Sideways Saloon Presents: The Travelling Band / Chloe Foy / Hannah Ashcroft
Thu 25 Oct
Sideways Saloon Presents…
THE TRAVELLING BAND / CHLOE FOY / HANNAH ASHCROFT
After a night to remember at the launch back in April, Sideways Saloon Records London showcase returns to Hackney’s offbeat clothing store and music venue, Paper Dress Vintage on Thursday October 25th. Expect large doses of guitar-soaked high hopes and broken dreams, plus DJs playing the best rock n’ roll, alt-folk/country and Americana. October’s show will feature live music from Chloe Foy and Hannah Ashcroft, plus a headline set from the hosts, The Travelling Band.
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Focused around the songwriting talents and production skills of Jo Dudderidge and Adam Gorman and the rhythmic driving force of enigmatic drummer Nick Vaal, The Travelling Band have been quietly honing what Marc Riley described as “Mancunian Americana”. Their resulting fourth album ‘SAILS’ mines a rich seam of influences, highlighting the band’s love of American indie rock, but still with that Mancunian twist.
Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown pop that has been likened to such artists as Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are imbued with lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves – taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider trends within British and American Indie pop, Chloe’s music comprises of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.
Influenced by the likes of John Martyn, Feist and Radiohead; Manchester based singer/songwriter Hannah Ashcroft writes her own brand of moody alt folk. She released her Melbourne made, debut EP ‘The Quiet Kind’ last year, receiving play from Tom Robinson on BBC6 Music and earning praise from Folk Radio UK.
She has since taken part in Reform Radio’s collaborative experiment, working with experimental, multi instrumentalist Marlene Ribeiro (Gnod). They released their ambient single ‘Downfall’ on Rhythm Lab Records in April this year, with the track debuting on Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC6 Music Recommends show.