Thu, 06 Oct|
Skep Wax Showcase - Create Music Village
Based in Rolvenden Layne, a few miles from Ashford, is independent record label Skepwax. It began in 2021, releasing albums by The Catenary Wires and Swansea Sound. Three more album releases are planned this year, including the first LP by Ashford-based MARLODY. Records and CDs are distributed by C
Time & Location
06 Oct 2022, 19:00
Ashford, Dover Pl, Ashford TN23 1HU, UK
About the event
This special showcase features
The Catenary Wires formed in 2014, initially as a duo. Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey had previously been in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. The first Catenary Wires album Red Red Skies (Elefant/Matinée Recordings, 2015) was a marked departure from the fuzzy girl-group pop of their earlier bands. It was sparse, emotive and melancholy. A one-off 7" single.With the release of their second album Til The Morning (Tapete, 2019), the band expanded to include contributions from Andy Lewis on bass (ex-Spearmint/Weller Band), Fay Hallam on keyboards and backing vocals (ex-Makin' Time) and Ian Button on drums (ex-Thrashing Doves/Death In Vegas). The sound was getting bigger, although the core of the band remained the dual vocals of Amelia and Rob. With the third album, everyone is involved and The Catenary Wires are a fully-fledged five-piece band.
MARLODY is based in Ashford.Her first album (vinyl LP and digital download) will be released on Skep Wax January 2023, with a digital single coming out in October. MARLODY's songs combine beautiful dusty keyboards with sweet melodies and harmonies, conveying deceptively dark lyrics.
PLUS special guests Papernut Cambridgee a kind of indie supergroup, led by Ian Button (ex Death in Vegas, Thrashing Doves). They are based in Folkestone and Canterbury. Guest musicians will include Darren Hayman (Hefner) and Amelia and Rob from Skep Wax.