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Introducing: Hannah Lou Clark

April 11, 2016 in News

Hannah Lou Clark has announced a brand new EP Its Your Love, due for release 22nd April on her own label Quatre Femmes Records via PIAS.

Extensive touring around the release of debut EP Silent Type, gave a fresh perspective on certain things in Hannah’s life. Its Your Love was written over this touring period and sees Hannah experiment further sonically with interesting sounds and textures and vintage drum machines. Winning a Rhythm Ace on Ebay became the musical catalyst for the EP, as well as the time previously spent collaborating with artists such as Rob Ellis (Torres, Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey) and Deb Goodge (My Bloody Valentine). The completion of this EP marked the end of a life chapter, and the beginning of a new one.

Its Your Love offers an artist in full command of her voice and her instrument, a woman who knows exactly what she wants to offer listeners and who isn’t afraid to cover sunlight with clouds. The title track sees the protagonist trapped inside a small wooden drum machine, and driven mad by the Bossa nova.

Hannah has announced her first UK headline tour, the news follows stunning headline shows at St. Pancras Church and Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and support tours with the likes of Ezra Furman, Thurston Moore and Gaz Coombes including an incredible Roundhouse ‘In The Round’ show. With more festivals in both the UK & Europe to be announced soon this year is set to be an exciting one for HLC.

Hannah Lou Clark Links: Soundcloud | Facebook | Twitter

HANNAH LOU CLARK PLAYS THURS 21ST APRIL 2016 AT THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM, WITH SUPPORT FROM CHARLOTTE CARPENTER & APATHY. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Listen to ‘It’s Your Love’ below:

WATCH: Charlotte Carpenter – ‘Mean Time’

November 19, 2015 in News

Northamptonshire-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating readily towards an abrasive, and exciting blues inspired sound.

Receiving airplay from Huw StephensLauren Laverne and strong support from indie and major publications such as For Folks Sake and The 405, Charlotte is steadily moving with a strong stride, refining her craft with every EP release.

Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika HackmanEthan Johns andGeorge Ezra, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and demonstrate exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.’

Charlotte has just released the video for new track ‘Mean Time’ which you can watch below.

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER PLAYS THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE BIRMINGHAM ON TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2015, WITH SUPPORT FROM ALEXANDRA JAYNE. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE

Watch the video for ‘Mean Time’ below:

Charlotte Carpenter to play The Sunflower Lounge Bham

September 11, 2015 in News

Northamptonshire-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress, gravitating readily towards an abrasive, and exciting blues inspired sound.

Receiving airplay from Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and strong support from indie and major publications such as For Folks Sake and The 405, Charlotte is steadily moving with a strong stride, refining her craft with every EP release.

Honing her stagecraft alongside fellow contemporary troubadours such as Marika Hackman, Ethan Johns and George Ezra, Charlotte’s spectral sound and live shows have won her considerable acclaim and demonstrate exactly why she will ‘soon be anointed alt’s newest darling.’

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER PLAYS THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE ON TUESDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2015. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Listen to ‘Wasted’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 29th June – 5th July

June 29, 2015 in News

On Wednesday we welcome much-hyped garage rock band Hidden Charms to The Sunflower Lounge following praise from the UK press, industry and music fans alike. The band’s debut 7” release ‘Dreaming Of Another Girl’ has been produced by legendary producer Shel Talmy, responsible for tracks such as The Who’s ‘My Generation’ and The Kinks’ ’You Really Got Me’. Friday sees another installment of Baddie’s Banquet, this time headed up by Broken Witt Rebels and SW4RM. And on Saturday we welcome off-kilter folk-popster Sea of Bees to The Sunflower Lounge hot on the heels of her latest album Build a Boat to the Sun. Check out the full listings below:

WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY

Hidden Charms + Bad Girlfriend + The Hungry Ghosts @ The Sunflower Lounge
MORE INFO • BUY TICKETS 

Hidden Charms – barely out of their teens – have fast created waves amongst the U.K press, industry and music fans since uploading their first track titled ‘Sunny Side’ onto their Soundcloud. The band’s debut 7” release ‘Dreaming Of Another Girl’ has been produced by legendary producer Shel Talmy (responsible for tracks such as The Who’s ‘My Generation’ and The Kinks’ ’You Really Got Me’) and will be released in mid-June on Deltasonic Records in the UK and B3SCI Records in the US. Drawing comparisons to Them and 13th Floor Elevators you don’t want to miss out on seeing this much hyped band live! Support comes from Bad Girlfriend and The Hungry Ghosts. 

