Swell Park Schism, Stella Homewood and Twenty-One Crows, Lewes Con Club, 1 March

Picture by Simon (handolio on Flickr)

We’ve all been trying to stay dry, and Simon’s now a daddy. What next? .

An intimate evening of fireside songs at the Con Club

Michi, Matthew and Charlie played as Swell Park Schism back in November, and people seemed to like it, so we’re bring the nyckelharpa back to Lewes, this time for an evening with our friends Stella Homewood and Twenty-One Crows.

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.

album cover for Stella Homewood's The Wild Places

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.

Twenty-One Crows playing live

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

Small Shipwrecks set Sail

A Eucatastrophe is in the making! In the darkest hour before the dawn when all is quiet it’s hard to imagine it will be such a fine day. But it will. On Monday 2nd July the first single from our debut album Eucatastrophe will be officially released. Good old interweb. Finally after years of turning down offers (a few anyway) to release my stupid songs I have found a frankly dreamy band at a time when it is possible to C30, C60, C90 Go! Yeh at last. At least it feels like it.

White Diamond is the single. Featuring the most magnificent use of a bicycle pump by Charlie and the pure throat that is Stella Homewood, White Diamond owes a debt to the incredible documentary by Werner Herzog. It is the story of human dreams in the context of stunning, harsh nature. Oh yes and it is also about a brief, car crash relationship.