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Listen: Annie Eve – “Southern”

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 (+ free DL): Fixers

Fixers has announced plans for their first U.S. EP, Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, which will see a release on April 24th on Dolphin Love Records. The Oxford, UK-based psychedelic pop quintet is sharing the track “Another Lost Apache” as a free MP3 download to give everyone a taste of the EP. With an aesthetic that blooms from Beach Boys-era harmonies and surf samples, Fixers assert themselves as a band to watch, with endless hooks and a love for experimentation.

Pop Meat/Your Corruptor opener, “Another Lost Apache,” builds on an a cappella harmony and turns it into a fuzzed out adventure. The anthemic “Crystals” will have you singing along on the first listen as its slow rolling speeds up to ecstatic peaks.  The monumental sound of  “Passages/Love In Action/108″ underscores its question of where did the world go before coming back down amidst chants: “We are the sun / We are the moon / We’re coming down / We’re coming down.” “Pink Light” has a propelling rhythm that will take you from a sunny afternoon into a late hours dancing frenzy. On Pop Meat/Your Corruptor, Fixers are hinting at what’s to come.  They never sacrifice the big melodies or the experimentation and the result is a sun-drenched, fuzzed out, joyride that will make your 2012 better.

Pop Meat/Your Corruptor EP Tracklist:

  • 1. Another Lost Apache
  • 2. Crystals
  • 3. Pink Light
  • 4. Uriel
  • 5. Passages/Love In Action/108

Upcoming US Tour Dates

  • 4/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Cameo Gallery
  • 4/19 – New York, NY – Pianos

Download: Fixers – “Another Lost Apache”

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