Listen to ‘It’s Time’ below:

FRIDAY 3RD JULY

Broken Witt Rebels + SW4RM & more @ The Rainbow Courtyard and Cellar
MORE INFO • PAY ON THE DOOR

Baddie’s Banquet is a new Friday night event at The Rainbow. One set entry price allows access to three rooms of music, including a host of the best local live bands in The Rainbow Courtyard & Cellar. Headliners Broken Witt Rebels combine the power and intensity of classic rock with the finesse and delicacy of soulful blues.

Watch the video for ‘Shake Me Down’ below:

SATURDAY 4TH JULY

Sea of Bees + Charlotte Carpenter + AC Thomas @ The Sunflower Lounge
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The extraordinarily talented Sacramento native Julie Ann Baenziger, better known as Sea of Bees, will be bringing her beautifully idiosyncratic and effortlessly moving vein of off-kilter folk to The Sunflower Lounge hot on the heels of her latest album Build a Boat to the Sun, released 29th June via 3 Loop Music. Sea of Bees gorgeous offbeat, emotive guitar pop, is as instantly infectious as it is deeply affecting. Stunning, concise, uplifting but with a roiling undertow – songs that are all the more potent when you see Sea of Bees live onstage. Support comes from Northampton songstress Charlotte Carpenter and Midlands-based acoustic-blues artist AC Thomas. 

Listen to new track ‘Test Yourself’ below:

SUNDAY 5TH JULY

Modest Mouse + Hippo Campus + Elle King @ The Institute
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Following the release of Strangers To Ourselves, Modest Mouse’s first album in 8 years, the band have announced a string of headline dates across the UK, alongside slots at this year’s London Calling and T In The Park festivals. Modest Mouse’s 2007 studio album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank featuring The Smith’s Johnny Marr, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was released to rave reviews. Since playing Coachella in 2013, the group headlined Fun Fun Fun Fest and re-released their critically-acclaimed albums This Is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About, and The Lonesome Crowded West, on Glacial Pace. Both earned “Best New Reissue” ratings from Pitchfork. 

Watch the video for ‘Lampshade on Fire’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 23rd – 29th March

March 23, 2015 in News

We’ve got a ridiculously busy week this week with 7 fantastic shows lined up over 5 days! We’ve got something for everyone, kicking off with a visit from Irish indie rockers Raglans, shows from The Devil Makes Three, The Coronas, Lotte Mullan, Marika Hackman, Erros and finishing with a much-anticipated return from Manchester songstress Ren Harvieu. Phew! Check out the full listings for this week below:

MONDAY 23RD MARCH 

Raglans + Luke Wylde & the Japes @ The Rainbow

Indomitable Irish indie-folk four-piece Raglans have undergone a meteoric rise in popularity since the release of their debut album ‘RAGLANS’ with sell out shows across the continent and touring as support for Haim, The Strypes and The Fray. The Dublin band return to the road for their second UK headline tour in March 2015, dates which coincide with the UK release off their new single ‘Natives’. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Digging Holes’ below:

TUESDAY 24TH MARCH 

She Makes War + Louis Barabbas + Forgery Lit @ Ort Cafe

Bristol-based gloom-pop artist She Makes War has been championed by the likes of BBC6′s Lauren Laverne, Marc Riley and Tom Robinson, follows on a high profile support slot with folk rockers The Levellers with her first UK headline tour. Her inimitable brand of melancholy, grungey rock with a modern twist has been likened to Blood Red Shoes, Throwing Muses and Bon Iver. Fellow Bristol rockers and collaborators Forgery Lit join her as the support act for many of these dates. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Slow Puncture’ below:

The Devil Makes Three + Rhino & the Ranters @ The Rainbow

Laced elements of ragtime, country, folk & rockabilly, this trio recorded their latest album with Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and supported Willie Nelson & Trampled By Turtles. The band’s travels and travails serve as inspiration for their fourth album and their New West Records debut, I’m a Stranger Here, produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at Dan Auerbach’s (Black Keys) Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Stranger’ below:

