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“The band ooze musicianship and chemistry. This could well turn out to be one of those ‘I was there’ moments, which is, in the end, what this sort of gig is supposed to be all about.” CLASH MAGAZINE LIVE REVIEW
Following on from their March UK tour which includes a sold out Heaven show. Los Angeles’ finest Local Natives will once again grace the UK shores to headline and fill London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire with soaring vocals and dulcet sounds. The five-piece blend hazy southern californian melodies, tightly assembled harmonies alongside a natural percussive frame. Their incessant touring and hours spent living and writing together has provided a unifying connection. Their debut album aptly named after their communal home; ‘Gorilla Manor’ is a torrent of evolving, encompassing and emotional sound. It has the warmth and instant attraction on hearing mid period Talking Heads or Band of Horses for the first time.
“One of the year’s true finds, Lissie maintains the flame for the true rebel country spirit with her finely-etched songs and smokey vocals” – The Mirror
“Lissie draws comparisons to Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde, but is also able to transcend the past to become a present day icon for lovers of both blues, folk, and country.” – Q Magazine
“Lissie has the voice, the songs and the image to be huge in 2010… A talent way too big for just one canyon.” – Sunday Times
“Band Of Horses endorsed freckle-nosed country-pop from the mid-west via California. Fuelled by tequila, tomato juice and a broken heart.” – BBC Newsbeat
Plus BLUE ROSES
Pitched somewhere between Joni Mitchell and Joanna Newsom, Blue Roses aka Laura Groves writes beautifully delicate folk songs, played almost entirely by Laura herself on everything from analogue synths and gently finger picked guitars to accordions and glockenspiels.
“A haunting record, full of unexpected instrumental textures that course beneath Groves’s extraordinary voice and eerie, elusive lyrics” 4**** SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
“The female singer/songwriter shelf may be crowded but you won’t regret clearing a spot for Blue Roses” METRO
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