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This Week: Gig Roundup 30th Jan – 5th Feb

January 30, 2017 in News

Coming up in Birmingham this week we have The Head and the Heart at the O2 Institute on Monday, following the release of their album Signs of Light. Wednesday sees singer-songwriter Tom Walker play a sold out show at The Sunflower Lounge. And after supporting the likes of Ryan AdamsFather John Misty and BeckKieran Leonard returns with his new band Saint Leonard’s Horses on Saturday at The Sunflower Lounge. Check out the full details below:

MONDAY 30TH JANUARY

The Head And The Heart + Cattle & Cane @ O2 Institute2
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The Head And The Heart‘s new release Signs Of Light, recorded in Nashville, crackles with the upbeat, sing-a-long energy of the the band’s finest work. Throughout, the colors are brighter, the electric guitars are louder and the musical touchstones more universal, with nods to classic Fleetwood Mac. Support comes from Cattle & Cane with their finely crafted indie-pop and mesmerising harmonies.

Watch the video for ‘All We Ever Knew’ below:


WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY

Tom Walker + Grafton Ash + Ryan Sparrow @ The Sunflower Lounge
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Recently signed to Sony’s Relentless RecordsTom Walker was born in Scotland and raised in Manchester on his father’s extensive record collection – drawn to artists like Ray CharlesThe Police and Bob Marley. His song ‘Play Dead’ immediately conjures comparisons with some of the UK’s brightest crossover singer-songwriters such as Finley QuayeHozier, and Paulo Nutini. Support comes from 4 piece pop/folk band Grafton Ash and Birmingham singer-songwriter Ryan Sparrow.

Listen to ‘Play Dead’ below:


SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY

Saint Leonard’s Horses + Joseph Hicklin + Jack Cooper And The Offshore @ The Sunflower Lounge
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After supporting the likes of Ryan Adams, Father John Misty and Beck, Kieran Leonard returns with his new band Saint Leonard’s Horses. Born out of a visit to Stanley Kubrick’s family estate in St Albans, Hertfordshire, the intention was to harness the creative forces at work in the Kubrick house and record new material as ‘live’ as possible with the five-piece band playing together in the same room, and even lead vocals being laid down live with each track. Support comes from singer-songwriter Joseph Hicklin, and Bob Dylan and Ben Howard inspired Jack Cooper And The Offshore.

Watch the video for ‘Spooky Lover’ below:

Introducing: Saint Leonard’s Horses

January 25, 2017 in News

In the past few years Kieran Leonard has toured the UK and USA supporting and playing shows with Ryan AdamsFather John MistyBob Dylan, The StrokesBeckThe LibertinesBilly Bragg and Wolfmother, to name a few. Then, early last year he was invited to work on music at Stanley Kubrick’s family estate in St Albans, Hertfordshire. The intention was to harness the creative forces at work in the Kubrick house and record new material as ‘live’ as possible with the five-piece band playing together in the same room and even lead vocals being laid down live with each track.

They then further honed their skills and the songs through extensive touring and festival appearances (including GlastonburyReading & LeedsThe Great EscapeSXSWand British Summer Time in Hyde Park). This marks the start of Saint Leonard, a culmination of two years work in search of a new recorded sound, citing the experience of the Kubrick estate, and several bizarre episodes in the isolation of stays on the Yorkshire moors and the Californian desert, as the grounds for this shift in artistic identity.

Debut album Good Luck Everybody is available to pre-order now via Xtra Mile Recordings.

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Saint Leonard’s Horses play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Sat 4th February 2017, with support from Joseph Hicklin & Jack Cooper and the Offshore. Tickets available here.

Watch the video for ‘Spooky Lover’ below: