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Josh Rouse + Rowena Wise

Sunday 30th June 2024

+ Rowena Wise

At Komedia (Studio)

Doors 7:30 pm

Price £22 + booking fee / £26 on the door

Melting Vinyl presents:
Josh Rouse + Rowena Wise
Komedia Studio, Brighton
Sunday 30th June

Doors 7.30pm / Start 8pm
£22 + booking fee / £26 on the door
Age restrictions – 14+, Under 16’s to be accompanied

Cult Nashville globe-trotting singer-songwriter Josh Rouse has won fans across the world in the last nearly 20 years, and cemented his position as one of the most acclaimed songwriters of his generation.

Recent touring saw Josh play to packed and sold out rooms at the likes of Garage (London), Petit Bain (Paris) etc, followed by a short run of dates of EU/UK dates with long time friend and fellow Nashville resident, Grant-Lee Phillips.

Rouse’s songs present themselves to you with an open heart, an innate intelligence and an absolute lack of pretension. They are clear-eyed, empathetic and penetrating. Without pandering, they seek to satisfy both your ear and your understanding. The verses draw you in with telling detail, both musical and thematic, and the choruses lift and deliver.

“…accomplished, smooth and tender: deft guitar and sweet balladry”
Louder Than War

Rowena Wise

Described by CLASH as “carefully etched indie folk”, Melbourne-based Rowena Wise delivers songs that have a newfound sense of honesty, holding space for all of life’s beauty and messiness. Her storytelling is like a close friend, offering heady ruminations on love, loss and alienation while giving gentle echoes of courage and empowerment. Dubbed as a ‘lyrical assassin’ by the Triple J community, she has a voice that can caress you in one breath and carve you apart in the next.

As a performer Rowena is centrestage, delivering her songs with raw, understated power. Her depth and relatability quickly draws the listener in over breezy guitar work and conversational lyricism. With her debut album ‘Senseless Acts of Beauty’ out now, Rowena is poised to make her mark as “a menacing force in indie-pop’s next generation” (Pilerats), cementing her as a compelling voice in the indie music scene and beyond.