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Dan Patlansky isn’t one for standing still.
“I’m always trying to further myself as a player and what I can do,” the South African guitarist reveals, “by putting in the hours and coming up with fresh ideas – be it in terms of note choice and phrasing, or musicality I’m trying to work on. And so in small ways I’m reinventing myself, by adding on to what I can already do.”
Reinvention is something Patlansky’s certainly familiar with – he’s been doing it for the past 20 years.
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Imelda May | Life. Love. Flesh. Blood
Imelda May isn’t the first. From ‘Blood On The Tracks’ reflecting Bob Dylan’s crumbling marriage to the death of Sting’s parents casting a shadow over ‘The Soul Cages’, real life has a way of working its way into a musician’s work. But never before has it brought about as striking a transformation as on ‘Life. Love. Flesh. Blood’.
Gone is a marriage of 18 years. Gone is that hair. And, most importantly, gone is that big-band-swing rockabilly sound, replaced by something far more intimate, restrained – and powerful.
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JAWS are making their way to London once more.
The dream-rock trio from Birmingham play Scala on 26 April, with support from Nottingham indie trio Kagoule, as part of their 2017 UK headline tour.
Tickets are available now.
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Daudi Matsiko is releasing ‘An Introduction To Failure’ on 26 May – the same day as he performs at Slaughtered Lamb.
The album, which collects his first two, self-released EPs, ‘The Lingering Effects of Disconnection’ and ‘A Brief Introduction to Failure’, showcases his finger-picking guitar style and autobiographical lyrics.
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The Black Angels | Death Song
“How can I stay with no hope, with no chance/ As I’m travelling upside down into a world of the unknown?” laments Alex Maas on ‘Life Song’, the astral-travelling finale of The Black Angels’ bleakest album yet.
Largely written and recorded during the most divisive, brutal, and ugly US election campaign in recent memory, these are meditations on survival, violence, love, greed, hate, devotion, anxiety, and capitalism. Desperate songs for desperate times.
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Mozart’s Sister, the project of Montreal-based musician and producer Caila Thompson-Hannant, is headed to London alongside Pierre Kwenders as part of POP Montreal’s POP Off Europe tour.
They play a DJ set at The Old Blue Last on 17 May and Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 23 May.
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Ahead of their headline UK tour, which includes The Waiting Room on 10 May, Meadowlark have announced their debut LP.
‘Postcards’, set to be released on 30 June, is preceded by the album’s title track.
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