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Steepways official debut album launch for 'Holy Smoke'. Steepways will be appearing a full five piece band including CJ Hillman on pedal steel and support from Dave Burn.
'Holy Smoke' was produced by Chris Clarke (Danny and the Champs) at Reservoir Studios last summer. Sonically covering a wide spectrum, from the moody ‘Ghost Walks’, with finger-picking and solo nylon string guitar with a ‘south of the border feel’ and layered harmonies, through to the almost breakneck rockabilly country of ‘Chaperone’.
Award winning instrumentalist CJ Hillman (AMA UK Instrumentalist 2017) has played with everyone including the people's favourite Billy Bragg and will be accompanying us on pedal steel.
Opening the event will be Dave Burn (former Ahab, current Orphan Colours) playing an acoustic set from his current album, Arizona.
Dave Burn is a very talented man who rose to prominence with Ahab, rocking the Americana scene with their superb four part harmonies. Since then Dave has been touring with Americana group Orphan Colours as well as co-writing songs with various artists including Danny and the Champs, Katzenjammer, Danny Nichols, Kirsten Adamson, Benjamin Folke Thomas and more recently with award-winning folk artist Blair Dunlop.
Steepways - American country, British roots, played with conviction and always with the song at the heart. Vocal harmonies, intertwined instruments with themes of love, lust, addiction and black humour.
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FORFEITS - 'Amy's News & Liquor'
Our track of the day today comes from the explosive London trio Forfeits and it really is something. Amy's News & Liquor is their first official release and it is punchy, in your face and every bit as wonderful as you would expect from this talented band. They have performed here a few times and are a fascinating live act to behold - when you think you have pinned down their style a curve ball flies at you and hits you in the face. If I had to box their genre (well, quite simply I can't) but Alt/Classic/Hard with tiny slices of Indie rock at times, their sound is refreshing and their abilities as a band endless. Definitely one of the tightest and most exciting three pieces rocking round London right now! Check them out -
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BETH PRIOR - 'GREEN TEA'
Our newest track of the day is from Shrewsbury's Beth Prior with her track 'Green Tea' packed full of Folky Reggae Fuelled Gypsy Soul goodness! It's a very cleverly written track with some good dynamics and harmonies - kick back (preferably with some green tea) and enjoy this chilled out reggae number. Beth's voice fits so perfectly with the track it's refreshing to hear an artist so confident of their own sound and style, the production is spot on and from the first listen you can hear the band are second to none! Beth and her amazing band will be bringing their reggae, soul and folk/pop to our stage on Monday 19th September whatever you do don't miss out!!
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Jet black 3 'rain'
Check out this TRACK OF THE DAY from the English Rock Band- Jet Black 3 from the South Coast. As you can hear in this track, the band have a very unique sound which is due to the fact they don't actually have a bass player. The band cleverly rely on a guitar through a normal guitar amp and a bass amp. This produces a rock sounding distorted bottom end as well as a classic guitar tone. Cool right?! We welcome these guys to our stage Sunday 21st August 10.30-11.15pm. Come down and check them out!
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Lilith & the killjoys 'don't call me'
Lilith is an alternative rock artist born and raised in Harrow. Don't Call Me is the first song written for her debut EP 'Total Harmonic Distortion' which she wrote and recorded in her bedroom! Lilith has a live band that have been performing songs from the EP in and around London for the past few months. This band are known as Lilith & The Killjoys. Check out their Facebook and go along and watch them perform sometime!
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THE DRAINZ 'Killing Me to know'
Our most recent TRACK OF THE DAY comes from Portsmouth based band THE DRAINZ. These guys are performing for us on August 6th and it promises to be packed full of aggressive shoe gaze with a delicious layer of weird noises, we simply can't wait! Take a few minutes and listen to 'Killing Me To Know' punchy guitar mixed with some reverb soaked vocals, nice solos, off-beat drums everything a good track should have!
TRACK OF THE DAY - HUME 'IN BETWEEN'
*TRACK OF THE DAY* for TUESDAY 12TH JULY comes from the amazing HUME with their percussive soul inspired single 'In Between'. HUME are a three piece band located in Buckinghamshire based around singer songwriter/ Jazz alternative roots catch them here on Thursday 14th July as our headliners at 10:30pm! But first definitely have a listen to their track 'In Between' - https://soundcloud.com/hume_music/in-between-1