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Sylvan Esso

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Foreign Skin + Mount Bank (DJ set)


Doors 7:30 pm

Price £10 / £12

Male-female duo, making catchy electro pop, balancing electronic sounds with warm vocal melodies.

Melting Vinyl is honoured to welcome back to Brighton – Sylvan Esso!
After an incredible sold out performance in September at the Green Door Store, Sylvan Esso return to Brighton and are bigger than ever.

Comprised of original folk singer Amelia Meath and electronic producer Nick Sanborn, Sylvan Esso released their debut album that topped many 2014 end of year critic’s lists – a collection of vivid addictions concerning suffering and love, darkness and deliverance – arrives as a necessary pop balm, an album stuffed with songs that don’t suffer the longstanding complications of that term.

Sanborn’s production is fully modern and wonderfully active. He enlists obliterating dubstep stutters and crisp electropop pulses, hazy electrostatic breezes and epinephrine dancefloor turnarounds. His music syncs seamlessly with Meath’s melodies, so that the respective words and beats become a string of ready-to-play singles.

Sylvan Esso acknowledges that the world is a tumult of complications by giving you a way to sing and dance with those troubles, if not to will them away altogether.

“Heartfelt, human electronica that pulses with a folksy emotion thanks to Meath’s beautifully warm vocals, the duo’s debut LP is a summer essential.” – NME 8/10

Support comes from Brighton’s Foreign Skin

Brighton based Foreign Skin, an audio/Visual, self styled producer of sample based electronic, ambient and hip hop music. Foreign Skin has a very distinctive sound that infuses chopped up and manipulated vocals, accompanied by lush melodic synth lines. Accompanied by beautiful visuals, Foreign Skin’s live shows exert something special that leaves you wanting more.

DJ set from Mount Bank
Mount Bank is the solo project of Samuel Organ, focusing on his passion for experimental electronic music and modern classical. Outside of this he is a member of the Physics House Band (signed to Blood & Biscuits), playing shows across Europe with acts like Jaga Jazzist, Deerhoof and Alt-J. As a classically trained percussionist he has performed in orchestras and jazz ensembles, as well as maintaining regular DJ slots alongside the likes of Bonobo, Machinedrum, Flume, Jam City, Ghostpoet + more. His debut EP ‘Island Life’ (Released on Donky Pitch) has picked up major support from Gilles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Music, NTS, Mary Anne Hobbs, The Fader, Red Bull Music Academy + more