“The understated arrangements suggest you’re listening to a woman with impeccable taste.” (MOJO)

“It takes several plays to appreciate all the small touches that make each delicate piece.” (The Guardian)

London based singer-songwriter Alessi’s Ark AKA Alessi Laurent-Marke releases a warming video this February for the single ‘DLD (Door Light Dream)’ from her new album Love is the Currency, produced by Mercury Prize nominated producer Jago Jago, and in collaboration with Felix and Will White of the Maccabees.

‘DLD’ (Door.Light.Dream), is the directorial debut for long-time friends Aude Chagnon-Caument and Paris based photographer, Julien Bourgeois. Having collaborated on the album cover of Love is the Currency, Julien and Aude were the natural pairing for Alessi’s new video. 

Hailing from Hammersmith, Alessi Laurent-Marke takes influence from bands such as Broken Social Scene to incorporate electronic elements into folk songwriting. Her work has seen her tour with the likes of Laura Marling, M. Ward and John Grant. 

Alessi’s Ark will be performing a string of live dates across the UK in May 2018 following a tour of Japan as well as a US stint with Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova / Whispertown) in June 2018.

Alessis Ark Links: Facebook | Soundcloud | Twitter 

Watch the video to ‘Wives’ below:

Michael King, is the front man and chief songwriter and frontman of Birmingham band, Boat to Row. The beginnings of a song can occur in a variety of forms, and although there isn’t a set formula, writers find what suits them best and for Michael, this means to be alone, usually in his bedroom, building a song solely around voice and his Martin guitar. Citing influences such as Bill Callahan, Bonnie Prince Billy, Bert Jansch and Judee Sill and having shared the stage with the likes of Jessica Pratt, Ryley Walker, Michael Chapman and The Low Anthem; Michael set with old friend Alessi will be filled with songs in their most intimate and stark form

Michael King (Boat To Row) Links: Facebook | Twitter | Youtube 

Watch ‘Handsome Beats’ here:

Taking musical influence from experiences of the ever changing world around them and young adulthood, Birmingham duo Hunger Moon combine ethereal vocals with electronic and organic instrumental textures to create their own atmospheric style of alternative pop . Having already gained the support of BBC Introducing West Midlands already and recently sharing the stage with Joseph J. Jones the band play their first show in Moseley’s Cuban Embassy.

Hunger Moon Links: Twitter | Facebook

Listen to the bands debut single ‘Oh Friend’ here: