Talking about Gabriella Cohen requires a new adjective: when she tells you about a guitar tone she likes, an organ sound she’s looking for, or the opening bars of The Velvet Underground’s ‘I Found a Reason’, she might tell you these things sound ‘pink’. She’s not describing a synesthetic or aesthetic connection with the colour — instead, it’s an adjective she’s coined. Luckily, after a spin through Cohen’s debut album Full Closure and No Details, we’ll all know what ‘pink’ sounds like: it sounds like this. It sounds like heartbreak and reckless abandon, like quiet reflection and raucous teamwork.
Coming up this week at The Sunflower Lounge we have Failure By Design Records’ finest Weatherstate on Tuesday. Wednesday sees ambient eletronic-pop artist Stevie Parker from Bristol. Friday is the EP Launch from Birmingham punk band Ideal Club, and Saturday sees Brooklyn trio Las Rosas bring their lo-fi rock & roll swagger. Check out the full listings below:
The Northern Irish artist, singer and electronic composer and member of the The Magnetic North, Hannah Peel released her new solo album Awake But Always Dreaming to great acclaim at the end of 2016, with Q Magazine describing the album as a ‘sublime electronic opus’ in their 4 star review.
Judas are a London-based indie rock four piece drawn together from all corners of the UK. Despite only being together two short years, they have already accomplished some very significant milestones for such a young band.
Coming up at The Sunflower Lounge this week we have Catholic Action, a product of Glasgow’s fertile music scene, presented by Counteract on Monday. Friday sees the three-piece alternative band based in Manchester The Blinders, brought to us by This Feeling. On Saturday Baddie’s Boogie presents a night with co-headliners Shush and The Harringtons. Check out the full listings below:
In the past few years Kieran Leonard has toured the UK and USA supporting and playing shows with Ryan Adams, Father John Misty, Bob Dylan, The Strokes, Beck, The Libertines, Billy 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.
It’s Independent Venue Week and to celebrate we’ve got a busy week of gigs lined up, including one off intimate show with The Wytches on Tuesday, with Steve Lamacq dropping by to interview them for his BBC Radio 6 Music show. Wednesday sees Belfast duo Exmagician with their heady mix of guitars meeting psychedelic synths. On Friday we have grunge punk trio The Cosmics whose influences include Blondie, Ramones and The Stooges, and on Sunday, brand new guitar band RedFaces. Check out the full listings below:
Joe Dolman is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Leamington Spa. Praised for his relatable lyrics and emotive live performances, Joe has been attracting attention from the public more than ever before.
After a year of captivating live audiences, UK punk band Ideal Club have recorded a 5 track EP, inspired by life in the second city.
Bristol-based Stevie Parker delivers a unique take on ambient electronic pop. Having supported the likes of SOAK, Georgia, Alex G and Adam French, as well as playing a show for the famous fashion icon Markus Lupfer, Stevie is certainly already turning heads.