WEDNESDAY 25TH MARCH 

The Coronas + Jimmy Weston @ O2 Academy 3, Birmingham 

Boasting 3 double platinum albums in their homeland of Ireland, The Coronas have sold out everywhere from Dublin’s 13,000 capacity o2 Arena to The Olympia Theatre, where they played a record-breaking six night run. They have supported Sir Paul McCartneyThe ScriptJustin Timberlake and Pink. New album The Long Way is released on 9th March 2015 on Island RecordsSupport comes from Coverntry-based singer-songwriter Jimmy Weston. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Just Like That’ below:

Lotte Mullan + Jazz Morley + Lexis @ Hare & Hounds

Dubbed as the female Bob Dylan, Lotte will be playing intimate versions of songs from her forthcoming album Love’s Bonfire, made out in Nashville with Band of Horses. Lotte is joined by fellow songstress Jazz Morley as special guest. The Dorset girl has been quietly touring the UK for the past 4 years, honing her skills and notching up over 500 shows in the process, including festival slots at Isle Of White, Guilfest, Redfest and The Great Escape. Support comes from Solihull-born songstress Lexis. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘I’m Still Here’ below:

THURSDAY 26TH MARCH 

Marika Hackman + Charlotte Carpenter @ The Sunflower Lounge

London folk songstress Marika Hackman returns to Birmingham to showcase songs from her debut album We Slept At Last, released 16th February via Dirty Hit. Described as the lovechild of Nico and Joanna Newsom, We Slept At Last is an assured and endlessly intriguing debut album that rewards every repeated listen with new riches. Support comes from Northampton-born singer-songwriter Charlotte Carpenter. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Drown’ below:

FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 

Errors + Victories at Sea + Ubre Blanca @ The Rainbow

After support slots with Chvrches & The Twilight Sad, the Glasgow ‘post-electro’ trio play The Rainbow to mark the release of their new album ‘Lease of Life’.  The band were formed in 2004 as a bedroom-based electronic project. They were quickly signed to Rock Action Records, the label developed by fellow Glaswegians Mogwai. Support comes from Birmingham’s Victories at Sea and Glasgow duo Ubre Blanca. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Slow Rotor’ below:

Ren Harvieu @ The Glee Club

The Manchester singer/songwriter formerly nominated for BBC Sound of 2012 returns following the success of her debut album Through The Night which reached No.5 in the UK charts. Currently working on her second album, join Ren for a very special night at The Glee Club. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Do Right By Me’ below:

This Week: Gig Roundup 24th – 30th November

November 24, 2014 in News

This week kicks off with a bang with a fantastic four band bill at The Sunflower Lounge, headlined by Nottingham fine young things Huskies. This week also sees visits from Leeds noisemakers Pulled Apart By Horses, pioneers in electric-rock Silver Apples and Sunderland indie rockers Frankie & The Heartstrings.

MONDAY 24th NOVEMBER 

Huskies + Pleasurehouse + Avenues + SLTP @ The Sunflower Lounge

Championed by the likes of NME, Radio 1 and BBC Introducing, Nottingham quartet Huskies are in for big things, and you can catch them live at The Sunflower Lounge this Monday, with support from bright young things Pleasurehouse, Avenues and SLTP. Tickets are available on the door.

Watch the video for ‘Beach’ below:


TUESDAY 25th NOVEMBER 

Pulled Apart By Horses + Menace Beach + Them Wolves @ The Institute 

The Leeds quartet formed in 2008 bring their suckerpunch riffs and zinging choruses to Birmimgham’s Institute to celebrate the release of their third album Blood. The new album sees them embracing their love of psychedelic cinema and developing as a band whilst retaining the thrilling ‘Horses’ sound. It’s their most brilliantly fully-formed yet, a record that matches rhythmic stoner-rock propulsion with hollered hooks. Support comes from Menace Beach and Them Wolves. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Lizard Baby’ below:


WEDNESDAY 26th NOVEMBER 

The Vaselines + Schwervon! @ Hare & Hounds

Legendary Scottish indie-pop duo The Vaselines favoured by Kurt Cobain play Birmingham’s Hare & Hounds this week, with support from Schwervon! The band, who rose to prominence in the late 80s, wrote the blueprint for modern indie-pop and are back with their latest album V for Vaselines, a celebration of the continued chemistry of Eugene and Frances. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Sex with an X’ below:


