After two sold out shows in November 2013 we are thrilled to welcome back SOHN, who will be playing at Village Underground on 17 April.
After relocating from London to Vienna, SOHN’s music is said to be a representation of the difference between the two cities, communicating this in song form via analogue moodscapes. The vast amount of space created in each of his works nods towards his new environment, compared with the cramped conditions of London life. The multi-instrumentalist/producer/vocalist crafts songs with analogue drum machines and synths, all underpinned with haunting prominent vocals. SOHN’s melancholic sound has been described as electronic soul and following two singles in 2013, the show is in support of his forthcoming album on 4AD.
Support from Laura Groves
There’s a confiding tone to Bradford-born singer/songwriter Laura Groves’ voice, one that extends a tender invitation into her world. As a member of Nautic, she took a sultry turn over horizontal funk, while her former folk-pop guise Blue Roses was veiled in pastoral allegory. Now, recording under her own name, she sounds stronger and surer than ever. On the deliriously wistful “Pale Shadows”, from her forthcoming solo EP on Bullion’s DEEK label, she uses memory like a paintbox, muddling together vivid moments and letting the accumulated emotion wash throughout the song. “All of the walls break down,” she sighs, as the song’s pitter-patter percussion fades out, leaving her words to echo round the brain.
This show is now sold out. You can see SOHN at Field Day on Saturday 7th June: www.fielddayfestivals.com