We last played with Stella at Songs to the River, and she lent her exquisite voice to several tracks on the Small Shipwrecks record. Stella’s just completed her second album, The Wild Places, and we’re excited that she’ll be launching it at this show.
We’ve wanted to share a bill with Brighton-based Twenty-One Crows for a long time. Uncut magazine says they “spin dense and stirring tales of war, death and God against a backdrop of immaculate Pete Seeger-inspired folk,” which is pretty much a perfect Saturday night out in our book.
If it sounds like your kind of Saturday night too we look forward to seeing you there.
Swell Park Schism, Stella Homewood, Twenty-One Crows
1 March 2014, 8pm The Con Club, Lewes
Advance tickets from Union Music Store (cheaper) or £5 on the door
In Lewes tomorrow? Of course you are. Whether or not you’re there for the main Mumford & Sons extravaganza, come and enjoy a tranquil breakfast in the Grange Gardens. Starting at 8 in the morning (wah…?) there’s a breakfast buffet, arts, crafts, shiatsu, all to the delightful acoustic soundtrack of BE-ings, Louise Almeida and our own selves.
We’re playing from 1pm and the event ends at 3pm, but make sure you get there early – you don’t want to miss out, and Lewes is likely to be completely rammed so it’ll take longer than you expect to get around.
Only one gig in May but it’s a good ‘un – we’re on at Meadowlands, our home festival!
It’s a three-day festival at Glynde Place, Lewes, from 24-26 May, and the headliners include British Sea Power, The Herbaliser and the bloody marvellous Sweet Billy Pilgrim. We’re playing the Woodland Stage at 2pm on Sunday 26 May. Weekend tickets are £95 including camping, or you can buy a Saturday/Sunday-only ticket for £48 (includes camping that evening).
If you’re not all completely sated with music after Record Store Day, how about coming along to our gig today (Sunday 21st April)? We’re playing from 3-5pm this afternoon at the Con Club in Lewes. It’s free to get in, and the long set means we’ll be playing everything we know – and probably some we don’t.
What better way to recover from pneumonia, I hear you ask, than to sit in the Arctic snow while Carlotta Luke takes photos of your band?
How about if you’re not wearing a jacket and Matthew, who turns out to be a crack shot, pelts you with snowballs? Perfect!
Must have been something about it, anyway, because last Sunday we finally got some proper photos with all five of us. Weirdly we seem to be smiling in most of them; it must be the magic of the Small Shipwrecks Shuffle – a recurrent theme kicked off by Farah whenever she’s first to start playing.
We’ll be using them for various promotions, flyers and gig applications, but for now you can see a few more on Carlotta’s website. Many thanks to her for freezing her arse off in the name of art.
It’s less than a week until our Christmas gig at Lewes’ lovely Buttercup Cafe, and we’re thrilled to announce that Chris T-T will be our special guest. Although he’s lived in the area for a decade, this will be Chris’ first ever Lewes performance. It should be a special evening.
For those who don’t know the Buttercup – host to our August launch for Eucatastrophe – it’s an intimate, friendly venue with lovely acoustics and great food. Claire will be serving her delicious mezze plates ‘with a Christmas twist’, so make sure you turn up hungry!
Incidentally, if you’re looking for other gigs in the run-up to Christmas, head along to what might be Chris T-T’s last performance of Disobedience. It’s an all-ages show in which Chris sets the words of A.A. Milne to his own music. It’s the afternoon of the following Saturday (22nd) in Brighton, and it’ll be quite, quite lovely.
Sorry but this is now sold out. Numbers are strictly limited and there are no tickets on the door, so please don’t turn up without one. Our next gig is at Brighton Folk on January 13th – see the listings over to the right ->