She Keeps Bees at The Harley, 17.11.14

We are very happy to have Brooklyn blues-rock duo She Keeps Bees taking to the Harley stage this autumn. They have been compared to the likes of Patti Smith, the White Stripes, PJ Harvey and Cat Power and have recently released their superb second album Eight Houses.

Check out the wonderful ‘It Is What It Is’ below:

As for reception thus far… The Guardian said that “they’re like the White Stripes in reverse.”

The New York Times compared her to PJ Harvey, but added that “far from Ms. Harvey’s theatrical poise, Ms Larrabee is loose, vehement and unchoreographed, jittering around the stage.”

Drowned in Sound said of Larrabee that “she has amazing control over her vocals, able to simultaneously be fiery and reserved, seductive and vaguely crude.”

Fellow Brooklyn musician Sharon van Etten said “she has one of the best voices I have ever heard and she has more soul in one finger than most female singers have in our scene.”

Monday 17th November
The Harley
7.30pm
Advance tickets: £8.50 non-members, £8.00 members, more on the door
Tickets available in person with no booking fee from The Harley box office.
Over 18s only. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets.

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Annie Eve at The Harley, 16.10.14

Trading in a brand of hushed, intense and powerfully atmospheric folk-inflected songwriting, 22 year-old North Londoner Annie Eve has earned praise through her layered, textured sound, haunting vocals and intimate, confessional lyrics.

With her début album Sunday 91 out now, Annie Eve will play at The Harley this October care of the folks at The Leadmill.

Thursday 16th October
The Harley Live
7.30pm
Advance tickets: £8.00 or with no booking fee from The Harley
Over 18s only. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets. More on the door.

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Hookworms at Queens Social Club, 26.10.14

We’re very pleased to announce that Hookworms will stop off at Queens Social Club on 26th October prior to the release of their second record, The Hum.

The band have announced The Hum, a new studio album due for release on Monday 10th November 2014 via Domino imprint Weird World (also home to Peaking Lights, How To Dress Well and more). The Hum arrives eighteen months after the band’s début album Pearl Mystic, a record which went on to become one of 2013′s most impactful breakout statements.

Event more ferocious and uncompromising than it’s predecessor, The Hum is available for pre-order now and you can stream the first track to be taken from it via the Domino website.

Plus support:
Kogumaza
Kogumaza formed in Nottingham in 2009. They use primitive rhythms, patterns and riffs to create dense and mesmeric song-cycles. The band’s live sound is manipulated through dub delays and echoes, allowing what is basically a heavy rock trio to expand and willingly lose control of the sound they make as they make it.

The resulting music marries fuzzed-out psychedelia to an ambient aesthetic, placing the band somewhere between the infinite repetition of Moondog, the thick gloop of Master Of Reality-era Sabbath and the hypnotic pulse of Lungfish

Sunday 26th October
Queens Social Club
7.30pm
Advance tickets available online or with no booking fee from The Harley. More on the door.

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Eugene McGuinness at The Harley, 21.10.14

Returning with his third full-length album ‘Chroma’, Domino Records signing Eugene McGuinness will stop off at The Harley this autumn as part of a UK tour in support of the record.

Recorded once again with the assistance of producer Dan Carey (MIA, Hot Chip, Santigold), Chroma builds on Eugene’s previous albums with a bombasti and distinctly English strand of lyrical pop songwriting that locates and celebrates the beautiful and the bizarre in modern life. Equally primal and playful, swaggering yet soulful, anthemic but sonically experimental, the album is available to buy now. Stream it in its entirety on Deezer.

Here’s the video for the first single to be taken from the album. Check it out for boys playing guitar and making daft faces.

Eugene McGuinness
21st October 2014
The Harley
7.30pm
18+. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets.
Tickets available here. More on the door.

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The Voyeurs at The Harley, 13/11

UK indie outfit The Voyeurs (formerly Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs) will stop off at The Harley as part of a UK tour to support their recently announced new record. Rhubarb Rhubarb will be released on Heavenly Recordings on Monday November 10th 2014.

Explaining the title of the album, Charlie Boyer said: “People in playhouses have been using Rhubarb Rhubarb for centuries, it’s an old thespian trick. Actors would repeat the phrase to conjure up an angry mob. They believe that mumbling or screeching Rhubarb Rhubarb has the same confused qualities as an indistinct muttering or even a faraway outrage, it is used keenly wherever the script will allow.”

The Voyeurs
13th November 2014
The Harley
7.30pm
18+. No refunds will be issued for incorrectly booked tickets
Tickets available here. More on the door.

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