble and bitter-sweet pop songs. Championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6, Shaddad creates powerful music with a unhinged conviction.

Born to Sudanese and Scottish parents, Eliza Shaddad is a descendant of a long line of artists and poets dating back to the 1800’s. Eliza’s great great grandfather was James Paterson, one of the Glasgow Boys – a group of artists challenging the style and subject of late Victorian Scottish painting.

After a previous EP that hit critical acclaim receiving airplay across BBC Radio 1, 2, 6Music, BBC Radio Scotland, XFM, Amazing Radio, KCRW, and strong support from The Sunday Times, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, i-D Magazine, and The 405, Eliza Shaddad returns with follow up EP ‘Run’.

‘Run’ builds on songs from the ‘Waters’ EP (which has notched up nearly 400k streams on Spotify since its release in summer 2014) with a much fiercer overall sound. Whilst also harnessing elegant, nimble and bitter-sweet characteristics, the songs wash over full of conviction and flashes of vitriol.

Mercury Music Prize nominated Chris Bond is once again at the helm of the production but is joined by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice/Foals) on mixing duties and John Davis (Blur/FKA Twigs/Royal Blood) on mastering to give the record a grittier and more expansive sound.

“Bold, deep, and, in turn, turbulent and serene” – Line of Best Fit 8/10

“Haunting” – The Sunday Times

Support comes from:
London-based singer-songwriter, currently working on debut EP, has collaborated with the likes of Tom Misch.

Seadog is the project of Brighton-based musician and songwriter Mark Benton. Seadog began with Benton at the nucleus of an ever-changing cast of musical friends where each performer would bring their own piece of imagination to the music.