with support from Bob Munton
and George Gilman
21st October 2016
upstairs @The Birkbeck
45 Langthorne Road
Leyton E11 4HL
Doors 7.30pm - 11.55pm
£4 or £3 for unwaged
East London alternative indie act fronted by twin sister songstresses
Susan and Catherine with Diarmuid tugging at heart strings on the violin
and Doug injecting energy.
Home Town London
Record label Independent
Current Location London
BiographyTall Poppies are eccentric indie-pop four piece fronted by identical twin sister songstresses Susan and Catherine on vocals, bass and guitar with Diarmuid pulling at heart strings on violin and Doug injecting the energy and danceability on drums.
The new track 'Cat Got Your Tongue?' is an upbeat blast of guitar pop
inspired by a Jane Austen novel and a night out in London with racy
string lines accompanying the lead dual female harmonies.
The twins named the band Tall Poppies soon after emigrating from their hometown, Perth, the most isolated city in the world. Having been listening to British alternative
acts such as The Smiths, Kate Bush, David Bowie and Pulp, the pair
dreamed of moving to the musical centre of the world and began writing
their own distinct indie-pop tunes, matching catchy melodies with
luscious intertwining harmonies.
Songs are drafted over cups of tea and chocolate biscuits during gossip
sessions about men, friends, the latest novel and the dramas of working
life. Snippets of sisterly chat often bloom into songs as guitars lie
in laps dusted with chocolate crumbs. Lyrically they tell stories of the
everyday and the unusual, the melancholic and comical. The twins met Diarmuid in London and it was not long before his graceful string lines accompanied the entire set, Doug Fink (formerly of Noah and the Whale) joined in adding more flare and completing the sound with his lively beats.
The band are fiercely DIY, having recorded and released their own
material and produced many quirky video clips to accompany them.
'High Time' EP was released in Autumn 2015 and they have been touring
up and down the UK including numerous UK festivals such as 2000 trees,
Hay on Wye, Ashford Create with repeat bookings at east London's cult
vintage venue Paper Dress and an appearance at London Fashion Week.
was released from the EP High Time. The video was put together one
weekend when Catherine had some extra red fabric lying around.
'Cat Got Your Tongue' is the latest offering, recorded with producer Paul Tipler (Elastica,
The Horrors) in the depths of South London. It was launched on 29th
January with a sold out launch party at Servant Jazz Quarters to boot.
Lost Horizons take over
The Big Comfy Bookshop
29th October 2016
Apples I'm Home
described as “The Mamas & The Papas meets Mumford & Sons”,
apples... i’m home are a pop/folk four piece based in West London. They
began life in 2007 as a song-writing duo in the Scottish town of Ayr. Having since re-located to Glasgow and Gloucestershire, they can now be found writing and performing their original brand of catchy, melody-driven songs across the London folk scene.
Glasgow Arts Council funded their first single recording, at the prestigious Park Lane studios (Paolo Nutini, The Proclaimers)
and, following a number of further demos, the band recorded their debut
EP, ‘Last Week’, in 2012. To support the release, they set off on their
first UK tour, playing gigs from the south of England to the north
coast of Scotland in August that year.
Their latest EP, 'From The Road', was released to coincide with the band's second appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where the CD's first print run sold out within four days.
Solid structures and layered harmonies remain features of their music and, having received positive reactions since expanding to a four-piece, the band are now focusing on cementing their place in the capital's thriving folk scene.
INTERESTS Artists we also likeMumford & Sons, Trampled By Turtles, Kate Nash, Coheed & Cambria, The Avett BrothersBand interestsMusic, Football, BeerCONTACT INFO@applesimhomehttp://www.applesimhome.bandcamp.com/
The Big Comfy BookshopThe Big Comfy Bookshop, Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, CV1 5 Coventry, United Kingdom
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The legendary London Folk Club, Lost Horizons,
is holding a one-off event right here in Coventry, and where else but
The Big Comfy Bookshop!
Lost Horizons Folk Club has been running
for nearly 6 years and has had saome of the worlds best musicians grace
its stage. We're delighted that Paul and the team at Lost Horizons have
curated a special line-up of up and coming young folk artists.
'James O'Hara-Knight', 'Louis Gilman' and 'Apples, I'm Home' will be taking to our 'stage'.
Tickets are strictly limited to 40 and prebooked cost £5 or £7 on the door.