Neighbourhood are yet again excited to announce the return of This is the Kit who will be playing at the Slaughtered Lamb on September 19th ahead of their European support tour with The National!
This Is The Kitis the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris, though the heart of their musical community remains in Bristol, UK. Kate sings, plays guitar, banjo, trumpet and percussion, while a cast of carefully hand-plucked friends deliver guitar strums, banjo plucks, hushed horns and electronic textures that sit beneath Stables’ easy, earnest lilt. Her long time collaborator and regular live companion Jesse Vernon produced the album and contributes guitars, percussion, violin and percussion. While on tour, This is the Kit is a shape shifting entity ranging from a female duo with friend Rozi Plain to a psychedelia tinged five electric five-piece. Aaron Dessner (The National) is also working with the band to produce the follow-up album to Wriggle Out the Restless, now being reissued by Aaron’s label Brassland.
Neighbourhood returns to 60 Million Postcards this month for another night of live music and mutual appreciation.
Blue Boats is the alter ego of Bournemouth-based singer-songwriter Olly Gale. He describes his music as a “cross between bedroom pop and dream pop” and no wonder. Olly’s summer slacker lyrics are reinforced with glistening synth melodies and Lo-fi guitar haze, clearly honed and inspired by his residence in a town by the beach. His first digital offering “Summer’s Down” Is a phosphorescent, beach-pop gem, waiting patiently for it’s place in the sun.
Hollow Giants are a London based indie band with foot stomping drums and an ear for climactic vocal melodies. They create swirling anthems of guitar and drum duality with the grandiosity and intricacy you would expect from larger stage lineups. They join us at postcards before their single launch, 13th March at The Sebright Arms, London
FFO: Gomez,villagers, The Antlers, Broken Social Scene.
We eagerly announce that Christmas is coming two days early for those who will attend the Lexington on the 23rd! All three acts are some of our favourite listens at the moment! This is going to be the perfect welcome for Christmas.
This Is The Kit is the sound of Kate Stables playing banjo, guitar and a voice of unaffected clarity accompanied by her Wild Band creating primal and electric textures onto songs of unpretentious beauty. TITK have released two albums alongside a handful of singles since 2006. They have toured in the UK, Japan and Europe and have recently toured alongside Sharon Van Etten which saw them grace the stage of Shepards Bush Empire! Guy Garvey from Elbow has described them as one of the best things he’s heard all year titling them as ‘wonderful wonderful stuff’.
Rozi Plain a Neighbourhood favourite is a singer-songwriter from Bristol via Winchester currently living in London. Her voice fills her listeners with warmth and admiration and she has a wonderful open-ness on stage. She released her stunning second album Joined Sometimes Unjoined earlier this year and has been getting the love it deserves from such music personalities as Lauren Laverne and Marc Riley. She will also more than likely be performing alongside This Is The Kit.
Sweet Baboo is a singing and songwriting machine who over the past 10 years, has put out more records than we can mention in this small space. In between releases he had found time to tour the world with the likes of Cate Le Bon, Slow Club as well as playing on and producing albums for friends and luminaries like Euros Childs and Pictish Trail. He has a new record out next year titled SHIPS on Moshi Moshi Records which promises to be both brass and pop tune heavy, Steve himself calls it: ”a brass based, upbeat, underwater sounding smashpop record”.
Neighbourhood comes from it’s home in London for a monthly residency at Sixty Million Postcards. It’s a free night at a fabulous venue with great acts and it’s free !
Novella are a three piece Lo-fi guitar sound of Pixies-inspired crispness with a wallowing wall of noise, set off by melodic, interwoven bass lines and cold shoulder vocals.Having toured with Veronica Falls and Dum Dum Girls and played Camden Crawl and Great Escape this year, the band took some time out over the summer to hide in their rehearsal room and work on new material. They have surfaced with a whole new set of songs that are a truer reflection of their combined influences – Stereolab, Velvet Underground and My Bloody Valentine.
Eyes & No Eyes are a four piece London-based band combining folk/post rock sensibilities with a clear love of all things experimental.
Woodpecker Wooliams originally comprised of vocals and harp, the odd bell, chime + whistle they have more recently begun to encompass an altogether fuller, electronic, droney sound. Bold and Fearless.
O Emperor return to London to preview songs from their second album after away from the road. The band have been sending waves through they’re native country Ireland for some time, headlining shows and supporting the likes of Mercury nominated Villagers and Mumford and Sons. We’re very excited for the return of ‘Neighbourhood’ favourites!
Abi Wade a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. Her music is seemingly and seamlessly sewn together, each beat, melody and bass line put exactly in its place, to create songs that pull the heart strings and a performance that will beguile and intrigue.
Neighbourhood are thrilled to announce that the epic 12 piece that is Sons of Noel of Adrian will headline Bush Hall on April 5th!
Sons of Noel and Adrian are back on the road and will be releasing a brand new collection of songs this year – their second long player, Knots. The band’s sophomore album sees them breaking away from the acoustic roots of their debut album which lead them to tour twice with Mumford & Sons and support Laura Marling at the Royal Festival Hall.
Supporting are Laish are an integral member of the acclaimed Willkommen Collective. Influenced by folks like Bill Callahan, Jim O’Rouke and Grizzly Bear and sometimes compared to Herman Dune and James Yorkston, the band are known for playing honest, humble, humourous and uplifting songs.
Opening the show is Emma Gatrill a multi-instrumentalist who is also a key member in both Sons of Noel, Laish and other Willkommen bands such as Neighbourhood favourites The Mariners Children. She will be taking to the stage for the first of three performances of the night.
Tickets are £8.50 in advance and will be higher on the door!
Neighbourhood are chuffed to announce that their first show of 2012 will be headlined by one of their favourite acts The Mariners Children at the Slaughtered Lamb on Saturday 21st January!
The Mariner’s Children are a 7 piece alternative folk band that play densely textured, upbeat, heartfelt and intense folk music, meshing the intricate guitar interplay of Pentangle with the barnstorming raucousness of Arcade Fire. The band have released one stunning EP back in 2010 after winning the right to play at the Green Man Festival. Last year they played a select handful of shows before writing their second EP which looks set to be something quite special. They will be showcasing some of their new songs at the show on the 21st!
Joining them on the bill will be Rozi Plain, a singer-songwriter based in Bristol, born in Winchester and now living in London. Her voice fills her listeners with warmth and admiration and she has a wonderful open-ness on stage. She belongs to the Cleaner Records collective – a loose assortment of singer-songwriters from the Bristol area, including Rachael Dadd, Romanhead and Greg Ashby. Her stunning debut album ‘Inside Over Here’ was released on Fence Records in 2008.
Geese are a London based duo comprised of Emma Smith and Vincent Sipprell, the founding members of the Elysian Quartet, one of the UK’s bravest and boldest proponents of modern classical music. Having previously played as part of Imogen Heap‘s backing band, they were asked to accompany her as support during the North American leg of her Ellipse world tour.
Tickets are £7 in advance and will be higher on the door!