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Woodpigeon aka Mark Andrew Hamilton will play St Pancras Old Church and announces a new album, released the week before the show.
His fifth full-length album, Thumbtacks and Glue, is out February 25 on Fierce Panda (26th on Boompa in Canada/US). While this is Woodpigeon’s first proper full-length release since 2010 the past few years have been anything but quiet for Mark Andrew Hamilton with the release of the bonus full-length Balladeer later in 2010 and the tour-only full-length, Diamonds, this September coinciding with his North American tour supporting Patrick Wolf. There have been multiple EPs and singles, a move from Calgary, Alberta to Vienna, Austria, tours of Europe with Junip and Andrew Bird, plus a slew of headlining and festival dates. The Observer declared Woodpigeon a “Best New Discovery” in June of this year, while Canada’s Post City Magazine called Hamilton’s September Toronto performance “awe-inspiring”, and the Saatchi Gallery awarded Woodpigeon the “New Talent Award” at their inaugural “Glittering Prizes” that month.
Woodpigeon continues to refine and expand upon his sound with Thumbtacks and Glue, recorded in Calgary, Alberta with producer Arran Fisher and mastered by Ryan Morey. Known for his stunning and heart-wrenching orchestral pop, Thumbtacks and Glue shows off Hamilton at his most diverse, from “Children Should Be Seen And Not Heard” crunching guitar and “As Read In The Pine Bluff Commercial” pure pop to the delicacy of “Little Wings” and the bitter sting of “Robin Song”. This is the sound of a songwriter just hitting his stride.
Plus support from COLLECTRESS
Described as a cross between the Elysian Quartet and ”possessed Bronté sisters teasing an unsuspecting dinner party” (Foxy Digitalis), Collectress are an all-female multi-instrumental quartet making experimental and lyrical music performed with strong visual play. Some of their music is closely written, hammered out and shaped in their minds and fingers, some is improvised in the moment you hear it, all tells a story of the place of its making. Having worked together in numerous projects for over ten years, Alice, Caroline, Quinta and Rebecca formed Collectress in 2009.
As well as their ensemble work, Collectress are regularly involved in collaborative and multi-disciplinary projects. Their ethos, aesthetic and approach are inspired and informed by the practices which complement their lives as performers: visual art, video, dance and interactive generative software research.
Collectress are Quinta (violin, viola, saw, keyboard, vocals, recorder), Caroline Weeks (flute, vocals, guitar, keyboard, recorder), Rebecca Waterworth (cello, keyboard, vocals) and Alice Eldridge (cello, custom software, field recordings, vocals).
Individually and collectively, members have collaborated (and continue to work) with some of the UK’s most innovative musicians and performers, including Bat for Lashes, Penguin Café, Philip Selway (Radiohead), Icarus, Ron Caines (East of Eden), Mary Hampton, Patrick Wolf, The Paper Cinema & Secret Cinema.
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