THURSDAY 27th NOVEMBER 

Charlotte Carpenter @ Hare & Hounds

Having three previously self-released EP’s under her belt, and her most recent EP Whole climbing to No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts, Northampton songstress Charlotte Carpenter who channels Laura Marling’s breathless insight with Daughter’s ambient indie. takes to the stage at the Hare & Hounds to showcase her more bluesy, rockier sound to prove why she’s been anointed ‘alts newest darling’. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Whole’ below:

Silver Apples @ Hare & Hounds

Formed in 1967 as an electronic rock duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer, Silver Apples quickly gained a reputation as New York’s leading underground musical expression. Many years on, Simeon, working as a solo performer with Danny’s drum sounds recreated by electronic means, has continued the Silver Apples legacy with performances literally all over the world. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘You and I’ below:


FRIDAY 28th NOVEMBER 

Sweet Baboo & Pictish Trail + Michael King (Boat To Row) @ The Glee Club

Two sonic stallions from the Moshi Moshi stable, Stephen Black, and Johnny Lynch (Sweet Baboo and Pictish Trail, respectively), canter around the counties for a seasonal co-headline tour calling at Birmingham’s Glee Club. Lynch invited Black up to the island to help him record his latest Pictish opus, Secret Soundz Vol.2. For this special advent tour, the pair are reunited for a fortnight of song-swapping, thigh-slapping and local-ale gargling; expect folk-tinged winter hymns, lo-fi audio wizardry and sweet Eigg-nog kisses under the casio. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for Sweet Baboo’s ‘Let’s Go Swimming Wild’ below:


SATURDAY 29th NOVEMBER 

Goodnight Lenin + The Travelling Band + Boat To Row (DJ Set) @ The Institute 

Birmingham’s Goodnight Lenin play their biggest headline performance to date to accompany the release of the band’s debut album, In The Fullness Of Time. The record, mixed by Jonathan Wilson, is the culmination of four years hard workThe band will be supported by Manchester folk-rock superhumans The Travelling Band who count Michael Eavis and Marc Riley amongst their fans and whose whimsical folk pop melodies are perfect for admirers of Creedence Clearwater Revival, Frightened Rabbit and Elbow. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘You Were Always Waiting’ below:

Frankie & The Heartstrings + New Bays @ The Sunflower Lounge

The energetic Sunderland indie five-piece have toured with the likes of The Vaccines, Florence and The Machine and the Kaiser Chiefs whilst also starting their own record label Pop Sex Ltd. This week they arrive at Birmingham’s Sunflower Lounge playing songs from their two critically acclaimed albums, Hunger and The Days Run Away. Support comes from Buckinghamshire/Birmingham quartet New Bays. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Hunger’ below:

Coasts + Only Shadows @ The Institute *SOLD OUT*

Conceived in 2011 in the crypt of a church, the Bristol-born five piece’s non stop touring has quickly built a growing group of fans across the country and the quintet embark on another headline tour this November, stopping at The Institute this week. Citing Foals and Arctic Monkeys as their current favourite bands, COASTS’ anthem Oceans has now had over 2 million+ plays on Soundcloud. Catch them at a small venue while you still can…

Watch the video for ‘Oceans’ below:


SUNDAY 30th NOVEMBER 

The Xcerts + Kagoule @ The Sunflower Lounge

This week comes to close with a visit from Aberdeen/Exeter three piece The Xcerts, fresh from their US tour with Brand New. The tour coincides with the release of their hugely anticipated third studio album There Is Only You. Support comes from Nottingham grunge trio Kagoule who have played shows alongside the likes of Temples, Merchandise, Drenge, METZ and Iceage. Tickets are available here.

Watch the video for ‘Shaking in the Water’ below:

Charlotte Carpenter to play free Birmingham gig

June 9, 2014 in News

Charlotte Carpenter is a rising songstress pursuing a sound not dissimilar to the raw spirits of Marika Hackman and three-piece Daughter. Her song writing is already markedly tenacious and compelling. Having previously shared stages with the likes of George Ezra, Alessi’s Ark and Saint Raymond,she is one to keep an eye on throughout 2014.

Her new EP ‘Whole’ charted at No.10 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart and displays Charlotte Carpenter at her best, an extremely talented singer/songwriter who defies her young years.

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER PLAYS THE YARDBIRD BIRMINGHAM ON SUN 15TH JUNE 2014, WITH SUPPORT FROM ALEX MOIR, SEAN STEWART & EMMA CROWDER. FREE ENTRY, MORE INFO HERE.

