ALESSI+ CHARLOTTE CARPENTER + ZEE KHATTAK
“Singing like a cross between Hope Sandoval and Bjork, Laurent-Marke has made a record of deceptive simplicity” – BBC
Three years on from her final album as Alessi’s Ark, Alessi Laurent-Marke prepares for the release of her new album with the single ‘Wives’. Wistful with trademark melodies and hooks, ‘Wives’ is a winsome assertion of female independence.
Alessi’s folk pop has evolved over the years from it’s humble bedroom beginnings and these days has more in common with Cocteau Twins or Charlotte Gainsbourg than the somewhat lazy Joanna Newsom comparisons of old. From uploading home recordings to Myspace to working with Bright Eyes in Nebraska and touring the UK with Jenny Lewis and M.Ward it’s been a long and winding road for Alessi which has no doubt shaped her songs.
‘Wives’ sounds like a very British tale being told in a California desert setting. It’s a beautifully produced and expertly executed taster from the new record which will no doubt excite fans both old and new.
Watch the video for ‘Wives’ below:
Plus support from CHARLOTTE CARPENTER
Dubbed “a distinctly different kind of singer/songwriter, and one that makes for an enthralling listen”, by The Line Of Best Fit, Charlotte Carpenter has seen acclaim from Consequence Of Sound, Clash, NME, Total Guitar, Blues Magazine, Louder Than War, Gold Flake Paint and many more.
Having shared stages with the likes of Marika Hackman, George Ezra, Ethan Johns and tipped by Total Guitar as one of their favourite new guitarists to hear in 2016, Charlotte continues to blossom with every release.
Following the How Are We Ever To Know EP, five beautifully reflective and intimate songs, she gained the support and attention from Edith Bowman at Virgin Radio and Dermot O’Leary on BBC Radio 2. Her brand new single ‘Fire’ released 2nd December 2016 was added to the Virgin Radio evening playlist for 6 weeks running and picked up support from Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6. ‘Fire’ arrived liberated, soulful and explosive, poised to embrace the future.
Watch the video for ‘Fire’ below:`
Plus support from ZEE KHATTAK
Featuring a songwriting style reminiscent of the likes of Leonard Cohen and Neil Young, combined with alternative sounds of that of The Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd, Zee has crafted a repertoire of music that is truly one-of-a-kind; aiming to encompass the freshness and vitality that continues to persist on classic records.
A self-producer and multi-instrumentalist, Zee has been working tirelessly towards the completion of his debut studio album Every Winter: a compilation of all-original material that unveils his talent for multi-layered songwriting of the heartfelt, impassioned kind.
Listen to ‘Every Winter’ below: