EUROS CHILDS (EX-GORKY’S ZYGOTIC MYNCI)+ LAURA J MARTIN + THE WELLGREEN

Euros Childs is a solo artist hailing from Pembrokeshire, Wales. He has released 8 solo albums to date, the latest of which Situation Comedy is released in October. He also fronted the band Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci from 1991 until their demise in 2004.

Euros is a keen collaborator, having released albums as Jonny with Teenage Fanclub’s Norman Blake in 2011, and as Cousins with former Race Horses singer Meilyr Jones in 2012. This year has seen Euros team up with Laura J Martin, Sweet Baboo, Megan Childs, R. Seiliog and H. Hawkline for an album under the name of Short & Curlies. Their LP At The Dance was released on Euros’ National Elf label earlier this year.

When asked what kind of music he plays by taxi drivers or distant relatives  Euros replies ”It’s pop music with a bit of folk music thrown in, sometimes synthesizers are used, sometimes pianos or guitars. But it’s always rock n roll”.

Euros Childs Links: Website | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘That’s Better’ below:


Plus support from LAURA J MARTIN

In January 2012 Laura J Martin released her eagerly anticipated debut album The Hangman Tree on Static Caravan as well as the EP Bonus Skor, a collaborative project she did in Iceland with Mike Lindsay (Tunng). Armed with a flute ready for wrangling, mandolin and a loop station, she sings over her loops and beats. Follow up album, Dazzle Days, is set for release this autumn.

Laura hails from the suburbs of Liverpool with influences that ricochet between Serge Gainsbourg, Wu Tang Clan, David Bowie and Herbie Mann. Mining the strange, darker underbelly of folk with untold layers of intrigue, she flits effortlessly between flute, mandolin and piano, as well as using looped vocals and instruments to great effect. There’s an otherworldliness to the off-kilter, psychedelic feel of her music, which made her an ideal choice to support the likes of Scout Niblett, Buck 65, Little Dragon, Gruff Rhys, Diane Cluck and Jonny (Euros from Gorkys and Norman from Teenage Fanclub’s band), with whom she appeared as both guest and support.

Laura J Martin Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch the video for ‘Applecart’ below:


As well as opening support from THE WELLGREEN

Glasgow-based acoustic duo.

The Wellgreen Links: Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter