Born in York (UK) in 1989, Benjamin Francis Leftwich started playing guitar under the influence of Nick Drake, Rolling Stones, Nina Simone and Elliot Smith. When he was just 22 he released his first work as a composer and singer-songwriter, “Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm”. Thanks to songs like “Shine” and “Atlas Hands”, the critics have compared him to artists of standing such as Damien Rice and José González.
Benjamin Francis Leftwich will release his new album To Carry A Whale on June 18th via Dirty Hit. It is Leftwich’s fourth album and comprises 10 brand new tracks, including lead single and album opener ‘Cherry In Tacoma’.
The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde has announced plans for a new album featuring a variety of jazz-influenced cover songs, with the Valve Bone Woe Ensemble. Titled Valve Bone Woe, the record arrives September 6 .
The 14-song offering hears her delivering jazzy renditions of songs from the likes of the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra, Nick Drake, the Kinks, Billie Holiday and more. The first two tracks to be shared are versions of the Beach Boys’ “Caroline, No” and Don Raye and Gene De Paul’s “You Don’t Know What Love Is.”
Raised from the ashes of the much-appreciated band, Cherbourg comes Bear’s Den. After Cherbourg split-up, members Andrew Davie and Kevin Jones talked about starting a new band together. Davie locked himself up in an old mill outside of Glasgow to write some songs and when he came out, he and Jones asked the talented multi-instrumentalist Johannes Refsdal to join their band. That’s how Bear’s Den was born. A band with romantic, alternative folk songs that show influences from artists like Nick Drake and Bonnie Prince Billy.
Red Earth & Pouring Rain is their first album since the departure of Joey Haynes, Red Eart & Pouring Rain is inspired by the likes of the paintings of Edward Hopper, the novels of Raymond Carver, and film director Robert Altman’s Short Cuts. Tonight in cooncert at sala Bikini.
Antic membre del grup de jazz avantguardista Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey presenta per fi i per primer cop a Barcelona les cançons del seu fantàstic disc de debut, ‘First mind’ (2014), que tancarà aquesta nit la tercera edició del cicle Músiques Sensibles al Foyer del Liceu. Mulvey, que es va llançar en solitari l’any 2013, substituint el particular instrument de percussió conegut com hang per una guitarra acústica defensarà un disc on hi ha ressons de folk clàssic que recorden al seu màxim referent Nick Drake sense renunciar a la complexitat i riquesa de músics com Steve Reich o Philip Glass. Cançons evocadores i hipnòtiques que sonen fresques i amaguen un pols rítmic contagiós.
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