Laura Moody announces new single ‘Call This Time Love’ + UK Spring Tour

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Laura Moody – Call This Time Love

Format: Digital

Release Date: 23rd March 2015

Label: Surbiton Lagoon

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Taken from her acclaimed debut album “Acrobats”, Laura Moody releases the single ‘Call This Time Love on 23rd March.

A wildly alternative cellist and vocalist, Laura’s music pushes boundaries while exploring the seemingly infinite possibilities of her instrument – creating uniquely emotive songs that traverse both her left-field classical background and singer-songwriter work.

This is music that defies categorisation.

Laura is a long-standing member of the Elysian Quartet, known for their pioneering performances and experimental recordings of contemporary classical,  and has toured extensively as a member of physical theatre string ensemble The Gogmagogs and the Meredith Monk Ensemble. Artists she has worked and performed with include Aphex TwinAntony and the JohnsonsDavid SylvianKate TempestHot ChipThe xxAnna Calvi, and Imogen Heap.

Released in November 2014, Laura’s debut album Acrobats received major critical plaudits (Uncut, DiS, Daily Telegraph, Louder Than War) and Call This Time Love provides a perfect taster – recently rousing the seated and somnambulant audience at Sofar Sounds into a standing ovation.

Watch the official video here, directed by Chiara Ambrosio (Amanda Palmer, Led Bib among others).

THE  TOUR: Having sold out London shows at St Pancras Old Church & Wiltons Music Hall at the tail end of last year, Laura will embark on a national tour of the UK in March/April/May. This is a specially created tour that explores intimate, unusual spaces including laundrettes, chapels, boats, bike sheds, and  bookshops.

TOUR DATES:

26th March – Grain Barge – Bristol

2nd April – Bom Banes – Brighton

8th April – Takk Cafe – Manchester

10th April – Old Cinema Laundrette – Durham

15th April – Carlton Cinema – Westgate-on-Sea

16th April – The Lighthouse – Kent

20th April – Bicycle Cafe – Norwich

24th April – The Norrington Rooms – Oxford

30th April – The Plan – Cardiff

6th May – The Old Church Stoke Newington – London

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Icily beautiful and strikingly original.Uncut

Something almost transcendent… one of 2014’s most exciting debut makers” DiS

Cello player who plays the instrument not only with a melancholic grace and beauty but also with a clattering percussive feel that makes her sound utterly original Louder Than War

Impressive” The Telegraph, Best Folk Albums of 2015

Ear melting delight” Gigslutz

How music maybe should be in a perfect world. Folk Radio

It gets under the skin and then lives there, it grows and evolves, like wine, like the best music…Laura Moody, this is your time.” For Folk’s Sake

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The state51 Conspiracy are handling physical distribution for Laura Moody – Acrobats. If you are a record shop and would like to place an order, please send an email to support@state51.com

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Stick in the Wheel – Common Ground (Out now on Static Caravan Recordings)

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Stick in the Wheel - Common Ground

Formats: Digital / 7″ Vinyl

Label: Static Caravan Recordings

Release Date: 23rd February 2015

Stick in the Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band. This Spring, they release a limited custom-sleeved 7″ and download in collaboration with Static Caravan Recordings. Headed by Nicola Kearey (vocals) and Ian Carter (dobro and production), they have recruited seasoned folk singer Fran Kempster (harmony vocals), Si Foote (percussion), and Joolie Wood (fiddle) to create a record that is utterly real, a large and intentional step away from overblown folk floweriness, back to the fundamental essence of storytelling through song, by the people for the people.

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The Severed Limb – If You Ain’t Livin’ You’re a Dead Man [Damaged Goods]

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The Severed Limb – If You Ain’t Livin’ You’re a Dead Man

Release date: 2nd March 2015

Damaged Goods

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The Severed Limb began life as a punk skiffle trio, recording a cassette in the cellar of drummer Charlie Michael’s south London pub in 2008. With Bobby Paul on guitar/vocals and Charlie’s half brother Leo Lewis on washboard they began gigging in South London pubs. With no actual bass player they asked members of the audience to fill in on tea-chest bass. After a few gigs the band were invited to support rockabilly star Imelda May at Bush Hall and later at Koko, Camden. They recruited bass player Colin Young and guitarists Jimmy Curry and Sam Soper (who’d produced the cassette together) to play at the gigs.

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Ghost Box Announce New Additions to the Other Voices 7″ Series

Ghost Box have announced not one but two news additions to their Other Voices series with very exciting guests

The Pattern Forms (Jon Brooks with Ed Gibson and Ed Macfarlane of Friendly Fires) and Steve Moore (Zombi) are next in the Other Voices series. Both are released on the 27th February and the heavy weight 7″ vinyl can be ordered right now directly from the Ghost Box Shop.

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Shinies Announce Free Album Launch Party at the Shacklewell Arms London

Shinies have announced a FREE live show in support of their debut album “Nothing Like Something Happens Anywhere” on Friday 13th February at the Shacklewell Arms London.

Doors Open at 8pm and support comes from Yowl and Loaded.

Book yourself a spot right here!

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Carter Tutti – Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey [Conspiracy International]

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Electronic music pioneers Carter Tutti (Chris Carter and Cosey Fanni Tutti) are set to release a new album on their own CTI label on the 17th of February 2015.

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