25th January – Akira @ Proud Camden

We are a Production House / Label / Blog and we are intent on exposing the best new talents and the most exciting music we can find through our regular nights in London.

We will keep you up to date with what we think you should be listening to through interviews and blogs.

The bands/artists we work with range from Folk/Rock to Indie/Electronica – anything that is breaking boundaries and anyone that is doing something different, doing something fresh and exciting.

Without further a do, this month we’ve arranged for you……

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///ARTHUR RIGBY & THE BASKERVYLLES///

https://www.facebook.com/arthurrigby

Arthur Rigby & the Baskervylles are an 8-piece Orchestral Pop band, based in Leeds. The sound the band creates is a genuinely beautiful melting pot of lush orchestrations, poetic lyrics, romantic melodies and powerful energy.

Arthur Rigby have become firm favourites of BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, who regularly features the band on his show. As their following begins to grow at a substantial rate, the band are developing quite a buzz in London’s music scene.

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///BLACK DIAMOND BAY///

https://www.facebook.com/blackdiamondbayuk

Black Diamond Bay, another of Leeds’ finest bands, are a six piece Slo Mo house band of no fixed abode. Their ominous, brooding sound blends violins, guitars, synths, vocals and live electric drums that beat somewhere between 95 and 118 BPM. Any faster would break their rules. They could go slower. There are no rules about that. They just haven’t tried it yet.

They have been described as a ‘searing, strutting motorik funk charge’ and combine handsome melodies with stone grooves that draw on many influences to produce a sound that can genuinely be called theirs and theirs alone. Having been played on Radio 1, 6Music, Xfm, and BBC Introducing in Leeds, as well as having toured Britain, they are here to bring Slo Mo to the world.

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///ESCAPISTS///

https://www.facebook.com/ESCAPISTSmusic

Escapists are a four-piece from London town and one of Akira’s favourite bands in the capital. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing the guys since they formed back in 2010 and we are honoured to be welcoming them back to an Akira night. The guys have some belting songs and a very energetic live performance, they sound like a Brit-Rock band drawing their influences from US bands such as Arcade Fire, The National and Modest Mouse. They are currently in the final stages of mixing their debut album. Akira recommends ‘Post Gospel Blues’.

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///TOM MORIARTY///

https://www.facebook.com/thetommoriarty

A year ago Tom Moriarty was wearing a suit and tie, working the nine to five in the City of London. Business was good but his lifelong dream of making an album seemed to have died. Then things changed, now, at last devoting himself full time to his lifelong passion, Tom has made that album.

Fire In The Doll’s House may have been a long time coming but its 11 self-penned songs, recorded at the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road, show that the best things really do come to those who wait. Backed by MusicWeek and Radio 2 Tom Moriarty is a must-see live.

£5 on the door

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See you there x

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