Monday 30th October 2017
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £12 + booking fee / £16
Since emerging onto the scene in 2014, Moses Sumney has ridden a wave of word-of-mouth praise, hushed recordings, and dynamic live performances. It’s an organic, patient ascent all too rare in today’s fast-paced musical climate. In a voice both mellifluous and haunting, Sumney makes future music that transmogrifies classic tropes, like moon-colony choir reinterpretations of old jazz gems. His vocals narrate a personal journey through universal loneliness atop otherworldly compositional backdrops.
Following the self-release of his debut cassette EP, Mid-City Island, and 2015’s 7″, Seeds/Pleas, Sumney has performed around the world alongside forebears like David Byrne, Karen O, Sufjan Stevens, Solange, James Blake and more. With his 2016 Lamentations EP, The California and Ghana-raised troubadour widened the spectrum of his heretofore “bedroom” music, incorporating songs that feature more elaborate production and evocative songwriting. Now, in-between 3 years of stops at distinguished festivals across the globe and artistic collaborations, Sumney has readied his proper full-length debut album, an intimate concept record about lovelessness as a sonic dreamscape. His inspired ascent continues.
“Moses Sumney has a gorgeous voice that is as intricate as it is intimate.” – Pitchfork
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Tawiah is a singer/songwriter and DJ. Her sound is unprocessed and uncompromising, her voice a singular instrument that alternates between thoughtful restraint and impassioned abandon. The vestiges of Tawiah’s early vocal training in church contrast subtly against the distinctive south London accent that has helped to place her firmly at the vanguard of a diverse yet notably British alternative soul movement in recent years. Her debut album is currently in production, a raw and authentic piece of work that tackles the complexities of relationships both sensual and platonic with maturity and honest insight.