Listen to ‘Whole’ below:

Marika Hackman to play Hare & Hounds Birmingham

March 10, 2014 in News

Most 21-year-olds still don’t know what to do with their lives, but Marika Hackman has already been a model for Burberry, and is tipped to be a breakthrough pop artist this year. It was when she was 14 years old and she played her first gig with school friend Cara Delevingne (Hackman played drums while the supermodel played guitar and sang) that she gained a taste for being a musician.

Marika’s music is something very different to the happy-clappy nature of recent folk , hers is a far more potent vision in the lineage of Syd Barrett, but presented by an enigmatic beauty with a striking vocal delivery more akin to that of Nico deftly exploring an unsmiling bereft landscape.

Having already toured  with Benjamin Francis LeftwichMarika Hackman has scheduled her biggest headline touring stint to date, hitting the road during March. The singer will play the Hare & Hounds on 16th March and she’ll also soon head into the studio to work on her debut album.

Marika Hackman Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

MARIKA HACKMAN WILL PLAY HARE & HOUNDS BIRMINGHAM ON SUN 16TH MARCH 2014, WITH SUPPORT FROM CHARLOTTE CARPENTER AND EMMA CROWDER. TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

Listen to Marika’s new track ‘Deep Green’ from her EP ‘Deaf Heat’ which will be released on 14th April:

Weeky Gig Roundup 10th-15th September

September 10, 2013 in News

As Autumn quickly approaches, basking in the sunshine of Birmingham’s beer gardens now seems like a sadly short-lived memory. Festival frolics aside, it’s time to get back to a good old fashioned gig in a dark (but never dingy!) room. This week, Birmingham Promoters brings you the best in up and coming and established talent from across the UK to get you in the mood.

 

WEDNESDAY 11TH

On Wednesday, we welcome the dreamy and euphoric indie quintet Eliza & the Bear to The Sunflower Lounge in Birmingham city centre. Having received overwhelmingly positive reviews from the music press, Eliza & the Bear will be supported by Birmingham’s own indie pop five-piece, Eat Y’Self Pretty. Come prepared to party – find out more about the event and purchase your tickets (priced at £5 advance) over on the event page and RSVP to the official Facebook Event, here.

Check out ‘Friends’ by Eliza and the Bear below:

 

SATURDAY 14TH

On Saturday, we team up with Distorted Tapes to bring bass-driven noise trio Castrovalva to The Sunflower Lounge, their amalgam grime, noise-rock and pop always providing a completely unique performance. Support for this show comes courtesy of Cardiff’s Exit International and local post-hardcore trio Wax Futures. Head on over to the event page for more information including tickets, priced at £5 advance, and RSVP to the Facebook Event, here.

Listen to ‘Senorita’ by Castrovalva below:

 

SUNDAY 15TH

To round off your week, there are two excellent events to choose from.

Manchester electro-pop trio No Ceremony /// bring their stunning set to the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath. Support comes from the solo musical outfit of ex-Trantrums superwoman Anna Palmer, aka I Am Anushka. You can find more info on both acts, as well as tickets (priced at £5 advance), over on the event page.

Meanwhile, rising folk-pop starlet Charlotte Carpenter is live in the beautiful surrounds of The Yardbird with support from Birmingham’s answer to Frank Turner, Two Fathoms, and loop pedal extraordinaire, Tom Forbes. Entry to this event is free and all further information can be found over on the event page.

Steam ‘HURTLOVE’ by No Ceremony /// below:

Charlotte Carpenter to play free show at The Yardbird

September 2, 2013 in News

Rising folk-pop starlet Charlotte Carpenter has been tipped as the next big thing amongst female singer-songwriters. A very young and innovative musician, she has contemporary melodies laden with traditional influences. Charlotte’s debut EP Let it Go reached Number 42 on the iTunes chart in September. Her follow up EP In the Night is released in March with a music video directed by David Spearing who has previously worked with McFly, Wretch32 and Rhianna.

“She has an innate talent which moves and inspires because she isn’t afraid to let you inside your soul” - Dusted Magazine

Charlotte Carpenter Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

CHARLOTTE CARPENTER PLAYS A FREE ENTRY SHOW AT THE YARDBIRD BIRMINGHAM ON SUN 15TH SEPT. SUPPORT COMES FROM  TWO FATHOMS & TOM FORBES. MORE INFO HERE.

Watch the video for ‘In the Night’ below: