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  • Posts Tagged ‘brighton’

    Kristin McClement on tour supporting The Leisure Society

    Thursday, March 26th, 2015

    Willkommen alumni The Leisure Society are taking Kristin McClement out on the road for a few UK shows in April:

    April 20th – Deaf Institute, Manchester (tickets)
    April 22nd – Oran Mor, Glasgow (tickets)
    April 23rd – The Cluny, Newcastle (tickets)
    April 24th – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (tickets)
    April 25th – Arts Centre, Norwich (tickets)
    April 27th – Komedia, Brighton (tickets)

    See you there! Don’t forget to buy KM’s record here and learn all the words beforehand.

    Willkommen presents THIS IS THE KIT at the Green Door Store

    Saturday, November 29th, 2014

    We’re very excited to announce that This Is The Kit will play their first Willkommen night in March. Tickets are on sale and have already starting selling – perfect Christmas presents perhaps…

    More information and ticket links here. Supports to be announced!

    Sons of Noel and Adrian to support GOBLIN

    Thursday, December 12th, 2013

    The headline says it all really – in what might well (perhaps sadly) be the best show of 2014, Sons of Noel and Adrian will support the mighty GOBLIN at the Brighton Concorde 2 on February 24th. Tickets and more information can be found here.

    Rowan Coupland in Brighton

    Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

    A special tiny Willkommen show back at the Caxton Arms – Rowan Coupland is coming to Brighton on September 14 with support from Rue Royale and Like Spinning. Plenty of information over here.

    Sons of Noel and Adrian announce second album, “Knots”

    Monday, March 5th, 2012

    Knots

    It’s finally here! The second album from Sons of Noel and Adrian will be released on May 21st, 2012. It is called Knots and it will be released on CD by Broken Sound (alongside Forest Fire, Peggy Sue, Rachael Dadd, The Mariner’s Children), digitally by Willkommen and on glorious gatefold vinyl by One Inch Badge. The CD is already available to preorder over at the Broken Sound shop. There’s a taster video of one of the tracks below.

    If you’re an interested journalist then please contact Lauren Barely at Rarely Unable here.

    The band’s sophomore album sees them breaking far away from the acoustic roots of their debut. Sons of Noel and Adrian’s immersion in folk music was always more informed by guitarists like Dave Pajo, David Grubbs and Jeff Parker than by traditionalists. These influences, rooted in the city of Chicago’s pre-millennial post-rock, jazz and avant-pop scenes, are explored on Knots to their fullest. At times soft and orchestral, at times crass and loud, Knots is always infused with beauty and tenderness: soulful, taunt, honed and with a new found love of kosmiche experimentation. Knots’ expanded sonic tapestry is marshalled and woven with growing stature by SONAA’s chief song-writer, Jacob Richardson, whose meditative lyrical concepts and melodic craftsmanship mark him out as musician of genuine depth and gravitas whilst remaining as arcane and beguiling as Palace.

    Rejecting notions of a fixed line-up, Sons of Noel and Adrian is more of a sprawling musical whirlpool centred around a few key members, not unlike Broken Social Scene, with whom two members of Sons toured with last year as part of their horn section. The band includes members of The Mariner’s ChildrenEyes & No Eyes, and make up most of the renowned Willkommen Collective that spawned The Leisure Society, and the various members lend their talents freely to everyone from Damo Suzuki to Laura Marling.

    Such selfless creative interdependence is at the heart of the Willkommen Collective and Sons of Noel and Adrian. The results of their musical co-operative have yielded an album that transcends their debut and positions them as a very unique and thrilling proposition indeed: Knots see SONAA charting new, unexplored aural terrain as immersive an experience on stage as it on record.

    Also don’t forget the following shows:

    April 2: CARDIFF – 10 Feet Tall   | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Winter Villains & Emma Gatrill
    April 3: BRISTOL – The Fleece  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
    April 4: NORWICH – Arts Centre  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
    April 5: LONDON – Bush Hall  | Last.fm | Songkick | Tickets | with Laish & Emma Gatrill
    April 7: BRIGHTON – The Haunt  | Last.fm | Songkick | with Laish & Emma Gatrill