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Listen: Annie Eve – “Southern”

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With an impressive résumé that includes supporting the likes of Daughter, Fionn Regan, Little Green Cars, and more recently Matt Corby on his sell out UK tour, 22 year old singer songwriter Annie Eve from London will be bringing out her second EP, entitled Feversome on March 17th via Young and Lost Club.
Annie’s new Feversome EP will feature 3 tracks all written and performed (except slide guitar and accordion) by Annie and produced by Jolyon Vaughn Thomas (British Sea Power, Daughter), with the lead track “Southern” released on March 17th. An emotive and bewitching song, “Southern” is driven by Annie’s haunting vocals, resulting in a sound that manages to be simultaneously powerful, intimate and beguiling, immediately drawing the listener in.
Annie’s self-titled debut EP, which was released last year, picked up support from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music, XFM, Drowned in Sound, This Is Fake DIY and The 405, to name a few. Delicately and respectfully blending the mystical magic of Bon Iver with the raw sensibilities of the likes of Cobain and Regina Spektor, Annie Eve pours sugar and bitter spice into her angelic compositions with disturbing ease and sincerity. Annie’s unusual grasp of language and awkward perspective bleeds into her lyrics and fuels a style of music that is both enchanting and haunting.
At 13, Annie’s brother taught her to play on their father’s Spanish guitar, from there they both shared a love of old blues artists like John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson. As Annie entered her late teenage years she was especially influenced by artists like Patti Smith, Amy Winehouse and “ women who wore their hearts on their sleeve and weren’t afraid to write wildly!” 
Following a sold out headline gig at St Pancras Old Church last year, Annie Eve will be embarking on the 2014 Communion New Faces tour with Luke Sital-Singh, Eliza and the Bear and Farewell J.R from February 2014.
24th February – The Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
26th February – St Stephen’s Church, London
27th February – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
1st March – The Leaf, Liverpool
2nd March – The Ruby Lounge, Manchester
3rd March – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon-Tyne
4th March – The Electric Circus, Edinburgh
5th March – King Tuts, Glasgow
7th March – Holy Trinity Church, Leeds
14th March – Blacks, London

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Newest Love: Deluka

Deluka is the new sensation from the UK. Led by Ellie Innocenti, their songs have already gotten attention all over the place, including on MTV’s “The City” and the 2009 VMAs. Deluka are an English electronic, indie band, whose sound has been likened to nearly every genre from Punk to Disco, Electro to indie and New Wave to No Wave. Deluka’s fresh new sound is the eclectic evolution of Birmingham’s storied pedigree, a perfect storm of fluid electronic beats and hailing rock riffs, pulsating bass and breathtaking vocals.

NME calls it, “Girl-charged electro-skuzz punk, akin to Ladytron snacking on The Killers for brunch.”  

They’re set to play a couple shows here in the US this year, and their debut album will be out soon. BUT, until then, click here to listen to the track “Cascade”

4/20
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Viper Room
04/28
PHILADELPHIA, PA
Khyber
04/29
BROOKLYN, NY
Brooklyn Bowl
04/30
ALBANY, NY
Bayou
05/06
BOSTON, MA
Harper’s Ferry
05/08
HARTFORD, CT
The Warehouse

 

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