SEA PINKS + THE LEAF LIBRARY
LONDON LIVE DATE:
12 February at The Shacklewell Arms, London
Belfast trio SEA PINKS announce their first London date since the release of their critically acclaimed new album Soft Days, which came out earlier this month. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to catch the band live!
Listen to latest single “Yr Horoscope” here:
Praise for Soft Days:
“A genuine joy.” Q 4*s
“Terrific… sounds a lot like My Morning Jacket covering The Smiths.” Uncut
“Akin to The Go-Betweens if they were born in a slightly colder climate.” Clash
“Take all the best aspects of outsider pop from the last decades and you’ve got Soft Days.” London in Stereo
“A classic pop album – no bombast or synthetic emotion here but plenty of lilting psych and bittersweet lyrics to melt your heart.” Louder than War
Also playing are drone pop band The Leaf Library, whose album Daylight Versions came out last year.
Watch video for “Tilting” here:
Praise for Daylight Versions:
“There are some delightful touches, with warm horns bursting from the vintage synths like the first rays of dawn.” 5*s Guardian
“A charming debut, with songs soaked in atmospheres that conjure thoughts of hazy mists and setting suns.” Uncut
“Fascinating, bold and experimental drone-pop.” 9/10 Louder Than War
“Blessed with a beautiful fragility. Recalling Yo La Tengo, Galaxie 500 or even Cocteau Twins.” Clash
Scared to Dance Presents:
The Leaf Library
The Shacklewell Arms
£6 adv/£8 on the door
// SEA PINKS //
Sea Pinks are a Belfast trio consisting of Neil Brogan on guitar and vocals (also known as a founder member of Girls Names), Steven Henry on bass and Davey Agnew on drums. Their new LP Soft Days is the band’s second full-length studio record following on from 2014’s Dreaming Tracks and three previous DIY albums.
It’s a snapshot of a band growing in confidence and hitting its stride as a three piece. It’s also thrillingly eclectic, cherry picking genres with magpie abandon with rave reviews from Q, Uncut, Louder Than War, Clash and The Line of Best Fit as well as airplay on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music. Together, they unite on forging blissful guitar pop out of everyday tension and are without doubt one of the most distinctive guitar bands around right now.
// THE LEAF LIBRARY //
The Leaf Library are a London-based quintet who have recently released their debut album Daylight Versions on one of our favourite labels WIAIWYA. They play shimmering shoegaze and deep drone that evokes the changing seasons which has been compared with Stereolab. Championed by the likes of Pete Paphides and Gideon Coe, Daylight Versions received a glowing a five star review in The Guardian. Not to be missed.
// YOUNG ROMANCE //
Young Romance are an indiepop duo whose musical evolution wraps joyous vocals depicting a sorrowful narrative in a blanket of distorted guitars. Last year they put out their first EP Wild on Banquet Records on the back of support slots with the likes of Summer Camp, Slow Club and Mystery Jets. Keep an eye out for the release of their debut LP coming soon.
// LINKS //
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