30 September 2012

New Eric's Liverpool Gigs November announced

Eric's Liverpool

New Eric's Liverpool Gigs November announced

Eric's, 9 Mathew St, Liverpool, L2 6RE
Box office 0151 236 9994/ Ticketmaster (booking fee)

Saint Saviour - Saturday 8 November 2012 £8

As Saint Saviour, Becky Jones (ex Groove Armada vocalist) has trodden an unconventional and uncompromising path towards artistic salvation. It hasn’t always been easy. It’s a story that stretches from the workhouses of Dickensian London to the arena house concerts across the globe. But throughout it all, and with her spectral and hypnotic debut album, she may just have emerged as one of the defining solo artists of her time.

Her incredible live show comes to Eric’s in Liverpool on Saturday 8 November. Aside from the genre-hopping musical thrills - are as much notable for her extravagant, theatrical costumes (Joan Of Arc projections on the walls, exploding balloon full of petals) and set-ups as they are for her visceral stage persona.

Sea of Bees - Saturday 10 November 2012 £10

Sea Of Bees announces new single Gone, released November 5 on Heavenly Recordings. The extraordinarily talented Sacramento native Julie Ann Baenziger, better known as Sea of Bees, will be bringing her beautifully idiosyncratic and effortlessly moving vein of off-kilter folk to the UK once again, on the heels of the release of her next single “Gone”, from her critically lauded sophomore album “Orangefarben”, released earlier this year on Heavenly Recordings.

As is coming to be typical of Sea of Bees, “Gone” is a gorgeous slice of offbeat, emotive guitar pop, as instantly infectious as it is deeply affecting. Stunning, concise, uplifting but with a roiling undertow, a song all the more potent when you see Sea of Bees live onstage. Make sure not to miss her biggest UK headline tour yet, with dates that start on November 6th in Leeds, ending at the breathtaking Union Chapel in London on the 19th.

“Devastating” – CD of the Week, Sunday Times Culture
“4 stars – if she doesn’t become the sensation she deserves to be it’ll be a crime” - Independent

Simon McBride - Sunday  18 November 2012 £10

The New Irish Guitar Hero is now among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world. Predicted to be the next Irish blues guitar hero in the footsteps of Rory Gallagher and Gary Moore, former Young Guitarist of the Year McBride has undeniable guitar artistry combined with a fine voice and a real knack for creating memorable hooks and great melodies.

Simon comes to Liverpool with his band as part of a tour to promote his new CD Crossing The Line, a fiery amalgam  of guitar skills, songcraft and character-soaked vocals, spinning tales of girls, gambling and corporate avarice. 

Ben Otwell (Gomez) - Wednesday 28 November £10

Ben Ottewell is a singer/songwriters in the successful Mercury Prize winning Southport rock band Gomez. Last year he released his first solo album, Shapes and Shadows via Eat Sleep Records. The nine tracks were recorded at The Chalet in Los Angeles, California and was co-produced by Ottewell and Will Golden and mixed by Tom Biller (Liars, Warpaint, Karen O & the Kids).

Over 5 years in the making, Shapes and Shadows is a collection of solo compositions pieced together and written in and around Gomez tours, recording sessions and breaks. They are born out of Ottewell’s desire to create something with a strong sense of simplicity and purity, to get away from the full band, electric sound of Gomez.

Shearwater- Thursday 29 November 2012 £10

The critically acclaimed art-rock band burst onto the scene in 2001 with The Dissolving Room. The Sub Pop signings from Austin, Texas are lead by Jonathan Meiburg. Shearwater as it’s been suggested—by fans, detractors, even by the band’s founder himself, that Shearwater and whatever we call underground/indie/whatever-rock in this part of the century are not an obvious fit. And that’s true. So much of what we hear these days (the lousy stuff, anyway) is willfully insular; Jonathan Meiburg’s songs, by contrast, have constantly tackled bigger questions and been propelled by massive musical ambitions.

Meiburg, presumably unfamiliar with the adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” has opted to ditch an approach that paid huge artistic dividends over his last three Matador albums for a record that seems shockingly direct, immediate and intensely personal. He’s no stranger to lush, crafted recordings, but this one sounds like no prior Shearwater incarnation. And please, don’t mistake that for a suggestion this is anyone’s notion of a traditional, singer-songwriter album. Immaculate and Breaking the Yearlings are inventive and confident in a manner that would humble most new artists, let alone Shearwater’s few veteran peers

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