First song from our session with Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie.
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Odonis Odonis - Ledged Up
Odonis Odonis - Busted Lip
Toronto boys Odonis Odonis came to Brighton a few weeks ago and we invited them to the Chateau D’ Wong to play some tunes for us. They’re back for shows at this weekends The Great Escape Festival and we’ll release a track a day from this session to get you warmed up.
Vieux Farka Touré - Komedia session pt. 2
Another awesome performance from Vieux Farka Touré for the second part of our session, filmed at Komedia in Brighton.
Vieux Farka Touré - Amana Quai
The brilliant Vieux Farka Touré is the first artist to grace the pages of our new website. We caught up with him at Komedia in Brighton, on his recent tour of the UK.
Son of the legendary Ali Farka Touré, Vieux has been building a legacy of his own since 2005’s debut album, despite going against his father’s original wishes for him to become a soldier and secretly learning guitar while growing up in Mali. Eventually winning over his father with his considerable ability and some kind words from Toumani Diabaté, Vieux has earned his nickname as the “Hendrix of the Sahara” by combining the Malian desert blues of his father with a penchant for adding modern elements of jazz and rock stylings under his quicksilver fretwork.
The soulful “Amana Quai”, from 2011’s The Secret, is the first track from his purely acoustic session with us but if you’re lucky enough to be stateside and within travelling distance of his current tour we highly recommend you check out the full plugged-in show in support of the recently released Tel Aviv Sessions as part of the Touré-Raichel Collective. Stunning stuff.
Charlie Parr - Simple Folk Radio Session
Simple Folk Radio arranged this session at The Well studio, Brighton it was recorded to tape by David Ringland, and Simon Pearson-Wood from our team shot this film.
"I’ve heard people refer to Charlie as being up there with the long gone greats of the blues world, and they’re right, he is that good. He’s a folk and country blues musician who is routinely labeled “authentic” and “the real deal”. He lays it on you, and you sense that the gamblers, the union workers, the criminals and the sinners that wander around his songs are peering right over your shoulder. The stories he tells get into some dark spots; that place where regret and remorse part company. A bit of a modern take on timeless conditions. Check him out and you’ll probably agree – Charlie Parr is coming from a very real place, and this has, in fact, always been a crazy world" Dillon / Simple Folk Radio
Jeffrey Lewis - Marco Polo
In this last piece from our session Jeff treated us to an illustrated history lesson about legendary explorer Marco Polo. One of Jeff’s passions apart from music is comic book writing. You can see more of this at his website here.